The SEG Incubator Program helps motivated, coachable entrepreneurs turn ideas into action! Our Incubator Program is for anyone who has an idea for a business or nonprofit that creates positive social impact while being financially sustainable. Don’t worry if you don’t have it all figured out – we can help with that!

Application Deadlines

Our Incubator runs four times a year for three weeks in a row. Participants meet two nights per week from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Summer 2019 Incubator: applications due August 12, program begins September 9 (all meetings at Social Enterprise Greenhouse)
    Week 1: Monday 9/9 + Wednesday 9/11
    Week 2: Monday 9/16 + Wednesday 9/18
    Week 3: Monday 9/23 + Wednesday 9/25

  • Fall 2019 Incubator: applications due November 4, program begins December 2
  • Winter 2020 Incubator: dates to come
  • Spring 2020 Incubator: dates to come

SEG will continue to offer Incubators quarterly and in new locations. If you are not ready for this Incubator, stay tuned for the next one! Applications are open year-round.


Program Overview

The Incubator is an comprehensive program featuring 6 evening workshops over 3 weeks. Participants will be matched with a coach, have unlimited access to our advisor network for 1 year and will be fast-tracked to the finalist round of applications to the SEG Accelerator!

Workshops include:

  • An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship: How can your business or nonprofit can do well (financially) by doing good (for your community)?
  • Logic Model: How do you create a road map to maximize your social impact?
  • Defining Your Value in the Marketplace: Who are your customers and how do you engage them with your product or service?
  • Business Planning: How do you create an innovative mission-driven model that generates revenue?
  • Finance: How much will it cost to get started and will the price of your product or service be enough to keep you growing?
  • Raising Funds for Your Venture: How do you find the funding and resources you need to get started?

$200 is due at start of program. Scholarships and payment plans are available for promising entrepreneurs facing financial barriers.

Download a printable version of our Incubator Program Overview.

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