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Courtney Klein: One of “20 People to Know” in Phoenix Startup Scene

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager SEED SPOT is excited to announce that our co-founder and CEO, Courtney Klein, has been chosen as one of the “20 People to Know” in the Phoenix startup scene by the Phoenix Business Journal! Woohoo! This list highlights movers and shakers in the Valley from a wide range of…

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Meet the 9 Ventures in D.C.’s Inaugural Full-Time Cohort!

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Ever since D.C.’s inaugural Full-time cohort took off on April 10th, it has been full speed ahead with no looking back! Nine social entrepreneurs were welcomed to a 14-week accelerator program that includes in-depth weekly coaching, leadership development, 1:1 mentoring, and financing opportunities for their unique ventures. Their arduous…

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Welcome Duane Rollins, SEED SPOT’s Director of Product and Impact!

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator Since SEED SPOT hit D.C. soil in March, our mission has been simple: cultivate big-picture strategy to broaden our reach, maximize our support of entrepreneurs, and deliver high-impact products and services to market for ultimate change-making. A substantial piece of this strategy included welcoming Duane Rollins to the team as…

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3 Benefits of Teaching Students Social Entrepreneurship

By: Gretchen Naugle, Vice President of SEED SPOT Schools Did you know that 72% of high school students have considered starting their own business, yet 62% are never offered a course in entrepreneurship? High school students are our most underutilized creative resource – if we can successfully engage their talents, we’ll unlock innovative solutions to…

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Introducing Kate Glantz as D.C. Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator We are thrilled to welcome Kate Glantz as the latest member of our SEED SPOT family, and we are confident in her abilities to create massive waves of change in D.C.’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. But, who is Kate and what makes her tick? I found out that she loves bowling, watches…

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How Cities can Become Better Than the Next Silicon Valley: A Synopsis

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator   Contributing to a series of guest blogs generated by Kauffman Foundation grantees, our very own co-founder and CEO, Courtney Klein, discusses how to create an inclusive space for entrepreneurs to galvanize collaborative entrepreneurship in their communities. And it certainly transcends simply copying the Silicon Valley model.   Debunking the…

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Stepping Our Game Up: America’s Path to Innovation

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator Intern, and Jenna Fitzgerald, Market Analysis Intern   Our Current State This may come as a surprise to some of you but the sad truth is that competition, especially within the business world, is diminishing in America. The question of this century is… How can we eliminate barriers to reignite competition…

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