Social Enterprise Greenhouse

This solution addresses growing successful social enterprises in Providence, RI for social entrepreneurs and the communities where they do business.

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Problem Description

The goal of Social Enterprise Greenhouse is to help create more successful, sustainable social enterprises in New England, which we contend will deliver social good overall, and help transform the economics and the quality of life of our region. To do this we will need to build a pipeline of talented social entrepreneurs; help them build business acumen, through a range of services, collaborations, and events; make markets by improving the visibility of these enterprises and aggregating demand for their services; drive collaboration across organizations, funders, and other key stakeholders.

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Story

Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impacts by supporting social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. We are a network of business and community leaders who contribute time, expertise and money to create jobs and support positive change through social enterprise.

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Solution Stage

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STAGE SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING FINANCE REQUIRED KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED GOAL
Developing and implementing5
Strong leadership, management, implementation skills
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  • Programme design
  • Business modelling
  • Organisational design
  • Prepare for some adaptation to implementation
MEDIUM
  • Programme funds, equity, loans, grants
HIGH
A robust and detailed case developed through formal evaluation and evidence gathering – use of a control group to isolate impact
An implemented and sustainable innovation

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