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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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Entrepreneur Story: Ahuma Adodoadji, AFRILINK

December 8, 2017 A few years ago, a group of young armed men attacked a university professor near Nairobi. During a shootout with the police, the leader of the group was killed. He was a university graduate. Ahuma Adodoadji, social entrepreneur and founder of AFRILINK, told me this story to illustrate why he does this[…..]

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Beat the Streets Providence: Tackling obstacles on and off the mats

December 1, 2017 In 2012, after school sports had been non-existent in Providence Public middle schools. At a time when public schools across the nation face budget cuts, interscholastic sports were one of the first programs to go. Yet, sports programs can be invaluable during one the most rapid periods of childhood development, as outlets[…..]

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SEG Advisor Appreciation Night: Honoring SEG’s ‘Secret Sauce’

Providence, November 28––SEG hosted a night of food, fun, and recognition for their network of advisors on the evening of Wednesday, November 8th. SEG boasts a network of over 250 advisors who volunteer their time and expertise to mentor SEG’s network of social enterprises. Advisors come from many backgrounds––they are business people, bankers, consultants, and[…..]

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Entrepreneur Story: Francisco Portela, Portela Soni Medical

November 21, 2017 When Francisco Portela first started working at Mass General as an oncology fellow, he was shocked at what he saw. “I got to this world-famous hospital… and people were dying of urinary tract infections.” Francisco is referring to a specific phenomenon called Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, or CAUTIs. According to the CDC,[…..]

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Accelerator Grad DinnerxChange Wins Tech Collective Award

November 9, 2017 DinnerxChange, a program that changes how students connect with parents about their school day, has been honored with the 2017 Tech Collective Entrepreneurship Award. Tech Collective is Rhode Island’s premiere tech hub that aims to foster technological growth within the state. In partnership with Rhode Island Monthly, Tech Collective honors 15 recipients[…..]

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Urban Greens Unveils Bold Community Investment Campaign with the help of RI Foundation

November 3, 2017 Providence, November 3––Community members and member-owners of Urban Greens Food Co-op gathered at the SEG Hub on the evening of Thursday, October 19th at the prospect of hearing exciting news. Originally incorporated in 2007, Urban Greens is a member-owned co-operative enterprise that serves the greater Providence community by providing affordable and sustainable[…..]

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Office Hours are Back: 5 Things to Know

As Summer’s scaled-back events schedule comes to an end here at the Hub, we are excited to re-launch our weekly office hours! This is the opportunity for you, social entrepreneur, to access sessions with an advisor in order to support your social mission, tackle a problem or enhance your personal growth. There are great sessions[…..]

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2017 Health and Wellness Accelerator Cohort

Introducing the 2017 Health and Wellness Accelerator Cohort! The Health and Wellness Accelerator is a 12 week program that offers world class industry-tailored curriculum, customized face-to-face instruction and peer learning, and access to SEG networks to help your business grow. These social enterprises will begin the program in September 2017, culminating with a Commencement Celebration and Pitch Event[…..]

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Introducing the Best for RI Initiative

A new initiative: Social Enterprise Greenhouse supports social entrepreneurs in achieving their mission and creating positive social impact across Rhode Island. The Best for RI initiative is an opportunity to create even more positive social impact– by reaching out to our state’s mainstream businesses and promoting the idea of using business as a force for[…..]

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