Amica Newport Rhode Island Marathon

Feld Thoughts

I completed #19 in Newport, Rhode Island yesterday. Marathons rhode islandMarathon #19 in the “run a marathon in each of the 50 states” is done. The course was beautiful, the day was perfect, the volunteers were great, and my performance sucked. I finished in 5:13:36 – not my worst marathon, but no where near the 4:45:00 I was hoping for. While my running base is great, I made three mistakes.

Jobzle – Rhode Island Student Entrepreneurs

Campus Entrepreneurship

Founders include some Brown University engineering students and and a computer science major at the University of Rhode Island. BTW, we recently posted on the upcoming 2011 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition (which will award nearly $200,000 to start ups in Rhode Island.). Found Jobzle , a new niche job site that helps families and other ‘casual employers’ find part-time workers and interns from a labor market composed of students.


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195K for Startups in the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition

Campus Entrepreneurship

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition is launching its 2011 competition with a kick-off event to be held Oct. at the Rhode Island Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Providence. From the New England Business Bulletin , an announcement regarding a statewide business plan competition. 27 to introduce and explain the competition.

5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Art Students

crowdSPRING Blog

A college visit this weekend to the Rhode Island School of Design helped to gel some of these ideas. inspiration Small business Start ups college creativity entrepreneur entrepreneurship experimenting observing process Rhode Island School of Design RISD small biz small business smallbiz start-up startup startupsMy younger son is a high school senior this year and I find myself in awe of his ability to manage an wildly complex and demanding existence.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?


In Rhode Island and South Carolina , if you have four (4) or more employees you must carry workers’ compensation insurance. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 6: Al Milukas, and Zahra Aljabri and James Faghmous

Steve Blank

I have friends that have done similar things and we also have some local distilleries that are popping up in Rhode Island. They make a rum in Rhode Island called Thomas Tew , and … Sons of Liberty is one of the distillers in Rhode Island as well. … Steve : If they’re already these people making hard liquor in Rhode Island, any of them want to carry your line?

What Are The Statutes Of Limitations And Why Are They Important? 


3 years – Arkansas; District of Colombia; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Mississippi; Montana; New Hampshire; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Vermont; Washington; Wisconsin .

MassChallenge + Stadia Ventures Team Up for Sports Tech

Austin Startup

Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide. If your startup is looking for an Angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of Angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning. The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation.

?Vinnie Pazienzo’s Comeback And Overpreparedness: A Lesson For Leaders


The film, set in the late 1980s, tells the comeback story of Pazienza (Miles Teller), known as “Paz” and “the Pazmanian Devil,” a kid from Rhode Island, with an innate talent for the ring and an incredible tolerance for pain. by Rick Peterson, co-author of “ Crunch Time: How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most “ As a pitching coach, I’ve seen a gratifying number of athletes commit to the rigors of training and discipline, both physical and mental.

Brown University Talk

Steve Blank

One of the things I did was to speak to the startup community in Providence Rhode Island at Brown University. Every year I head to the East coast for vacation. We live in a semi-rural area, just ~10,000 people in town, with a potato farm across the street and an arm of the ocean in the backyard. While they own tech, smartphones and computers, most of my neighbors can’t tell you about the latest trends in AI, Bitcoin or Facebook.

Tech Gadgets That Will Transform Your Outdoor Living Space

The Startup Magazine

When you think of the latest and greatest technology, you might think about devices we usually use indoors — things like big-screen 4K TVs that are the size of Rhode Island or smartphones that have tons of cool high-tech features. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash. While this type of tech is noteworthy, there is also a huge variety of high-tech devices that are changing the face of outdoor living.

The Double Long Weekend Run

Feld Thoughts

I’m gearing up for back to back weekend marathons in October – Newport, Rhode Island on 10/16 and then St. A few years ago my running coach – Gary Ditsch of Endurance Base Camp – introduced me to the idea of a “double long run.” ” In this I do the typical weekend long run on a Saturday and then repeat it on Sunday. At first, I hated these, but they’ve grown on me and are now my favorite run.

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

Principal Investigator: Walter Besio University of Rhode Island. We ran the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps class October to December 2011. 63 scientists and engineers in 21 teams made ~ 2,000 customer calls in 10 weeks , turning laboratory ideas into formidable startups. 19 of the 21 teams are moving forward in commercializing their technology.

Virgin America Nails Connected Travel

Feld Thoughts

I’m running a marathon on Sunday in Newport, Rhode Island and decided I didn’t want to take a redeye from San Francisco to Boston three days before the marathon. I travel a lot. I’m not a particularly high maintenance traveller as I can sleep from wheels up to wheels down on most flights.

What is a Social Enterprise?

Up and Running

L3Cs were first formed in 2008, and are currently only legal in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming, as well as the federal jurisdictions of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is a certified B corporation—a type of social enterprise.

