About SEA Change

The Social Enterprise Accelerator

 SEA Change cares about the well being of our communities. We help social entrepreneurs reach more people in a meaningful way. We support entrepreneurs in becoming a part of their local SE ecosystem by helping them develop a sustainable business model, access funding, and solidify their meaningful social impact. Offering both in-person (Columbus, OH) and online programs, we work to meet the needs of social entrepreneurs everywhere!

In-Person 2018 Columbus Cohort

Our 2018 Cohort is underway! Please join us in congratulating our 14 participants, and join us on August 22 when our finalists will pitch for over $100,000 in start up resources! Click Here to RSVP for the event.

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Facilitator Description

Role | As a subject matter expert in one of our covered topics (see below for a list), you would join our cohort for one or more in-person or online meetings and facilitate discussion and hands-on activities. The curriculum for your module(s) will be provided ahead of time – you can follow it word for word, or make it your own! Give back and help up to 20 entrepreneurs per session move forward further, faster.

Time Commitment | Approximately 3 hours over one or two weeks, plus 1 hour of prep.

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What's learned

Facilitated Topics

Mission | Vision | Value

Customer Discovery

Business Model Design

Financial Modeling

Measuring, Monitoring & Communicating Impact

Creating Partnerships

Raising Funds

Pitching Your Idea | Storytelling

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Mentor Description

Role | You will be assigned 1-2 participants, and will stay in contact with them throughout the process. There is no specific date/time requirement, but you are expected to remain in touch and available to meet with your participants over a minimum of 3 months. You will be provided with access to the curriculum in order to understand what the participants are learning.

Time commitment | approximately 12-20 hours over 12 weeks. Actual time will depend on needs of the participant.

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Not sure which of the above roles would be best for you? Click below!

Suds Brewing Company

Suds Brewing Company

Started by two teenage brothers, the tag line “We Brew Soap” helps to illuminate one key difference in their soap: beer! They make small batches of beer soap with natural ingredients and locally brewed beer waste.

Too Good Eats®

Too Good Eats®

educates and partners with local agencies in our community to provide naturally preserved, organic baby food boxes to families in need.

Growlers Dog Bones

Growlers Dog Bones

partners with micro-breweries to provide part-time vocational training and employment to those with disabilities. Additionally they produce, package and sell hand-crafted dog bones created from the by-product of the brewing process at the Food Fort, a division of ECD.

Ears On Org

Ears On Org

connects previously used, recycled hearing aids to children in need of a hearing aid via a network of local Columbus providers.

Makeshark

Makeshark

builds better websites to grow Columbus small businesses while helping at-risk young adults with careers in marketing and technology.

DACA Time

DACA Time

has built a secure online platform to simplify the DACA application process for new and renewing applicants, a process which is otherwise complicated, lengthy and unfairly costly.

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