On Friday, September 29th, kicking off RI Startup Week, Venture Café and Innovate Newport have teamed up to design a day that will showcase some of Rhode Island’s most innovative companies and spaces. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, a successful executive, or a curious citizen, you will no doubt end your day feeling inspired and a bit in awe of the innovation that is taking place right here in Rhode Island.
The Innovation Crawl is a bus tour that will visit innovative organizations throughout RI with a presentation given at each stop.
DATE & TIME: Friday, September 29, 2023 from 8:30 - 3:30 PM
8:00 - 8:30 AM: Meet & Park at Innovate Newport Arrive at Innovate Newport located at 513 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
8:30 - 9:30 AM: Innovate Newport Flash Talks and Breakfast Learn from local innovators around the Newport region
10:00 - 11:00 AM: Bristol Stop: Herreshoff Museum & BlueTech Innovation Center Check out the innovation happening in the Bristol area. Presenters will include The Herreshoff Museum and BlueTech Innovation Center, Flux Marine, Jaia Robotics, and The Moore Brothers Composites.
11:45 - 12:30 PM: Hope + Main Stop and Lunch Tour Hope + Main and learn about the many food entrepreneurs that operate out of the space. Lunch will be provided, to get a taste of what's cooking in Warren.
1:00 - 2:00 PM: CIC and Venture Cafe Flash Talks Learn about CIC and Venture Cafe Providence and hear from innovative orgs that operate out of the space and partner with Venture Cafe to create weekly programming. Presenters include CIC, RIHub, NEMIC, MassChallenge, Business Network for Offshore Wind, RI Bio & more.
2:30 - 3:00 PM: REGENT Craft Tour and Presentation Learn about how REGENT Craft is developing and manufacturing a new and innovative form of transportation...an all-electric sea glider that can float, fly, and hydrofoil. You’ll see live and in-person the full-scale prototype of this seaglider.
4:30 - 6:30 PM: RI Startup Week “Hello/Goodbye” Boat Cruise (optional) All participants in the Innovation Crawl will receive a complimentary ticket for the RI Startup Week Boat Cruise around Narragansett Bay.