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REVUP BY BETASPRING announced it has accepted BirdBrain Technologies into its portfolio. The Pittsburgh technology company aims at getting younger students more engaged in computer science by providing tools for them to build robots.

BirdBrain joins RevUp by Betaspring portfolio

PROVIDENCE – RevUp by Betaspring this month announced it has accepted BirdBrain Technologies into its portfolio.BirdBrain, based in Pittsburgh, was founded by Tom Lauwers,...
INVESTED: Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg and Jessica David, senior vice president of strategy and community investments, have helped launch 12 Rhode Island entrepreneurs through RIF’s innovation fellowship program. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Six years in, RIF innovation fellows’ impact unclear as they fight...

Six years ago, the Rhode Island Foundation announced it was accepting applications for something called an innovation fellowship. The program, funded by local philanthropists...
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Most-read stories during September 2017 on PBN.com

1. Federal audit finds Betaspring intentionally misused $804K POSTED ONLINE: Sept. 22 A federal audit released this week claims business-accelerator and consultant Betaspring LLC intentionally misused...
ALLAN TEAR, co-founder and managing partner of Betaspring. An audit by the U.S. Treasury Department found that Betaspring misused $803,644 to fund operations from the Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative. / PBN FILE PHOTO/Michael Salerno

Federal audit finds Betaspring intentionally misused $804K

PROVIDENCE – A federal audit released this week claims business-accelerator and consultant Betaspring LLC intentionally misused $803,644 to fund operations in 2012.A manager of...
REV-UP, an investment fund operated by Providence-based startup accelerator Betaspring is expanding to Washington D.C. and Baltimore.

RevUp expands portfolio to Washington, D.C., Baltimore

PROVIDENCE – RevUp, the investment fund operated by Providence-based startup accelerator Betaspring, is expanding its portfolio to include companies in the Washington, D.C., and...
GREENHOUSE EFFECT: From left, Social Enterprise Greenhouse CEO Kelly Ramirez, intern Kendre Rodriguez, Communications and Development Manager Marissa Tuccelli and SEEED Summit Manager Julie Meros. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Incubator growing social ventures

Social Enterprise Greenhouse is practicing what it teaches.The nonprofit incubator of socially conscious businesses was at a crossroads after going independent in 2008 with...

City gets go-ahead to restart loan fund

Nearly a year later than expected, Providence is back in the commercial-lending business.The Providence Economic Development Partnership’s Revolving Loan Fund, suspended by the U.S....
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