Social Enterprise Boosts Ocean State

In Washington, D.C., the varying blocs of policymakers— have, by and large, shrugged on legislation to empower social enterprise. Fortunately, the social enterprise sector — designed to tackle social problems … Read More

Social change startups graduate from incubator

PROVIDENCE — Eleven startups focused on social change and sustainability graduated from Social Venture Partners Rhode Island’s Change Accelerator program June 30. The businesses are all Rhode Island-based. They received … Read More

Website Caters to ‘Social Enterprise’

PROVIDENCE — A new website shares information about more than 100 Rhode Island ventures in a growing field known as “social enterprise.” Both for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations in the … Read More

Five Questions: with Meg Wirth

Providence-based startup was recently named a semi-finalist in the 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, a prestigious annual design science competition that awards $100,000 to support the development and implementation of … Read More

PBN Honors Local Businesswoman

Providence Business News has selected 14 women to be honored in the second part of the newspaper’s year-long initiative recognizing women in the Rhode Island business community. Click here to … Read More