sea change noun: a profound or notable transformation
SEA Change is Northeast Ohio’s new Social Enterprise Accelerator. It is a collaborative initiative that provides coaching, connections and capital to people who have big ideas to improve their community. SEA Change connects resources, funders, innovators, and mentors to accelerate your idea from concept to successful social enterprise.
Social enterprises apply innovative strategies to generate social and economic impact with a scalable and sustainable business model. Existing examples in NEO are everywhere: EDWINS is a restaurant that serves as a culinary and leadership institute for formerly incarcerated individuals; Nature's Bin is a neighborhood grocery store that provides vocational rehabilitation to people with disabilities; and From the Blue Bag is a retail outlet that creates specialty products out of recycled glass from local restaurants and bars.
Does YOUR big idea improve your community with a sustainable model selling goods or services? Then YOU can be a part of the SEA Change. Over $60,000 is available in seed funding to the best social enterprises in Northeast Ohio.