PROVIDENCE – WaterFire Providence will host the first-ever TechFire Job Fair and Technology Showcase on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by Virgin Pulse, Bryant University and Tufts Health Plan, the event is designed to connect high-tech job seekers with executives and entrepreneurs who can put their skills to use.
According to WaterFire Providence, companies represented at the Steeple Street event will include United Natural Foods Inc., eMoney Advisor LLC, EaglePitcher Technologies, Software Quality Associates, Bridge Technical Talent, HCH Enterprises, Ximedica, Rhode Island College and Back Pocket Resources.
Nonprofit partners include Tech Collective, Providence Public Library, The Institute of Entrepreneurship & Leadership, Apprenticeship RI and Year Up Rhode Island.
The VIP reception with networking features speakers Rajiv Kumar, president, Virgin Pulse; Barnaby Evans, executive artistic director, WaterFire Providence; Mayor Jorge O. Elorza; Lara Salamano, design and innovation center lead, Infosys; Ben Armstrong, postdoctoral research associate, Brown University; Joe Devine, executive director, Tech Collective; Hope Hopkins, program director, MassChallenge Rhode Island; Arnell Millhouse, co-founder and CEO, CareerDevs; and Kevin Wiant, executive director of Venture Café Providence.
The event is part of WaterFire’s #Art4Impact Summer of Science Event Series, meant to strengthen connections between art and design and science and technology.
Susan Shalhoub is a PBN contributing writer.
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