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Oct21

Social Enterprise Greenhouse Selects 17 Social Ventures for Fall 2020 Impact Accelerator

Providence, R.I. (October 21, 2020) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) announced today that 17 social ventures have been selected to participate in its Fall 2020 Impact Accelerator program. The Impact Accelerator offers a customized curriculum, peer learning, and access to a network of experts in addition to the entire SEG Advisor network to help social[…..]

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Oct05

SEG Loan Fund Supports Business Expansion for ASTRO

Providence, R.I. (October 5, 2020) — Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) announced today that it has provided a $25,000 loan to ASTRO (Arts, Sports, and Technology Resource Organization), a learning center for youth and adults based in Pawtucket, R.I. The mission of ASTRO is to champion equity among diverse populations by innovating health-promoting programs that improve[…..]

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Aug25

SEG Announces Its First Accelerator Program in Spanish, Invites Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses to Apply – Applications Are Due September 28, 2020

Providence, R.I. (August 25, 2020) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) is now accepting applications for its first Accelerator program offered entirely in Spanish. Motivated and coachable social entrepreneurs and small business owners from Rhode Island and throughout New England are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by September 28, and the program begins on October[…..]

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Jul31

15 New Social Ventures Graduate from SEG’s COVID-19 Response Incubator

Providence, R.I. (July 30, 2020) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) announced today that 15 new social ventures have graduated from its COVID-19 Response Incubator program. The seven-week virtual program, which started in June, focused on addressing social and public health challenges that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Participants identified a specific problem[…..]

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Jul16

SEG Seeks Social Entrepreneurs for Its Fall 2020 Impact Accelerator Program – Applications Are Due August 1, 2020

Providence, R.I. (July 16, 2020) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) is now accepting applications for its Fall 2020 Impact Accelerator program. Motivated and coachable social entrepreneurs who are in the process of building a “do well, do good” business with a focus on social impact are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by August 1,[…..]

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Jun29

SEG and HarborOne Bank Launch New Video Series Called “Stories of Hope”

Providence, R.I. (June 29, 2020) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) and HarborOne Bank announce that they are partnering in the debut of a new video series called “Stories of Hope: Resiliency in Communities of Color.” The series interviews minority entrepreneurs in Rhode Island and Massachusetts who are being resourceful and creative and are thriving amidst[…..]

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Jun12

Congrats to SEG’s 2020 Impact Accelerator Grads!

Thanks to everyone who came to our 2020 Impact Accelerator Virtual Graduation and Pitch Night on June 11! If you couldn’t make it, here’s our event video! The SEG 2020 Impact Accelerator is delivered in partnership with Brown University and is funded in part by the RI Department of Labor and Training’s Real Jobs RI initiative, Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Island Foundation. This[…..]

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Jun09

Our 2020 Virtual Incubator Cohort Graduates!

Congrats to the entrepreneurs participating in our 2020 Virtual Incubator, who graduated on June 4 with a celebration on Zoom!

After an intensive 5-week program of business development, they are now ready to take their ventures to the next level – new workspaces for artists, coding in every classroom, clothing resale to support the environment, invasive plant identification, capacity and strength building for underserved communities, theft protection for avionics, and so many other mission-driven endeavors. Alex, Tiffany, Amy, Nicole, Nycole, Kilah, Kelly, Heather, sam, Phyllis, and Leah – we’re excited to see what you accomplish next!

We’d like to thank these SEG volunteers and staff members who served as speakers for our Virtual Incubator workshops:

  • Josh Bloom
  • Dawn Euer
  • Allie Goyette
  • Peter Hahn
  • Prosper Ishimwe
  • Jessica Kerrigan
  • Juan Carlos Payero
  • Kelly Ramirez
  • Matt Ramirez
  • Cathy Saunders
  • Meg Wirth

May15

Congrats to SEG’s 2020 Food Accelerator Grads!

Thanks to everyone who came to our 2020 Food Accelerator Virtual Graduation and Pitch Night on May 13! If you couldn’t make it, here’s our event video! The SEG 2020 Food Accelerator is delivered in partnership with Brown University and is funded in part by the RI Department of Labor and Training’s Real Jobs RI[…..]

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May14

SEG Launches COVID-19 Response Incubator

New Incubator program seeks social entrepreneurs with ideas for addressing challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic Providence, R.I. (May 14, 2020) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) announces the launch of its new COVID-19 Response Incubator, a seven-week virtual incubator targeting the social and public health challenges that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.[…..]

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