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Posts by C'pher Gresham

How SEED SPOT Entrepreneurs Overcome Barriers in Uncertain Times

By: Duane Rollins, Vice President of Impact & Research Every year, SEED SPOT surveys hundreds of alumni nationwide to gauge the progress their ventures are making year over year. All of this information is included in our Annual Impact Report, which showcases the collective impact our entrepreneurs are creating in their communities. This past year,…

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Tips for the Self-Employed

By: Erin O’Shea, CFO of SEED SPOT You may have heard that there is cash available under the CARES Act for small businesses including independent contractors. One of the things that has confused people is the fact that the loan amount is based on average payroll.  If you’re working solo, you may not even be…

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#OpenWeStand: SEED SPOT Joins GoDaddy Coalition of 30 Brands Sustaining Small Businesses alongside Salesforce, Slack, and American Express

GoDaddy recently launched #OpenWeStand, a movement designed to help small businesses keep their doors open in the economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19. To double down on supporting entrepreneurs through these unprecedented times, SEED SPOT joined a coalition of 30 brands including American Express, GoFundMe, PayPal, Salesforce, and Slack. “At SEED SPOT we have responded quickly…

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Meet the DC Impact Accelerator Ventures: Plugged Technologies Inc.

By: Bianca Buliga, Senior Marketing Manager Victor Ehienulo and Madiagne Sarr are the co-founders of Plugged, a SaaS platform that empowers universities with the technology to improve the way their career offices, students, and recruiters engage each other in the campus recruiting process. By doing this, they are democratizing the way opportunities are shared with…

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Meet the DC Impact Accelerator Ventures: Bowerbags LLC

By: Bianca Buliga, Senior Marketing Manager Jamie Bowerman is the inventor of Bowerbags, a venture that enhances mobility and ensures safety for the Department of Defense and first responders through modular carrying solutions. As Bowerbags starts preparing for Virtual Demo Day on Tuesday, April 14th, the SEED SPOT team sat down with Jamie to learn…

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Meet the DC Impact Accelerator Ventures: Guidefi

By: Bianca Buliga, Senior Marketing Manager Charlene Fadirepo is the founder of Guidefi, a fintech marketplace that makes it easier for women and diverse professionals to find their ideal financial advisor. They envision a world where professionals of all income levels, ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds have access to credible trusted financial advice. As Guidefi…

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Meet the DC Impact Accelerator Ventures: College to Congress

By: Bianca Buliga, Senior Marketing Manager Audrey Henson is the founder of College to Congress (C2C), a non-partisan nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more inclusive and effective Congress by empowering the next generation of public servants. C2C creates pathways for high-achieving, low-income college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates to intern in Congress who otherwise…

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Meet the DC Impact Accelerator Ventures: The Ability Challenge

By: Bianca Buliga, Senior Marketing Manager Sarah Sandelius is the founder of The Ability Challenge (ABC), a venture that offers the only integrated solution designed to build the skills and habits of high-quality special education programming with a focus on student potential and growth in inclusion settings. Using training and technology-driven tools, educators are empowered…

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Meet the DC Impact Accelerator Ventures: Flushh

By: Bianca Buliga, Senior Marketing Manager Kv Tjatjara is the CEO and co-founder of Flushh, a venture on a mission to provide affordable and hygienic waterless toilets to people who really need them, especially people in underserved communities. As Flushh prepares for Virtual Demo Day on Tuesday, April 14th, the SEED SPOT team sat down…

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Meet the DC Impact Accelerator Ventures: Just Results

By: Bianca Buliga, Senior Marketing Manager Alex Macdonald’s venture, Just Results, is disrupting the international foreign assistance market by getting rid of bureaucracy that businesses in low-income countries deal with when interacting with the government. Their goal is to offer pay-for-success products, and their first product on the market is called Better Investment Climate. They…

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