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University Initiative

The Social Enterprise Greenhouse University Initiative connects students and recent graduates to local social enterprise opportunities. Learn more about our services for universities, individuals, and ventures.

We support, enable, and inspire young social entrepreneurs to thrive in Rhode Island. 

  • Changemaker Fellowship A program for undergraduate student leaders who want to change the world through entrepreneurship.
  • Opportunities Board Job, internship and project posting board for students and recent graduates with listings about opportunities with local ventures.
  • Events Our events and other events in the area that are great for getting students and recent graduates connected in Rhode Island.

Whether social ventures are student-led or not, we match them with student and recent graduate talent. 

  • Talent Requests Post a social enterprise internship, job, or project for students and recent graduates.


  • SEG provides services to colleges, universities, professors, career centers, student leaders, clubs, and administrative staff to help nurture student social entrepreneurship.


  • Ventures founded by students and recent graduates of Rhode Island colleges and universities
  • Partner Institutions



What students and recent graduates are saying about Social Enterprise Greenhouse

“Social Enterprise Greenhouse provided us with very valuable courses and mentors and helped us with marketing. It’s a very good team and we know they support us a lot.”
– Constanza Lengerich, social entrepreneur, co-founder of HMSolution

“Social Enterprise Greenhouse was a big part of why I decided to relocate my social venture, EbenGroup, to Rhode Island. The successes that we have had are due in large part to Social Enterprise Greenhouse.”
– Candace McCreary, social entrepreneur, Co-Founder, EbenGroup

“When Capital Good Fund first started working wtih Social Enterprise Greenhouse, we were still struggling to take a really good idea to the next level: implementation. Now, three years later, we have grown leaps and bounds and out growth trajectory is exceeding all our expectations.”
– Andy Posner, Co-Founder & Director, Capital Good Fund

“This generous, open and supportive community that we are lucky to be a part of not only provided us with basic training through the accelerator curriculum, but also allows us to grow in a place where these tools are constantly being applied and these lessons are being learned and relearned.”
– Eric Bai, Technology Lead, TextUp


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