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You Are Invited!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
6:00-7:30 pm
Join us for our first Accelerator graduation + pitch night
of the new year!
Register here

Event Agenda

Hosts:
Meg Wirth, SEG Health & Wellness Initiative Director, and Juan Carlos Payero, SEG Newport Program Director 

6:00-6:15 PM
Welcome greetings:
Kelly Ramirez, CEO of SEG, and Nellie Gorbea, Secretary of State of Rhode Island

6:15-6:30 PM
Guest speaker: 
Blaine Carroll, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Delta Dental

6:30-7:25 PM
Watch the 2020 grads pitch their social ventures!

7:25-7:30 PM
Closing comments and congratulations:
Seth Magaziner, RI General Treasurer

Our Cohort

Astrodime LLC
EmTech Care Labs
Gnome Surf
Includesign
iNERDE Inc.
LUNA Community Care
My Grandson
Omena
Otraway
Outsider Collective
PAWS Pet Grooming
Ram Head Sports
Root Literacy Design
Social Skills in Motion
The FLY Initiative
Urban Perinatal Education Center
Your Story

About the Accelerator

The SEG Fall 2020 Impact Accelerator is delivered in partnership with Brown University and is funded in part by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training’s Back to Work RI Initiative, Delta Dental, Newman’s Own Foundation, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, 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.

Meet Our Fall 2020 Impact Accelerator Graduates

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Astrodime LLC offers yard education and permaculture solutions to invasive species and weeds. We see the yard as an ecosystem, not just a collection of plants. Our consulting helps you think strategically about your backyard.
www.astrodime.org
Sam Smiley (they/them/theirs) | elhandydandy@gmail.com

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EmTech Care Labs develops daily care management technologies for independent living and aging in place, including Care-Wallet, a mobile and web-based software to help family caregivers collaboratively manage the financial and healthcare aspects of in-home eldercare and provide timely and cost-effective long-term care.
emtechcarelabs.com
Aarabi Balasubramanian | carelabs@emtechgrowth.com

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Gnome Surf is a nonprofit Surf Therapy organization that aims to create a community for our families to come as they are. We aim to inspire a world where kids of all abilities, races, and socio-economic backgrounds have equal opportunity, love, kindness, and happiness. We accomplish this through one-on-one individual surf therapy sessions, Happy Camp Day Surfcamps, destination retreats, art therapy, eco therapy, and yoga.
www.gnomesurf.com
Chris Antao | gnomecreate@gmail.com

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Includesign is a Rhode Island based product design company with the goal of creating products that empower individuals with disabilities around the world. Our first product, the LapSnap, is a versatile, adaptive basket designed with and for wheelchair users.
thelapsnap.com
Diana Perkins | thelapsnap@gmail.com

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iNERDE Inc. intends to fill the gap between the skills needed to succeed in the modern world and the skills being taught in most schools in Africa. We address Africa’s pressing need for effective STEAM education through curriculum development and dissemination, as well as provide professional development for teachers.
iNERDE.org
Mohamed Kante | mtkante@iNERDE.org

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LUNA Community Care is a disabled workers cooperative that provides caregiving solutions, case management, crisis support, co-working space, and access to an online and in-person mutual aid and community care group, Village Nurture, for disabled caregivers and children in Rhode Island.
lunacommunitycare.org
Casey Gallagher, LMHC | lunacommunitycare@gmail.com

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My Grandson is founded on the values of compassion, care, and good, honest work within communities. We are a concierge and delivery service providing grocery and general pickup and delivery, cleaning, pet care, and yard work. Founded during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, our team is comprised of recent college graduates dedicated to helping those most affected by assisting with daily tasks and creating meaningful interactions.
mygrandsonservices.com
Ned Roosevelt | ned@mygrandsonconcierge.com

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Omena is a nonprofit organization that seeks to break the cycle of emotional abuse within families and communities through support, education and advocacy. We empower children and young adults with the social and emotional intelligence tools to nurture a generation with greater self-esteem and inner strength.
o-mena.com
Francesca Raoelison | info@o-mena.com

