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The RIHub Team

These are the amazing people working behind the scenes.

United by a shared mission to help transform Rhode Island through helping local entrepreneurs, innovators, students, educators, and professionals reach their “Next”. RIHub is driven by seasoned innovators who have been working within, and helping shape, the Rhode Island start-up ecosystem for over two decades.

Annette Tonti

Managing Director
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Mia Nolan

Program Director, RIHub VMS
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Ted Weil

Director Marketing, Data & Analytics
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Ronen Siman-Tov

CTO in Residence
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Dieny Charlot

RIHub VMS Coordinator
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Jake Berreta (URI)

Community Outreach
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Andrew Bikash (URI)

Community Outreach
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Board of Directors

Katharine Flynn

Executive Director
URI Business Engagement Center
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Pete Rumsey

Director
Rhode Island Commerce
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Stephen Piper

VP Tool & Technology, Enterprise Operations
IBM
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Hope Hopkins

Managing Director
MassChallenge RI
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Neil Veloso

Executive Director
Brown Technology Innovations, Brown University
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Ji Mi Choi

Associate Vice President, Knowledge Enterprise
Arizona State University
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Advisory Board

Avi Nevel

Founder & President
Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC)
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Karen Sibley

Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
Brown University
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Adam Alpert

Founder & CEO
Pangea.app
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Joe Loberti

Entrepreneurs, VMS Fellow
Revolution Cycle Works
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Kas DeCarvalho

Partner
Panonne Lopes Devereau & O'Gara LLC
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Paul Olean

Founder VMS of Rhode Island
Olean Strategic Consulting
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Michael Katz

Associate VP, IP Management & Economic Development
University of Rhode Island
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Rebecca Webber

General Manager
Cambridge Innovation Center, Providence
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