Founders League Awarded Grant To Integrate Students Into RI Startup Economy

Friday, February 13, 2015


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The Founders League and Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) have been selected by the Blackstone Foundation to receive a $200,000 grant to create a statewide platform to better integrate students in Rhode Island's startup ecosystem. 

"This award from Blackstone Foundation is a powerful affirmation that the work we are doing in Rhode Island to bolster startups is truly world-class. We are a small team in the country's smallest state setting best practices for how to build a startup economy, and that's pretty cool," said Founders League co-founder Melissa Withers.

Every year, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation makes a series of grants to organizations that spread the ideals of entrepreneurship and help to benefit local communities

Founders League and SEG were one of only 20 awardees selected from a pool of over 500 applications. This is the first time that the Blackstone Foundation has invested in a group from Rhode Island. 


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