Monday, November 18, 2013

HQ Raleigh Announces Partnership with Seventh Generation

HQ Raleigh is excited to announce that Seventh Generation Ventures, the newly launched social venture arm of Seventh Generation, will be a partner and anchor tenant in their new building, located at 310 South Harrington Street.

Seventh Generation is the largest producer of environmentally safe household products. Based in Vermont, the company is led by John Replogle as CEO. Replogle is the former CEO of Durham-based Burt’s Bees, a leader in natural personal care and an active member in the Triangle community. Seventh Generation Ventures, which was established earlier this year, will seek to fund and accelerate socially responsible startups. The company recently announced their first investment in bobble, a leading brand in water filtration, and is in the process of relocating bobble’s headquarters from New York City to Raleigh.

By partnering with HQ Raleigh, Seventh Generation Ventures will gain access to a burgeoning community of social entrepreneurs and will be viewed as a prominent resource in Raleigh’s startup scene.

Says Replogle, “We are excited to have the chance to collaborate with HQ and to effectively harness our capabilities to identify, fund, and build socially responsible companies here in the Triangle. This area has such a richness of talent, innovation, and energy that makes it an ideal location to successfully build our social venture business in the years ahead.”

HQ Raleigh is currently home to 56 companies; their new space, situated in Downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District, will allow HQ to expand its diverse network of startups, ranging from tech, to healthcare, to socially responsible companies. Throughout the past year, HQ Raleigh has worked diligently to support social entrepreneurship through memberships, events, and working towards their own B-Corp certification.  The partnership with Seventh Generation will further solidify these efforts.

Says Jason Widen, Executive Director at HQ Raleigh, “It’s partnerships like these that help us to fill a void in the entrepreneurial community and to seed companies that will provide local economic impact.”

For more information, please contact Allyson Sutton at

HQ Raleigh is a shared workspace designed to provide an environment that empowers, fosters, and cultivates companies that produce long-term job growth and positive social impact. HQ Raleigh addresses two challenges that entrepreneurs face: building a trusted support community and gaining access to flexible, affordable office space. To learn more, visit

Seventh Generation is committed to being the most trusted brand of household and personal-care products for your living home. Our products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home -- and for the community and environment outside of it. Seventh Generation also offers baby products that are safe for your children and the planet. The company derives its name from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy that states, "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." Every time you use a Seventh Generation product you are making a difference by saving natural resources, reducing pollution, and making the world a better place for this and the next seven generations.

For information on Seventh Generation cleaning, paper, baby and feminine personal care products, to find store locations, and explore the company's website visit

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