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Otraway helps clients level up their marketing through branded products, promotions and strategic relationship building to foster a vibrant community.
otraway.com
Amanda Mottola | amanda@otraway.com

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Outsider Collective is an artist community and gallery space located in the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, R.I. Our mission is to build community and belonging through art and unity for every ability. We focus on providing opportunities to artists living with differing abilities to work alongside artists of every ability.
theoutsidercollective.org
Jessica Angelone + Carrie Hyde | outsidercollective401@gmail.com

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PAWS Pet Grooming is committed to creating an environment of kindness and compassion through delivering exceptional service while respecting the needs of our employees, our customers and their pets, and the greater community. At PAWS, we aim to inspire a sense of community around our love of pets and transform that love into greater social impact.
www.facebook.com/pawspetgroomingri
David O’Connor | pawsgroomingri@gmail.com

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Ram Head Sports is a sports protection apparel company with our own unique patent padded products designed to protect athletes by reducing the force of an impact.
ramheadsports.com
John Lopes | john@ramheadsports.com

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Root Literacy Design works with educators to empower teachers by growing evidence-based literacy practices within their own setting through consulting and coaching-centered training.
Heather Ballantine | hballantine@rootliteracydesign.com

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Social Skills in Motion is a holistic center for young people that provides therapeutic interventions through sports and movement based programming and supportive services to enhance social emotional development in marginalized communities in NYC. We are committed to person centered and strength based learning, putting our young people at the forefront of their own development. 
socialskillsinmotion.squarespace.com
Sara Czworniak + Giana Quinterno | socialskillsinmotion@gmail.com

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The FLY Initiative (Financial Literacy Youth) addresses the issues of disparities in financial literacy resources, cultural inequities and family engagement challenges through a culturally responsive financial literacy program. Grounded in the value of experiential learning, the program features a holistic multi-generational approach to financial wellness and understanding financial literacy concepts.
flyinitiative.org
Marcy Reyes | mreyes@flyinitiative.org

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Urban Perinatal Education Center provides comprehensive best practice and culturally appropriate perinatal health and wellness education to those who need it most and are adversely impacted by poor health outcomes in their reproductive life course. Located in Providence to address the lack of community-led, based, and placed information for families, UPEC is a community responsive initiative of Our Journ3i. 
Quatia Osorio | journ3i@gmail.com 

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Your Story offers multi-disciplinary self-development programs, facilitating development of wellbeing and performance practices that allow individuals to realize their purpose and live a fulfilled life.
imagineyourstory.org
Matthew Eriksen + Ariel Galipeau | yourstorycommunity@gmail.com

Thanks to Our Experts for Serving as Coaches and Instructors!

Coaches

Jim Berson
Liana Cassar
Alicia Chan
Margo Crawford
Brittany Drozd
Allison Ingalsbe
Prosper Ishimwe
Ben Israelite
Bill Keogh
Dennise Kowalczyk

Steve Lundin
David Melancon
Julia Ma
Elizabeth O'Neill
Topher Patch
Collen Plesac
Gary Ridner
Jim Seymour
Gary Schine
Raman Shah

Instructors

Christa Baker
Denise Barge
Kristin Pizzi Barishian
Kathleen Bellicchi
Thomas Brendler
Liana Cassar
Josh Daly
Carmen Diaz-Jusino
Gayle Gifford
Maria Jose Guevara
Peter Hahn
Buck Harris
Prosper Ishime
Siu-li Koh
James Kwon
Shayna Lee

George Matouk
Rebeka Mazzone
Mike McCreless
David Melancon
Katie Murray
Topher Patch
Colleen Plesac
Kelly Ramirez
Matt Ramirez
Ilhiana Rojas
Yemi Sekoni
Rich Streitfeld
Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina
Jessica Vega
Austin Wilson
Meg Wirth
Chanda Womack

Join us for the festivities on January 13!
Register here