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Founders League Awarded Grant To Integrate Students Into RI Startup Economy

Friday, February 13, 2015


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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