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 12-week program provides social entrepreneurs with the tools and networks they need to validate their idea, understand their customer, and formalize growth strategies from fundraising to social impact measurement.

“It’s been such a privilege to work with our 2020 Impact Accelerator cohort over the past 12 weeks as they gained the knowledge and skills they need to grow their ventures and impact. We are grateful to our generous funders, partners, instructors, and coaches, whose support made their growth possible. We congratulate our entrepreneurs and look forward to seeing the ways in which their businesses will create good jobs and strengthen the well-being of our community.”
– Kelly Ramirez, CEO, Social Enterprise Greenhouse

Our 2020 Impact Accelerator Graduates


BASA is on a mission to inspire and develop the innovators of tomorrow by designing and facilitating creative learning experiences for the children of today. BASA aims to prepare children and teens for the challenges of the 21st century through a community platform, online and onsite, that focuses on STEAM learning.
Fernanda Bolaños, Megan Molina, and Rosinda Fuentes |

Empirical Nature

Empirical Nature helps nonprofit organizations maximize success through customized planning and support to accurately measure, understand and communicate their impact.
Abigail Burrows |

15 Minute Field Trips™

15 Minute Field Trips is dedicated to environmental advocacy through art and community action and environmental literacy through physical and online resources, training, and creation of “field trips” to get youth, classrooms, and families outdoors. Its goal is to create responsible citizens and advocates for the environment and to reduce anxiety through the enjoyment of nature.
Melissa Guillet |

Giving Beyond the Box, LLC

Giving Beyond the Box builds gift boxes that make a social impact – clean water, access to education, empowering women, and more – encouraging those who give gifts and those who receive them to share values and purpose in the gift exchange.
Sandra Enos |

Grands Flourish, Inc.

Grands Flourish is Rhode’s Island’s only nonprofit organization that focuses on providing supports, services, and resources to grandparents raising grandchildren impacted by substance use disorder. Through program engagements, it empowers grandparents to navigate complex systems and succeed in their new role as caregivers.
Magdalena Andreozzi |


KerlyGirl is a natural hair care venture offering organic and 100% plant-based products uniquely formulated for the hair needs of curly, coily, and kinky textures. KerlyGirl aims to revolutionize the budding conscious space between beauty and health for folks of color.
Kerlyne Jean-Baptiste |

SIREN Women’s Cooperative

SIREN Women’s Cooperative is a diverse, inclusive community of work-minded women who meet for monthly personal and professional advancement talks, relationship-based networking events, and have developed and implemented a Ready to Work exchange where they assist women in need of job search and interview skills.
Sarah Nadimpalli |


VISIT is a monthly subscription kit, with curated activities, a guiding workbook, and a supporting app experience, that facilitates connection and relationship-building between family/friend/clinical caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Layne Mayer & Katherine Magee |

Wisdom for Living

Wisdom for Living is a life enrichment discussion group program for elders. Guided by a knowledgeable and skillful facilitator, it creates a venue for elders living in residential communities to share their thoughts, be listened to, and find meaning and purpose in this chapter of their lives.
Gwenette Kangis |

Thank You!

To our guest speaker – Bill Daugherty of Seven Stars Bakery

To all the SEG volunteers who supported our 2020 Impact Accelerator cohort:

Workshop Instructors

  • Denise Barge
  • Ashley Belanger
  • Kathleen Bellicchi
  • Joshua Bloom
  • Vanessa Boynton
  • Carmen Diaz-Jusino
  • Aristotle Mannan
  • Katie Murray
  • Topher Patch
  • Kelly Ramirez
  • Matt Ramirez
  • James Rhodes
  • Jessica Vega
  • Meg Wirth


  • Margo Crawford
  • Brittany Drozd
  • Courtney Fanning
  • Todd Grant
  • Peter Hahn
  • Neal Hamel
  • Ben Israelite
  • Bill Keogh
  • Julia McDowell
  • Yemi Sekoni
  • Scott Schroeder
  • Ronda Sciolto

And to the sponsors of our 2020 Impact Accelerator!

SEG Accelerator Impacts to Date

178 Ventures Accelerated
87% Are Operational
671 Jobs Created
4.8 million+ Lives Impacted Across the Globe