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Follow the Online Calendar for closures, important announcements, and upcoming events at District Hall Providence. Events below are open to the public, but may require registration.

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Jan
21
Thu
[Virtual Thursday Gathering] Small Business Support: Email Marketing and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Rhode Island
Jan 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:45 pm

Join us for our new quarterly series, Small Business Support. This month we welcome Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Rhode Island and Newport Interactive Marketing.

AGENDA

11:30 AM | Cultivating Innovation: Informal Conversations with RI’s Economic Gardener

Join us for an informal conversation, led by Tuni Schartner, Executive Director of Venture Café Providence and Rhode Island’s economic gardener on innovation for ocean state wind. Every week Tuni will lead the conversation with thought leaders from around Rhode Island touching on a number of topics important for innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in Rhode Island.

12:00 PM | Deep Dive: 2021 Digital Marketing Opportunities for SMB and B2Bs Roundtable

Circle up on Zoom for a roundtable of experts’ insights on best opportunities for small businesses, solopreneurs, B2Bs and more as we successfully forge ahead in 2021. The Newport Interactive Marketing networking-learning community shares in-the-trenches expert insights with the wider community for FREE. Come hear national, international & NIM presenters’ insights.

021’s Digital Marketing Opportunities for SMBs & B2Bs Roundtable

So much has changed in the past 10 months with digital marketing being the lifeline for so many brands.

Which best practices have evolved into worst tactics?

How to take advantage of emerging channels?

What to do when the lead cycle stretches further and further?

What can I quickly do to prepare for a possible lockdown?

12:45 PM | Building Your Business with Jeshua Zapata, Owner, Xzito Creative Solutions (Sponsored by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses)

Goldman Sachs 10KSB program alum, Jeshua Zapata shares his advice and tips with Karina Wood on best practices to grow your business.

1:15 PM | Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Rhode Island Pitch (Sponsored by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses)

Elizabeth Russo, Outreach Director, will explain the process for applying to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program and answer your questions.

1:25 PM | Mini-Mod: Digital Marketing (Sponsored by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses)

Get a mini-taste of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program with this mini-Mod on Digital Marketing.

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Jan
26
Tue
Israeli Gamechangers: Revolutionizing the World
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please join RIIC and District Hall Providence for our new series on gamechangers. Every month we’ll discuss important topics in innovation with key leaders from Israel and Rhode Island.

The speaker, Dr. Kira Radinsky is the chairperson and CTO of Diagnostic Robotics, where the most advanced technologies in the field of artificial intelligence are harnessed to make healthcare better, cheaper, and more widely available.

Dr. Radinsky has founded SalesPredict, acquired by eBay in 2016 and served as eBay Chief Scientist (IL). She gained international recognition for her work at the Technion and Microsoft Research for developing predictive algorithms that recognized the early warning signs of globally impactful events, as disease epidemics and political unrests. In 2013, she was named one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 Young Innovators Under 35 and in 2015 Forbes included her as “30 Under 30 Rising Stars in Enterprise Tech”. She is a frequent presenter at global tech and industry conferences, including TEDx, Wired, Strata Data Science, Techcrunch and publishes in HBR. Radinsky also serves as a board member in Israel Securities Authority and technology board of HSBC bank. She also holds a visiting professor position at the Technion focusing on the application of predictive data mining in medicine.

Kira will be interviewed by Dr. Ranney, who is an emergency physician, researcher, and national advocate for innovative approaches to public health. She holds the Warren Alpert Endowed Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is Founding Director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health. Dr. Ranney’s research focus is on developing, testing, and disseminating digital health interventions to prevent violence and mental illness. She has had continuous external funding from federal and foundation grants for over a decade, with over 120 peer-reviewed publications. She serves multiple national leadership roles, including Chief Research Officer of AFFIRM Research (http://www.affirmresearch.org), the country’s leading non-profit committed to ending the gun violence epidemic through a non-partisan public health approach, and President of the Board of GetUsPPE.org, a start-up non-profit that is delivering donated personal protective equipment to those who need it most. She is an editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the fifth class of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship Program, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She has received numerous awards for technology innovation, public health, and research, including Rhode Island Woman Physician of the Year and the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Policy Pioneer Award. She is also a frequent media commentator on outlets ranging from CNN to the Atlantic to the New York Times regarding the value of a national public health strategy.

 

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Jan
28
Thu
[Virtual Thursday Gathering] Innovation is for Everyone: Creative Economy
Jan 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The United Nations has declared that 2021 is the year of the “Creative Economy.” Join us on Thursday January 28 as we explore how local innovators are building creative economies here in Rhode Island that can be replicated around the world.

