SE CINCY Elevator 2017 Cohort Spotlight: urbanHive

Tom Savoca, founder of urbanHive, proved to be a great addition to our 2017 Elevator cohort. urbanHive is an innovative solution to the modern hiring process providing both organizations and job seekers with skill-based matching and efficient trial hiring. Tom joined the Elevator family to expand on his already growing social enterprise and gained an invaluable experience.

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Social Enterprise Spotlight: Warrior Moms

All it takes is an incredible idea and community of supporters to inspire entrepreneurs and changemakers like Nicole Lee of Warrior Moms into action. Warrior Moms works to celebrate single moms of Cincinnati neighborhoods and to help them be successful. We sat down with Nicole to discuss all that she has already accomplished and what’s in store.

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Venice on Vine Receives the 2018 Social Enterprise Award

Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub proudly announces Venice on Vine as the recipient of its 2018 Social Enterprise Award! Following the riots of 2001 OTR was known as the most dangerous neighborhood in the US, topping LA’s infamous Compton neighborhood for that title. It wasn’t until 2006, that the first new restaurant in decades opened at […]

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Social Enterprise Spotlight: Women of Cincy Collective

In less than a year, Women of Cincy grew into a media outlet focused on Cincinnati women getting things done and launched a consulting agency, Notice, to elevate local women-owned, women-led, women-empowering businesses and initiatives. Founders Kiersten Feuchter and Chelsie Walter are leading a team of writers, photographers and other creatives to leverage the power of storytelling to build empathy across all kinds of divides.

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It’s the Women

Reflecting on my time in Thailand working with social entrepreneurs “it’s the women” that inspired me the most.  Women like Hasanah Kehmasow and Haswanee Pakbara, young women who live in a small village in the La-gnu District of southern Thailand.   The economy of their village relies on fishing for their economic sustainability. Yet, large [...]
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Intern Philip McHugh Reflection

“What I didn’t anticipate was the momentum and stability that a summer at Flywheel would provide me.” – Philip McHugh   When I first started at Flywheel, I didn’t really know what Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub was. In fact, I didn’t even know what a “flywheel” was. I figured that was a good place to […]

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