Issue 4 of RISBJ Featuring G-Form

FROM THE FOUNDER

Each month as we work hard to bring you another resource packed issue of RISBJ I find myself amazed at all of the great companies we discover right here in Rhode Island. This month is no different with the feature of Providence’s own G-Form. Founded in 2010. G-Form has seen extraordinary growth and currently employs 34 people in its downtown location. We founded RISBJ to share stories just like this, and hope to help create more success stories through our contributors from expert contributing writers and inspirational stories of startups that are gaining national attention. Negative media surrounds us and we strive to do our small part to help change the perception of doing business in Rhode Island.

To everyone that attended our Startup Rhode Island Business social on May 10, thank you for making this event such a huge success. Priceline.com founding CTO and Startup America CEO Scott Case spoke to a sold out crown about the importance of building a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem and supporting each other – from startups to existing local businesses. The positive message shared by Scott was a common theme for the night as local business owners form around the state shared their optimism for an improving business climate. Thank you Scott for being such an inspiration to all of us and thank you Sons of Liberty for hosting the event and providing us a taste of your truly special products. We wish you continued success. RISBJ would also like to thank the event sponsors: West Valley Inn, WRIK Entertainment, Greysail Brewing Company, Greenvale Vineyards, Stefan’s on Broadway, Updike’s Newtowne Coffee Roasting Company, Amy’s Apples and Gail Ahlers of Ahlers Designs. Check out http://risbj.wpengine.com for photos and videos form this amazing event.

The event really helped to build more momentum for Startup Rhode Island, with out regional leaders and meeting help on Tuesday, May 22. The meeting, which consisted of 34 successful local entrepreneurs, was hosted by John Robitaille at the Johnson & Wales Center for Entrepreneurship. What came out of the meeting was a positive outlook on why Rhode Island is a great place to do business. Every state has its challenges, but when we focus on those challenges we lose sight of our strengths. For more information on Startup Rhode Island, or to become part of our leadership team visit: http://ri.s.co.

We hope you enjoy issue 4 of RISBJ. If you have an idea for a featured business or would like to contribute your expertise, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your continued support!

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