SEG is accepting applications for its 2019 Impact and Food Accelerator programs. Applications are due October 1, 2018.


Rhode Island (August 28, 2018) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) is accepting applications for its 2019 Accelerators for ‘Do Well, Do Good’ businesses. SEG is looking for motivated and coachable social entrepreneurs with a feasible food, environment, or general social impact venture to apply. Applications for SEG’s Food and Impact Accelerator programs are due on October 1, 2018. The Food Accelerator program begins in January 2019 and the Impact Accelerator program begins in February 2019.

The Accelerator, SEG’s signature venture development program, includes a 12-week blended learning model that provides high impact social entrepreneurs the tools, networks and resources to validate their idea, understand their customer, and formalize growth strategies from fundraising to social impact measurement. Additional value is provided by one-on-one business coaching, a peer cohort model, and access to SEG’s co-working space at 10 Davol Square, Providence. Upon graduation, participants will receive priority access to the SEG Loan Fund which provides growth capital to high potential social enterprises as well as later stage business services.

More about the Impact Accelerator

The Impact Accelerator program works with social entrepreneurs from any industry. As part of SEG’s Water, Energy, and Environment Initiative, the 2019 Impact Accelerator cohort will feature a group of environmental impact ventures that will collaborate and have access to industry-specific advising opportunities.

About the Food Accelerator

The Food Accelerator program offers industry-tailored curriculum and advising, customized face-to-face instruction and peer learning, and access to a network of food industry experts in addition to the entire SEG Advisor network to help entrepreneurs grow their business in Rhode Island and beyond.  

This is a great opportunity for all Food ventures that address topics including:

  • Sustainable food and aquaculture practices
  • Food access
  • Food waste
  • Cultural heritage
  • Workforce development
  • International development
  • Place-making and community building.

The purpose of the Accelerator program is to stimulate innovation in Rhode Island and to help create more successful, sustainable ‘Do Well, Do Good’ businesses leading to healthier, more prosperous communities for all.

For more information about the SEG Accelerator Program go to