Launch and scale your idea to positively impact lives.

Meet the 11 Ventures in Our Spring 2019 DC Impact Accelerator

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager

The SEED SPOT team is proud to present the final 11 ventures being inducted into our Spring 2019 Impact Accelerator!

Over the next eight weeks, these founders and co-founders will leverage SEED SPOT’s globally-ranked program to double down on their high-impact business model, launch a strong go-to-market strategy, assemble a winning team, and nurture relationships with potential investors. Every week, ventures will work with experienced mentors, content experts, and fellow impact-driven entrepreneurs to make tractions with their customers, competitive advantage, and growth strategy for scale. The program will culminate in a community-wide Demo Day at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, where each team will pitch their venture for the opportunity to win up to $15,000 in grants and other prizes.

The entrepreneurs were selected after a rigorous application process and met three main criteria – their ability to make impact, scalability of their venture idea, and demonstrated grit as an entrepreneur.

Without further ado, it is our pleasure to introduce the Washington, DC startup community to the newest cohort of Impact Accelerator entrepreneurs being initiated into the SEED SPOT family:

Impact Accelerator

Amazi Foods

Founded by Renee Dunn, Amazi Foods is a mindful food company on a mission to help you snack on purpose. Vegan, paleo, and ethically sourced, every bite of their made-in-Uganda snacks promotes job creation and farming communities.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amazifoods/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amazifoods

Impact Accelerator

Elder Nourish, LLC

Founded by Kimberly Lipinski with support from Chief Technology Officer, Jim Lipinski, Elder Nourish provides elderly adults with visiting chefs who prepare customized menus that meet their individual nutritional requirements.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eldernourish/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eldernourish/

Impact Accelerator

give365

Founded by Lore Ann Burek, give365 is a spare change giving platform intended to let everyone feel the joy of giving. Her favorite phrase is “pennies make dollars, and dollars make a difference.”

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doyougive365
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doyougive365
Twitter: https://twitter.com/doyougive365

Impact Accelerator

Goodfynd

Co-founded by Kyle Miller and Lemaire Stewart, Goodfynd makes food more accessible by connecting users to food trucks in their area, while enabling small and growing food businesses to contribute to more connected communities. Whether you’re at work, home, or just out and about in the city, find the food trucks closest to you!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodfynd
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goodfynd/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/goodfynd

Impact Accelerator

Haven

Founded by Ben Pugh, Haven empowers individuals by making healthcare as easy as Instagram. The Haven app helps users find quality healthcare professionals and services that are compatible with their insurance plan in less than 30 seconds.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haven_dc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dc_haven

Impact Accelerator

herDomain

Co-founded by Quratul-Ann Malik and Meher Rehman, herDomain invests in untapped female technical talent in the developing world through providing cutting-edge tech training, remote work opportunities with US-based companies, and a peer community.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/herDomainPK/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herdomainpk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/herdomainpk

My Active Senior

Founded by Shememe Williams, My Active Senior is an online senior-friendly tool that connects seniors and their family members with local senior service providers and products while helping service providers grow their businesses.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myactivesenior/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myactivesenior/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/myactivesenior

Impact Accelerator

PAKKE
Co-founded by Emmett Ferra and Kiel Byrne, PAKKE is an events and experiences platform that boosts members of the creative economy by connecting them with audiences that are searching for more experiential moments in their lives.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoverpakke/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/discoverpakke/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pakke/

Impact Accelerator

PositiveHire

Founded by Michele Heyward, PositiveHire’s mission is to provide women of color STEM professionals equal access to management roles to retain them in STEM industries.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositiveHireCo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PositiveHireCo
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/PositiveHireCo
Medium: https://medium.com/@positivehireco

Impact Accelerator

Unwanted

Co-founded by Andrea Gilliam and Nick Dowling, Unwanted empowers every member of an organization, from entry level to C-suite, to be a change agent by providing a confidential platform to safely and effectively address unwanted behavior and reduce harassment in their company.

Impact Accelerator

WealthyU

Founded by Deborah Owens, WealthyU is on a mission to close the investment confidence and wealth gap for women of color by providing access to curriculum, coaching, and community that teaches wealth building for all incomes.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wealthyuapp
Twitter: https://twitter.com/deborahowens

Impact Accelerator

Curious to learn more about these Impact Accelerator ventures and support their growth?

Come out to a Venture Thursday and Demo Day. Venture Thursdays are open to the community to provide feedback and connections to the 11 ventures on their road to Demo Day. Mark your calendars and RSVP today:

  • Thursday, February 21st: Venture Thursday (RSVP HERE)
  • Thursday, March 7th: Venture Thursday (RSVP HERE)
  • Thursday, March 21st: Venture Thursday (RSVP HERE)
  • Tuesday, April 9th: Demo Day (RSVP HERE)

Impact Accelerator


Related articles from SEED SPOT:

>>”9 Conferences to Attend in 2019 to Accelerate Your Social Enterprise

>>”Why You Should Intern at SEED SPOT (As Told By a Former Intern)

>>”How to Choose the Right Legal Structure for Your Venture

Bianca Buliga

Download SEED SPOT’s 2017 Impact Report