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The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub
A Project Of SEGreenhouse

WHAT IS THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE HUB?

The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub is Rhode Island’s first community and co-working space where social entrepreneurs, mentors, and business professionals come together to network, share ideas, create jobs and improve our community. The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub is THE PLACE for new and established do well do good businesses. Will YOU be part of this movement?

WANT TO BECOME A MEMBER?

It all starts with a single conversation. As a member of The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub, your ideas will go further, reach wider audiences, and achieve greater results. Becoming a member of The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub will help you achieve your do well do good goals.

Contact us at info@segreenhouse.org to get started!

Choose Your Option
Rent an Office

Rent an Office

  • $500/month
  • 24/7 access with own key
  • Two desks and two chairs
  • Mail sorting services
Dedicated Desk

Dedicated Desk

  • $150/month
  • 24/7 access
  • Personal dedicated desk and chair
Hot Desk

Hot Desk

  • $75/month
  • 24/7 access
  • Ability to work at any available shared desk
Convener Membership

Convener Membership

  • $35/month
  • Unlimited use of meeting spaces

WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS OF JOINING THE COLLABORATIVE?

  • Be part of a vibrant community of social innovators
  • SEG events including Coach/Advisor meet-ups, workshops and other networking/best practice events
  • Structured introductions to mentors
  • Access to marketing, finance, and legal mentorship hours
  • Access high-quality business amenities
  • High speed WIFI
  • Print/scan facilities
  • Kitchen Amenities
  • Utilities (heating/cooling, garbage, electricity)
  • Mailing address/mail sorting
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EVENTS

The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub is a hub of impact activity. Join us to learn, share and meet others in the growing impact movement. Check out our Events Calendar to see what’s coming up!

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  • Health & Wellness Accelerator Info Session

    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! 

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  • Is the co-op model right for you?

    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.

    RSVP here!

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  • Brown Bag Lunch: How to Plan Your Business’ Financial Success

    SEG presents Brown Bag Lunch: How to Plan Your Business’ Financial Success

    Whether you are just starting out, have an established business or are looking towards a final exit from the business, financial planning is critical to any business’ success.

    Join Peter Hahn, Professor of Business Management at the Gabelli School of Business, to determine the necessary finances to start and operate a successful business for years to come. Learn the how-to’s of formatting and process of creating financial statements, tracking and measuring performances, identifying problem areas and new opportunities, and minimizing risks to achieve financial success.

    Peter Hahn is currently a Professor of Business Management at the Gabelli School of Business, Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island where he specializes in Entrepreneurship education and training for undergraduates. Prior to RWU Peter was COO, President, and CEO of various mature and start-up pharmaceutical, medical device, and medical software companies in New Jersey and New England.

    Outside of his teaching at RWU, Peter has served as an advisor to many non-profit organizations in Rhode Island. His work with NFPs includes strategic and tactical marketing, resource development, and long-range financial planning. He serves on the Advisory Council of the 134 Collaborative in Providence which focuses on multi-dimensional approaches to treating social issues in the state. Peter is also a member of the Advisory Council of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography where he advises the Dean and Council on curriculum marketing and fund raising strategy. He is currently working with the Board of the Kingston Chamber Music Festival in Southern Rhode Island on a long-range financial plan. In addition, he has served as coach and workshop instructor to social venture start-ups in New England through the Social Enterprise Greenhouse in Providence. Peter received his MBA and doctorate from Columbia University in New York.

    RSVP here!

  • PVD Green Drinks with Harvest Cycle

    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

    RSVP here!

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  • Community Table: Daniele, Inc. – CANCELLED

    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.

    RSVP here!

  • SEG 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.

    Register here!

  • SEG 101 Workshop: Operations

    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!

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

    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.

    RSVP here!

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