SEA Change provides social entrepreneurs with coaching, capital, and connections to transform big ideas into social enterprises that improve communities. SEA Change enterprises apply commercial strategies to generate social and economic impact and produce a scalable and sustainable businesses.
Northeast Ohio is a region full of assets, from cultural institutions to beautiful neighborhoods, strong schools, natural spaces and recreational amenities. Despite its many assets, the region has its share of social challenges in public education, socioeconomic mobility, food deserts, literacy, employment and health.
While these challenges are addressed daily by a variety of public and private organizations, the opportunities to develop innovative solutions are endless. We believe these solutions can be self-sustained by using business methods to achieve them. Previous initiatives, like the Civic Innovation Lab, clearly show that the community’s appetite to develop and implement these types of solutions is very strong. SEA Change offers a fresh look at how accelerated business development methods can be applied to organizations with social missions.