500 Startups is a new kind of seed fund and startup accelerator. We believe successful internet startups are born from
usable design, customer-focused metrics, and online distribution. 500 Startups provides early-stage companies with up
to $250K in funding and with hundreds of experienced startup mentors around the world, we help companies succeed in ways
other venture firms do not.
Betaspring is a Providence-based mentorship-driven startup accelerator program for young technology
and design entrepreneurs who are ready to build a product, launch a company, and change the world.
Brown EP is a student-run organization that acts as the extra-curricular side to entrepreneurial learning.
We support students by helping them develop their self awareness, global perspective, and innovative thinking.
Our students are intelligent, energetic, and creative; they share a collective desire to make an impact on the world.
Informs, supports and inspires students of Bryant University to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity
through enterprise creation.
BIF focuses on solving major problems in areas like healthcare, education and energy independence by
creating a place where partners can design and test new solutions in a real-world environment.
CWE offers education, training, technical assistance, women's business enterprise certification and
access to both debt and equity capital to entrepreneurs at every stage of business development.
As a non-profit, CWE provides scholarships for its services in order to serve all women, regardless of their ability to pay.
Creative Startups' mission is to accelerate the success of creative entrepreneurs and economies. They launch successful startups through Creative Startups Accelerator, the nation's first accelerator dedicated to creative entrepreneurs, as well as build community-based regional economic development strategies for success in the creative economy.
The Designer Fund is an angel fund of designers. Our community gives angel funding, mentorship, and connections
to entrepreneurial designers. Our mission is to invest in designers who create businesses with positive social impact.
We accept applications and referrals from talented designers and match them with resources to succeed at any stage of
Design for America is an award-winning nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams and community members
using design to create local and social impact. Design for America teaches human centered design to young adults and
collaborating community partners and tackles national challenges in Education, Health, Economy and Environment.
Need to know how to pick a business name? How to finance your company? How to write a business plan?
In the RI area there are twenty-four city, state and federal organizations who offer programs - some one-time
offerings, others complete series - which provide a broad array of business, freelance and entrepreneurial
Greenhorn Connect's mission is to help build connections within the Boston entrepreneur ecosystem through increased
awareness of opportunities. The GreenhornConnect.com web portal connects Boston startups and enthusiasts with the
many resources, events and jobs in the region as well as educational and informational content.
Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every week, tens of
thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film,
art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.
A monthly format for sharing ideas, in which presenters are allotted 20 PowerPoint slides
and 20 seconds per slide. Put simply: 6 minutes and 40 seconds of PowerPoint visual, performance art.
The goal of Providence Geeks is to help Rhode Island's digital innovators connect, collaborate, and ultimately
make the City-State and its geeks info-technology leaders. Join their monthly Geek Dinners for excellent
The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, open to everyone, seeks to promote entrepreneurship and
development of start-up and early stage companies.
Made possible through the vision and generosity of philanthropists Letitia and John Carter, the program will award two applicants up to $300,000 over three years to develop, test, and implement innovative ideas that have the potential to dramatically improve any area of life in RI. The program is designed to stimulate solutions by Rhode Islanders to Rhode Island challenges. Applicants must commit to living in Rhode Island during the term of the Fellowship if selected.
RISD E'Ship is a network of student leaders and entrepreneurs. They translate creative talent into tangible projects that foster impact in and beyond the RISD community.
The RISD Career Center's exceptional collection of events, organizations, and resource links for entrepreneurship, freelancing, marketing, legal, financing and more. Get connected to the local entrepreneur ecosystem, learn how to build your business, and join our bi-weekly entrepreneur email newsletter to stay in the know.
The Small Business Development Center provides entrepreneurs with best fit resources to create,
transform and grow their businesses.
Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impacts by supporting social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. They are a network of business and community leaders who contribute time, expertise and money to create jobs and support positive change through social enterprise.
The Social Innovation Initiative at Brown University, a program of the Swearer Center for Public Service, promotes an open culture of collaborative learning and community impact with programming focused in four key areas: venture support, academic connections, campus activities, and life beyond college.
Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and
empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. Startup Weekends are
weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.
Upstart was founded by a team of ex-Googlers with a simple idea - to help you do what you're meant to do. Whether you're
an engineer, artist, financial wizard, or entrepreneur - we believe the most important startup is you. By matching you
with the right backers and by providing just a slice of economic freedom - where repayment is based on your future success -
we help you get started on the right path.
Venture for America is a program for young, talented grads to spend 2 years in the trenches of a start-up with the goal that
these graduates will become socialized and mobilized as entrepreneurs moving forward. VFA's mission is to revitalize American
cities and communities through entrepreneurship; and to enable our best and brightest to create new opportunities for themselves