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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...
BEFORE BECOMING RHODE ISLAND’S first secretary of commerce, Stefan Pryor was involved in reconstruction efforts in New York City following the 9/11 attacks as head of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., formed in the aftermath of the disaster. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Five Questions With: Stefan Pryor

Stefan Pryor is Rhode Island’s first secretary of commerce. He was appointed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and unanimously confirmed by the state Senate...
COMMERCE RI announced has announced the three selected Innovation Campus applications submitted this year. The projects total $12 million in requested public funding. Above, Peckham Farm at URI, the site of one of the funded projects. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

3 projects chosen for Innovation Campus program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley announced Tuesday morning the approval of three of the 16...
ANDREW MALLON is no longer director of the MassChallenge Rhode Island accelerator program. Above, a screenshot of Mallon's LinkedIn profile. / COURTESY LINKEDIN

BBJ: Mallon and Johnston out as MassChallenge accelerator directors

PROVIDENCE – Andrew Mallon, director of the MassChallenge Rhode Island accelerator program has stepped down, the Boston Business Journal reported Dec. 14. Mallon, a MassChallenge...

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...
MASSCHALLENGE has announced the launch of the MassChallenge Rhode Island accelerator with applications opening on Feb. 7.

MassChallenge announces R.I.-specific accelerator program, application dates

PROVIDENCE - MassChallenge, which received a $100,000 matching Innovation grant from the R.I. Commerce Corp. in March 2016 to set up a Providence office,...
JORDAN ROSS WAS inspired by his experiences as a victim of domestic violence to start PetsEmpower.org, a nonprofit that helps survivors of abusive situations find short-term foster care for their pets through an online service. / COURTESY PETSEMPOWER.ORG

Five Questions With: Jordan Ross

Jordan Ross is the executive director, founder and president of PetsEmpower.org, a nonprofit based in Providence that helps survivors of domestic violence find temporary...
CLEMENS GRAVE, left, and Richard McDonald are the co-founders of Finnest, a financial literacy app that gives users early financial experience with real money, allowing them to learn but also to make mistakes at an age when those mistakes do not have negative, occasionally catastrophic, consequences. /COURTESY FINNEST

Five Questions With: Clemens Grave & Richard McDonald

Clemens Grave is the co-founder and CEO of Finnest, a financial literacy and personal finance app designed to teach children and teens how to...
DAVE AIELLO co-founded the bitcoin peer-to-peer transfer platform Token with Matt Mitchell to help build a "more global, transparent and interconnected economy." /COURTESY DAVE AIELLO

Five Questions With: Dave Aiello

Dave Aiello is the co-founder and CEO of Token Labs, a Providence-based peer-to-peer money transfer network using the digital currency bitcoin that was recently...
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