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Winners in the annual SharkFest competition held Feb. 11 at Johnson & Wales University get their rewards. The contest lets young entrepreneurs compete for prize money and mentoring from business leaders. Julius Searight, right, won first place for his “Food4Good” food truck. Kevin Rutledge, center, took second for “Tip Flops,” a new way for busy women to get a pedicure. Both are alumni of JWU. Current JWU student Hai Pham took third for “Mobile Engineering,” which makes testing equipment lighter and more affordable for field workers. more
At the monthly Providence Geeks dinner at AS220, Teespring co-founder and CEO Walker Williams provided some insight into how his crowdfunding platform for custom apparel has risen to become the latest juggernaut startup in Providence. more
Startup accelerator Betaspring’s use of $1.4 million in federal State Small Business Credit Initiative funds may have violated U.S. Treasury Department requirements, according to an audit conducted by Lyon Park Associates. more
Owners of 14 Rhode Island and Massachusetts businesses with expertise running the gamut from technology to construction, metal-tile manufacturing and fishing tackle have joined together in a group … more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration will hold a series of workshops designed to help Rhode Island businesses navigate the process of contracting with federal, state and local government agencies. more
The Smaller Business Association of New England is accepting nominations for the 2014 New England Innovation Awards. more
Mayor Angel Taveras said he is restarting a suspended city program that invested in startup businesses in the annual State of the City address Tuesday. more
The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition will offer insights on how to structure a business plan at a Feb. 13 workshop. more
Utilidata Inc. will deploy its AdaptiVolt automated voltage and VAR optimization system on National Grid’s electric distribution circuits in Rhode Island for a pilot test of the technology, the company announced Jan. 22. more
Maritime businesses, food production and industrial design rose to the top in an analysis of opportunities for growth in Rhode Island identified during the latest “Make It Happen RI” sessions hosted by the Rhode Island Foundation and the R.I. Commerce Corporation. more
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