2016 Impact Accelerator Graduation Press Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2016 IMPACT ACCELERATOR GRADUATION – April 7th 5-8PM

Providence, Rhode Island (March 31, 2016)- Join Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) to celebrate the achievement of the 2016 Impact Accelerator participants as they complete their 12-week business development journey at the 2016 Impact Accelerator Pitch and Graduation Event on April 7th. The event will highlight the growth and transformation that the 11 high-impact social enterprises have undergone during the 2016 Impact Accelerator program. Please come to celebrate their accomplishments and mingle with the social impact community.

Social Enterprise Greenhouse will celebrate the graduation of 11 high impact businesses from their Impact Accelerator program. The event will take place at the SEG Hub (10 Davol Square, Suite 100, Providence) from 5pm-8pm. Each venture will flex their impact with a pitch to the audience. The event is an opportunity for the community to come celebrate their accomplishments. This event is free and open to all.

The 2016 Impact Accelerator kicked off in January 2016. The Accelerator, the signature program in SEG’s menu of venture development products and services, includes a 12-week blended learning model developed and delivered in collaboration with Brown University. Throughout the program each of the social enterprises work to refine, formalize, and grow, their social mission with the support of SEG’s community of Coaches & Advisors. Additional value is provided by one-on-one business coaching, a peer-learning cohort model, and access to SEG’s recently opened co-working space at 10 Davol Square, Providence. Upon graduation, participants will receive priority access to the SEG loan fund that provides below market interest rate loans to high potential social enterprises as well as later stage business services.

“These innovative entrepreneurs are our future, they bring opportunities, jobs and well-being to Rhode Island. The pitch and graduation event is the culmination of a lot of hard work for these 11 entrepreneurs, and it’s truly inspiring to see the dedication they have to improving our community.”  – SEG Venture Development Director, Emily Wanderer

Press Contact:

Kelly Ramirez

Social Enterprise Greenhouse

kramirez@segreenhouse.org

401.749.7238

MEET THE 2016 IMPACT ACCELERATOR GRADUATES

TrekkLocal

TrekkLocal is an app and website based loyalty and rewards program developed to incentivize both shopping at locally owned business and donating to community non-profits.      

Beat the Streets PVD

Beat the Streets uses co-educational wrestling to engage struggling students after-school by connecting them to strong mentors, providing them academic support and also incentivizing attendance.

Sol Chariots Pedicab Cooperative

Sol Chariots Pedicab Cooperative is a worker-owned and operated bike-based business that provides bike taxi, tours, event transportation, delivery, and advertising. Sol functions horizontally, giving a voice to all workers in the cooperative.

FabNewport

FabNewport’s mission is to liberate the maker intrinsic in all of us. They use digital and traditional tools to educate and empower.

pathidi

pathidi helps students more easily find a career or school path they’ll love using interactive tools on a new social–mobile career exploration platform.

Rate It Green

Rate It Green is a green building product/service directory, network and peer review resource. Rate It works to connect green builders everywhere, to make it easier to find and validate green building products and services and to expand access to information about sustainable building.

Level Exchange

Level Exchange builds community by connecting local bands, brands and fans to local music experiences hosted in unique spaces. We curate events that foster and strengthen the community of people that care about their cities and its people. Level Exchange uses music to mobilize audiences into undervalued local spaces such as hair salons, co-working spaces, coffee shops, and galleries.

Girls Leadership Collaborative

Girls Leadership Collaborative equips girls with the tools and experiences to be prepared to impact their communities and lead more joyful, healthier lives. GLC works directly with girls 8-17 to assist girls in uncovering their strengths, find their voice, learn to collaborate and communicate effectively, and design ways to use their strengths to impact a community, a cause, or the world.

Nyweza

Nyweza is a device that fits on motorcycle taxis in the developing world, providing storage space and greatly improving safety for sidesaddle riders.

Mama Blu Diaper Service

Mama Blu Diaper Service is a local children’s cloth diaper service that provides quality cloth diapers weekly to families within our service area.

Community Activism Leadership Organization

CALO is a community connecting volunteers to nonprofits, nonprofits to funding, and our activist network to political representation with the goal of accelerating change.

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