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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