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Nov14

Healing through Music with Hands in Harmony

November 13, 2018 Like most, Nicole O’Malley had no idea what she wanted her future career to look like when she was young. When her band teacher asked the class to combine two of their passions to imagine their dream job, she chose teaching and music. These two passions ultimately led her to a career[…..]

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Nov08

Social Enterprise Greenhouse awards three promising social enterprises with one-year co-working scholarships to the SEG Hub

Providence, Rhode Island (November 8, 2018) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) recognized three promising social enterprises at their annual Alumni Celebration and Awards event on Wednesday, November 7. Each entrepreneur will receive a one-year Hot Desk coworking scholarship to the SEG Hub (valued at $900) to grow their business and impact. Co-working membership includes additional[…..]

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Oct23

2018 Food Accelerator Alum, OURgrain, named a Top 26 Startup by MassChallenge Boston

October 23, 2018 According to a recent news release, 2018 Food Accelerator alum, OURgrain, a food tech social enterprise that repurposes spent grain from breweries, was selected as a Top 26 startup in the MassChallenge Boston accelerator. Following their completion of the Social Enterprise Greenhouse 2018 Food Accelerator program in May, the startup was selected[…..]

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Oct16

Impact Accelerator Alum, C.O.A.A.S.T., presents play before Congress

October 16, 2018 According to a recent news release from Boston Children’s Hospital, on September 26, Impact Accelerator Alumnus, C.O.A.A.S.T., presented ‘Four Legs to Stand On’, a short play inspired by real-life stories of addiction and recovery, in front of Members of Congress at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. The program, which was sponsored[…..]

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Oct15

Putting the Patient First with Asthenis Pharmacy

October 15, 2018 Walking into Asthenis, one is immediately struck by the beauty of the facility. The vibrant purple and green logo grabs your attention, and the modern decor makes the pharmacy unique and inviting. The owner of Asthenis, Dr. Eugenio Fernandez Jr., established the pharmacy just blocks away from where he grew up in[…..]

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Oct05

Fuerza Laboral: Empowering Workers through Cooperative Business

Last month, SEG had the opportunity to sit down with the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Fuerza Laboral, Heiny Maldonado, where she shared her experience and reason for founding the organization. Maldonado emigrated from Colombia to the United States in 2001. Though Heiny possessed an advanced degree in Colombia, like so many other qualified immigrant[…..]

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Sep25

SEG recognizes 6 companies in its first year of their Best for Rhode Island initiative

September 25th, 2018 Social Enterprise Greenhouse recognizes 6 companies in the first year of their Best for Rhode Island initiative. The awards took place at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Luncheon on Monday, September 24. The 6 awardees were recognized for their outstanding achievement in using their business as a force for[…..]

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Sep21

12 Social Enterprises Accepted to begin SEG Health and Wellness Accelerator

September 21, 2018 12 Rhode Island based Health and Wellness businesses began the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) Accelerator program in early September. The Accelerator, SEG’s signature venture development program, includes a 12-week blended learning model that provides high impact social entrepreneurs the tools, networks and resources to validate their idea, understand their customer, and formalize[…..]

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Sep18

Q&A with Alissa Peterson of SeaAhead

September 18, 2018 Though a recently established venture, SeaAhead (Accelerator ‘18) is already making impressive strides not only in Rhode Island, but within Southern New England. SeaAhead is a Benefit Corporation with the mission of supporting new venture development at the intersection of innovation + sustainability + the oceans– otherwise known as “bluetech.” Recently I[…..]

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Sep13

From Finance to Food Business, Meet CEO of Feast and Fettle, Carlos Ventura

September 13, 2018 From a young age, Carlos Ventura always had an entrepreneurial mindset. This innate drive has led him to great achievements. As the first college graduate in his family, he landed a job on Wall Street and eventually moved on to work as an investment banker in London for Goldman Sachs. Most recently,[…..]

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