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Social Enterprise Greenhouse organizes networking and educational events which provide an opportunity to learn more about social enterprise and meet social entrepreneurs, business leaders and social investors. Want to receive reminders about our events? Join our mailing list.

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Past Events

06/22/2017

Brown Bag Lunch: How to Tell Your Brand Story in the Digital Age

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SEG presents Brown Bag Lunch: How to Tell Your Brand Story in the Digital Age

It’s never been easier to tell your story to the world. Social media has allowed us to easily and efficiently connect with those that can help us grow our businesses. Join Pete Lucas, Vice President Business Development at JH Communications, to discuss ways you can what you already have (your phone and a few inexpensive items) to provide engaging content or video while applying best practices to effectively reach your target audience. You will leave with an understanding of which social media works best for your business and industries and how to launch and maintain a successful campaign online.


Pete Lucas, Vice President of Business Development, has more than 15 years of experience working in broadcast and digital media. During this time, Pete has worked with numerous businesses in Southern New England to develop tailored strategies to meet the targeted goals of his clients. This includes negotiating contracts, developing sponsorship opportunities and creating on air and digital campaigns. Pete also worked as a broadcast journalist covering sports in New England and the Southeast.

Pete graduated from Boston College in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a concentration in Marketing.

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06/20/2017

SEG 101 Workshop: Operations

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

SEG presents 101 Workshop: Operations

Take your big picture goals, and figure out what it will take in the day to day to get there. This workshop will help you answer some basic operations questions: What legal status should you pursue? What kind of team do you need and how do you retain them? What do your financial operations look like? Do I need a contract for that, and when should I ask for legal help? How should I track sales? and how these things change as the stage of your business advances. After learning about options and the dos and don’ts of cutting corners, participants will walk away having mapped and estimated costs for necessary elements of their day to day as a operational social venture.

This workshop will be led by Steven Byler of GrowthLab and Grinnell Bookkeeping. Steven has over 10 years experience working with startups; he partners with founders to develop business strategy, finance that strategy, and drive business development. He works as a finance and operations partner to CXOs leading early and growth stage companies. Steven enjoys working with entrepreneurs in developing financial models, diagnosing and addressing operational challenges, and building investor communication. Steven lives in Melrose, MA and enjoys getting outside with his wife, Christine, and two sons in all seasons.

SEG 101 Workshops: Building Blocks for Social Entrepreneurs

The SEG 101 Workshop series helps motivated, coachable entrepreneurs turn ideas into action! SEG 101 Workshops provide entrepreneurs the practical knowledge and skills to plan and launch businesses that do well and do good.

Build business skills in our monthly SEG 101 Workshops:

  • January 17, 2017: Social Entrepreneurship: How your business can do well by doing good
  • February 21, 2017: Defining Your Value in the Marketplace: Who are your customers and how do you capture them?
  • March 14, 2017: Designing Your Social Enterprise Business Model: How to create a social enterprise plan
  • April 18, 2017: Finance: Build and manage your dollars and cents
  • May 16, 2017: Operations: How to execute on your social enterprise plan
  • June 13, 2017: Fundraising and Development: How to find the funding and resources you need to get started

Cost:
$20 drop-in
$100 six-session package
Scholarships are available for committed entrepreneurs who want to complete all six 101 workshops.

Register here!

06/20/2017

SEG 101 Workshop: Operations

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Take your big picture goals, and figure out what it will take in the day to day to get there. This workshop will help you answer some basic operations questions: What legal status should you pursue? What kind of team do you need and how do you retain them? What do your financial operations look like? Do I need a contract for that, and when should I ask for legal help? How should I track sales? and how these things change as the stage of your business advances. After learning about options and the dos and don’ts of cutting corners, participants will walk away having mapped and estimated costs for necessary elements of their day to day as a operational social venture.

This workshop will be led by Steven Byler of GrowthLab and Grinnell Bookkeeping. Steven has over 10 years experience working with startups; he partners with founders to develop business strategy, finance that strategy, and drive business development. He works as a finance and operations partner to CXOs leading early and growth stage companies. Steven enjoys working with entrepreneurs in developing financial models, diagnosing and addressing operational challenges, and building investor communication. Steven lives in Melrose, MA and enjoys getting outside with his wife, Christine, and two sons in all seasons.

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06/20/2017

Community Table: Daniele, Inc. – CANCELLED

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Davide Dukcevich of Daniele, Inc. for this month’s Community Table discussion! One table, one conversation, and a great way for eaters, advocates, or those curious to connect and exchange ideas. Come when you can and bring your lunch or snack. Free and open to all!

About Daniele, Inc:

Deep in the unspoiled forests of Rhode Island, the Dukcevich family is hand-making some of the finest charcuterie in the world. More than three decades ago, the family brought their delicious salumi to America from Northern Italy. It all starts with the hogs, which are raised on American family farms. The pork is then dry-cured for months with basic ingredients like sea salt and coarse pepper, using the same ancient methods passed down through the centuries. Today, families all over the world enjoy our Del Duca® Prosciutto, sopressata, salame, pancetta, mortadella and capocollo.

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06/15/2017

PVD Green Drinks with Harvest Cycle

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Social Enterprise Greenhouse on June 15, 2017 for Providence Green Drinks with Harvest Cycle!

Each month we highlight the work of organizations innovating in the environment sector, followed by discussion and networking over food and drink. This is a great opportunity to find out how you can get involved in a thriving community committed to creating jobs and making our RI communities more environmentally friendly!

What do you get when you mix bikes with community gardens, compost, and vegetables? Join Harvest Cycle for a Green Drinks event for connecting and conversing about bicycles and full-cycle food systems. Harvest Cycle is a pedal-powered delivery service in Providence, RI that offers urban agriculture and sustainability services. Harvest Cycle’s team of pedalers collects compost from houses across Providence and brings it to local farms and also delivers fresh produce from local farms to residents of Providence! Come join the conversation about how we can develop more sustainable food systems locally while reducing waste sent to landfills. Bring your knowledge, ideas, and questions about compost, sustainability, food systems, and the power of bicycles!


These monthly events are made possible in partnership with: Cleantech Open Northeast, EcoRI News, New England Clean Energy Council/Navigate, and Slater Technology Fund

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