About this video

BIF executive director Melissa Withers tells a story about the Business Innovation Factory and the organization’s North star question: How do you get off the whiteboard and into the real world?


Melissa Withers is the former Executive Director of the Business Innovation Factory. In addition to her work overseeing day-to-day operations at BIF, Melissa played an active role in projects conducted in the BIF experience labs.

Melissa previously served as Director, Communications and Market Development for the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. In addition to overseeing the corporation’s market development and communications activities, Melissa led the development of the state’s innovation programming and was responsible for the launch of programs such as the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council and RI-Nexus initiative.


BIF-6 Summit



About the Summit

The BIF Summit blends storytelling, co-creation, and random collisions of unusual suspects, creating the conditions for us together to imagine a better future. A future that represents a diversity of perspectives, views, identities and experiences across industries, sectors and disciplines.

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