Top Rated Resource


LAUNCH (an annual event)
RI Business Plan Competition
Kauffman Portal to Find Regional Events
Start Up Weekends
Intuit Collaboratory
Astia (accelerator for women founded start-ups)
Springboard Enterprises (platform for women-led businesses)
Betaspring (Providence Based Accelerator)
TechStars (4-city accelerator: Boston, NYC, Seattle, Boulder)
TechStars Network (a global network of accelerators)
Quirky (do you have a consumer product idea? Submit it here)
Startup Open (Kauffman competition)

 Community Resources

Free Geek Providence
Providence Economic Development Partnership
AIGA-RI Chapter
Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp

Entrepreneur Launch Pad
Every Company Counts
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Newport County Chamber of Commerce
North Central RI Chamber of Commerce
Northern RI Chamber of Commerce
Providence Geeks

Research Alliance
RI Economic Development Corporation
RI Nexus
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Slater Technology Fund
Small Business Development Center
Tech Collective
Center for Women and Enterprise
Swearer Center for Public Service
Social Venture Partners RI/Social Enterprise RI

Brown Student/Faculty Resources

Brown Economics Department (EconDUG)
Brown Forum for Enterprise (now the RI-CIE Forum)
Brown Investment Group
Brown Social Enterprise Club
Brown Student Agencies (BSA)
Brown Women in Business
Brown Socially Responsible Investment Fund
Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
CV Starr Program in Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship (C.O.E)
Swearer Center for Public Service
Technology Ventures Office at Brown
Brown Daily Herald Job Board

Discounted Software Packages
Business Plan Pro


Humbled MBA
Startup (crowdfunding resource)
Business (Great small business guide)
Greenhorn Connect
Help a Reporter Out (HARO)( Free Publicity Resource)
Funding Roadmap
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Uncluttered White Spaces
Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner (podcasts)
Harvard Business Review
Under 30 CEO
The RIC Blog
Startup Professionals Musings
Upstart Ventures
A Smart Bear
Small Business Trends
Huffington Post
Alex Blagg-Bajillion Hits
Mark Suster’s Blog
Musings of a Venture Capitalist in NYC
Ask the Venture Capitalist
Feld Thoughts
IP Law for Startups Blog
Innovation America
Kauffman Foundation
Business Innovation Factory
The Heart of Innovation
TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
National Collegiate
Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)

Ashoka U-Changemaker Campuses
Kickstarter-A Funding Website
Idea Connection-Matching Investors to Entrepreneurs
Venture Beat
Entrepreneur Corner

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