Situated along the brainy Northeast corridor, Providence draws thousands of bright minds each year to our world class colleges and universities. With design-thinking imbued into the mindset, commercialization and company formation come naturally.

Photo courtesy of RISD Careers

Photo courtesy of RISD Careers

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has been ranked #1 in Business Insider’s survey of The World’s 25 Best Design Schools, noting that RISD’s programs are top notch "as we enter the golden age of design in startups, where highly skilled creatives specializing in product design and UI are critical."

Local entrepreneurs are making products, developing services and forming businesses that are revolutionizing the world around us. From software engineers developing artificial intelligence to researchers discovering cures for neurodegenerative diseases, Rhode Island's higher education institutions deliver amazing entrepreneurial energy. 

Providence was chosen because of its universities and because it is a vibrant city with lower costs than Boston and New York.
— David Osborne, Virgin Pulse
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Photo courtesy of RISD Careers