Knowledge economy slowly taking shape

Plans to build a so-called Knowledge Economy in Rhode Island are beginning to bear fruit, say business leaders, based in part on the experiences of a handful of entrepreneurial efforts … Read More

First Change Accelerator class graduates

PROVIDENCE – The first class of eight social entrepreneurs graduated Wednesday from the new Change Accelerator incubator program created by Social Venture Partners Rhode Island, a nonprofit that provides guidance … Read More

SVPRI Launches Change Accelerator in Rhode Island

Entrepreneurs receive mentoring, education, and seed capital funding PROVIDENCE, RI (May 3, 2010) – Social Venture Partners Rhode Island (SVPRI), a non-profit organization of social investors and change-makers, announces the … Read More

The Bottom Line: Rebranding a City

One of the key challenges facing any city globally, especially in hard economic times, is brain-drain… or failing to retain talented young people in one’s community. For small cities in … Read More