Entrepreneur Spotlight Archives

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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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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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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May04

Q&A with Jackelyn Dacanay, Founder, THE ART OF FATE

Founded in 2014, THE ART OF FATE is the first conscious fashion and wellness house created for all womxn. They partner with emerging brands in social impact and showcase the brand’s stories with the world.   Cameron Keegan: Jackie, it’s so great to meet you and thank you for sitting down with me! First off, tell[…..]

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Mar06

Q&A with Carolyn Greenspan, CEO, Blue State Coffee

March 6, 2018 Blue State Coffee donates 2% of their sales to local non-profit organizations suggested by their customers, and from January 2018 to June 2018, Social Enterprise Greenhouse will be one of those beneficiaries. Since their founding in 2004, Blue State Coffee has donated over $800,000 to local nonprofits and focuses on ethical and[…..]

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Dec08

Entrepreneur Story: Ahuma Adodoadji, AFRILINK

December 8, 2017 A few years ago, a group of young armed men attacked a university professor near Nairobi. During a shootout with the police, the leader of the group was killed. He was a university graduate. Ahuma Adodoadji, social entrepreneur and founder of AFRILINK, told me this story to illustrate why he does this[…..]

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Dec01

Beat the Streets Providence: Tackling obstacles on and off the mats

December 1, 2017 In 2012, after school sports had been non-existent in Providence Public middle schools. At a time when public schools across the nation face budget cuts, interscholastic sports were one of the first programs to go. Yet, sports programs can be invaluable during one the most rapid periods of childhood development, as outlets[…..]

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Nov21

Entrepreneur Story: Francisco Portela, Portela Soni Medical

November 21, 2017 When Francisco Portela first started working at Mass General as an oncology fellow, he was shocked at what he saw. “I got to this world-famous hospital… and people were dying of urinary tract infections.” Francisco is referring to a specific phenomenon called Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, or CAUTIs. According to the CDC,[…..]

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