RightHill Ventures


We Work with Innovators to Tackle the Problems That Matter

RightHill Ventures was founded by the Slater Technology Fund to provide venture capital and other support to early-stage technology companies commercializing the most promising R&D coming from universities’ ecosystems. Backed by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, RightHill Ventures works in partnership with Brown, the University of Rhode Island, and other higher education institutions and their alumni to identify and fund the innovators who are developing solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.

Leveraging Our Network of Partners

Our deep ties to Brown and URI’s scientific, engineering, and clinical faculty, as well as to all elements of their—and the region’s—entrepreneurial ecosystem, allow us to identify the most promising innovations and connect them with the right resources to help them grow into successful companies.

Slater Technology Fund

The sponsoring organization of this grant, Slater is an evergreen fund supporting founders through seed-stage investments in technology, life sciences, and energy ventures.

Brown Technology Innovations Office

BTI is the arm of the university that evaluates new inventions, protects them through intellectual property, and commercializes them through startups or licenses to existing companies.

Brown Angels Group

BAG is a global network of 400+ Brown University alumni angel investors assembled to support early-stage startups founded by alumni.

Brown Biomedical Innovations to Impact

BBII manages an academic accelerator fund dedicated to supporting potential high-impact biomedical technologies seeking to become well-defined product opportunities.

Brown University’s Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship

The Nelson Center offers curricular, cocurricular, and venture creation and acceleration activities, including B-Lab, the university’s premier venture program.

Rhode Island Bio

RI Bio is southeastern New England’s life sciences industry group dedicated to galvanizing collaboration and growth among startups, established firms, hospitals, universities, investors, and government.

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