The lure of the latest breakthrough technology can be strong, but state chief information officers also need to take more practical considerations into account when contemplating new deployments. In a live session on the last day of the NASCIO annual conference, moderator Chris Estes, former CIO of North Carolina, who now works at EY, was joined by Utah CIO Mike Hussey and Pennsylvania CIO John MacMillan to weigh in on a new report from NASCIO and EY, How Will the Power of Emerging Technology Help Reframe your Future?
Brown University Prof. Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, who is also director of the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab, has for years studied the underfunding of women- and minority-led startups, trying to pinpoint the problems driving the disparity and figure out solutions.
So, when a mutual friend introduced her to Shila Nieves Burney, managing partner of the Atlanta-based Zane Venture Fund, which is dedicated to supporting the next generation of diverse entrepreneurs, the two had a lot to discuss.
RIHub, the central network connector and incubator for entrepreneurs and startups in Rhode Island, announced today it is the recommended choice for Israeli startups looking to expand their businesses in the US market. RIHub’s Bridge to Israel program offers incubation services, strategic introductions and mentoring to high-tech startups in a broad range of industries, providing Rhode Island as a place to enter and test their businesses in North America.
Because Rhode Island is a veritable hive of cool people doing cool things and hiring personal assistants is expensive, we at Rhode Island Inno have established a curated calendar of statewide goings-on we think readers will enjoy — alllll in one spot. Look for new events listings every month, and don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s more (or less) of a type of event you’d like to hear more of.
And don’t forget to check out our Events Directory for even more Ocean State happenings.
GoPeer, a platform that connects K-12 students with college undergraduates for tutoring services, won the $50,000 grand prize at the Get Started RI 2020 business competition, a local version of Atlanta-based Cox Business’s pitch events across the country.
The event, which was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, featured six other Rhode Island startup finalists that pitched to a panel of judges.
It’s clearer than ever: The kids are alright.
Young people across the Ocean State are contributing to our ever-growing startup economy in new and exciting ways. One has helped create an underwater robot that gleans information about deep-sea climates and food chains. Another is rescuing medical supplies from landfills, donating them to communities in need instead. Still another is creating a digital community around afro-textured hair.
The building at 2500 Post Rd. was once the library where New England Institute of Technology students studied engines and English.
Now it’s home for the Steamship Historical Society of America, which has finally consolidated archives and collections from its origin in 1935.
Heading into the fall, with little end in sight for the coronavirus pandemic, spells worry for the more paranoid among us. Was that cough symptomatic of a cold, the flu or Covid-19—or just a piece of dust catching in the throat? Is this fatigue related to coronavirus, or has the cold weather slowed us down?
No longer is open banking solely for consolidating financial information into a single platform for one end user. This week’s look at the latest in open banking initiatives shows creativity in how FinTechs, credit unions (CUs) and banks wield data integrations for the benefit of corporate end users, from streamlined credit underwriting to automated expense management.
Slater Technology Fund, the most active early-stage venture capital firm in Rhode Island, and life sciences industry group RI Bio have received nearly $600,000 in grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to boost health tech and life sciences startups in Rhode Island.