Entrepreneurship

JACK TEMPLIN, co-founder of the Providence Geeks, stands in the space at the American Locomotive Works complex where he and the EDC hope to create an IT incubator. /

A place to grow technology businesses

The R.I. Economic Development Corporation is working with a local IT entrepreneur and co-founder of the Providence Geeks to launch an IT and digital...
STATE REPRESENTATIVES Peter T. Ginaitt, left, and Joseph Trillo, center, are co-chairing a commission to gauge the impact of the 2003 fire code on local businesses. /

Hearing on fire code reveals flaws<br> in enforcement

Lou DeCiantis, owner of Lou’s Laundry in Warwick, didn’t realize he could ask the R.I. Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review for...
URI?S NEW Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, for which ground was broken last week, will allow for expanded research on everything from cancer to potential biofuels. /

URI begins construction of major biotech facility

The University of Rhode Island broke ground last week on its Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, a project to which the state’s leading...
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Federal, state laws could<br> challenge R.I. employers

Small business owners face the big issues just as often as big businesses, so coming to grips with the ever-evolving human resource landscape requires...
PROVIDENCE Art Windows fills empty storefronts with works such as 'Fragment Land,' a quilt by Mia Capodilupo of Chicago. /

Turning empty windows into artists’ showcases

At night, Maureen Keaveny’s window is a black-light-illuminated sculpture of recycled paper shaped into shrubbery. The Rhode Island School of Design junior calls it...
'AFTER SOME TIME, I can estimate whether I can trust this rater or not,' explains Yan Sun, an assistant professor of computer engineering at URI and who recently was awarded a five-year National Science Foundation research grant. READ MORE /

Rating the raters is at the core<br> of URI professors’ research

A team of computer engineers at the University of Rhode Island has requested patent protection of a technology to combat the manipulation of user-generated...

Slater invests $250,000 in software startup

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund last week announced that it has provided financing to Public Display, a Providence startup that is developing Web...

Traction Software offers free wiki downloads

PROVIDENCE – Traction Software is offering free downloads of TeamPage5, a five-user, five-projects version of its TeamPage collaboration wiki. Traction TeamPage – a blog...

Designing economy breeds vitality

A key component of the “innovation economy” is the commercialization of intellectual capital. To wit: the brainiacs have to leave the comfort of the...

QVC, Kirks Folly team up to raise money for autism

Jenniefer Kirk, co-founder of Kirks Folly, a Providence-based designer and manufacturer of fantasy jewelry, home accessories and clothing, has embarked on a “Dreams Come...

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