35 Business Ventures Join SEG’s Impact Accelerator and Incubator Programs for Fall Cohort

October 11, 2023

Providence, RI – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG), one of the state’s leading business support organizations, recently welcomed 35 business ventures into the fall cohort of their Impact Accelerator and Incubator programs. 

“We are elated to welcome our latest group of social impact entrepreneurs to the fall cohort of the Impact Accelerator and Incubator programs,” said Julie Owens, CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse. “At SEG, we seek to accelerate impact by providing inclusive support and networks for entrepreneurs and businesses committed to delivering positive societal and economic change.” 

As part of its mission, SEG seeks to accelerate impact by providing inclusive support and networks for entrepreneurs and businesses committed to positive societal and economic change, with the goal of creating a more just, equitable, and resilient economy achieved through social purpose business. 

SEG programs include: 

  • Impact Accelerator focuses on high-potential social startups that have already generated revenue and provides support to entrepreneurs who are ready to take their venture to the next level.
  • The Incubator is designed for participants who already have a product or service with an audience and intended impact. Those interested in this program  should be looking to commit and formalize their product or service via launching a business.
  • Incubadora (Español) follows the same guidelines as “The Incubator,” however, this cohort is taught entirely in Spanish and is designed for native Spanish speakers.
  • The Ideator is a entry-level program that guides participants through workshops, group work sessions, and one-on-one SEG mentorship to help participants navigate key steps in assessing the feasibility of their ideas and then determine whether to pursue, pivot, partner, or pass on them. 

“I’m very excited that Project Insulin was accepted into the SEG Accelerator Program. When it comes to helping nonprofits and social impact organizations, we know that SEG is the gold standard here in Rhode Island,” said Eric Moyal, Founder of Project Insulin. “I look forward to being a part of a proven ecosystem of like-minded professionals, founders, and investors/donors and get Project Insulin one step closer to providing everyone with access to affordable insulin.”

Since its start, SEG has grown a portfolio of more than 600 businesses and nonprofits creating positive social impact through improvements in access to educational opportunities, training and employment, healthcare, financial services, healthy food, affordable housing, and a safe and healthy environment. 

“We look forward to following the growth of these ventures in the coming months and are proud to have them join SEG’s diverse network of entrepreneurs,” said Owens.

The ventures joining the fall cohorts include: 

Impact Accelerator


  • Drop LWOP New England (Brashani Reece) – Cambridge, MA 
  • Bob and Son’s Fashion LLC (Bob Teah) – Providence, RI 
  • Easy Circle Events (Marina Brunel) – Providence, RI 
  • Mamas With No Filter and Village (Dalida Alves) – Pawtucket, RI
  • Commonplace Cooperative (Hunter Silvestri & Ted Donovan) – Providence, RI 
  • PermaJust Foundation (Bernard Gamundani) – Barrington, RI 
  • Law Office of Lisette M. Gomes (Lisette Gomes) – Rumford, RI
  • Farm and Forest Education Center (Kelly McNiff & Stacy Gale) – East Greenwich, RI 
  • Atya Care (Douglas C.Atkins & Peter Yarsities) – Carver, MA
  • Flori Fundamentals, LLC (Alyssa Flori) – Warwick, RI 
  • C.L.U.B Blessed Fitness & Weight Management (Stephanie Barboza) – Pawtucket, RI 
  • Healthy & Wealthy Communities (Carlene Fonseca) – Central Falls, RI 
  • Margaret Garcia/C. Rodriguez [Venture Unnamed] – Providence, RI 
  • LV Professional Services, LLC (Laura Velasquez) – Providence, RI 
  • Creative Approach Co. (Edwige & Dieny Elismene Charlot) – Providence, RI 
  • Black Nerd Book Club (Shawn Andrews) – Providence, RI 
  • Mica Bolotin [Venture Unnamed] – Providence, RI 
  • ArchivingTheKulture (David Pierre) – Providence, RI 
  • Aquidneck IEP Advocacy and Consulting (Mallory Pacheco) – Tiverton, RI 


  • Goodlookbypao (Paola Nunez) – Warwick, RI 
  • M. Moreno Venture (Maria Moreno) – Central Falls, RI 
  • Michelle Sweet Treats (Kiara Beltre) 
  • Ruth Cyrille [Venture Unnamed] – Providence, RI 
  • Sweet Love (Milagros Gerig) – Johnston, RI
  • Creaciones y Decoraciones LLC (Alix Diaz Rivas) – Providence, RI 
  • Katherine’s Creations (Jonathan Manuel & Santos Nolasco) – Providence, RI 
  • Leilany’s Creations (Marisa Portillo) – Newport, RI 
  • Havana Cafe (Alba Martinez, Marisol Santillan, & Maribel Villalba) – Massachusetts 
  • GBTS (Magaluz Troncoso Lama) – Massachusetts 
  • Shirley Castellano [Venture Unnamed] – Pawtucket, RI
  • Shalom Damay Day Spa (Beatriz Rojas) – Pawtucket, RI 
  • Believing Characters (Raiza Charris) – Central Falls, RI 


  • Izcelis Bisono [Venture Unnamed] – Johnston, RI
  • Caley Logsdon [Venture Unnamed] – Cumberland, RI 
  • PVD Flow (Wilmys Cortez-Perez) – Providence, RI 
  • Daniel Morris [Venture Unnamed] – Providence, RI 
  • Dwight McDonald [Venture Unnamed] – Johnston, RI 
  • Gather (Daniela Coray) – Providence, RI 
  • Shannon Gormley [Venture Unnamed] – Cranston, RI 
  • Body, Plant, Sky (Tammy Kim, Erin Soule, & Narcissa Segura) – Tiverton, RI
  • Inky Bells, Inc. (Bel M.) – Providence, RI 
  • Inner Life Studio (Jacklyn Gil) – Cumberland, RI
  • Livia Borges [Venture Unnamed] – Providence, RI 
  • Ryan Martia [Venture Unnamed] – Ashaway, RI
  • Sonia Gomes [Venture Unnamed – Pawtucket, RI

About Social Enterprise Greenhouse: 

Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) accelerates impact by providing inclusive support and networks for entrepreneurs and businesses committed to positive societal and economic change. SEG fosters an ecosystem of diverse stakeholders who work to enable a more just, equitable, and resilient economy. SEG is based in Rhode Island and operates statewide virtually and from sites in Providence, Newport, and Pawtucket/Central Falls. Its network of 2,000+ enterprises and 200+ business and community leaders contributes time, expertise, and funding to grow Rhode Island’s social impact ecosystem. To learn more, visit www.segreenhouse.org


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