SeaAhead – Ocean Ventures Rise

It makes a whole lot of sense that the bluetech startup platform SeaAhead would be founded in the Ocean State. In 2017, company cofounder Alissa Peterson was looking for ways to utilize her experience in the startup world. After graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she worked for McKinsey & Company’s global sustainability practice and[…..]

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Man Up, Inc. Wins Nonprofit Innovation Lab Pitch Finals

Secures $50,000 in Seed Funding to Implement Unique Community Solution; program of United Way and Social Enterprise Greenhouse culminated in virtual “Shark Tank-like” event Providence, R.I. (November 16, 2020): Out of a pool of 5 finalists, Man Up, Inc. took home the grand prize of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab’s pitch finals on November 12, securing[…..]

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Q+A with Emily Adams, PNP, of Open Door Health

Open Door Health, a graduate of SEG’s 2018 Incubator, utilizes a healthcare approach that is gender-affirming and works to diminish the power imbalance present in many doctor-patient interactions. As a new business — they opened their clinic doors this past March — they have been operating at a precarious point in time but have responded[…..]

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SEG and the Swearer Center at Brown University Welcome New 2020 Social Innovation Fellows

    Providence, R.I. (November 2, 2020) — Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) and the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University today announced a new cohort of ten new Social Innovation Fellows. The Social Innovation Fellowship, launched in 2019, is a two-year developmental program that offers undergraduate students intensive skills training, hands-on experience in[…..]

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Social Enterprise Greenhouse Selects 17 Social Ventures for Fall 2020 Impact Accelerator

Providence, R.I. (October 21, 2020) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) announced today that 17 social ventures have been selected to participate in its Fall 2020 Impact Accelerator program. The Impact Accelerator offers a customized curriculum, peer learning, and access to a network of experts in addition to the entire SEG Advisor network to help social[…..]

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SEG Loan Fund Supports Business Expansion for ASTRO

Providence, R.I. (October 5, 2020) — Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) announced today that it has provided a $25,000 loan to ASTRO (Arts, Sports, and Technology Resource Organization), a learning center for youth and adults based in Pawtucket, R.I. The mission of ASTRO is to champion equity among diverse populations by innovating health-promoting programs that improve[…..]

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Q+A con Laurilim Rosado Martinez y Olga Mendoza de Mujeres Positivas

A principios de este mes, nos conectamos virtualmente con las fundadoras de Mujeres Positivas, Laurilim Rosado Martinez y Olga Mendoza, ubicado en Central Falls. Trabajan con la ciudad de Central Falls y los socios locales de atención médica para desarrollar recursos de atención médica preventiva disponibles para pacientes con cáncer y sobrevivientes. Desde COVID-19, han[…..]

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SEG Announces Its First Accelerator Program in Spanish, Invites Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses to Apply – Applications Are Due September 28, 2020

Providence, R.I. (August 25, 2020) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) is now accepting applications for its first Accelerator program offered entirely in Spanish. Motivated and coachable social entrepreneurs and small business owners from Rhode Island and throughout New England are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by September 28, and the program begins on October[…..]

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WatchRX: Keeping Track of Medication

As is true for many social entrepreneurs, Jayanthi Narasimhan’s idea for WatchRx started with a problem close to home. While she was working for a number of different technology companies in the Boston area, her mother fell ill back home in India. Jayanthi tried to care for her at a distance, calling her daily to[…..]

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Beachwood Center for Wellbeing: Horses and Hope

Sometimes, the solutions to our deepest problems come from unlikely places. At least that’s what Lynne Bryan Phipps, founder of Beachwood Center for Wellbeing, would tell you. Her vocational journey, as both a RISD-trained designer and an ordained minister, has come together with an overarching desire to help people find healing and hope in the[…..]

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