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Meet the 2017 Great Social Enterprise Pitch Participants!

Congratulations to the eleven social enterprise idea teams that will move forward as part of the 2017 Great Social Enterprise Pitch! These teams were selected by organizers from a pool of 36 applicants to participate in the free Idea Incubators involving a robust four-month learning program designed to develop the proposed social enterprise ideas. Applicant […]

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The Metamorphosis of Melanin Essentials

It can take a caterpillar a little over a month to turn into a butterfly. If only all our business ideas transformed that quickly into successful businesses. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way, but that’s okay because who wants short-lived business success anyway? I remember when Melanin Essentials was just a dream. It was year […]

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It’s A Wrap!

The 2016 Great Social Enterprise Pitch ended with a bang!  After a life-time of dreaming, 4 months of intense training and business model development, 3 weeks of crowdfunding, and countless hours spent perfecting their pitches, the five finalists pitched their social enterprise ideas to a prestigious panel of judges at a sold-out Ware Center in […]

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Announcing The Great Social Enterprise Pitch Finalists for 2016!

After 4 months of intense business plan development and 3 weeks of crowdfunding, the five finalists have finally been selected. Congratulations to these social enterprises! 1. BootCamp900 – A Fitness and Wellness center focused on improving the health of low income communities while providing high quality employment opportunities. 2. 5 Loaves Food Company – Supplying […]

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Meet the 2016 Great Social Enterprise Pitch Participants!

The 2016 Great Social Enterprise Pitch Participants Have Been Selected! Ten social enterprise idea teams will move forward as part of the 2016 Great Social Enterprise Pitch, Lancaster’s social enterprise idea incubator and friendly business plan competition, hosted by ASSETS and the Lancaster County Community Foundation. Business concepts include wellness training, a mobile farm stand, […]

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How Lingerie Can Change the World

I’m an entrepreneur at heart – always having the desire to create something from nothing.

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Crowdfunding: The Community Speaks

After 5 months of preparation, The Great Social Enterprise Pitch 2015 participants are finally ready to take their ideas to the public.  That’s right, crowdfunding is officially underway. Now, it’s time for the public to play their part. Voting with your dollars for your favorite local social enterprise idea means you help decide which ideas […]

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Transforming Communities through Business

Are you interested in how to use business for good in your community, but not quite ready to participate in the Great Social Enterprise Pitch?

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Choosing the 12

Last week, representatives from ASSETS Lancaster and the Lancaster County Community Foundation got together to choose the social enterprise ideas for the 2015 Great Social Enterprise Pitch.

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Why I’m Excited About Social Enterprise

A post by Jonathan Coleman the Director of Programs at ASSETS Lancaster, explaining his excitement for this year’s pitch.

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Why I’m Excited About Social Enterprise

A post by Jessica King the Executive Director at ASSETS Lancaster, explaining her excitement for this year’s pitch.

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