Obama TechHire, tech investment is critical to R.I. workforce, economy

by KATHIE SHIELDS AND GISELLE MAHONEY

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen and I traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the White House’s first-ever Demo Day showcasing innovators and entrepreneurs across America.

Rhode Island’s own Sproutel was one of many startup companies present to share the story of their creation, Jerry the Bear, the first model of which helps kids with type 1 diabetes learn how to manage their health and symptoms through play.

It was at Demo Day where President Obama also recognized Rhode Island as part of his TechHire initiative.


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