reSET, Social Enterprise Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the social enterprise sector. Its strategic goals are threefold: to be the “go-to” place for impact entrepreneurs, to make Hartford the Impact City, and Connecticut the social enterprise state.
reSET serves all entrepreneurs but specializes in social enterprise impact-driven business with a double and sometimes triple bottom line. In addition to providing co-working space and accelerator and mentoring programs, reSET aims to inspire innovation and community collaboration, and to support entrepreneurs in creating market-based solutions to community challenges. reSET’s goal is to meet entrepreneurs wherever they are in their trajectory and to help them take their businesses to the next level.
The reSET Impact Accelerator is a three-month program that supports entrepreneurs and small- to medium-sized startups in the Hartford Region, giving them access to knowledge, networks, and resources to help them grow their businesses and amplify their social impact.
Congratulations to Dr. John for her acceptance in the accelerator. Lauren Simone Publishing House was chosen as one of the ten businesses selected in the 12th cohort, among two skincare companies, an eco cafe, HR swag shop, cannabis business, and other amazing businesses.
We had a kickoff party to celebrate our acceptance and share our businesses with other investors, local government officials, and Hartford residents.
Each week we have intense workshops taught by Christine and guest speakers such as Ramon Peralta, author of Launch Your Brand and the founder of Peralta Design, which has been featured on NPR Marketplace and the Today Show.
We had the opportunity to do a speed mentoring meeting, rank mentors, and then were matched with three mentors.
One of our mentors is Sam Nanayakkara, a change agent who can influence business people and techies to take your company to the next level. He has worked with myriad companies such as United Technologies, Arch Re Facultative, MVP Health Care, Numotion Mobility, and Cardinal Health.
We cannot wait to apply everything we have learned to grow our business and its social impact for the community.
Thank you Sarah Bodley and Nichole Hawkins for this amazing and life changing opportunity!
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