2016 Impact Accelerator Graduation Press Release

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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





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