12 Social Enterprises Accepted to begin SEG Health and Wellness Accelerator


September 21, 2018

12 Rhode Island based Health and Wellness businesses began the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) Accelerator program in early September. The Accelerator, SEG’s signature venture development program, includes a 12-week blended learning model that provides high impact social entrepreneurs the tools, networks and resources to validate their idea, understand their customer, and formalize growth strategies from fundraising to social impact measurement. Additional value is provided by industry-customized curriculum and advising, one-on-one business coaching, a peer-learning cohort model, and access to SEG’s co-working space at 10 Davol Square, Providence.

Meet the 2018 Health and Wellness Cohort:

Aging Easily provides Rhode Island seniors, caregivers and professionals the resources they need to address the growing needs of our aging community. Senior’s Choice Consulting and RI Elder Info are its first ventures. Founder: Deborah Burton

Bija uses technology to bring meditation and mindfulness directly into the hospital setting to support children with cancer and their families to improve their overall sense of well-being by changing their relationship with stress. Founder: Erica Nunnally

bosWell extends the medical home to meet Medicaid members where they reside and establishes channels to connect them to care. Founder: Aristotle Mannan

Empower Spinal Cord Injury delivers broad-based rehabilitation to clients who have sustained life-altering spinal cord injuries using  self-directed therapy and peer support to fully transform the individual’s life outlook and independence. Co-founder: Elizabeth Remillard

EOTO Health® is an Independent Clinical Research Organization providing solutions for our clients in reaching multicultural patient populations. Founder: Linda Cline

Kindred Community Acupuncture uses a community healing model that leverages the simple act of resting together to empower patients, build community, and break down class divisions so that the natural medicine of acupuncture is available to all regardless of economic status. Founder: Korben Perry

Mother Bear Meals provides multidimensional in home care to new and growing families through our  nourishing food and wellness delivery service. This venture is one initiative of Interwoven Care. Founder: Jessica Rosene de Brito

myloveforyou enables moments of joy for people living with dementia and their loved ones through customized, engaging, age-appropriate activities that restore dignity. Founder: Audrey Scagnelli

Neighbors 4 Revitalization (N4R) elevates resident voice and provides people with better housing opportunities so that all community members can be healthy and thrive. Founder: Teresa Guaba

Opioid Help Center provides a set of IT case management solutions that have been created to address the opioid epidemic. Founder:  Deepak Mahendarkar

Synkentrono uses predictive analytics to create personal agency in healthcare. Founder: Mardo Atoyan

Z Twist is an international design team that creates visual communication tools to relay crucial health information with maximum inclusivity. Co-founder: Eliza Squibb

The purpose of the Health and Wellness Accelerator program is to stimulate innovation in Rhode Island’s burgeoning health and wellness sector and to help create more successful, sustainable ‘do well, do good’ businesses leading to healthier communities for all.

The 2018 Health and Wellness Accelerator culminates with a Pitch Night on Wednesday, December 6, 2018. Upon graduation, participants will receive priority access to later stage business services as well as the SEG Loan Fund that provides below market interest rate loans to high potential social enterprises.