Innovation
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ShapeUp Inc. began eight years ago with a simple idea: shine a public light on a person’s health by embracing it in a public and social way. No stepping on scales in the bathroom with the door closed. No hiding diet shakes behind the sodas in the fridge. No more doing it on your own. more
The Learning Community, a public charter school, and its sister organization, The Teaching Studio, have developed an innovative, successful model for helping children to become better learners in urban school districts with high levels of poverty. more
Within the overarching goal of creating a better world, students from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design have organized the sixth annual conference, A Better World By Design, focused on the theme “Pause and Effect.” more
Evan Staples has only been a project engineer at New England Construction in East Providence for about a year, but training in the field has shown him the critical role technology plays in the industry. more
Martin Keen, Focal Upright Furniture founder, has captured the public’s imagination for an unconventional product by solving a personal design dilemma once before. Today, he runs a company that makes office workstations that allow workers to stand, a feature that has been touted for its productivity and health benefits. more
Paying a couple of thousand dollars for a student-run research study at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth can be a good deal – but not just for the business client. more
Bank Systems & Technology has named James Gifas, executive vice president and head of treasury solutions for RBS Citizens, to the financial industry publication’s 2013 “Elite 8.” more
Cox Business and Inc. Magazine, in partnership with Providence Business News, will offer local entrepreneurs the chance to win a $5,000 Cox Business technology package at the Get Started RI business pitch competition. more
Rhode Island School of Design has a long and rich history of commitment to the state’s progress and economic development. In 1877, a group of 34 forward-thinking women – members of the Rhode Island Women’s Centennial Commission – envisioned the importance of art and design as vital to the state’s manufacturing economy when they founded Rhode Island School of Design. Part of RISD’s original mission was “to teach artisans in drawing, painting, modeling and designing, that they may successfully apply the principles of art to the requirements of trade and manufacture.” more
Following an elevator-pitch lineup of smart-app, Web-platform and mobile-messenger developers, whose intangible products live in lines of code, Amir Ata Ghofrani, the co-founder and CEO of Quitbit, took center-stage at the Oct. 3 open house at Betaspring’s Providence headquarters. more
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