SEG launching first food accelerator Feb. 9

PROVIDENCE – Social Enterprise Greenhouse is launching its first food accelerator cohort on Feb. 9, featuring 12 New England-based businesses selected for the program.
The free event is open to the public and will be held at the SEG Hub at 10 Davol Square, suite 100, from 6-8 p.m. The businesses selected for the 12-week program will introduce their ventures and goals, and provide tastings of their products.
The food accelerator, SEG’s first industry-specific program, is delivered in partnership with Brown University and funded by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation. It provides high-potential entrepreneurs with knowledge, networks and resources they need to take their venture to the next level, according to SEG.
After graduation, participants will receive access to the SEG loan fund that provides below-market interest rate loans to high-potential social enterprises.
SEG, in a news release, said the program’s purpose is to “stimulate innovation in Rhode Island’s burgeoning food sector and to help create more successful, sustainable do well, do good businesses in Rhode Island and the region, leading to a more extensive and healthy local and regional food system.”
Said U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin, “Rhode Island’s food economy is strong and getting stronger. Social Enterprise Greenhouse is doing phenomenal work supporting start-up businesses, including those in the food industry. This food accelerator will no doubt further grow our vibrant food economy, and I can’t wait to see what this class of participants achieves with the help of the hardworking team at SEG.”
A graduation and final pitch event will be held May 10.
The 12 businesses participating in the food accelerator are:

  • Agraria Farm and Edibles
  • Bellicchi’s Best Biscotti
  • Fox Point Pickling Co.
  • Glenwood Garden
  • The Humble Pie Co.
  • Laughing Gull Chocolates
  • Leah’s Recipe
  • Mesa Fresca
  • Newport Cooks
  • Ocean State Smoked Fish Co.
  • Savory Fare
  • SecondsFirst

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