Accelerator stories Archives

Oct21

Social Enterprise Greenhouse Selects 17 Social Ventures for Fall 2020 Impact Accelerator

Providence, R.I. (October 21, 2020) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) announced today that 17 social ventures have been selected to participate in its Fall 2020 Impact Accelerator program. The Impact Accelerator offers a customized curriculum, peer learning, and access to a network of experts in addition to the entire SEG Advisor network to help social[…..]

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Aug10

WatchRX: Keeping Track of Medication

As is true for many social entrepreneurs, Jayanthi Narasimhan’s idea for WatchRx started with a problem close to home. While she was working for a number of different technology companies in the Boston area, her mother fell ill back home in India. Jayanthi tried to care for her at a distance, calling her daily to[…..]

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Aug10

Beachwood Center for Wellbeing: Horses and Hope

Sometimes, the solutions to our deepest problems come from unlikely places. At least that’s what Lynne Bryan Phipps, founder of Beachwood Center for Wellbeing, would tell you. Her vocational journey, as both a RISD-trained designer and an ordained minister, has come together with an overarching desire to help people find healing and hope in the[…..]

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Jul20

Kindred Community Acupuncture: Welcome and Healing for All

Kindred Community Acupuncture, located in Pawtucket, is a place of welcome, healing, and peace. It aims to make the natural medicine of acupuncture a powerfully effective primary component in the lives of working-class individuals and their local communities by demystifying treatments, dramatically lowering their cost, and cultivating a common sanctuary of quiet and connection. “Kindred[…..]

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Jul20

Food on the Move: Mobile Markets Deliver Freshness

Food on the Move is a year-round mobile market that sells fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods throughout Rhode Island, lowering the cost of healthy food through a SNAP incentive program. It was founded in 2017 as an initiative of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute (RIPHI), whose mission is to promote community health and[…..]

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Jun12

Congrats to SEG’s 2020 Impact Accelerator Grads!

Thanks to everyone who came to our 2020 Impact Accelerator Virtual Graduation and Pitch Night on June 11! If you couldn’t make it, here’s our event video! The SEG 2020 Impact Accelerator is delivered in partnership with Brown University and is funded in part by the RI Department of Labor and Training’s Real Jobs RI initiative, Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Island Foundation. This[…..]

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May15

Congrats to SEG’s 2020 Food Accelerator Grads!

Thanks to everyone who came to our 2020 Food Accelerator Virtual Graduation and Pitch Night on May 13! If you couldn’t make it, here’s our event video! The SEG 2020 Food Accelerator is delivered in partnership with Brown University and is funded in part by the RI Department of Labor and Training’s Real Jobs RI[…..]

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May08

Q+A with Sandra Enos of Giving Beyond the Box 

Meet Sandra Enos, the creator of Giving Beyond the Box. As a recently retired sociology professor, and participant of both the SEG Incubator in 2019 and now our 2020 Impact Accelerator, Sandra knows the value of teachable moments. Describing what she now calls her doable moments, she shared with us what it’s been like to[…..]

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Apr20

Jessica Ricci Jewelry: How to Be FOUND

Jewelry maker Jessica Ricci started out as a collector of small, interesting objects. While living in Italy, she became fascinated by cultural artifacts other people had tossed out, such as keys, coins, lace, prayer cards, and the like. When she returned home to Rhode Island in 2005, she taught herself how to transform these items[…..]

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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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