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Slater's proven track record of economic impact is evident in the results of its portfolio companies. We invite you to explore a sampling of our entrepreneurial success stories below.

Case Studies

NABsys is an example of how a startup can successfully grow by leveraging grant money to attract follow-on investments. In 2007, the company was awarded more than $1 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health?s National Human Genome Research Institute, and subsequently received seed-round backing from Slater and other investors...

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When Steve Eaves and his team approached the Slater Technology Fund about funding his novel method for managing advanced chemistry batteries, he was no stranger to high performance batteries, or to the rigors of beginning a start-up. He had already designed and sold batteries for satellites and submarines through his own, self-funded company, but he was new to venture-backed start-ups...

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ProThera Biologics is a particularly compelling example of the potential that exists in entrepreneurial startups emerging from the labs at biomedical research institutions in Rhode Island. Starting with a research grant in amount of $100,000 from the Slater Technology Fund, the company has been awarded in excess of $6 million in grant funding from various federal and state-based sources...

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When Charlie Kroll graduated from Brown University in 2000, he was no stranger to web technologies, as he had been building cold fusion applications from his dorm room for several years. Entrepreneurial by nature, he started a company, Andera, which developed web sites and internal online applications and provided hosting services...

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