Agenda:

11:30 AM | Cultivating Innovation: Informal Conversations with RI’s Economic Gardener

Join us for an informal conversation, led by Tuni Schartner, Executive Director of Venture Café Providence and Rhode Island’s economic gardener on innovation for ocean state wind. Every week Tuni will lead the conversation with thought leaders from around Rhode Island touching on a number of topics important for innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in Rhode Island.

12:00 PM | Building RI’s Creative Economy

Join us and learn how local organizations are building the economy using creative methods to include all Rhode Islanders. Juan Wilson will lead this conversation sharing how these models for community and economy building are replicable for other locations around the world featuring Rebecca Garland of Beautiful Day; Leslie Moore of The Black Block RI; and Jodie Woodruff of the E Center at The Met High School.

1:15 PM | Startup Story: Bliss Salon

Join us for a Startup Story featuring, Christine Paige of Bliss Salon and modified by Karina Paige, the Executive Director at Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Rhode Island. Startup stories showcase local innovators, startups and small businesses with their own session dedicated to sharing what they’ve learned with the Venture Café Community.

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Feb
9
Tue
[VIRTUAL SERIES EVENT] Little States, Big Innovation: Israel x Rhode Island
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Click HERE to learn more and RSVP!

Please join RIIC, District Hall Providence, and RIHub each month as we bring you the best Israel has to offer to Rhode Island’s innovation community. Each month we’ll be introducing you to some of Israel’s most exciting entrepreneurs who are looking to expand to the US and collaborate in business, academia and research in Rhode Island. Don’t miss the opportunity to join our interactive sessions and connect with the ‘Startup Nation’s Best and Brightest’.

***THIS AGENDA IS BEING BUILT AT LIGHTNING SPEED. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES!***


This event series is in partnership with the RIIC and RIHub:

RIIC: The Purpose of The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) is the Promotion of Commerce, Academics and Science. The collaborative is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and strengthens trade, business, academic exchange and research between Rhode Island and Israel to benefit the economy and community of each location. The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) does so by building and strengthening the relationships between government organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, members of academia and the research community in Rhode Island and Israel.

RIHub is Rhode Island’s first Innovation Campus. Started in 2019 under Governor Gina Raimondo, we enable and accelerate entrepreneurial ventures that have a potential to become high impact businesses. We help turn ideas into startups and startups in to scalable growth companies. We work to build an engine of growth for Rhode Island by connecting Entrepreneurs, inventors, students, investors and corporate leaders. We offer the community three global accelerators: MassChallenge, IBM Alpha Zone and CoWrks Foundry. In addition, we provide mentoring services via MIT developed Venture Mentoring Services. RIHub provides incubation space, an online community portal as well as numerous programs to enable growth for entrepreneurs such as Customer Discovery and Entrepreneur’s Journey Map. We provide curated startup introductions to investors and corporate innovation teams to help our startups find a pathway to growth and success.

Mar
9
Tue
[VIRTUAL SERIES EVENT] Little States, Big Innovation: Israel x Rhode Island
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Click HERE to learn more and RSVP!

Please join RIIC, District Hall Providence, and RIHub each month as we bring you the best Israel has to offer to Rhode Island’s innovation community. Each month we’ll be introducing you to some of Israel’s most exciting entrepreneurs who are looking to expand to the US and collaborate in business, academia and research in Rhode Island. Don’t miss the opportunity to join our interactive sessions and connect with the ‘Startup Nation’s Best and Brightest’.

***THIS AGENDA IS BEING BUILT AT LIGHTNING SPEED. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES!***


This event series is in partnership with the RIIC and RIHub:

RIIC: The Purpose of The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) is the Promotion of Commerce, Academics and Science. The collaborative is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and strengthens trade, business, academic exchange and research between Rhode Island and Israel to benefit the economy and community of each location. The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) does so by building and strengthening the relationships between government organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, members of academia and the research community in Rhode Island and Israel.

RIHub is Rhode Island’s first Innovation Campus. Started in 2019 under Governor Gina Raimondo, we enable and accelerate entrepreneurial ventures that have a potential to become high impact businesses. We help turn ideas into startups and startups in to scalable growth companies. We work to build an engine of growth for Rhode Island by connecting Entrepreneurs, inventors, students, investors and corporate leaders. We offer the community three global accelerators: MassChallenge, IBM Alpha Zone and CoWrks Foundry. In addition, we provide mentoring services via MIT developed Venture Mentoring Services. RIHub provides incubation space, an online community portal as well as numerous programs to enable growth for entrepreneurs such as Customer Discovery and Entrepreneur’s Journey Map. We provide curated startup introductions to investors and corporate innovation teams to help our startups find a pathway to growth and success.

