Innovation Studio

Eastern Bank Foundation Honors Innovation Studio With Community Advocacy Award

Eastern Bank Foundation Honors Innovation Studio With Community Advocacy Award

Eastern Bank Foundation is pleased to announce Innovation Studio as a 2022 Community Advocacy Award honoree for its empowerment of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and women entrepreneurs to grow their ideas into successful businesses. “Innovation Studio combines the entrepreneurial mindset of action with the passion for diversity and inclusion,” said Daniel Enríquez Vidaña, […]

Innovation Studio’s first RI pitch event

Since its founding more than a decade ago, Innovation Studio has offered free structure, spaces and education services to startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs and those just looking to learn more about starting their own venture in New England. Now with a chapter in Providence, Innovation Studio is hosting its first PITCH! Program and Competition for Rhode Islanders who want to launch their business to the masses.

RI Foundation awards $76 million in grants during 2021 and raises $98 million in gifts

The Rhode island Parent Information network received $85,000 to begin a telemedicine program to help older adults in Pawtucket receive health care, the Cranston Public School District Received $135,000 to expand its STEM initiative at the Cranston Area Career & Technology Center, and the Innovation Studio received $128,000 to support its Small Business Entrepreneurship Program.

Venture Cafe Cambridge operation to transfer to the Venture Cafe Global Institute

Cambridge, MA, Sept. 17, 2021- Innovation Studio (a.k.a Venture Café Foundation), will shift responsibility for operations of the Venture Café Cambridge program to the Venture Café Global Institute (VCGI), in order to focus more on its inclusionary innovation programs throughout Greater Boston and New England. IS and VCGI will continue to collaborate on programming that grows the innovation ecosystem.

Venture Cafe & District Hall Providence operations to transition from Innovation Studio to Venture Cafe Global Institute and Cambridge Innovation Center

Innovation Studio (f.k.a Venture Café New England), the Venture Café Global Institute and Cambridge Innovation Center have agreed to shift responsibility for the operations of the Venture Café Providence Thursday Gathering program and District Hall Providence to the Venture Café Global Institute (VCGI). We expect the transition to be complete sometime between the end of September through the end of October.

This Innovation Center in Roxbury wants to help everyone start and grow a business

Located in the heart of Nubian Square, the Center opened in 2015 as a nonprofit organization, functioning as a free event space for entrepreneurs and offering programs to guide the process of launching a business. Even operating virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, RIC guides entrepreneurs step-by-step through the process of establishing and launching their business.