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El Latino Policy Institute y Social Enterprise Greenhouse presenta: Un panel de equidad económica

martes 28 de enero 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Navigant Credit Union 693 Broad Street, Central Falls, Rhode Island 02863 Únase al Latino Policy Institute y Social Enterprise Greenhouse para una discusión sobre la salud, la educación y sus impactos en los emprendedores y la movilidad económica. También hablaremos sobre algunas tendencias, soluciones y recursos[…..]

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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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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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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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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 were:

Equal Exchange: Offers organic and fairly traded packages of coffee, tea, chocolate bars, cocoa, olive oil and snacks.

Giving Beyond the Box: Curates gift boxes with products that make social impact, including Rhode Island’s Little Box of Hope and the Holiday Box of Hope.

Green Tenderfoot: Advocates a zero-waste lifestyle through popup refill stations for bath, body, and cleaning products.

Harvest Kitchen: Provides youth trainees with culinary job skills and produces a line of jarred products using surplus produce sourced from local farms.

Impact Everything: The nation’s first brick and mortar social enterprise store, located on Thayer Street in Providence. Carries beautiful clothing, jewelry, and household goods that all have a vetted social mission.

Jessica Ricci Jewelry: Creates hand-crafted jewelry that, through a partnership with Amos House, employs women working to improve their lives.

mewenutrition: Makes nutrition bars for babies, kids, and adults and donates 100% of profits back to Edesia, a leading manufacturer of life-saving foods for severely malnourished children.

Riverzedge Arts: Provides design services, cards, clothing, and other gift products that are all developed by Woonsocket youth.

Sanctuary Herbs of Providence: Offers delicious teas and other herbal products that employ immigrant and refugee farmers.

Shri Yoga: Makes delicious nut-free snacks, which help fund more than 100 free classes every month.

THE ART OF FATE: Curates beautiful clothing, accessories, and homegoods, all created by womxn highlighted in this one-of-a-kind online marketplace.

Tomaquag Museum: Offers Native American jewelry, art, and books whose sales go to help eradicate poverty in the Indigenous Community of Rhode Island through education, cultural competency, job training, and employment.

Thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island for adding a dropoff station where people could donate clothing and small household items. And thanks to our major sponsors, SupplyRI and Giving Beyond the Box.


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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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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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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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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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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