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Raimondo trip pays dividend

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s leadership of the Democratic Governor’s Association paid a local dividend with the recent signing of an agreement with Ben-Gurion University...
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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
SUPPORTING STARTUPS: Many business leaders are either looking for more support from state government or less regulatory hassles, according to the results of a PBN survey asking what would most help the state produce and keep more successful startups.
 / SOURCE: PBN RESEARCH/JAMES BESSETTE

Get more invested in growing, keeping successful startups

Rhode Island has a lot to offer startups, including great quality-of-life amenities and top-tier educational and support services. But the perception has always been that...

How to win a tech cold war

If a digital Iron Curtain is falling between the U.S. and China, America seems increasingly eager to yank its side down. A hasty and...
MORE THAN SURVIVING: Since its founding in August 2014, jewelry manufacturer Luca + Danni Inc. has grown to employ 48 people, including owner Fred Magnanimi and Marketing Manager Taylor Franco.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Startup survival is one key to R.I.’s future economic success

Every week Providence Business News profiles a business that is less than 1 year old, an attempt to capture the energy that a growing...
PULLING TOGETHER AND AHEAD: ChartWise founder and CEO Dr. Jon Elion, center, has built a second successful startup in Rhode Island, so successful in fact that it has landed on the Inc. 5000 list this year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­RUPERT WHITELEY

To fly ahead, R.I. needs to start many more businesses

On Aug. 16, Inc. magazine released its annual Inc. 5000, a list of the fastest-growing private businesses in the United States. We applaud the eight...

New firms good for R.I. legal scene

Perhaps it is a byproduct of the shrinking size of Rhode Island’s largest law firms, or perhaps it is just a sign of the...

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