Launch and scale your idea to positively impact lives.

are you ready to 
scale your venture?

APPLY TO THE IMPACT ACCELERATOR

We help your venture grow. Fast.

The Impact Accelerator provides entrepreneurs with a platform to take their ventures to the next level. SEED SPOT prepares you and your venture for the due diligence process, focusing on helping you get more proven traction and impact for your business.

The program lasts eight weeks and meets twice weekly in the evenings. Unlike the vast majority of accelerators, SEED SPOT takes 0 percent equity in your company.

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How It Works:

We help you succeed at your venture by providing hands-on support for:

  • Building high-growth and high-impact business models
  • Surrounding yourself with support
  • Creating a winning team
  • Gaining traction with strong go-to market and customer acquisition strategies
  • Modeling robust financials
  • Establishing and nurturing investor relationships

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY

SEED SPOT, a 501c3 nonprofit, is dedicated to supporting all social entrepreneurs creating a product, service, or technology that improves lives or makes the world a better place. We support impact-driven entrepreneurs by surrounding them with the access to resources, mentors, business fundamentals, capital sources, and community partners they need to succeed. We believe that by investing in YOU, we all are able to thrive and create positive impact in the world. Don't just take us at our word - our numbers speak for themselves.

Entrepreneurs Served

Million Dollars in Capital Raised

Jobs Created

%

Still in Business

%

Women Founders

%

Minority Founders

Million Dollars in Revenue Generated

Million Lives Positively Impacted

What does the program do for my venture?

By participating in the 8-Week Impact Accelerator, your team gains:

  • Preparation and connections to raise capital
  • 1:1 expert mentorship to help you scale your venture
  • Pro-bono legal support
  • Membership to a global community of impact-driven entrepreneurs working to address the world’s biggest challenges
  • Insider knowledge from investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants, and other experts
  • PR opportunities for you and your business
  • Access to SEED SPOT’s investor and funder network
  • The chance to win up to $15,000 in unrestricted grants at SEED SPOT's Demo Day
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"Don’t be afraid of failure. If you fail once and do the very same thing again expecting success, you didn’t learn anything. Look at failure as a learning experience that pushes you towards great opportunities to make an impact."

John B. Johnson, SEED SPOT Seattle Community Organizer

APPLICATION PROCESS

The SEED SPOT Impact Accelerator application process has been designed to help you think thoughtfully about your venture and help SEED SPOT make sure we can provide you with the most robust and actionable support. The application is a two-phase process - first, a written application of 15 questions pertaining to your venture and your founding team. The second part is an invite-only interview.

We suggest downloading the application to write your answers before uploading to the application page. This makes sure you have all the information in one place!

KEY DATES

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APPLICATION TIMELINE:
Applications Open: Tuesday, September 3rd
Early Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 2nd*
Final Deadline: Friday, November 1st

* = you are guaranteed an interview with our selection committee

PROGRAM DATES:
Program Start: Monday, January 27th, 2020
Launch Party: Thursday, January 30th, 2020
Demo Day: Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

PROGRAM TIMES:
TBD

LOCATION:
TBD

PRICING:
$1,000 per venture (up to two members of the venture can participate)

"Finding out about SEED SPOT was life-changing for me. I would wish SEED SPOT's mentorships and education on all the entrepreneurs starting up - all the people who have this idea in their mind or who are trying to right the wrongs of society like I am."

Sheila Iyengar, Founder of the Nagi Foundation

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