Saul Kaplan http://ripr.org en Providence to Play Host to 'Innovation Factory' Business Summit http://ripr.org/post/providence-play-host-innovation-factory-business-summit <p>More than 400 thinkers and entrepreneurs plan to gather in Providence later this week for the Business Innovation Factory’s ninth summit.</p><p>The head of the factory, Saul Kaplan, said new collaborations and projects come out of the summit every year. About two-thirds of the attendees come from outside of Rhode Island.</p><p>“The people that are there and the people that are in the room have an incredibly positive view of Rhode Island. They believe Rhode Island is a place where innovation can happen, so it changes the conversation," said Kaplan.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:34:23 +0000 Ian Donnis 21782 at http://ripr.org Friday, March 1, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/friday-march-1-2013 <p>The final Supreme Court ruling on the California law banning same-sex marriage may affect RI.&nbsp; Good news for RI's jobless rate.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Plus former EDC Director Saul Kaplan is this week's guest on Political Roundtable. &nbsp;<br><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20podcast%201%20March%202013">news@ripr.org</a><br>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:01:33 +0000 Lydia Rogers 11191 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Saul Kaplan says RI Should Decide its Economic Focus http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-saul-kaplan-says-ri-should-decide-its-economic-focus <p></p><p>Saul Kaplan, founder and head of the Business Innovation Factory, and a former director of the state Economic Development Corporation, joins the panel to discuss struggles at the EDC, the outlook for gun-related legislation, municipal finance woes in Woonsocket and more.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 11145 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Saul Kaplan says RI Should Decide its Economic Focus Bonus Q+A: Kaplan says RI Needs to Turn its Size Into An Asset http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-kaplan-says-ri-needs-turn-its-size-asset <p>Saul Kaplan, head of the Business Innovation Factory, says Rhode Island has the necessary assets for a thriving economy. Part of the challenge, he says, is transforming the state's small size from an obstacle into a benefit.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 11149 at http://ripr.org