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Apr26

Finnest, Impact accelerator participant from 2017, raises their first outside capital through Netcapital

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Finnest, Impact accelerator participant from 2017, raises their first outside capital through Netcapital, a Boston-based equity crowd-investing platform. Finnest’s base of financial support is wider than ever. In just 6 days they’ve raised more than half their goal, making the Finnest campaign one of the most successful on NetCapital thus far. Netcapital allows anyone to invest as little as $100 in return for shares in the company. Funds raised will enable founder Clemens Grave, and his team, to launch their educational banking platform for kids and teens to the public in early Q2 2018. “We’re within weeks of delivering our live product to families who first learned about Finnest on our website”, said Grave. “We have tremendous momentum right now.” Anyone interested in learning more about Finnest can visit their website https://www.finnest.co/ or check out their campaign on Netcapital at https://netcapital.com/companies/finnest.

Mar22

SEG Appoints Macky McCleary, Administrator RIDPUC, to Board of Directors

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For Immediate Release

Providence, Rhode Island (March 22, 2018) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) recently appointed Macky McCleary to its Board of Directors.

Macky McCleary brings over 7 years of experience in public service. He currently serves as Administrator of Rhode Island Department of Public Utilities and Carriers and formerly served as Director of the RI Department of Business Regulation, on the Board of Commissioners for RI Housing, and as Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Quality (EQ) at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP).

McCleary previously worked on a wide variety of strategy and operations projects as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co. An entrepreneur himself, McCleary was the co-founder and president of EmPower CES, a start-up clean energy and green building development company.

“As SEG enters its next phase of growth and impact, we are thrilled to have Macky’s expertise, both as a public servant and entrepreneur, to help guide our strategic decision making,” said SEG Board Chair Kenneth Barrette.

“I am honored to join the board of SEG at such pivotal point in their growth,” said Macky McCleary. “I look forward to helping SEG drive social impact and innovation forward!”

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About Social Enterprise Greenhouse:

Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impacts by supporting social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. We are a network of business and community leaders who contribute time, expertise, and money to create jobs and support positive change through social enterprise.

Press Contact:

Crystal Rosatti

Social Enterprise Greenhouse

crosatti@segreenhouse.org

401.272.2558 ext. 4826

 

Feb16

Voices from the Field: Can Co-ops Displace the Gig Economy?

This article was originally published by NPQ online, on December 21, 2017 (https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/12/21/voices-from-the-field-can-co-ops-displace-the-gig-economy/). Used with permission. The future of jobs, work, and workplaces is facing rampant transformation. One of the most visible changes has been the rising number of contract workers, who, according to the Freelancers’ Union, number 57.3 million people in the US. That’s 36 percent of all workers! If[…..]

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Feb09

Best for RI Valentine’s Date Night!

February 9, 2018 Maybe I’m just unromantic (or boring), but I’ve never been too excited for Valentine’s Day – too much sugar, too much pink, and too much pressure! However, in spite of my cold, anti-Valentine’s heart, it is the perfect time of the year to make plans somewhere warm and cozy with people you[…..]

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Feb09

Social Enterprise Greenhouse Appoints Claudia Cardozo to Board of Directors

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For Immediate Release

Providence, Rhode Island (February 9, 2018) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse recently appointed Claudia Cardozo to its Board of Directors. Claudia is the Community Development Manager and CRA Officer at Coastway Community Bank and a volunteer Strengths Coach at Leadership Rhode Island’s Make RI Stronger Initiative. Claudia has over 10 years of experience assisting small businesses; non-profit organizations and the private sector achieve economic growth and improve employee engagement with her thoughtful counsel and guidance. She is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and holds a Certificate of Master Coach of Neuro-linguistic Programming.  

“Claudia has been an engaged member of the SEG community for years, training and advising many entrepreneurs,” said Kelly Ramirez, CEO, SEG. “We are thrilled that she is joining the board and know that her expertise and networks will help us further expand our impact.”

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About Social Enterprise Greenhouse:

Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impacts by supporting social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. We are a network of business and community leaders who contribute time, expertise, and money to create jobs and support positive change through social enterprise.

Press Contact:

Crystal Rosatti

Social Enterprise Greenhouse

crosatti@segreenhouse.org

401.272.2558 ext. 4826

 

Feb05

14 Food Businesses To Begin SEG Food Accelerator Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Providence, Rhode Island (February 5, 2018) – 14 Rhode Island based food businesses are set to begin the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) Food Accelerator program on February 15, 2018. The Accelerator, SEG’s signature social enterprise development program, includes a 12-week blended learning model developed and delivered in collaboration with Brown University. Throughout[…..]

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Feb02

Connecting with Consumers: Reflections from the Social Change Marketplace

Friday, February 2, 2018 The Social Change Marketplace began in my office four years ago when I sold 200 bags of Beautiful Day Granola during the holidays to faculty and staff at Bryant University. Someone suggested that I should have a year-round operation as a campus distributor of granola. This would afford people on campus[…..]

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Jan17

13 Social Enterprises To Begin SEG Impact Accelerator Next Week

Providence, Rhode Island (January 17, 2018) 13 Rhode Island based social impact businesses are set to begin the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) Accelerator program on January 23, 2018. The Accelerator, SEG’s signature social enterprise development program, includes a 12-week blended learning model developed and delivered in collaboration with Brown University. Throughout the three months, each[…..]

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Dec18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Best for Rhode Island Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BEST FOR RHODE ISLAND LAUNCH Providence, Rhode Island (December 18th, 2017) – The recent Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce annual meeting was the backdrop for the official launch of the Best for Rhode Island initiative, a statewide campaign that equips businesses to assess and improve their positive social impact. Through a[…..]

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Dec15

Holiday Shopping Guide: With Impact

December 15, 2017 As a native New Englander, I love the holiday season. Though the idea of the impending winter weather makes me want to curl up under a blanket and not come out until May (or June, just to be safe). But before I go into hibernation, I’m looking forward to getting through my[…..]

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