In this episode of our Community Partnership Chat, Verizon’s Adriana Dawson sits down with Katje Afonseca, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island to discuss how she is cultivating one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of Rhode Island’s youth. Check out the full conversation for more info!
Rhode Island Inno: This Rhode Island collective combines child care, workspace and gym
The pandemic was a seismic shift for everyone, but for many parents now having to juggle childcare, schooling and work from home it was an overload. As many parents found out, it’s nearly impossible to work a normal schedule while trying to feed, entertain and protect kid throughout the day. Meetings get interrupted, and meltdowns happen.
Rhode Island Inno: Rhode Island Inno Approved: Here are the May events you need to know about
We at Rhode Island Inno have established a curated calendar of statewide goings-on we think readers will enjoy — all in one spot. They range from networking events to innovation showcases. Look for new events 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 about.
Providence Business Journal: Nabsys raises $25M with Hitachi to advance genomic mapping technology
The aim is to commercialize technology that maps structural variation in the human genome.
Rhode Island Inno: Sorghum: A cereal crop or potential biofuel?
Discovered thousands of years ago and cultivated by Ben Franklin in America, super-crop sorghum can be used from everything to grain to forage, but one Rhode Island scientist is working on powering it up even further, in hopes of boosting its viability as a biofuel.
Rhode Island Inno: ResusciTech’s app teaches CPR to kids and coaches
Rhode Island-based ResusciTech is hoping a new partnership with the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) can help save lives as hundreds of thousands of kids and coaches gear up for a summer sports season.
Boston Globe: R.I. startup is making children’s books accessible online while supporting refugees
Andreas von Sachsen-Altenburg founded Storytime Online, which works with global refugees to create, translate, and narrate children’s books in dozens of languages.
Coin Geek: ‘Green Coin’: Rhode Island lawmakers introduce housing bill leveraging blockchain tech
Rhode Island lawmakers propose a blockchain-backed housing bill that will issue a digital currency to incentivize sustainable housing in the state.
Providence Journal: Up to $1.9 million in tax credits approved for electric boat motor maker to stay in RI
Rhode Island officials believe they have stopped Connecticut from poaching an electric outboard motor startup that now plans to build a factory in Bristol. The company, Flux Marine, announced Wednesday that it landed $15.5 million in private funding from investors lead by Ocean Zero and including early the Winklevoss twins.
Rhode Island Inno: Brown professor publishes entrepreneurship book
Long before Danny Warshay began teaching students at Brown University how to navigate entrepreneurship, he walked the halls himself trying to find his way in the startup world.