Apr
13
Tue
[VIRTUAL SERIES EVENT] Little States, Big Innovation: Israel x Rhode Island
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Click HERE to learn more and RSVP!

Please join RIIC, District Hall Providence, and RIHub each month as we bring you the best Israel has to offer to Rhode Island’s innovation community. Each month we’ll be introducing you to some of Israel’s most exciting entrepreneurs who are looking to expand to the US and collaborate in business, academia and research in Rhode Island. Don’t miss the opportunity to join our interactive sessions and connect with the ‘Startup Nation’s Best and Brightest’.

***THIS AGENDA IS BEING BUILT AT LIGHTNING SPEED. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES!***


This event series is in partnership with the RIIC and RIHub:

RIIC: The Purpose of The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) is the Promotion of Commerce, Academics and Science. The collaborative is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and strengthens trade, business, academic exchange and research between Rhode Island and Israel to benefit the economy and community of each location. The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) does so by building and strengthening the relationships between government organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, members of academia and the research community in Rhode Island and Israel.

RIHub is Rhode Island’s first Innovation Campus. Started in 2019 under Governor Gina Raimondo, we enable and accelerate entrepreneurial ventures that have a potential to become high impact businesses. We help turn ideas into startups and startups in to scalable growth companies. We work to build an engine of growth for Rhode Island by connecting Entrepreneurs, inventors, students, investors and corporate leaders. We offer the community three global accelerators: MassChallenge, IBM Alpha Zone and CoWrks Foundry. In addition, we provide mentoring services via MIT developed Venture Mentoring Services. RIHub provides incubation space, an online community portal as well as numerous programs to enable growth for entrepreneurs such as Customer Discovery and Entrepreneur’s Journey Map. We provide curated startup introductions to investors and corporate innovation teams to help our startups find a pathway to growth and success.

May
11
Tue
[VIRTUAL SERIES EVENT] Little States, Big Innovation: Israel x Rhode Island
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Click HERE to learn more and RSVP!

Please join RIIC, District Hall Providence, and RIHub each month as we bring you the best Israel has to offer to Rhode Island’s innovation community. Each month we’ll be introducing you to some of Israel’s most exciting entrepreneurs who are looking to expand to the US and collaborate in business, academia and research in Rhode Island. Don’t miss the opportunity to join our interactive sessions and connect with the ‘Startup Nation’s Best and Brightest’.

***THIS AGENDA IS BEING BUILT AT LIGHTNING SPEED. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES!***


This event series is in partnership with the RIIC and RIHub:

RIIC: The Purpose of The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) is the Promotion of Commerce, Academics and Science. The collaborative is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and strengthens trade, business, academic exchange and research between Rhode Island and Israel to benefit the economy and community of each location. The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) does so by building and strengthening the relationships between government organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, members of academia and the research community in Rhode Island and Israel.

RIHub is Rhode Island’s first Innovation Campus. Started in 2019 under Governor Gina Raimondo, we enable and accelerate entrepreneurial ventures that have a potential to become high impact businesses. We help turn ideas into startups and startups in to scalable growth companies. We work to build an engine of growth for Rhode Island by connecting Entrepreneurs, inventors, students, investors and corporate leaders. We offer the community three global accelerators: MassChallenge, IBM Alpha Zone and CoWrks Foundry. In addition, we provide mentoring services via MIT developed Venture Mentoring Services. RIHub provides incubation space, an online community portal as well as numerous programs to enable growth for entrepreneurs such as Customer Discovery and Entrepreneur’s Journey Map. We provide curated startup introductions to investors and corporate innovation teams to help our startups find a pathway to growth and success.

Jun
8
Tue
[VIRTUAL SERIES EVENT] Little States, Big Innovation: Israel x Rhode Island
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Click HERE to learn more and RSVP!

Please join RIIC, District Hall Providence, and RIHub each month as we bring you the best Israel has to offer to Rhode Island’s innovation community. Each month we’ll be introducing you to some of Israel’s most exciting entrepreneurs who are looking to expand to the US and collaborate in business, academia and research in Rhode Island. Don’t miss the opportunity to join our interactive sessions and connect with the ‘Startup Nation’s Best and Brightest’.

***THIS AGENDA IS BEING BUILT AT LIGHTNING SPEED. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES!***


This event series is in partnership with the RIIC and RIHub:

RIIC: The Purpose of The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) is the Promotion of Commerce, Academics and Science. The collaborative is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and strengthens trade, business, academic exchange and research between Rhode Island and Israel to benefit the economy and community of each location. The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) does so by building and strengthening the relationships between government organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, members of academia and the research community in Rhode Island and Israel.

