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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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Feb20

Sanctuary Herbs of Providence: Artisanal Blends with a Message

Christina Dedora, the founder of Blue Skys Farm, leases land from Urban Edge Farm in Cranston along with a group of other farmers. After years of growing food and flowers, Christina started drying herbs as a value-added product to sell in the winter. In 2016 she saw an opportunity both to sell more herbs and[…..]

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Feb19

Eight Local RI Food Ventures Selected to Participate in SEG’s 2020 Food Accelerator

Providence, R.I. (February 18, 2020) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) announced today that eight social ventures from Rhode Island are participating in its 2020 Food Accelerator program. The Food Accelerator offers an industry-tailored curriculum and advising, customized face-to-face instruction, peer learning, and access to a network of industry experts in addition to the entire SEG[…..]

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Feb19

Riverzedge Arts: Designed by Youth

The mission of Riverzedge Arts, based in Woonsocket, R.I., is to improve lives and places through art, design, and creative problem solving. Their arts and entrepreneurship studio programs are nationally recognized for helping to expand horizons for local youth. Since 2002, the organization has been providing teen artists with an afterschool hands-on job-training experience led[…..]

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Feb19

Q+A with the Partners of Feast & Fettle: Maggie Mulvena Pearson, Nikki Oliveira + Carlos Ventura

While completing her Culinary Nutrition program at Johnson & Wales University, Maggie Mulvena Pearson worked as a personal chef. Having the idea to cook personal meals for more families, she recruited her high-school best friend, brought on a strategic business partner, and started her meal delivery service, Feast & Fettle. Making customer service their specialty,[…..]

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Jan27

SEG Volunteer Appreciation 2020

Social Enterprise Greenhouse CEO Kelly Ramirez always says that SEG’s volunteers are our secret sauce, and she is so right! We love our wise, skilled, and dedicated volunteers and were thrilled to honor them at our Volunteer Appreciation Celebration event on January 23. As always, the SEG Hub filled up fast with people, food, drinks,[…..]

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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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