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Jan16

Bike Newport: Building Bike Culture in the City by the Sea

When Bike Newport founder and executive director Bari Freeman moved to Newport in 2009, she saw a great potential for promoting bicycles for transportation. “I picked up a beater bike to avoid the congested tourist traffic and started pedaling,” she says. “And then I thought, wow, more people must want to ride, too. Newport would[…..]

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Jan16

Q+A with Michael Silva of BĀS

Two years ago Michael Silva started BĀS, a specialty cocktail service based out of Providence. As a teacher by day Michael pays attention to how spaces make people feel. After experiencing the cocktail culture in both Providence and New York, he wanted to create events that mixed love for others and a respect for the[…..]

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Jan08

El Latino Policy Institute y Social Enterprise Greenhouse presenta: Un panel de equidad económica

martes 28 de enero 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Navigant Credit Union 693 Broad Street, Central Falls, Rhode Island 02863 Únase al Latino Policy Institute y Social Enterprise Greenhouse para una discusión sobre la salud, la educación y sus impactos en los emprendedores y la movilidad económica. También hablaremos sobre algunas tendencias, soluciones y recursos[…..]

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Jan02

Lily’s Ladle: That Bone Broth Moment

It was the deep, dark, snowy winter of 2015 when Lily Scott was introduced to the healing properties of bone broth. She and her husband and both of their kids were sick with colds, and her son, who was only three months old at the time, contracted a dangerous virus that made it difficult for[…..]

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Dec27

Social Enterprise Greenhouse Expands Its Incubator Program to Central Falls and Newport in 2020, Invites Entrepreneurs to Apply

Providence, R.I. (December 23, 2019) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) is expanding its Incubator program to Central Falls and Newport in 2020. Local entrepreneurs who have an idea for a business or nonprofit venture that will create positive social impact and be financially sustainable are encouraged to apply. Applications for both programs are due on[…..]

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Dec20

RI Boat Recycling Project Benefits from SEG Huddle

Evan Ridley from the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has tackled a huge problem. As project manager for RIMTA’s Fiberglass Vessel Recycling Pilot Project, he’s working on a solution to reduce the mountains of end-of-life fiberglass boats buried in landfills. What started as a research project for Rhode Island Sea Grant, which he undertook[…..]

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Dec16

How We Bought with Heart

Thanks so much to the wonderful vendors in our 2019 Buy with Heart Marketplace, who brought a colorful array of festive popups to the SEG Hub on Fri Dec 6. Lots of people stopped in to sample their wares and learn about their services. It was a one-stop shop for social impact! Our featured vendors[…..]

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Dec06

Congrats to the Graduates of Our 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator!

Pitch night at Social Enterprise Greenhouse is always a festive occasion. Starting at around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, our coworking space filled up with people and anticipation as the 12 social ventures graduating from our 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator prepared to deliver their pitches. Great food and drink, great conversation, and a[…..]

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Nov19

What Cheer Flower Farm: Because Everyone Deserves a Bouquet

Shelby Doggett always knew she wanted to be a farmer. Growing up in Rhode Island as a member of a family involved in horticulture and agriculture for five generations, it was in her blood. What Cheer Flower Farm, a venture she cofounded, gives free flowers to people in need. The farm, located in the Olneyville[…..]

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Nov19

bosWell: Caring for the Most Vulnerable

Aristotle Mannan wants to put high-tech at the service of high-touch. His digital health startup, bosWell, seeks to connect vulnerable populations to healthcare. “Our mission is to reach Medicaid’s unreachables and build bridges back to care,” he says. “There are a lot of people who access services at homeless shelters, food pantries, churches, mobile clinics,[…..]

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