Social Enterprise

reSET To Award Connecticut’s Social Entrepreneurs on October 28th

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Each year, reSET celebrates Connecticut’s top social entrepreneurs with cash prizes and public recognition for their business viability and potential for creating social impact. The 4th Annual “Social Enterprise Awards: Superheroes of Social Enterprise,” is a celebration of Connecticut social entrepreneurs with the most viable, sustainable, market-based solutions for some of our state’s most pressing social problems. Winners of the 2014 ...

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Coworking in the Hartford Area Offers Variety and Community

Axis901 members and the mayor (far right) celebrated their first anniversary at the beginning of May.

Tired of working from your couch or kitchen table? Need a professional space for a business meeting? Want to kick around cool ideas with other smart people? These are just a few of the reasons coworking got started, and why the trend is growing all across Connecticut. Coworking helps indie businesses, freelancers and startups recapture the big perks of working in an office ...

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Hello Hartford! The Startup Roadshow is in the Capitol City

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This month, the Startup Roadshow is in the Hartford region. We’ve been spending our time talking with startup community supporters about the challenges and possibilities here, finding entrepreneurs to profile, talking with the area coworking and incubation spaces and planning our 5/29 Roadshow event at reSET.  For those who know Connecticut well, you can imagine that the Hartford startup community ...

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reSET and Social Enterprise Supporters Celebrate B-Corp Legislation

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Yesterday, was 2+ years of hardwork paying off for social enterprise supporters as Benefit Corporations is now a new law. Connecticut’s statute will be the most comprehensive in the United States, encouraging new businesses and jobs. New corporate structure enables social enterprises to solve social or environmental problems and make a profit. Next week, as a part of the Startup Roadshow coverage of ...

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Frank Marco and Melinda Agsten of Wiggin & Dana Discuss B Corp Legislation in Connecticut

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Earlier this year, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy introduced a bill that would grant corporate status to organizations called benefit corporations (or B corporations) in Connecticut. B corporations have publicly declared double bottom lines, pursuing socially or environmentally beneficial missions in addition to profit. Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation recognizing B corporations, including New York and Massachusetts; ...

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