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MassChallenge Rhode Island announces 2020 cohort

PROVIDENCE – A new cohort of startup businesses in MassChallenge Rhode Island’s 2020 program was announced Tuesday. The group consists of 30 early-stage startups selected...
STRONG CONNECTIONS: Jennifer McCann, director of the U.S. Coastal Program at the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center, shown here at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, says Rhode Island can build a sustainable future by connecting its related industries in the blue economy. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Super sector: Experts say R.I.’s $5B blue economy has oceans of...

Intertwined with Rhode Island’s economy as a source of food, recreation and power, and as a medium for transportation and defense, the ocean has...

MassChallenge startup accelerator seeks R.I. applicants

PROVIDENCE – A global startup accelerator program has opened applications for its third year of programming in Rhode Island, according to a news release. The...
FOREIGN FOCUS: Richard W. Pinto Jr., CEO of the Rhode Island International Trade Center in Providence, says the center focuses on bringing foreign companies into the United States via Rhode Island and is working with about a dozen foreign companies in Ireland, Italy, Canada, Spain, Lithuania and the United Kingdom. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many R.I. businesses partner overseas, but state’s trade-zone designation has yet...

Cargo ships carrying components for Block Island Wind Farm’s enormous wind turbines arrived regularly at Providence’s port in 2015 and 2016, when the wind...
THREE RHODE ISLAND startups were awarded a combined $100,000 at the 2019 MassChallenge Awards Ceremony Thursday.

MassChallenge awards 3 R.I. startups $100K

PROVIDENCE – MassChallenge awarded $1 million to 12 startups participating in its 10th annual Boston accelerator and second annual Rhode Island accelerator at an...

Slater Technology Fund invests in Providence ‘e-learning’ startup

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund, a local nonprofit seed fund for business ventures, has invested $25,000 in GoPeer, a Providence-based “e-learning” startup, as...

MassChallenge Rhode Island accelerator deadline is March 13

PROVIDENCE – The final deadline for the MassChallenge Rhode Island 2019 Accelerator, a global network of zero-equity, startup accelerators, is March 13, the organization...
HOPE HOPKINS has been appointed program director of MassChallenge Rhode Island. The organization is now accepting applications for its 2019 accelerator program. / COURTESY MASSCHALLENGE

Hopkins named program director of MassChallenge Rhode Island, program accepting 2019...

PROVIDENCE – Hope Hopkins has been named program director of MassChallenge Rhode Island, the organization announced last week. Hopkins joins MassChallenge having most recently served...

Support for startups is the surest way to build R.I.’s future

At times, the sheer volume of startup accelerator graduates can overwhelm the senses. What’s one more among this sea of startups? Yet that is...

3 MassChallenge Rhode Island startups win MassChallenge Awards

PROVIDENCE – MassChallenge awarded more than $1 million in cash prizes to 15 winning startup organizations, with three winners from the MassChallenge Rhode Island...

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