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After getting a finance degree from the University of Rhode Island and working for Xerox for about a dozen years, Andrew Coutu became a serial entrepreneur. R&D Technologies Inc., which he started with his son Justin about a decade ago, is his fifth company since 1983. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

3D printing is more than promise, it’s here and fun now

Andrew Coutu | R&D Technologies Inc. founder and CEOBefore R&D Technologies, I had two companies that failed and two that were sold successfully. I...
BIG MOVE: Feast & Fettle co-founders Nicole Oliveira and Carlos Ventura are planning to move from a Warren incubator space to their own location in East Providence. / COURTESY FEAST & FETTLE/STACEY DOYLE

Delivery that’s worth the wait

After three years in business, Warren-based meal-prep and -delivery company Feast & Fettle Inc. has big plans – starting with breaking a stereotype.“When you...
BETTER WAY: Brendan Loflin started Rhodeside Revival to make it easy for clients to divert food waste from the state’s landfill in Johnston. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Curbside food-waste collection

In the final year of his studies at the University of Rhode Island, Brendan Loflin wanted to do something meaningful but wasn’t sure how.“Other...
FEAST & FETTLE has reached its minimum crowdfunded fundraising goal through MicroVentures. The meal prep and delivery service will use the money to fund the renovation of a 2,600-square-foot commercial kitchen in East Providence. / COURTESY FEAST & FETTLE

Feast & Fettle hits minimum fundraising goals in crowdfunded capital campaign

PROVIDENCE - Feast & Fettle, a meal prep and delivery service, has reached its minimum capital goal in its crowdfunding capital campaign with MicroVentrues,...
EFORALL SOUTH COAST Accelerator award winners pose with their ceremonial checks at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. / COURTESY ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR ALL

EforAll South Coast names accelerator’s cash prize winners

NEW BEDFORD – Entrepreneurship for All South Coast awarded a combined $10,000 to five local businesses at the culmination of its most recent EforAll...
PANGEANS: Pangea.app is a startup created to link college students to gigs through an app. From left, Pangeans (users of the app) and Johnson & Wales University sophomores Marc Marasco and Jack Rittereiser with Pangea.app co-founder and CEO Adam Alpert, a Brown University graduate. In the background are JWU sophomores Deanna Tacmo, left, and Sam Farley.

PBN on WJAR-TV, Sept. 17, 2018

Pangea.app offers college students a foothold in the gig economy. But like most startups, it's in a race to prove itself before the money...
Inspired by a physical therapy experience for an injury that kept him from playing basketball his senior year of high school, Michael Nula has built Elite Physical Therapy from one office in 2002 in Warwick to nine offices in the region. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Expand your business with purpose

Michael Nula | Elite Physical Therapy founder and CEOSince our founding, we have stuck to five key commitments that have kept our balance, focus...
CAREER ADJUSTMENT: Rodger Lincoln is the owner of New Hope Family Chiropractic, which has two locations, East Providence and Pawtucket. After suffering from a back injury while working in construction, Lincoln eventually found successful treatment through a chiropractor and the experience led him to start his own practice.

New Hope for drug-free pain treatment

Rodger Lincoln found chiropractic – and a new career – after enduring long-term pain.Lincoln, who operates New Hope Family Chiropractic LLC out of two...
STUDENT TUTORS: Andrew Binder, left, content strategist, and Ethan Binder, co-founder, of GoPeer LLC. The Providence-based company, which launched last fall with its website, vets college students who want to tutor and connects them with families.

At GoPeer, students do the teaching

An educational ­technology business that launched recently in Providence follows a simple premise: students learn best from other students.GoPeer LLC provides the platform that...

Business Innovation Factory Summit sells out yet again

PROVIDENCE – Once again, tickets to the Business Innovation Factory Summit conference have sold out, BIF announced Tuesday.The conference, which is scheduled for Sept....
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