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HOME AND HOME: After working in private industry for many years, Avishai Nevel, originally of Israel, founded the Providence-based nonprofit Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative to help forge trade, business and academic partnerships between the Ocean State and Israel. 

Avishai Nevel, founder and CEO, Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Avishai Nevel | Founder and CEO, Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative HOME IS WHERE the heart is, and Avishai Nevel’s heart...

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...
FULL CIRCLE: Providence-based Maternova was the first medtech venture to complete an accelerator program at Social Enterprise Greenhouse. The company’s founder, Meg Wirth, is now SEG’s director of health and wellness. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

After years of promise, R.I. medtech sector emerging from Boston’s shadow

After working for a large company for more than a decade, Dom Messerli was on his own for the first time in 2016. He’d just...
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...
Rebecca Webber is the Executive director of CIC Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five questions with Rebecca Webber

Rebecca Webber | Executive Director, CIC Providence 1. What does CIC Providence offer to business beyond shared workspaces? CIC Providence offers access and flexibility. CIC clients...
SIX RHODE ISLAND participants in the MassChallenge startup accelerator program will compete for shares of $100,000 in prizes at the MassChallenge Awards on Oct. 24.

MassChallenge announces R.I. finalists

PROVIDENCE – Six Rhode Island startups have been selected as finalists in the MassChallenge Awards, which will take place later this month, MassChallenge announced...
OPEN HOUSE: Sebastian Sheng, left, a first-year graduate student in PRIME, or program in innovation management and entrepreneurship at Brown University, speaks with, from left, Brown sophomores Isamella Espinosa, international relations major; Olivia Tulkoff, public policy major; and Jack Schaeffer, applied math and economics major, at the university’s Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship during an open house to kick off the fall semester.

R.I. has a robust entrepreneurial community, but can it do more...

For a small state, Rhode Island punches above its weight when it comes to producing promising startups and organizations that help nurture and fund...
HOPE HOPKINS has been appointed program director of MassChallenge Rhode Island. The organization is now accepting applications for its 2019 accelerator program. / COURTESY MASSCHALLENGE

13 R.I. entrepreneurs chosen for MassChallenge business accelerator

PROVIDENCE – Thirteen "high potential" Rhode Island entrepreneurs are among 25 startups chosen for having promising ideas in different industries and they soon will...

MassChallenge appoints Dullea CEO

BOSTON – MassChallenge has appointed Sioban Dullea as CEO effective immediately, succeeding John Harthorne. The company said that since 2016, Dullea has led MassChallenge’s worldwide operations,...
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...
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