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50K Brown Venture Prize Pitch

(3.25) “Bear Pit” might have been the name for this local version of “Shark Tank,” but this competition includes RISD, and who knows what arena “Nads” do battle in (although the winner would take home The Cup). But this online event might actually be entertaining. Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship to watch Brown and …

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Providence Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Pecha Kucha

(3.26) In early 2009, newly transplanted Rhode Islander Stephanie Gerson (update: now Stephanie Lepp) looked around and more or less said, “Huh, look at all the cool stuff here. Why the heck doesn’t Providence have Pecha Kucha nights?” So the hula-hooping vixen kicked off a Providence version of the free-admission global phenomenon, whose name (pronounced …

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‘Action Speaks’ — Frommer’s Guide

(10.10) Action Speaks has decided this October to look at moments in 20th Century U.S. history where America’s greatest hopes and despair have been represented in our country’s collective imagination and construction. Our theme this year is Utopian/Dystopian, dates where traditional and idiosyncratic ideas for the transcendent meet the amplification of ‘everyday horrific’ in a …

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‘Action Speaks’ Returns To AS220 With Birth Of Vegas

(10.3) Action Speaks is a series of contemporary topic-driven panel discussions centered around “Underappreciated Dates that Changed America.” This season is organized around the theme, Utopia/Dystopia. This week’s the topic will be “The Birth of Las Vegas!” Born as a ‘pass through’ for those on the way to the West Coast, Las Vegas’ fortune’s soared …

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