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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.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

06/08/2017

Is the co-op model right for you?

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

SEG presents Is the co-op model right for you?

Join SEG and local co-operatives for a panel discussion on the different types of co-op business models and determine whether the co-op option is right for you. Members of local organizations and cooperatives will lead us in exploring the advantages and distinct features of the co-op model, the most appropriate model for a given enterprise sector, and the support available for co-op start-ups and existing organizations transforming into a co-op.

The panel will include;

Producer cooperative: Ocean Spray

Dan Crocker, Vice President, Cooperative Development and Global Ingredients at Ocean Spray, came to Ocean Spray in 2007 as a Senior Attorney in the legal department. But, he says, his interest in the company and the work he could do here quickly grew. “Soon after I arrived, I learned that working for an agricultural cooperative could mean so much more,” he says. “I gravitated toward working on agricultural and grower issues, and found the work to be deeply rewarding and motivating.”

In his job, he’s accountable for the integration and communication of the Cooperative’s business strategies, and leads the agricultural supply and operations, communications and sustainability teams to do so. In 2016, he added the role of overseeing the Cooperative’s Ingredient Technology Group (ITG). “I love the personal gratification that I get from knowing who I am working for—the Growers,” he says.

Workers cooperative: Equal Exchange

​Bethany Karbowski, Community Events Coordinator and Worker/Owner at Equal Exchange, has been connecting community-based groups with fairly traded, organic products from small-scale farmer cooperatives around the world since 2013. Before that she worked in the fair trade sector with the non-profit organization Ten Thousand Villages, where she first discovered Equal Exchange and was drawn to their cooperative model. Bethany is passionate about educating US consumers about authentic fair trade and challenging the corporate food system. She lives in Providence.​

Consumer cooperative: Urban Greens

Philip Trevvett, Vice-Chairperson at Urban Greens, works at Harvard Medical School in the Center for Biomedical Informatics. He has lived primarily in Providence since 2002. He has volunteered with farming & food businesses and organizations such as Red Planet Vegetables, Beltane Dairy Farm, and Farm Fresh RI, and is an avid community gardener. He believes strongly in the need for regional food systems and local infrastructure and sees food co-ops as a key piece of the puzzle.

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06/06/2017

Health & Wellness Accelerator Info Session

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you a social entrepreneur looking to take your Health and Wellness business to the next level? Attend this info session to learn more about SEG’s award-winning Accelerator. Join our growing community of do well do good entrepreneurs that are improving outcomes in Rhode Island and beyond!

Come learn about:

  • How this will benefit your business
  • Tips for the application process
  • Network with other entrepreneurs and advisors

We look forward to meeting you and learning about your business!

RSVP here! 

05/25/2017

Brown Bag Lunch: Creating Financial Statements for Your Business

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A business plan is an essential road map for a business success. It describes the need in the marketplace, its target audience, the “Value Proposition” to the consumer or user, and the marketing approach. But what about the money? Determining the necessary finances to start and operate a successful business for years to come is one of the most challenging parts of getting started.

Join Peter Hahn, Professor of Business Management at the Gabelli School of Business, to learn the how-to’s of formatting and process of creating financial statements for your business.

Register here!

05/18/2017

SEG Presents: Green Drinks with RIBike

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Social Enterprise Greenhouse on May 18, 2017 for Providence Green Drinks with the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition!

Each month we will 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!

RSVP here!

05/16/2017

Health and Wellness Accelerator Info Session

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you a social entrepreneur looking to take your Health and Wellness business to the next level? Attend this info session to learn more about SEG’s award-winning Accelerator. Join our growing community of do well do good entrepreneurs that are improving outcomes in Rhode Island and beyond!

Come learn about:

  • How this will benefit your business
  • Tips for the application process
  • Network with other entrepreneurs and advisors

We look forward to meeting you and learning about your business!

Register here!

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