2015 Accelerator Ventures

The Social Enterprise Greenhouse network is pleased to host 16 promising social ventures in the 5th SEG Accelerator cohort:

West Elmwood Housing’s Sankofa World Market is a weekly market connecting residents of Providence’s West End with opportunities for increased income and healthy, affordable and culturally-appropriate foods.

Entrepreneur: Rachel Newman Greene



Increment develops playthings for inclusion, to encourage independence and exploration among children of all abilities.

Entrepreneur: Cynthia Poon & Maeve Jopson




HMSolution provides prepackaged water treatment systems for the removal of arsenic and 15 other chemicals to water suppliers at 10 times lower operational costs.

Entrepreneur: Margaret Lengerich & Constanza Lengerich



Murray / Zoll & Associates assists private, non-profit, and government agencies with documenting, evaluating, and improving their programmatic investments and offers low-bono services for emerging charitable organizations.

Entrepreneur: Katie Murray & Susan Zoll



CleanPowerPerks rewards people that choose clean energy with exclusive discounts from sustainable businesses + brands. By partnering with clean power providers, they accelerate adoption of wind and solar in the US.

Entrepreneur: Tess O’Brien



EarthFrendz creates recycled fashion and employs impoverished men and women in India.

Entrepreneur: Priya Samant




EbenGroup uses a one-for-one model selling rucksacks and giving school supplies to those in need as well as 10% of the profits to educational programs.

Entrepreneur: Candace McCreary




EcoMadera Forest Conservation is a sustainable forestry and wood products company that promotes a co-operative ownership structure and manages forestland in Ecuador.

Entrepreneur: Peter Pinchot



Fit2Cook offers educational programs for children to promote healthy eating and lifestyles into adulthood.

Entrepreneur: Karen Salvatore & Tracy DeSantis




Food4Good offers nourishing meals for the hungry, subsidized by purchased meals, all from a low-overhead cost food truck.

Entrepreneur: Julius Searight




Moving Mountains provides outdoor education programming for urban youth to promote academic achievement and social-emotional development.

Entrepreneur: Ivy Sokol




Rhode Island Urban Debate League engages students in policy debate programs in order to improve academic outcomes and increase college readiness.

Entrepreneur: Ashley Belanger




TextUp combines a web app and an automated texting hotline to increase transparency and improve access to social services for the homeless and near-homeless.

Entrepreneur: Eric Bai



Accountability Lab is an innovative non-profit organization that empowers citizens in developing countries to build creative tools for integrity and anti-corruption in their communities.

Entrepreneur: Anne Sophie Lambert & Blair Glencorse



evox OmniMedia, PBC is a Quality of Life Television Network and Marketplace that provides content and over 14,000 eco-friendly products that serve the $1.4 Trillion global LOHAS Market.

Entrepreneur: Xavier Dubois

The Social Enterprise Greenhouse network is pleased to host 16 promising social ventures in the 5th SEG Accelerator cohort:


Swell Organics will repurpose old mill & manufacturing spaces with highly efficient indoor vertical farming systems known as Aquaponics producing fresh local produce year round.

Entrepreneur: Ethan Tucker & Ely Beckman