accelerator Archives

Mar24

Beat the Streets Providence: Wrestling and Success

A lot is happening for middle school students on wrestling mats across Providence these days, and it’s all due to Beat the Streets Providence. Since its founding in 2013, Beat the Streets has brought more than 1,000 local public school students into the sport of wrestling through afterschool programming. Their mission is to inspire urban[…..]

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Feb20

Sanctuary Herbs of Providence: Artisanal Blends with a Message

Christina Dedora, the founder of Blue Skys Farm, leases land from Urban Edge Farm in Cranston along with a group of other farmers. After years of growing food and flowers, Christina started drying herbs as a value-added product to sell in the winter. In 2016 she saw an opportunity both to sell more herbs and[…..]

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Feb19

Riverzedge Arts: Designed by Youth

The mission of Riverzedge Arts, based in Woonsocket, R.I., is to improve lives and places through art, design, and creative problem solving. Their arts and entrepreneurship studio programs are nationally recognized for helping to expand horizons for local youth. Since 2002, the organization has been providing teen artists with an afterschool hands-on job-training experience led[…..]

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Jan02

Lily’s Ladle: That Bone Broth Moment

It was the deep, dark, snowy winter of 2015 when Lily Scott was introduced to the healing properties of bone broth. She and her husband and both of their kids were sick with colds, and her son, who was only three months old at the time, contracted a dangerous virus that made it difficult for[…..]

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Dec06

Congrats to the Graduates of Our 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator!

Pitch night at Social Enterprise Greenhouse is always a festive occasion. Starting at around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, our coworking space filled up with people and anticipation as the 12 social ventures graduating from our 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator prepared to deliver their pitches. Great food and drink, great conversation, and a[…..]

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Nov19

What Cheer Flower Farm: Because Everyone Deserves a Bouquet

Shelby Doggett always knew she wanted to be a farmer. Growing up in Rhode Island as a member of a family involved in horticulture and agriculture for five generations, it was in her blood. What Cheer Flower Farm, a venture she cofounded, gives free flowers to people in need. The farm, located in the Olneyville[…..]

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Nov19

bosWell: Caring for the Most Vulnerable

Aristotle Mannan wants to put high-tech at the service of high-touch. His digital health startup, bosWell, seeks to connect vulnerable populations to healthcare. “Our mission is to reach Medicaid’s unreachables and build bridges back to care,” he says. “There are a lot of people who access services at homeless shelters, food pantries, churches, mobile clinics,[…..]

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Nov13

Social Enterprise Greenhouse Will Host 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator Graduation and Pitch Night – Thursday, Dec 5, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Providence, R.I. (November 13, 2019) – Join Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) for a festive celebration as the graduates of its 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator complete their three-month business development journey and pitch their social ventures to an audience. The 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator Graduation and Pitch Night takes place on December 5, 2019,[…..]

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Oct29

Bootblack Brand: A New Twist on Impact

The urge to create led Paul Kubiski out of one industry and into another. A sculptor by training, he ran his own successful graphic design studio, Firebox Creative, for 20 years. Now, as the founder of Bootblack Brand, he invents complex soda and cocktail syrups for home-based entertaining. Paul’s Cranberry Jalapeño Lime syrup was honored[…..]

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Sep25

GoPeer: Personalized Tutoring for All Students

First assemble a group of college undergrads who are eager to share their knowledge. Then introduce them to younger students who are eager to learn and improve their grades. It’s a winning mix. Out of this combination comes GoPeer, which pairs qualified college students with K-12 students for one-on-one tutoring lessons. They integrate technology with[…..]

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