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PBN highlights benefits of meet up opportunities provided by SEG

In the article, PBN features BIF and SEG. The article highlights the services by both organizations that bring entrepreneurs together.

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Food Accelerator Graduate Interviewed by the Providence Journal

The article discuses the meal-service company Savory Fare that delivers home-cooked meals to elderly. Mary Hughes, founder of Savory Fare, cites the SEG Food Accelerator program in the development of her business.

Read the full article at providencejournal.com


SEG Food Accelerator Featured by Providence Journal

In the article, Isabella Cassell, SEG director of Food Initiatives, speaks about the Rhode Island food sector and the 12-week “mini-MBA” accelerator program for local food businesses. The article also highlights Fresh Local 52, one of the eight Rhode Island-based businesses in the program.

Read the full article at providencejournal.com


SEG Food Impact Award Given to Food4Good Founder

SEG awarded Julius Searight, founder and director of Food4Good, for using food as a tool to impact the community in a positive way. the article goes on to discuss Searight’s work to provide food for people in need in Providence.

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SEG Mentioned in Article on PetsEmpower

PetsEmpower, a non-profit operating out of the SEG Hub, is featured. Founder Jordan Ross discusses his organization’s mission to help domestic violence victims keep their pets.

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SEG Featured in Article on RI Job Development

Stefan Pryor, Rhode Island’s first commerce secretary, discusses job creation in the state. The article mentions SEG’s participation in Rhode Island’s Network Matching grant program, which helps small businesses focused on social cases to grow in Rhode Island.

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Founder of SEG-Based Zencare Interviewed

Yuri Tomikawa Talks about her return to Providence to start Zencare, a tech company that refers, recommends, and vets clinicians and therapists in an effort to connect them with people seeking their services.

Read the full article at PBN.com


SEG’s Kelly Ramirez Interviewed on Millennials and the Social Enterprise Movement

In the article, Ramirez discusses the goals and challenges faced by SEG in addition to offering thoughts on the future of RI social enterprise. The interview also highlights the growth of SEG’s programs and the influence of Millennials on the social enterprise sector.

Read the full article at PBN.com


SEG Thanked by Health and Wellness Accelerator Participant

Kathleen Repoli cites the  Social Enterprise Greenhouse Accelerator Program for helping her new company in the health and wellness industry. Repoli’s business, SimplaFYI, offers acupuncture, massage therapy and meditation, among other services, for well-being and chronic-disease management.


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Salve Regina Student Named a SEG Changemaker Fellow

Sophomore Jordan Elster was named as one of SEG’s nine Changemaker Fellows on October 5. Awarded a yearly stipend of $1500, Fellows will work to encourage entrepreneurship programs at their schools as well as connect student entrepreneurs with resources and opportunities.

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