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One Gun Gone: A Youth Project in Art and Social Engagement

In September 2015, Scott Lapham founded One Gun Gone as an art and engagement project to raise awareness about gun violence. A Providence-based fine art and commercial photographer and a teaching artist who is passionate about making art with young people, Scott had firsthand knowledge of the despair and destructiveness that gun violence brings to[…..]

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Social Enterprise Greenhouse Launches Newport Programming

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There was food, drink, and socializing at our Newport Open House!

A festive crowd of nearly 60 friends, partners, and local entrepreneurs gathered with Social Enterprise Greenhouse at Innovate Newport on June 27 to celebrate the launch of our Newport programming! SEG CEO Kelly Ramirez kicked off the event with a warm welcome and introduced Newport Program Director Juan Carlos Payero. Featured speakers included Newport mayor Jamie Bova, Steve Heath of FabNewport, Bari Freedman of BikeNewportRI, Maureen Cronin of Worldways Social Marketing, Kate Cantwell of Working Cities Newport, and Sarah Atkins, Community Resilience Specialist for the City of Newport.

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Thank you to everyone for being with us and making the evening special. We are also grateful to the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Agency and the Van Beuren Charitable Foundation for supporting expansion of the Newport entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Do you have an idea that will have a positive impact on the world? We can help you grow it! Come visit us at Innovate Newport or contact Juan Carlos Payero at

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Social Enterprise Greenhouse Seeks Entrepreneurs for Its 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator Program – Applications Are Due July 15

Providence, R.I. (June 19, 2019) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) is accepting applications for its 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator program for ‘Do Well, Do Good’ businesses. Motivated and coachable social entrepreneurs with an early-stage health and wellness social impact venture are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on July 15, 2019. The Health &[…..]

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Social Enterprise Greenhouse Will Host an Open House at Innovate Newport on June 27, Welcomes Juan Carlos Payero as Newport Program Director

Providence, R.I. (June 12, 2019) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse will host an Open House at its Newport location at Innovate Newport (513 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840) on Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The event features a program of guest speakers and will highlight the business development services Social Enterprise Greenhouse provides to entrepreneurs whose mission is to positively impact their communities. All are welcome.



Social Enterprise Greenhouse Celebrates Our 2019 Impact Accelerator Cohort!

11 social ventures mark their graduation from our annual Impact Accelerator by pitching their business to an audience It was 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, and the Hub at Social Enterprise Greenhouse in Providence was packed. Great socializing and tasty food and drink were a big draw, but the real attraction was still to[…..]

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The Grand Opening of the Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub!

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The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub at 10 Davol Square in Providence is Rhode Island’s first community and coworking space where social entrepreneurs, mentors and business professionals come together to network and collaborate. Our Hub is a thriving, well-resourced coworking and meeting space for people who are creating ‘do well, do good’ businesses in our state. (more…)


2019 Food Accelerator Pitch Event – Thursday, April 4th from 6:00-8:30PM

Providence, Rhode Island (March 25, 2019) – Join Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) to celebrate the 2019 Food Accelerator participants as they complete their 12-week business development journey at the Food Accelerator Pitch Event on April 4th. The Pitch Event will take place at the SEG Hub (10 Davol Square, Suite #100, Providence) from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Each[…..]

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Wellness Fair for New and Expecting Moms coming to Rhode Island ‪on March 30

On March 30 2019, momunity (Accelerator ’17), a digital platform based out of Newport that aggregates local community maternity care resources, will be hosting their Wellness Fair at the SEG Hub (10 Davol Square, Suite #100, Providence). At the event, new and expecting moms will be able to connect with other moms, meet and chat[…..]

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SEG Announces the Launch of Longevity and Aging Initiative

  Rhode Island (March 12, 2019) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) is thrilled to announce the official launch of their Longevity and Aging initiative to create a supportive ecosystem for the growth of social enterprises focused on innovative solutions to improve the aging experience. Although SEG works with social enterprises from all industries, over the[…..]

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Introducing the 2019 Impact Accelerator Cohort!

Rhode Island (February 26, 2019) – 13 Rhode Island based social enterprises are set to begin the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) Accelerator program on February 27, 2019. The Accelerator, SEG’s signature venture development program, includes a 12-week blended learning model that provides social entrepreneurs the tools, networks, and resources to validate their idea, understand their[…..]

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