We’re Hiring!

Want to make a difference in our community? Want to work in the heart of Cincinnati’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Union Hall? Flywheel is accepting applications for a Program Manager, responsible for planning and executing Flywheel workshops, events and most importantly, the SECincy Elevator, an accelerator purpose-built for social entrepreneurs.

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June 2017 Elevator Company of the Month: Vie Ability

Launched in 2013, VieAbility is one of Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI)’s most visible social enterprises. With over 150 active customers, VieAbility’s selection of over 40,000 office supplies are delivered the next day for free. And, CABVI “delivers” social impact by providing meaningful employment to individuals who are blind or have severe vision loss. We […]

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Building a Business Model for the Social Entrepreneur

Join Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub for a workshop on “Building a Business Model for the Social Entrepreneur” on Thursday, June 29th at Union Hall!     The Business Model Canvas has been a highly effective tool for companies big and small to design, describe, challenge, and pivot their business models. Successful enterprise leaders use the business […]

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Connecting International Communities Through Entrepreneurship: Building Bridges from Bangkok to Cincinnati

  On Tuesday, May 9th, Flywheel collaborated with the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council and Oxfam to host an interactive panel discussion about social enterprise in Thailand and the U.S. Our international entrepreneur in residence, New Atthaphong, spoke about her work with Oxfam and social entrepreneurship overseas. New supports Fisherfolk Community Enterprise, which aims to […]

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May 2017 Elevator Company of the Month: The Hive

We met Troy Bronsink from The Hive to chat about how The Hive has grown from an idea to bring folks together to live more meaningful lives into a successful social enterprise. The Hive is a spot where folks can go to attend classes based on an array of topics centered around social engagement, creativity, […]

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April 2017 Elevator Company of the Month: City Kitchen

  City Kitchen is a new workforce development program that provides students with life skills such as financial training and conflict resolution, as well as culinary skills. City Kitchen combats unemployment in Cincinnati by training future chefs to fill an ever increasing gap in the food industry. City Kitchen is an 8-week culinary program that […]

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Per Scholas Receives the Social Enterprise Award

Just imagine the impact of a $28,000 pay raise on a family struggling to make ends meet. Now consider the community impact when 38 families see a combined increase of $1,000,000. This describes the work of Per Scholas. On March 1st, Flywheel presented Per Scholas with the Social Enterprise Award at Social Venture Partners’ Fast […]

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March 2017 Elevator Company of the Month: La Soupe

  Suzy DeYoung is a graduate of Social Enterprise Cincy’s Elevator Program. Suzy operates La Soupe, an organization that focuses on reducing food waste and transforming unwanted produce into healthy nutritious soups. The primary focus of La Soupe is to feed Cincinnatians struggling with food insecurity. To date, La Soupe has over 100 volunteers, serves […]

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