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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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Aug28

SEG is accepting applications for its 2019 Impact and Food Accelerator programs. Applications are due October 1, 2018.

Rhode Island (August 28, 2018) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) is accepting applications for its 2019 Accelerators for ‘Do Well, Do Good’ businesses. SEG is looking for motivated and coachable social entrepreneurs with a feasible food, environment, or general social impact venture to apply. Applications for SEG’s Food and Impact Accelerator programs are due on[…..]

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Aug17

PBN takes a look at RI entrepreneurial ecosystem

Providence Business News takes a look at the RI entrepreneurial ecosystem and surveys startups, including 8 SEG ventures, they interviewed in 2015 to find out how they’ve fared. SEG CEO, Kelly Ramirez provides insights from our experience serving social entrepreneurs in the area. Read the full article at PBN.com.

Jul30

SEG Welcomes Meg Wirth as Director for Health and Wellness Initiative

For Immediate Release Providence, Rhode Island (Monday July 30, 2018) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) welcomes Meg Wirth to their team as Health and Wellness Initiative Director. As Director for SEG’s Health and Wellness initiative, Meg will run the business Accelerator for social enterprises focused on public health, wellness and medical innovation. She will also[…..]

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Jun14

What The Art of Social Enterprise tells us about legal structure

By Alec O’del Social enterprise, the idea of using business as a force for good, is on the rise. Many wonder how a company can pursue positive social impact, while remaining financially sustainable. Lawyers Carl Frankel and Allen Bromberger discuss social entrepreneurship and the different social enterprise corporate structures in their book The Art of[…..]

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Jun01

WatchRx (Health Accelerator ’17) Selected by Bayer and TechCode for Digital Healthcare Innovation Program

June, 2018 Bayer and TechCode have selected WatchRx (Health Accelerator ’17) for their first U.S. Digital Healthcare Program. WatchRx is the first and only dedicated smartwatch/SaaS solution with all-in-one medication reminders, built-in phone and GPS to support prescription adherence and to improve health outcomes for those managing complex medication regimens. The Bayer-TechCode partnership is designed[…..]

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May21

Trailblazers: Reviewing The Startup of You and Better and Faster

By Alec O’del Business has changed from 100 years ago. Gone are the days of working the same Fortune 500 job from college graduation to golden-watch retirement. With technology changing at incredibly high speeds, entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly popular as a way for people to realize their goals. Many have written books to share their[…..]

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