Insuring The Success Of Your Small Business


Disability Insurance – This type of insurance is mandatory only in the following states: California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island. As a small business owner, you are very much aware of some of the expenses facing you in the first couple of years. One of the expenses you may not have considered is insurance. In the back of your mind, you know you need it.

?Vinny Paz’s Comeback And Overpreparedness: A Lesson For Leaders


The film, set in the late 1980s, tells the comeback story of Paz (Miles Teller), known as “Paz” and “the Pazmanian Devil,” a kid from Rhode Island, with an innate talent for the ring and an incredible tolerance for pain. by Rick Peterson, co-author of “ Crunch Time: How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most “ As a pitching coach, I’ve seen a gratifying number of athletes commit to the rigors of training and discipline, both physical and mental.

?Vinny Pazienzo’s Comeback And Overpreparedness: A Lesson For Leaders


The film, set in the late 1980s, tells the comeback story of Pazienza (Miles Teller), known as “Paz” and “the Pazmanian Devil,” a kid from Rhode Island, with an innate talent for the ring and an incredible tolerance for pain. by Rick Peterson, co-author of “ Crunch Time: How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most “ As a pitching coach, I’ve seen a gratifying number of athletes commit to the rigors of training and discipline, both physical and mental.

How to Get a Quality Logo Without Spending Big Bucks

Up and Running

Some schools, like the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design , allow businesses to post design jobs online. Paula Mottshaw, a creative freelancer, offers tips to get a quality company logo without spending a lot of hard earned startup cash. Every company needs a logo. That visual representation of your company will be on everything from pens to billboards. Just because you plan to get a lot of use out of a company logo, doesn’t mean you have to pay big bucks for it.

Am I Properly Insured as a Business Owner?

Up and Running

In addition, if your business operates in California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, or Rhode Island, you are required to carry disability insurance. Running your small business without the proper insurance is a little like skydiving without a parachute. Many variables determine what sort of business insurance you should carry, including the size of your business, whether or not you have employees, and what sort of work you do.

Launching a Portfolio Acceleration Platform at a Venture Capital or Private Equity Fund

David Teten

John Maeda, formerly Design Partner, KPCB; formerly President of Rhode Island School of Design.

What is an L3C?

Up and Running

Currently, you can form an L3C in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming, and in the federal jurisdictions of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. In recent years, socially-minded entrepreneurs have begun testing a new type of business entity: the L3C, or Low Profit Limited Liability Corporation.

St. Louis Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Feld Thoughts

Last weekend I did the Amica Newport Rhode Island Marathon , ran out of gas around mile 16, and struggled home in 5:13:36. Prior to that marathon I had been on the road all week and crisscrossed the country (Denver to SF to Rhode Island). Marathon #20 is in the books. Yesterday I did the St. Louis Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon with Matt Shobe. The amazing Amy Batchelor once again sherpa’d for us.

The Structures of Social Enterprise

Business Plan Blog

Available in: Vermont, Michigan, Wyoming, Utah, Illinois, North Carolina, Louisiana, Maine, Rhode Island. We are beginning to see more and more companies begin to blend their traditional corporate structures with a more modern obligation to philanthropy and social awareness. Social Entrepreneurism is on the rise and suddenly profit isn’t the only driving force behind big business.

Maternova Experiences Impressive Growth Since Winning Palo Alto Software’s First LivePlan $10,000 Business Boost Competition

Up and Running

Palo Alto Software announced today that it is excited to see the ongoing growth of Rhode Island-based startup, Maternova ([link] , the social venture startup winner of Palo Alto Software’s first annual national business plan competition in 2012, dubbed the “LivePlan $10,000 Boost”. In its goal to make the world a better place for mothers and babies worldwide, Maternova has enjoyed landmark achievements since winning LivePlan’s $10,000 Boost business plan competition.

The Secret Sauce for Optimizing Your FAQ Page

Duct Tape Marketing

Outside of marketing, Todd is an adjunct Public Speaking Professor at Bryant University in Rhode Island specializing in introductory, persuasive, informative, and motivational speaking. The Secret Sauce for Optimizing Your FAQ Page written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: photopin. Having the human touch is a no brainer for companies that are starting out.

My Guild Guitar Is Stuff That Works

Duct Tape Marketing

These guitars hand made by Guild in its Westerly, Rhode Island plant are still some of the best guitars ever made. My Guild Guitar Is Stuff That Works This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. This is a new Sunday series that I’m calling Stuff that Works. Each Sunday I’ll pick an item that is for me a foundation element in my line up of stuff that matters or as legendary Texas singer songwriter Guy Clark put it – “The kind of stuff you reach for when you fall.”.

