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The SEG Accelerator provides social entrepreneurs the tools, networks and resources to validate their idea, understand their customer, and formalize growth strategies from fundraising to social impact measurement.


  • Impact Accelerator 2020 for Newport: Applications due September 1, 2020
  • Impact Accelerator 2020 for Pawtucket/Central Falls: Applications due September 9, 2020
  • Health & Wellness Accelerator 2020: Application date TBA
  • Food Accelerator 2021: Application date TBA
  • Impact Accelerator 2021: Application date TBA 
Value Proposition

Our blended learning model offers quality and flexibility:

  • Curriculum developed and delivered in partnership with Brown University
  • Practical workshops led by advisors and experienced social entrepreneurs
  • One-on-one coaching with business and community leaders
  • A network of advisors with industry and functional expertise
  • Priority access to the SEG Loan Fund

Download a printable version of our Accelerator Program Overview.

For complete program details, view our Comprehensive Accelerator Overview.



We seek entrepreneurs who…

  • Are motivated and coachable
  • Will dedicate 15+ hours weekly
  • Have sought and incorporated customer or stakeholder feedback;
  • Conducted beta or pilot, or received some revenue (recommended but not necessary).

$500 is due upon registration. A $2,000 pay-it-forward contribution will be due upon hitting designated profit goals. Scholarships and payment plans are available for promising entrepreneurs facing financial barriers.

Read about recent participants:
Success Stories


“When Capital Good Fund first started working with Social Enterprise Greenhouse, we were still struggling to take a really good idea to the next level: implementation.  Now, three years later, we have grown leaps and bounds and our growth trajectory is exceeding all our expectations.” – Andy Posner, Co-Founder & CEO, Capital Good Fund


“Social Enterprise Greenhouse has been instrumental in providing Solar Sister with support at the very critical start-up phase. I am so grateful for the mentoring, networking and financial support that has helped us launch our social enterprise.” – Katherine Lucey, Founder & CEO, Solar Sister

Applications: Applications are rolling. Second round applications will be distributed to finalists one to two months prior to the launch date.

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