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Entrepreneurship & Startup Support in Providence, RI

List of business building programs in Providence, RI

Home | Betaspring

Betaspring is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator program for technology and design entrepreneurs who are ready to launch a company and change the world.


DESIGNxRI seeks to maximize the assets of the design community and direct its creative, innovative problem-solving practices towards attracting business opportunities and adding design jobs to Rhode Island while influencing education, commerce, and culture in RI.

The Venture Lab - Brown Entrepreneurship Program

We operate according to a simple premise: Learning by Doing Brown Ventures Labs is Brown University's semester long incubation program for student startup ventures. We operate according to a simple premise: learning by doing. We host a series of workshops and events that function to help transform students' promising ideas into successful, disruptive products.

The Design Office - A place for independent designers in downtown Providence

What we offer The Design Office was founded in 2007 to answer the creative needs of independent designers by providing office space, shared equipment, community and resources. In addition to providing the essentials, we initiate and support collaborative projects and proposals. Visit, join, collaborate.

MedMates - RI's Healthcare Technology Networking Group

For New Ideas and early-stage companies Connect with mentors, expertise, resources, and capital to transform your ideas into succesful startups Network with other industry leaders or share your expertise with new and emerging professionals Stay informed about the industry with our educational events, job board, and weekly newsletter



Home | Business Innovation Factory

The Business Innovation Factory (BIF) creates real world laboratories where organizations can design, prototype, and test new models for delivering value. BIF's mission is to enable business model and system level innovation in areas of high social impact, including health care, education, energy, and entrepreneurship.

Business Innovation Factory

Business Innovation Factory, Providence, RI. 1,703 likes · 87 talking about this. We are a passion fueled community of design thinkers and storytellers transforming social systems through business model innovation. We believe that tweak won't do, and that together we can design our future.




ANCHOR offers affordable office space, coworking desks, and artist studios for rent and is located near downtown Providence, Rhode Island.




Anchor, Providence, RI. 374 likes · 2 talking about this · 173 were here. ANCHOR's mission is to provide affordable, clean, efficient space to entrepreneurs, designers, architects and artists who are looking to be part of a vibrant community that shares resources and inspires the growth of new ideas.

Slater Technology Fund: Seed Funding and Support for Technology Entrepreneurs in Rhode Island

It's all about connecting. A state-backed venture capital fund with a significant network of co-investors, innovators, and other game-changers in the New England venture development community, the Slater Technology Fund is dedicated to the support of entrepreneurs and technologists with the passion and vision to build high-value businesses in Rhode Island.

Hope & Main

Hope & Main is a place where food lovers, entrepreneurs, experienced mentors and community members meet to hatch new business ideas and to grow successful food-related ventures. Now under construction, we're transforming a 100-year-old schoolhouse in Warren, R.I. into a state-of-the-art workspace for emerging food companies, replete with shared-use commercial kitchens, event space, a business...