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Retail Business Services Partners with ADUSA Supply Chain and Innovation Studio to Launch Fourth Annual SEED Start-Up Immersion Program

For the fourth year, Retail Business Services is partnering with ADUSA Supply Chain and Innovation Studio, a non-profit organization focused on growing inclusive entrepreneurship, to help early-stage entrepreneurs seize their express lane to grocery retail.
Ashley Medeiros and Peter Wells

PBS – In Another Opinion: Season 6, Episode 3

Host Peter Wells sits down with VP of Strategy & Partnerships at Innovation Studio, Ashley Medeiros. The two discuss the many ways in which the organization facilitates entrepreneurship and innovation in Rhode Island by offering workshops, work spaces, and business resources.
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WPI, Innovation Studio launch ‘gamification’ program

A Boston-based innovation program is partnering with Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the state's digital gaming center to launch a new entrepreneurial program out of WPI's Seaport location.

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.

District Hall Providence Hosts Vice President Harris, Commerce Secretary Raimondo For Women-Led Business Roundtable

The Vice President and Commerce Secretary traveled to Rhode Island to meet with Congressional leaders and small business owners. The main focus of their high-profile visit was to present key elements of President Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan, chief among them being infrastructure improvements, job training, health care and child care investment.

Rhode Island innovators seek to make DEI part of the community’s DNA

When you walk into the East Providence office of meal delivery service Feast & Fettle, you’ll find a group of 60 employees that come from many diverse backgrounds and cultures. That’s no accident, says CEO Carlos Ventura Jr.

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.

Retail Business Services Partners with Other Ahold Delhaize USA Companies, Venture Café Cambridge to Launch Third Annual Start-Up Immersion Program

For the third year, Retail Business Services is partnering with other Ahold Delhaize USA companies and Venture Café Cambridge, a non-profit organization focused on growing inclusive entrepreneurship, to help early-stage entrepreneurs enter the retail grocery industry.

How these female business leaders successfully pivoted when the pandemic hit

COVID-19 and the shutdown have ravaged countless companies. But these leaders leveraged their skills to steady the ship — others can follow their lead.