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Social Innovation Fellowship
A three-year, developmental program that offers undergraduate students intensive skills training, hands-on experience in innovation alongside community partners, and access to a broad network of social innovators for mentorship.
Starting in September 2019, Social Enterprise Greenhouse and the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University are partnering on a new Social Innovation Fellowship for students.
The program is hosted at Social Enterprise Greenhouse’s Coworking Hub. SEG staff provides fellows with training in social innovation, access to coaching from the 200+ business and community leaders who participate in the SEG Volunteer Network, and opportunities to learn firsthand what it takes to launch and grow successful social ventures. The Fellowship also includes a one-year program option for students in their senior year who are seeking to launch or expand a social venture.
Fourteen students are participating in the 2019 Social Innovation Fellowship:
3 Year Fellowship (college sophomores)
- Madison Bates of Boyne City, Michigan
- Samuel Caplan of Ambler, Pennsylvania
- Kimberly Collins of New Rochelle, New York
- Priya Mittal of New York City, New York
- Elvia Perez of Los Angeles, California
- Francesca Raoelison of Antananarivo, Madagascar
- Olivia Tulkoff of New York City, New York
1 Year Fellowship (college seniors)
- Edward R. Uong of Lowell, Massachusetts
- Emma C. Butler of Portsmouth, Rhode Island
- Devyn C. Collado-Nicol of Long Beach, California
- Kaitlyn P. Lew of Needham, Massachusetts
- Michael A. Mireles Jr. of Mission, Texas
- Kaitlin Reed of Dover, Massachusetts
- Zixi (Jessica) Zhu of Beijing, China
Social Enterprise Greenhouse is partnering with Rhode Island Commerce to support the SupplyRI initiative. SEG provides connections for Rhode Island-based social ventures to join this list of business-to-business suppliers.
SupplyRI helps connect local suppliers to the needs of larger Rhode Island institutions, called Anchors, through its database, website, trainings, and events. The SupplyRI team not only connects local suppliers with buyers, but also guides local businesses to better understand the processes and needs of the Anchor institutions. They want to help connect your local business to the right people within Anchors such as CVS Health, RISD, or Lifespan in the hopes that they may become your next customer!
SupplyRI aims to:
- Enable the SupplyRI Anchors (buyers) to locate sustainable suppliers
- Respond to Request for Proposals (RFPs) and follow up about other Anchor requests from Rhode Island businesses
- Guide local businesses to better understand the procurement processes and needs of Anchor institutions
- Provide access to Rhode Island’s supplier training resources and capital access programs, such as the Commerce Corporation’s Small Business Assistance Program
SupplyRI is looking for businesses with a local footprint and a social/environmental vision. As a member of the SEG network, your venture would make a great addition to the supply chain of Anchor institutions in Rhode Island, helping them to further enhance their local/social impacts.
At present, anchor institutions working with SupplyRI include:
- Amica Insurance
- Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
- Brown University
- Care New England
- Citizens Bank
- CVS Health
- Delta Dental of Rhode Island
- General Dynamics Electric Boat
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Roger Williams University
To learn how SEG and SupplyRI can help you connect with new customers for your product or service, contact Constance Ferber, Manager, Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.