March 2, 2015 - Entrepreneur Group Will Become Strategic Sponsor of reSET To Develop Social Enterprise in Connecticut
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Hartford, CT (March 2, 2015)...reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust, and Murtha Cullina LLP, today announced that Murtha Cullina will become a strategic sponsor of reSET. This sponsorship will help reSET to promote and develop social enterprise in Connecticut, and will expand Murtha Cullina’s brand and attract new business clients.
Murtha Cullina’s Entrepreneur Practice Group and reSET share common business values and goals ― entrepreneurship, innovation, social impact and using business as a force for good ― which has built the foundation for a strong partnership.
reSET has raised awareness in the business community and beyond that social enterprise is a viable, scalable model which creates jobs and economic development while solving some of the world’s most intractable problems. In the past two years, reSET has directly supported the development of 54 early-stage businesses associated with 41 jobs.
Murtha Cullina’s strategic sponsorship will move reSET closer to its goal of making Connecticut the social enterprise state, and becoming the go-to place for entrepreneurs who want to create businesses that make a positive impact in their communities. This is an exciting opportunity for the state, an opportunity to put Connecticut on the map as a central player in this growing movement. At the same time, it will strengthen Murtha Cullina as a community leader and champion of impact businesses.
To advance positive business impact in Connecticut, Murtha Cullina will make a contribution of cash and pro bono services to reSET and its members, providing professional services to entrepreneurs in reSET’s Accelerator Program, legal office hours, Business Breakfasts, and four entrepreneurial “pitch events” in 2015. A portion of Murtha Cullina’s contribution will provide funds for: 1) a full scholarship and co-working space for a team in reSET’s accelerator program, 2) the Social Enterprise Investment Fund, and 3) the cash purse for the 2015 reSET Impact Challenge and Awards.
The Social Enterprise Trust, known as reSET, is a Hartford-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve and protect social enterprise as a viable concept and a business reality. reSET’s strategic goal is to make Connecticut the social enterprise state.
Key accomplishments to date:
- In the past two years, reSET has directly supported the development of 54 early-stage businesses and helped create 41 jobs
- Provided programs, resources or services to 138 entrepreneurs
- Successfully advocated for passage of a new CT Benefit Corporation law
- Helped dozens of businesses & trade groups learn about Benefit Corporations; 32 have registered to date
reSET offers an a accelerator program, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, a Business Advisor Network, the reSET Impact Challenge & Awards, Design Labs, Fast Track/Ascent, and the Social Enterprise Investment Fund.
reSET also offers cost-effective collaborative work space with high-speed internet access at our coworking space at 99 Pratt Street in Hartford. The space serves businesses and organizations of all types: start-ups and small businesses, freelancers, project workers, nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, and visiting business people. Fixed desk and flexible seating arrangements are available for long- or short-term rental. Visit www.socialenterprisetrust.org.
About Murtha Cullina LLP
With more than 100 attorneys in five offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality.