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Director of School Expansion Hired To Elevate Voices of Youth Entrepreneurs

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager “How can we give students a voice and empower them to work towards a goal they’re passionate about?” At just seven years old, Dave Kavlick was working paper routes, bagging and peddling cherries, and making concoctions out of mud, dirt, and bugs for his neighbors to buy. “It all…

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Youth Entrepreneurs Win $7,000 in Prizes at High School Demo Day

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager On Tuesday, May 15th, 18 innovative student teams from across the country competed at the sold-out Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix for cash prizes to advance their impact-driven businesses. Over 300 members of the Phoenix startup community came to support the big dreams of teenage founders eradicating suicide, educating…

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3 Ways to Bring Entrepreneurship into the Classroom

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Are schools graduating the doers, makers, and cutting-edge thinkers that the world needs? Schools nationwide are innovating their classrooms through teamwork, personalized learning, and integrating science with the arts. However, some education thought leaders like P21 believe the key to preparing students for the future workplace is cultivating their…

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3 Ways to Build an Impact-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Imagine your community as a thriving hub of innovation and impactful connections. What makes this possible? Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs drive innovation, local economic vibrancy, and national economic growth. New ventures founded by entrepreneurs account for almost all net new job creation in the USA. Entrepreneurship drives job creation and makes a city a more attractive place…

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Drumroll Please: These 17 Finalists Will Pitch at 5/15 Demo Day!

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager And just like that, we’re one step closer to our culminating Demo Day event on Tuesday, May 15th at the Herberger Theater (RSVP here)! On Tuesday evening, 36 student teams (selected from a competitive pool of 80 teams who applied from all over the country) pitched their innovative business…

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80 Student Teams Applied for Semi-Finals, Find Out Which 36 Made the Cut!

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google and SEED SPOT Schools Advisor, is an advocate for educating, training, and supporting the next generation of problem solvers. His philosophy? “Do not ask students what they want to be when they grow up. Ask them what problem they want to solve…

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“Fear Means Go”: Bringing Clean Water to 900+ Bangladeshi Girls

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager “How can I help others reach their full potential?” At five years old, our latest SEED SPOT team member won his golden ticket to a better life – a green card to the United States. Born in post-apartheid South Africa, but ethnically Bosnian, Vid Micevic grew up in the…

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KYA’s Got Your Back: Breaking Down Barriers Social Media Put Up

By: Youmna Sirgi, Content Curator Intern “I want to spark this idea that there is more to girls and women than their visual appeal on social media.” As an entrepreneur, speaker, published author, doctoral student in psychology, aunt, and now mother, Julia Garcia has seen firsthand how vulnerable young girls are in today’s society. A…

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High School Demo Day: Where Students Create a Better World

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Get ready, get hyped, and get loud because High School Demo Day is almost here! On Tuesday, May 15th (just two months away!), top student teams selected from 20 schools across three states will be pitching their innovative ideas to social problems at the Herberger Theater Center in downtown…

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How to Build an Engaging Brand from Start to Finish

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Did you know that it only takes consumers 10 seconds to form a first impression of a brand’s logo? Every new and growing company needs a solid brand. To build loyalty with your consumers, it’s crucial to create seamless transitions across all marketing materials through color, voice, logo treatment, etc.…

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