How to Choose a Business Location

Up and Running

Ultimately, they decided on a location in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, located right off the 95 and on every major bus route. If you’ve been thinking about starting a business for a while, chances are you’ve got an idea of what your business location is going to look like. That’s great, but it’s not enough. Choosing the right location is about so much more than finding the place that looks closest to the one you’ve envisioned.

26 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


Our business began on the island of Block Island, Rhode Island. The island sits 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island and is a little slice of paradise. 40% of the island protected so at its core is a commitment to the environment and a celebration of life spent outdoors. Block Island is where it started for us and we strive to embody its values and that’s why we named our company Block Island Organics.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: YANA

crowdSPRING Blog

The first is the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. It’s the age-old toughest decision: what do you get someone when they’re struggling with a hardship whether it be a death in the family, losing a job, or even moving to a new place where they don’t know someone? Flowers? They only last so long. A card? Is that even enough…?

What Is a Benefit Corporation?

Up and Running

Now, you can create a benefit corporation in: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington D.C., Method, the popular cleaning products company, is a registered benefit corporation in the state of Delaware. Image via

Meet Our Newest Portfolio Company, Airbnb

Ben's Blog

Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia met at the Rhode Island School of Design and became roommates in San Francisco in 2007. This is a guest post by Jeff Jordan, General Partner of Andreessen Horowitz. Talk about a business with humble roots. A prominent design conference was coming to town and the nearby hotels were sold out.

People-First Capitalism

Reid Hoffman

When I was at RISD, I went to Rhode Island School of Design, there was this idea that was emerging called The Green Movement, the sustainability movement. But Joe and me were designers from Rhode Island School of Design.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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Austin and Virginia Beach ranked most business-friendly cities


In contrast, small business owners gave Hawaii, Maine and Rhode Island an “F,” while California and Illinois rounded out the bottom five, both earning a “D” grade. I received a request to post this info back in April, but just now had the time to get it on the blog. It’s a bit dated but still useful especially since Austin, Texas made the list for being one of the most friendly places for small businesses!

New England's Top 10 Innovators

Seeing Both Sides

Johnson democratized mutual funds and the stock market, pioneered online brokerage and sophisticated call centers, and has created tens of thousands of jobs in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. June is innovation month in New England and it has started off with a bang. A few weeks ago, Business Week named Boston the 3rd most inventive city in the world.

7 Counterintuitive Rules for Growing Your Business Super-Fast

Reid Hoffman

As Brian Chesky told me, “We would borrow cameras from our RISD [Rhode Island School of Design] friends in Brooklyn, then literally knock on the doors of all our hosts.”. When it comes to startups, there’s growth, and then there’s ultra-rapid growth—what I like to call “blitzscaling.”Blitzscaling Blitzscaling a company isn’t easy; if it were, everyone would do it. Like most things of value in this world, blitzscaling is contrarian.

Out of the Crisis #7, Brian Chesky Part 1: running Airbnb in crisis mode, being multi-stakeholder, and re-founding the company

Startup Lessons Learned

I went to Rhode Island School of Design. I've known Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, CEO and Head of Community at Airbnb for a long time. We’ve been allies and comrades-in-arms in trying to lay out what it means to be a 21st century company. What does it look like to truly share power and opportunity with multiple stakeholders? What can organizations do to remain true to their vision for generations to come?

Episode 14: Be Your Own Boss, Restaurant Owners, and Friendliest Cities for Businesses | The Bcast

Up and Running

Here’s a surprising, Providence Rhode Island. Peter and Jonathan discuss the pros and cons of being your own boss, interview Eric Cacciatore (creator of the Restaurant Unstoppable podcast) about what he’s learned from other restaurant owners, and examine Thumbtack’s list of the 10 friendliest cities for small business. Subscribe: Stitcher | TuneIn | Pocket Casts | PlayerFM | Soundcloud. Do you have a question you’d like us to answer on the show?

12 Questions: Meet Pamela Harvey (USA)

crowdSPRING Blog

Pam lives and works in Bristol, Rhode Island. Currently I live and work as an independent contractor, right next to the ocean, in Rhode Island, the “ocean state&#. I come from a family of sailors, so I grew up sailing small boats in a harbor off the coast of Connecticut, on Long Island sound, and my husband and I actually took some time off in the early 90’s, cruising around Central America for three years on our 40-ft.

Out of the Crisis #11: Jeremy Howard on the power of masks, health policy, and data science in medicine

Startup Lessons Learned

Jeremy Howard has had tremendous impact on the world of AI entrepreneurship. , the company he co-founded with Rachel Thomas and Sylvain Gugger is working to "radically democratize" deep learning by making it accessible to people beyond the tech world through courses, software and other methods. Enlitic builds machine learning-based software for radiologists that produces more accurate and faster assessments. Data science is the foundation of all of these enterprises.