These local and national resources offer community, training, and support to socially-oriented entrepreneurs.

Local Resources for Social Entrepreneurs

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Social Enterprise Greenhouse

SE Greenhouse provides a comprehensive support system to those who hope to start, grow, and sustain successful social enterprises.

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Better World by Design

A student-led conference at Brown University & RISD that celebrates interdisciplinary collaboration between designers, educators, & innovators. Through design, they aim catalyze positive change on a local and global scale.

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Design for America

DFA is a nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams, including at RISD/Brown, using design to create local & social impact through real-world projects.

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National Resources for Social Entrepreneurs


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Ashoka builds and cultivates a community of change leaders who see that the world now requires everyone to be a changemaker.

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Echoing Green

Echoing Green identifies tomorrow’s transformational leaders today. Through its Fellowships and other innovative leadership initiatives, Echoing Green spots emerging leaders and invests deeply in their success to accelerate their impact.

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Social Enterprise Alliance

Social Enterprise Alliance is a platform that supports social entrepreneurs by helping them grow their network, share stories, and build the capacity to solve problems.

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