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Hatch Entrepreneurial Center Sets Grand Opening for September 18

Published on September 9, 2013

With the mission to foster entrepreneurship, the Hatch Entrepreneurial Center will celebrate a grand opening on Wednesday, September 18th at 2 p.m. at its offices on the second and third floor of 244 Weybosset Street in Providence. The Center was founded by Home Loan Investment Bank in conjunction with the Murphy Family Foundation and Home Loan Foundation.

Situated in Providence's Knowledge District, the Center will take advantage of its close proximity to business professionals and centers of influence in the state capital to provide 6,000 square feet of office space to its associates. Typical workplace amenities such as phone and Internet access as well as fax, scanner and copier machines will also be provided. "The mission of the Hatch Entrepreneurial Center is to provide an environment that will foster entrepreneurship in Rhode Island" explained Daniel A. Murphy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at HLIB's Ocean Capital. "The Center will provide facilities, conference rooms and meeting spaces for early-stage companies. There will be opportunities for entrepreneurs to meet and review business plans, discuss operations issues with other start-ups and connect with mentors in the areas of accounting, finance, international business, law, marketing and management. "

Through a partnership with the Rhode Island Business Development Center, Hatch will offer early-stage companies business advisory services, mentoring by experienced businesspeople, access to capital and connections to business leaders in the state and region as well as office facilities.

To attend the Grand Opening, RSVP by September 13 to Kate Barba at 401.351.8855 or via email at kbarba@regancomm.com

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