Two recent graduates share their social ventures with the community
July 8, 2015
By: Cayla Mackey
Beat the Streets and the Nepal Yoga Project presented at 1 Million Cups this week. Both ventures use physical activity to create meaningful social impact.
Beat The Streets @btsprovidence
Founder Billy Watterson is a recent graduate of Brown University and discussed his vision to expand Beat the Streets nationally. The mission of Beat the Streets Providence is to put a wrestling mat, team, and coach in every Middle School and eventually every school in Providence.
Nepal Yoga Project @nepal_yoga
Lauren Fiske is a recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island and discussed her venture’s maiden voyage to Nepal, currently available to support through Go Fund Me. Nepal Yoga Project uses the power of Shri Studio‘s award winning yoga curriculum to inspire students and build healthy communities in Kathmandu and beyond.
1 Million Cups is co-sponsored by Social Enterprise Greenhouse at Johnson & Wales University Entrepreneurship Center every Wednesday morning at 9AM.
University Initiative Director
As the Social Enterprise Greenhouse University Initiative Director, Cayla helps college and university students get involved in social enterprise. The University Initiative is a program funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation Innovation Grant to retain students and recent graduates in Rhode Island through enabling them to work on and in social enterprises. Learn more about Cayla here.