Alumni Stories


  • Muse Interactive - A creative new beauty start-up developed by URI graduate Toye Onikoyi, Muse Interactive brings a fascinating blend of advanced technology and cosmetics with the brilliant Muse Mirror. Glimpse more into this modern marvel of the beauty world at their website.  ...Read more
  • Buppy Pets - Founder and alum, Lauren Ruggierio is producing and distributing dog treats inspired by the human snacks we love. They are healthy snacks for owners and pets alike, and are now distributed in grocery stores, pet stores and even food trucks… ...Read more
  • Rent Sons - Founder and URI alum Pat Brown builds community by providing reliable services at one flat rate for chores, tasks, errands, shopping, delivery, pick-up and DIY projects. Expanding throughout RI and MA. Sons and daughters, too. Rent Sons website ...Read more
  • Aretec Aretec - Roby Luna, president of Aretec, develops data science and analytics platforms to streamline workflows and improve cybersecurity for multiple branches of the U.S. government. Aretec website Read more about Aretec at URI Today ...Read more
  • Mercenaria Mercenaria - Brendan Breen, recent URI graduate and founder of Mercenaria, developed technology to culture and grow quahog pearls, an innovation near and dear to the hearts of Rhode Islanders. Read more about his venture, Mercenaria. ...Read more