Junior marketing major Madeline Curto has been selected by Social Enterprise Greenhouse and Founders League as a Changemaker Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. She and nine other fellows, each representing a higher education institution in Rhode Island, were celebrated at an event co-hosted by R.I. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
“Investing in the talented leaders of tomorrow is essential for our state to stay competitive in the global economy,” Whitehouse said. “The Changemaker Fellowship will help talented student entrepreneurs start and grow businesses here in Rhode Island, and I congratulate those who have been selected to participate.”
The Changemaker Fellowship Program is a joint initiative between Social Enterprise Greenhouse and Founders League, and is made possible by a $200,000 Innovation Grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. The purpose of this initiative is to better integrate students and recent graduates into Rhode Island’s startup ecosystem, open entrepreneurship opportunities to new populations, and strengthen the flow of talent that drives startup success.
As compensation for their service, Changemaker Fellows receive one-on-one mentorship support, recognition as a student leader, and a cash stipend.
Learn more about the Changemaker Fellowship here.
Read a Q&A with Madeline Curto about her fellowship here.