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(Updated, 3:50 p.m., Aug. 28) Some of the region’s most buzzworthy companies have been named in Providence Business News’ third Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards program. Companies with the largest percentage growth of revenue from 2011 to 2013 in four revenue size categories, along with the most innovative companies in each of 10 industry categories, will be feted on Sept. 10 at an oceanfront event at Newport’s Rosecliff Mansion. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to nonprofit manufacturing incubator Tinker Bristol, which aims to facilitate a community-based approach in development of new companies. more
By the end of this year, toymaker Hasbro Inc. will have launched a console gaming channel featuring two versions of “Monopoly” to start, plus a third version soon after and eventually “Trivial Pursuit Live” and “Risk.” more
Venture capitalists invested $124.1 million in Rhode Island companies in 2014, $42 million more than in 2013, and the largest amount to date, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association. more
Propel LLC President Clare King has gone from making children’s clothing to the technology behind battlefield gear such as flame-resistant camouflage for Army snipers. more
As the Maker Movement spread across the country, Todd Thomas became one of its leading supporters in Rhode Island. more
An online site selling high-fashion clothing for dogs; making digital textile prints; helping entrepreneurs launch startups: These are some of the technology-dependent businesses that have begun as a result of the Rhode Island Foundation’s innovation fellowship program. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation announced Tuesday that international food manufacturer Greencore USA has entered a new 50-year lease at Quonset Business Park and will employ as many as 393 people at the facility it plans to build there. more
Nine judges have been announced for the 2015 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, expected to award up to $200,000 in prizes. more
Five years after its creation, Betaspring has landed among the top startup accelerators in the country, ranking at No. 11 in the 2013 Seed Accelerator Rankings released Monday at the South by Southwest Interactive technology conference in Austin,, Texas. more
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