2017 Impact Accelerator Cohort

The Social Enterprise Greenhouse network is pleased to announce 9 promising New England-based social impact ventures in the 7th Impact Accelerator program. Join us to celebrate the launch of the 2017 Impact Accelerator program at our event on January 19th! RSVP here.

Impact in Education


DinnerxChange enables a mobile dinner table conversation – at the dinner table, breakfast time, in a waiting room, on a walk, in the car, via FaceTime or Skype, on a phone call, anywhere with a few minutes to have a check-in.  It’s not reporting from a teacher or the school, it’s a conversation with your child.

Entrepreneur: Jarrid Hall


Finnest is a next generation mobile banking solution for pre college youth. Our mission is to better help young adults understand the value of money and handling it responsibly. Finnest is tailored to the needs of this age group, which is completely overlooked by the current banking system.

Entrepreneurs: Richard McDonald, Clemens Grave


Rhode Island Parent Magazine is a local parenting resource, and a source of inspiration during the greatest and toughest moments of being a parent. The magazine works to promote the work of community projects and organizations. The magazine is available free to readers and has a 15,000 circulation with 400 distribution locations throughout RI and southeastern Massachusetts.

Entrepreneur: Susan Gale


Simply.fund is an online giving platform designed specifically for quick and easy fundraising campaigns. By leveraging the power of crowdfunding and social media, simply.fund makes the fundraising process fast, easy and delivers the highest profits of any other school fundraising program.

Entrepreneur: Linda Woods Curtin


Impact in Design



The Steel Yard is an award-winning industrial arts center, craft school and shared studio. The Public Projects Department earns revenue for the Steel Yard through public art commissions. We collaborate with local artists, vendors and industry to produce custom, community-specific metal work with a clear focus on supporting local creative economy.

Entrepreneurs: Tim Ferland, Jenny Sparks


Impact in Wellbeing


COAAST is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that offers arts-based, community-engaged programming to address the opioid epidemic. They directly serve communities devastated by overdose deaths, high school students, communities of faith, healthcare professionals, and rehab and recovery communities. Their programs harness the arts to create therapeutic and educational goals.

Entrepreneur: Ana Bess Moyer Bell


Inspirited Living is an intentional community where people connect to encourage, uplift, and celebrate all that’s being done in this world “for good”. We share inspiration and stories of courage in the Street Light Magazine, and offer training and products that encourage, uplift, and support wellbeing.

Entrepreneur: Lynne Bryan Phipps


PetsEmpower is a foundation and referral network umbrella organization giving courageous survivors of domestic violence a positive alternative.  We ensure peace of mind their loving pet is taken care of and provide reunification, positive health outcomes, transformative community service, spread love throughout the community, and corporate social impact.

Entrepreneur: Jordan Ross

Read about the 2016 Impact Accelerator ventures here.

Read about the 2015 Impact Accelerator ventures here.