Rhode Island Welcomes Startups from Around the World
So Many Reasons to Land and Expand here in Rhode Island
RIHub will make it easy to take this important step to expand your business in North America.
You get ACCESS and quality of life without the hassle and expenses of the sprawling urban location.
RIHub is located in the capital city of Providence, RI. We are an ideal location in the Northeast of the US because we are near the major metros but without the costs and crowded streets. We are 1 hour south of Boston and about 3 hours by car or train to New York City. Our cost of living is at least half that of these metro areas!
You aren’t alone…
RIHub is here to help you on your journey by offering:
- 6 months of free incubation space at our RIHub – a Cambridge Innovation Center location
- Venture Mentoring Services to help you build your business with expert support
- Access to our innovation ecosystem that includes accelerators like MassChallenge and CoWrks Foundry as well as organizations that specialize in a number of areas such as materials science, Bio-Science and Medical Tech.
- A Place to Enter and Test your business before taking it to the big cities
We take pride in connecting you to global corporations headquartered in the US, and we have a special relationship with the US Navy located in Rhode Island.
Why launch your US offices in Rhode Island?
Our connections and direct help to grow your business here are only part of the story. Our quality of life is excellent at ‘half of the cost’ of a big city. We have over 400 miles of ocean facing coastline as well 11 world class universities and hospital groups. We truly are the vibrant hub for Innovation here on the east coast of the United States.
Join a diverse and thriving ecosystem!
Small in size, but home to a thriving startup community that spans a broad range of industries and expertise. Including:
- Healthcare and Wellness
- Clean Energy
- Blue Energy (we ARE the Ocean State, after all!)
- Food, Beverage, and Culinary
- Business Operations
- Customer Experience
- …..and more!
Leading companies call Rhode Island home
Rhode Island is proud to be home to a number of world leading companies:
World Leaders in Higher Education
Looking for a built-in brain trust? Thanks to leading colleges and universities, Rhode Island delivers!
- The University of Rhode Island
- Brown University
- Johnson & Wales
- Rhode Island College
- Providence College
- Salve Regina