The Weekly BUZZ: Lots of Events Happening!

There is SO much going on this week (and pretty much always these days)!  

Tuesday Talks every Tuesday at 12:30 at Innovate Newport:
Free and open to the public.  A facilitator led discussion on a wide range of topics and tomorrow is a DreamBuilding Visions workshop with Benjamin B. Blackett.  For more information and to register, click here.  

Thursday is a double header with…

Rhode Island Inno’s ‘State of Innovation’ at Sprout
Join our friends from Sprout and RI Inno as they invite the community to come together for networking, libations and insights from thought leaders, startups and/or entrepreneurs. They’ll be discussing issues related to a certain topic – may it be health tech, women in entrepreneurship, the VR space and more.

Arnell Milhouse, CEO of CareerDevs & Eric Bai, co-founder of TextUp

Courtney Gabrielson, Staff Writer at Rhode Island Inno 

This edition of Rhody Inno’s State of Innovation event will focus on philanthropic initiatives across the startup and tech community; who is driving change for the better, how they’re doing it and how other entrepreneurs can implement similar programs while they build companies of their own.  Click here to register!

Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering:
Have you made it to 225 Dyer St. in Providence yet?  If not, you’re missing out…just saying!  Every Thursday night they have a ‘gathering’ and this Thursday our old friend Thorne Sparkman of the Slater Fund will be moderating a couple of RI’s thought leaders as they discuss: “The Promise and Pitfalls of Outsourcing Technology Development” from 6:40 – 7:30 PM.  Come hear what Dave Durfee, founder of Bay Computer and adjunct professor at Brown University, and Aidan Petrie, founding partner of NEMIC (New England Medical Innovation Center) and co-founder of Ximedica have to say! 

And, before this big talk our dear friend, Katie McDonald of bnourished, will be talking about: “Self Care: Food, Thought, Time” from 5:40- – 6:30 PM.

Challenge your current approach to self-care habits. Rather than seeing the “self-care shoulds” as nuisances or obstacles to your otherwise productive day, learn simple, implementable strategies to leverage them for greater wellbeing and sustained professional growth.

But wait, there’s more!  

Open Office Hours | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Connecting emerging entrepreneurs and startups with industry and sector experts for 30 minutes of free advising. This week features experts in cybersecurity, operations, law, finance, and product strategy. Click here to book with this week’s advisors.

Open Mic | 5:30

Each month, they hand the mic over to a few emerging entrepreneurs, giving them 60 seconds to pitch their concept and the resources they are seeking from the community to enhance their product offering. Sign up today:

***More info and register here.

Order your Farmer’s Market Favorites & #SupportLocal:
Have you downloaded the WhatsGood app?  It’s super easy to use and they always send great incentive discounts to get you started.  Support our local farmers and makers while also eating healthy whole foods and growing your local economy.  We are a FREE pick up spot on Fridays between 3:00-5:00.  What a great way to kick off your weekends! Is Coworking for you?

  • Have you been thinking that you really need to get out of your home office?  
  • Have you been wishing you could work with other interesting people?
  • For  $150 per month, you can work here 5 days a week as much as you need (or want) to!  Or, for $75 per month you can work 2 days per week! 

And:  Did you know that you can use our mailing address to receive mail and to use on your collateral material/website for an additional $25 per month (minimum 12 month commitment)?

If you’re looking for more privacy then an office in the mill complex might be for you – email Mike at  *We are almost full so hurry up! 

Coworking at The Hive RI
Do you work at home?  Do you work out of cafes like Starbucks or Panera Bread?  Do you need an address on your business collateral/website?  Come by The Hive RI anytime from 9-5 Monday through Friday & try out working ‘alone together’ in a space that isn’t a coffee shop or a restaurant but still has that same kind of feel.  We have couches, chairs, tables and desks, coffee and internet connection.  It’s not for everyone but it’s perfect for some! 

The Mill at Lafayette:
Check out some of our amazing businesses and community members here, business directory

Be social:
If you haven’t already, be sure to ‘like’ and visit our Fb page to keep up on the day to day musings and goings on here in The Hive RI coworking space, as well as throughout our mill and local communities!  AND, we finally have an Instagram account: @the_hive_ri  *FOLLOW US! 
Tuni, Mike & Larry