SEG’s 2020 Virtual Incubator Has Launched – Meet the Cohort Here!

We need entrepreneurial innovation, energy, and creativity more than ever right now. So we’re delighted to share the news that SEG’s first-ever Virtual Incubator launched on May 4 with a cohort of 13 participants! They will be meeting online via Zoom twice a week for five weeks, developing ideas for starting their own businesses to help themselves, their families, and their communities. After graduation, participants will stay connected to SEG’s extensive network of support and business development resources.

The 2020 Virtual Incubator provides the same rich content as SEG’s traditional Incubator and includes workshops on:

  • Running a Successful Business/Venture
  • Defining Your Value in the Marketplace
  • Business Planning
  • Logic Model
  • Branding/Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Startup Finance
  • Legal and Entity Formation

Participants and projects selected for our Virtual Incubator are:

Leah Charpentier, Providence
The Home School: A lab-based school offering children, teens, and adults structured classes based in home economics and family/consumer science, including cooking, gardening, household budget and cost saving, textile arts, home care and repair, and child development.

Evelin Perez Diaz, Newport
Development and launch of an American/Spanish/Guatemalan style bakery.

Tiffany Freda, Milford, CT
A consulting service for educational institutions that supports the planning and integration of coding in every classroom.

Amy Hebb, Pawtucket
WinWin: Resale clothing website/app where 100% of profits go to environmental causes.

Alex Joseph, Portsmouth
A portable security system to help protect against theft of avionics in small airplanes.

Lynell Masterson, Providence
Healing and counseling services for individuals who are facing obstacles.

Nycole Matthews, Newport
A gallery and studio space that represents black artists in the North End of Newport and offers a welcoming location for artists to make, display, and create revenue from the sale of their art, performances, etc.

Kelly McDermott, Newport
Newport Arts Collective: Community building for local artists seeking communal creative space and affordable studios.

Phyllis Mulilgan, Newport
Bridging Our Future: A co-op that allows residents of the North End of Newport to work, live, create, and build their own future.

Heather Perkins, Newport
An innovation and change management consultancy that taps into the influence of healers, artists, inventors, and other creatives.

Nicole Scott, Newport
Services for couples planning a wedding, including a magazine and directory of resources.

sam smiley, Providence
Educational programs for local residents about backyard ecology and invasive/introduced plant species.

Kilah Walt, Providence
Prosperity Farms: Social services and mental health programs designed to build capacity and strength in underserved communities in Rhode Island.

Many thanks to Verizon for helping to fund this Incubator!