Updated July 1 at 11:01am
Innovation
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When you say that the golden days of growth are over, expect lots of attention. Robert Gordon, a professor at Northwestern University, has been going around for several years making exactly this case. He now has a book, "The Rise and Fall of … more
The concept of a college-based center to engage with business seems like a simple one. Companies, as they cycle through various stages of growth, stagnation and development, inherently require access to resources and human capital – while … more
Richard Culatta is Rhode Island's chief innovation officer. His role will focus on opening up government and using data to solve problems. more
Leandra Elberger, senior communications and development manager for New York City-based Venture for America, discussed with Providence Business News how the organization hosts a five-week training program at Brown University every year with the new cohort of Venture for America fellows. The program prepares them so that they will be ready to make an immediate impact on their companies and communities when they begin their placements at the end of the summer. Starting today, members of five classes of Venture for America fellows will return to Brown for three days to participate in activities centered around building the Venture for America community and fostering entrepreneurship in cities like Providence. more
Providence is one of the best cities for startups in the country. more
John D. Jarrell, president of Materials Science Associates LLC, is clear on how he sees his company's role in stimulating the state's economy – by helping startups. The forensic-analysis company – which specializes in civil cases – … more
It's no big secret that small businesses rule in Rhode Island. That's not to say big businesses play small roles, but with 96,166 small businesses employing more than half the state's private workforce – or 221,636 people – in 2012, the … more
(Updated, 4 p.m.) The Slater Technology Fund recently invested in Warwick-based online athletic apparel dealer SquadLocker as part of a $2.25 million seed equity round. more
Startup accelerator Betaspring is putting a new twist on shopping local this holiday season. more
University of Rhode Island electrical engineering professor Haibo He is part of a team that has been awarded a $282,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop robots that could help direct people to emergency exits in the case of an emergency. more
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