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Schartner to depart Venture Cafe Providence as management changes

PROVIDENCE – A prominent leader in the local startup community is stepping down from her position with Venture Cafe Providence and District Hall Providence. Tuni...
NEW DESIGN: The staff at Loft LLC, an industrial design company, has recently pivoted its work to designing and building contactless COVID-19 testing trailers for use by the National Guard. From left, Scott Noh, product design; Jeanette Numbers, co-founder; Nari Shin, designer/textile specialist. In the background is David Baker, director of engineering. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Startup shake-up: Entrepreneurs scramble to revamp business plans

Like many college seniors, biomedical student Abbie Kohler and engineering student Greg Fine were disheartened to have their final semester suddenly cut short and...

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TUNI SCHARTNER has been hired as executive director for Venture Cafe Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Schartner hired as executive director of Venture Café Providence

PROVIDENCE – The woman who helped transform a historic schoolhouse in Newport into a technology incubator and coworking space has taken the helm of...
TUNI SCHARTNER has been hired as executive director for Venture Cafe Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Five Questions With: Tuni Schartner

The transforming of a historic school building into a co-working and meeting space in Newport is wrapping up, with a May 1 opening on...
TECH INCUBATOR: Innovate Newport Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Tuni Schartner gives a tour of the former Sheffield School on Broadway in Newport, which will serve as the location of Innovate Newport. The business incubator will house small companies, startups and entrepreneurs in the fields of marine and environmental technology, cybersecurity and renewable energy.

Can a new business incubator keep a bigger slice of Navy...

For years, community leaders in Newport have watched as the nearby Naval ­Undersea Warfare Center has farmed out billions of dollars in contracts to...
Tuni Schartner is chief marketing officer of the Mill at Lafayette in North Kingstown and director of The Hive co-working space there, owner of TS Consulting and now the head of Innovate Newport, an under-construction technology incubator located in the former Sheffield School. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Instant success the result of planned happenstance connections

Tuni Schartner | Innovate Newport director of entrepreneurship and innovation We’ve all heard the stories of a chance meeting leading to the next big thing,...
INNOVATE NEWPORT - the project seeking to repurpose the former Sheffield School into a professional coworking space - announced it had partnered with Boston-based coworking space company WorkBar. Pictured is a rendering of the completed Innovate Newport project. / COURTESY NORTHEAST COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS AND STUDIO TROIKA

Innovate Newport joins regional coworking company collaboration

NEWPORT - Innovate Newport, the project which seeks to turn the former Sheffield School into a coworking space, joined forces with the Boston-based WorkBar...

Schartner hired as Innovate Newport entrepreneurship director

NEWPORT – Tuni Schartner, owner of business-growth advisory firm TS Consulting, was hired as director of entrepreneurship and innovation with Innovate Newport. Innovate Newport is...
MANY ROLES: Tuni Schartner, owner of TS Consulting, chief marketing officer of The Mill at Lafayette and director of The Hive co-working space, still finds time with her dog Homer. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

‘Economic gardener’ Schartner an R.I. small-business booster

Honoree | Tuni Schartner, TS Consulting/TRS Strategies Tuni Schartner is an energetic facilitator and unapologetic cheerleader in growing the state’s economy, especially in southern Rhode...

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