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Five Questions With: Thorne Sparkman

Thorne Sparkman is the managing director of Providence-based Slater Technology Fund, Rhode Island’s largest venture capital fund, where he is responsible for the firm’s...

Slater Technology Fund announces new board members, chair

PROVIDENCE – Slater Technology Fund, the state’s oldest seed-stage investment fund, has added Robert Maccini and Christopher Graham to its board of directors and...
FOUR RHODE ISLAND companies were slected to participate in the 2018 Cleantech Open accelerator cohort.

4 R.I. companies chosen for 2018 Cleantech Open Northeast accelerator program

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island companies were selected for the 2018 Cleantech Open Northeast accelerator program and had their application costs and fees underwritten...

Can the Ocean State finally become a hub for marine-based technology?

Anthony Baro has a unique ability to visualize what’s yet to exist.It’s allowed him to design and patent inventions. It’s helped him grow E2SOL...
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...
TECH TALK: Michael E. Katz, right, executive director of the URI Research Foundation, speaks with Andrew Grand-Pierre, licensing technology officer, URI Research Foundation. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

URI, Brown rank low in Milken’s top tech-transfer universities

In almost two years as associate vice president of intellectual property and economic development at the University of Rhode Island, Michael E. Katz said...
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