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  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse Announces Its First Accelerator Program in Spanish

    Invites Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses to Apply – Applications Are Due September 28, 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 14. The application is available at www.bit.ly/SEGAcelerador. The program will be conducted virtually using Google Classroom.
     
    The SEG Virtual Accelerator is a 12-week blended learning experience that provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with the tools, networks, and resources to further validate their company, understand their customer, and formalize growth strategies. The purpose of the Accelerator is to stimulate innovation and to help create more successful, sustainable businesses, leading to healthier and more prosperous communities for all.
     
    “The SEG Virtual Accelerator offers a customized curriculum, peer learning, and a network of experts to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses in Rhode Island and beyond,” says Jessica Vega, SEG Program Director. “For this Accelerator, we have redesigned our curriculum to serve entrepreneurs and small business owners from Spanish-speaking communities, who often have been less connected to traditional business resources. Our goal is to support entrepreneurs from these communities as they build their business skills and knowledge, and to connect them to resources that can help them succeed.”
     
    The SEG Accelerator is a significant development opportunity for entrepreneurs and small businesses that engage with a variety of social issues, including:
     
    ·       Education and youth development
    ·       Public health
    ·       Affordable housing
    ·       Poverty alleviation
    ·       Workforce development
    ·       Racial equity and community empowerment
    ·       Sustainability and environmental resilience
    ·       Arts and culture
    ·       International development
     
    About Social Enterprise Greenhouse
    Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impact by providing social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. We also foster an ecosystem of diverse stakeholders who work to enable a more just, equitable and resilient economy. SEG operates statewide in Rhode Island from three programming sites in Providence, Newport, and Pawtucket/Central Falls. Our network of 600+ enterprises and 250+ business and community leaders contributes time, expertise, and funding to grow Rhode Island’s social impact ecosystem. To learn more, visit www.segreenhouse.org.
     

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