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2016 Impact Accelerator Cohort

The Social Enterprise Greenhouse network is pleased to host 11 promising social ventures in the 6th SEG Accelerator cohort.


Beat the Streets Providence uses co-educational wrestling to engage struggling students in the after-school, connects them to strong mentors, provides academic support, and with a reason and incentives to attend school.

Entrepreneur: William Watterson and Ed German  beatthestreetspvd@gmail.com 


Encourage Service packages service projects, how-to guides, and all the supplies needed to run each project into small boxes to make service simple and easy to organize for businesses and schools. Each box is crafted in partnership with a  local non-profit to make sure the projects truly makes a difference and for each box we sell, we deliver an identical box to an underfunded school, introducing children to community service.

Entrepreneur: Avery Hill info@encourageservice.com


Mama Blu Diaper Service is a local children’s cloth diaper service that provides quality cloth diapers weekly to families within our service area.

Entrepreneur: Quatia Osorio info@mamablu.com


Sol Chariots Pedicab Cooperative is a worker-owned and operated bike-based business that provides bike taxi, tours, event transportation, delivery, and advertising. Sol functions horizontally, giving a voice to all workers in the cooperative. Sol Chariots Pedicab Cooperative seeks to radically rethink work environments and to have fun while providing three-wheeled adventures and rides to the people of Providence, RI

Entrepreneur: Irene Beauregard, Ally Trull & Joey DiZio info@solchariotspedicab.com 


Nyweza is a device which fits on motorcycle taxis in the developing world, providing storage space and greatly improving safety for side saddle riders.

Entrepreneur: Blesson John & Ayan Bhandari  ayan.bhandari.vt@gmail.com 


FabNewport’s mission is to liberate the maker intrinsic in all of us. They use digital and traditional tools to educate and empower.

Entrepreneur: Steven Heath steve@fabnewport.org 


Girls Leadership Collaborative equips girls with the tools and experiences to be prepared to impact their communities and lead more joyful, healthier lives. GLC works directly with girls 8-17 to assist girls in uncovering their strengths, find their voice, learn to collaborate and communicate effectively, and design ways to use their strengths to impact a community, a cause, or the world.

Entrepreneur: Meg Stowe programs@girlsleadershipcollaborative.com


Level Exchange builds community by connecting local bands, brands and fans to local music experiences hosted in unique spaces. We curate events that foster and strengthen the community of people that care about their cities and its people. Level Exchange uses music to mobilize audiences into undervalued local spaces such as hair salons, co-working spaces, coffee shops, and galleries.

Entrepreneur: Lindsey Lerner lindsey@levelexchange.co 


pathidi helps students more easily find a career or school path they’ll love using interactive tools on a new social–mobile career exploration platform.

Entrepreneur: Steve Lucci slucci@pathidi.com 


Rate It Green is an online directory, network and peer review resource for the green building industry. Rate It Green works to connect green builders everywhere, to make it easier to find and validate green building products and services and to expand access to information about sustainable building.

Entrepreneur: Allison Friedman afriedman@rateitgreen.com 


TrekkLocal is an app and website based loyalty and rewards program developed to incentivize both shopping at locally owned business and donating to community non-profits.

Entrepreneur: Kellen Farnham, Jane’a Johnson & Wilfred Zapata  info@trekklocal.com 


View the 2015 Impact Accelerator cohort here.

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