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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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Nov13

Social Enterprise Greenhouse Will Host 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator Graduation and Pitch Night – Thursday, Dec 5, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Providence, R.I. (November 13, 2019) – Join Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) for a festive celebration as the graduates of its 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator complete their three-month business development journey and pitch their social ventures to an audience. The 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator Graduation and Pitch Night takes place on December 5, 2019,[…..]

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Oct29

Bootblack Brand: A New Twist on Impact

The urge to create led Paul Kubiski out of one industry and into another. A sculptor by training, he ran his own successful graphic design studio, Firebox Creative, for 20 years. Now, as the founder of Bootblack Brand, he invents complex soda and cocktail syrups for home-based entertaining. Paul’s Cranberry Jalapeño Lime syrup was honored[…..]

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Oct01

Social Enterprise Greenhouse Seeks Social Entrepreneurs for Its 2020 Impact Accelerator Program – Applications Are Due November 1, 2019

Providence, R.I. (October 1, 2019) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) is accepting applications for its 2020 Impact Accelerator program. Motivated and coachable social entrepreneurs who have a feasible venture and a desire to build a “do well, do good” business with high social impact are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by November 1, 2019,[…..]

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