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May08

SEG Will Host 2020 Food Accelerator Virtual Graduation and Pitch Night

Providence, R.I. (May 8, 2020) – Join Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) for a festive Zoom celebration as the graduates of its 2020 Food Accelerator complete their three-month business development journey and pitch their social ventures to an online audience. The 2020 Food Accelerator Virtual Graduation and Pitch Night takes place on May 13, 2020, from[…..]

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May08

Q+A with Sandra Enos of Giving Beyond the Box 

Meet Sandra Enos, the creator of Giving Beyond the Box. As a recently retired sociology professor, and participant of both the SEG Incubator in 2019 and now our 2020 Impact Accelerator, Sandra knows the value of teachable moments. Describing what she now calls her doable moments, she shared with us what it’s been like to[…..]

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May08

SEG’s 2020 Virtual Incubator Has Launched – Meet the Cohort Here!

We need entrepreneurial innovation, energy, and creativity more than ever right now. So we’re delighted to share the news that SEG’s first-ever Virtual Incubator launched on May 4 with a cohort of 13 participants! They will be meeting online via Zoom twice a week for five weeks, developing ideas for starting their own businesses to[…..]

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Apr23

SEG Launches New Programs and Services to Help Entrepreneurs and Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Issues a Special Call for Business Leaders to Volunteer

Providence, R.I. (April 23, 2020) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) announced today it has launched several new programs and services to help entrepreneurs from Rhode Island and surrounding communities adapt to changing business conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. SEG is also actively recruiting business and community leaders to join its volunteer network as the[…..]

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Apr20

Jessica Ricci Jewelry: How to Be FOUND

Jewelry maker Jessica Ricci started out as a collector of small, interesting objects. While living in Italy, she became fascinated by cultural artifacts other people had tossed out, such as keys, coins, lace, prayer cards, and the like. When she returned home to Rhode Island in 2005, she taught herself how to transform these items[…..]

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Apr10

Q+A with Ana Duque of Green Tenderfoot 

In the beginning of March we sat down with SEG Incubator graduate Ana Duque of the zero-waste pop-up shop Green Tenderfoot. A native of Pawtucket, Ana was a vendor at SEG’s 2019 Buy with Heart Marketplace and continues to show up for the community by helping consumers shop cleaner. When COVID-19 hit, Ana mobilized her[…..]

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Apr10

2020 Video Series – Innovation as an Antidote: RI Impact Entrepreneurs Respond to COVID-19

SEG is partnering with District Hall Providence on Innovation as an Antidote, a new live video series that features many of RI’s leading impact entrepreneurs. Join us via Zoom on Wednesdays at noon to hear stories about how some of the state’s leading impact entrepreneurs are innovating and adapting to address critical social challenges arising from[…..]

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Mar24

Beat the Streets Providence: Wrestling and Success

A lot is happening for middle school students on wrestling mats across Providence these days, and it’s all due to Beat the Streets Providence. Since its founding in 2013, Beat the Streets has brought more than 1,000 local public school students into the sport of wrestling through afterschool programming. Their mission is to inspire urban[…..]

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Mar20

Celebrating our Central Falls and Newport Incubator Grads

¡Felicitaciones por su éxito! On February 19, SEG graduated our first ever Spanish-language Incubator cohort! Ten participants attended workshops twice a week for five weeks to build their skills in marketing, business modeling, and financial planning. On the last day of their program, they used all their new tools and presented their ventures to an[…..]

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Mar12

Eleven Local Social Ventures Selected to Participate in SEG’s 2020 Impact Accelerator

Providence, R.I. (March 11, 2020) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) announced today that 11 local social ventures have been chosen to participate in its 2020 Impact Accelerator program. The Impact Accelerator offers an industry-tailored curriculum, customized face-to-face instruction, peer learning, and access to a network of industry experts in addition to the entire SEG Advisor[…..]

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