Meet 9 of Rhode Island’s Most Exciting Startups

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If you’re interested in relocating to Providence, Rhode Island – or maybe you already live in the area – then you should check out Uncubed’s upcoming Dinner with Kenzan on Wednesday, November 1. Not only can you score a free meal and transportation, you’ll also hear why the software engineering and digital consulting firm is a great place to work. Learn more here.

Rhode Island might be the nation’s smallest state, but that hasn’t prevented its startup and tech scene from booming. Anchored by Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, the capital city of Providence is home to hundreds of biotech, manufacturing, and consumer companies.

Meet 9 of Rhode Island’s most exciting startups.


The corporate wellness platform ShapeUp was founded in 2006 by two Brown University medical students. Today, the company works with more than 500 employers in 109 countries.


Founded in 2004, Kenzan works with clients like HBO, AMC Networks, and Mattel to provide customized end-to-end solutions in everything from software engineering to UI development spaces. Want to work with them? Sign up for our Dinner with Kenzan on November 1.


The restaurant point-of-sale and management platform Upserve has raised more than $40 million in funding over the last eight years.


A platform for artists to sell customized t-shirts, mugs, and more, Teespring handles the sales, manufacture, and shipping.

Alex and Ani

With over 100 retail locations throughout the United States, Alex and Ani is best known for their eco-friendly charm bangles.


G-Form caters to the extreme-o-philes among us, making protective athletic equipment and iPhone cases that will even shield your phone from a 100,000-foot drop.


An advanced materials company, NanoSteel designs and manufactures patented steels that are engineered on a nano-scale.


Sproutel describes themselves “Cabbage Patch Kids for healthcare” – offering toys that help children with diabetes and obesity.


It’s never fun managing finances with roommates or loved ones. But Splitwise promises to make it easier, offering a mobile and web app that helps shared expenses.


We’re not entirely sure what Nabsys does, so we’re just going to let them explain it. “Nabsys uses solid-state nanodectors to build whole genome maps with sub-diffraction-limit resolution that are truly high definition.”