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Two Rhode Island companies – Calista Therapeutics and Cape Commons Brewing Co. – have earned a place among the top 26 startups competing in the 2013 MassChallenge. 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
Seventy-five years ago last month, The Great New England Hurricane, or the Hurricane of ’38, altered the southern New England coastline and perception of the region’s vulnerability to severe weather. Since then, meteorologists have made huge advances in hurricane forecasting unimagined in the 1930s, while communities have built storm barriers and coastal fortifications. But we’re still vulnerable. Karen Clark, whose consulting firm advises businesses and insurance companies on catastrophe risk and modeling, has developed new tools for estimating the losses that will occur from different storm tracks. She recently released a report on what we could expect if a storm like the Hurricane of 1938 landed in New England today and discusses that and other unpleasant scenarios. 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
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
The daughter and granddaughter of veterans, Stacy Pearsall stuck with the family tradition. She joined the U.S. Air Force straight out of high school, and spent the next decade traveling the world as a military photographer. more
Jason Learning, a nonprofit established by oceanographer Robert Ballard that teaches students about science, technology, engineering and math, is expected to receive $500,000 in Rhode Island state funding on Monday. more
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