RIHub is Rhode Island’s first Innovation Campus. Started in 2019 under Governor Gina Raimondo, we enable and accelerate entrepreneurial ventures that have a potential to become high impact businesses. We help turn ideas into startups and startups in to scalable growth companies. We work to build an engine of growth for Rhode Island by connecting Entrepreneurs, inventors, students, investors and corporate leaders. We offer the community three global accelerators: MassChallenge, IBM Alpha Zone and CoWrks Foundry. In addition, we provide mentoring services via MIT developed Venture Mentoring Services. RIHub provides incubation space, an online community portal as well as numerous programs to enable growth for entrepreneurs such as Customer Discovery and Entrepreneur’s Journey Map. We provide curated startup introductions to investors and corporate innovation teams to help our startups find a pathway to growth and success.

Jul
6
Tue
[VIRTUAL SERIES EVENT] Little States, Big Innovation: Israel x Rhode Island
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Click HERE to learn more and RSVP!

Please join RIIC, District Hall Providence, and RIHub each month as we bring you the best Israel has to offer to Rhode Island’s innovation community. Each month we’ll be introducing you to some of Israel’s most exciting entrepreneurs who are looking to expand to the US and collaborate in business, academia and research in Rhode Island. Don’t miss the opportunity to join our interactive sessions and connect with the ‘Startup Nation’s Best and Brightest’.

***THIS AGENDA IS BEING BUILT AT LIGHTNING SPEED. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES!***


This event series is in partnership with the RIIC and RIHub:

RIIC: The Purpose of The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) is the Promotion of Commerce, Academics and Science. The collaborative is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and strengthens trade, business, academic exchange and research between Rhode Island and Israel to benefit the economy and community of each location. The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) does so by building and strengthening the relationships between government organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, members of academia and the research community in Rhode Island and Israel.

RIHub is Rhode Island’s first Innovation Campus. Started in 2019 under Governor Gina Raimondo, we enable and accelerate entrepreneurial ventures that have a potential to become high impact businesses. We help turn ideas into startups and startups in to scalable growth companies. We work to build an engine of growth for Rhode Island by connecting Entrepreneurs, inventors, students, investors and corporate leaders. We offer the community three global accelerators: MassChallenge, IBM Alpha Zone and CoWrks Foundry. In addition, we provide mentoring services via MIT developed Venture Mentoring Services. RIHub provides incubation space, an online community portal as well as numerous programs to enable growth for entrepreneurs such as Customer Discovery and Entrepreneur’s Journey Map. We provide curated startup introductions to investors and corporate innovation teams to help our startups find a pathway to growth and success.

Aug
10
Tue
[VIRTUAL SERIES EVENT] Little States, Big Innovation: Israel x Rhode Island
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Click HERE to learn more and RSVP!

Please join RIIC, District Hall Providence, and RIHub each month as we bring you the best Israel has to offer to Rhode Island’s innovation community. Each month we’ll be introducing you to some of Israel’s most exciting entrepreneurs who are looking to expand to the US and collaborate in business, academia and research in Rhode Island. Don’t miss the opportunity to join our interactive sessions and connect with the ‘Startup Nation’s Best and Brightest’.

***THIS AGENDA IS BEING BUILT AT LIGHTNING SPEED. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES!***


This event series is in partnership with the RIIC and RIHub:

RIIC: The Purpose of The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) is the Promotion of Commerce, Academics and Science. The collaborative is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and strengthens trade, business, academic exchange and research between Rhode Island and Israel to benefit the economy and community of each location. The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) does so by building and strengthening the relationships between government organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, members of academia and the research community in Rhode Island and Israel.

RIHub is Rhode Island’s first Innovation Campus. Started in 2019 under Governor Gina Raimondo, we enable and accelerate entrepreneurial ventures that have a potential to become high impact businesses. We help turn ideas into startups and startups in to scalable growth companies. We work to build an engine of growth for Rhode Island by connecting Entrepreneurs, inventors, students, investors and corporate leaders. We offer the community three global accelerators: MassChallenge, IBM Alpha Zone and CoWrks Foundry. In addition, we provide mentoring services via MIT developed Venture Mentoring Services. RIHub provides incubation space, an online community portal as well as numerous programs to enable growth for entrepreneurs such as Customer Discovery and Entrepreneur’s Journey Map. We provide curated startup introductions to investors and corporate innovation teams to help our startups find a pathway to growth and success.