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READY TO TAKE YOUR IMPACT-DRIVEN

VENTURE TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

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 8 weeks and meets twice weekly in the evenings. Unlike the majority of accelerators, SEED SPOT takes 0% equity in your company.

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What We Do:

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

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

"Rationally understand that no idea or business is perfect, but the key is collaboration with others. Listen to advice and constantly improve upon your original idea. Know when to appreciate success, but never stop growing your idea’s potential!"

Neel Mehta, Co-Founder of Epifinder

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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.

We've supported 557 Entrepreneurs

$30.5m in Capital Raised

$54.5M in revenues generated

50% Women founders

46% Minority founders

4.2m Lives impacted by SEED SPOT Entrepreneurs.

JOIN THEM.

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What does the program do for my venture?

  • 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
  • Chance to win up to $15,000 in unrestricted grants at SEED SPOT's Demo Day

KEY DATES AND INFORMATION

DATES:
Program Start: February 5, 2019
Launch Party: February 7, 2019
Demo Day: April 9, 2019

PROGRAMMING TIME:
Tuesdays and Thursday Evenings
6:30 - 8:30 PM

LOCATION:
Downtown Washington, DC

PRICING:
$1,000 per venture. Up to two members of the venture can participate in the accelerator.

"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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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!

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

WRITTEN APPLICATION DEADLINES:

EARLY CONSIDERATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 12, 2018*

FINAL DEADLINE: January 2, 2019

*The early consideration deadline guarantees an interview with the final selection committee.

INVITE-ONLY VIRTUAL INTERVIEW DATES:

Early January 2019

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What are you waiting for?

There was an abundance of advice, resources and support to meet each "boot camper's" needs and although we were all at different stages in our businesses, SEED SPOT met each of us where we were. This program is a must for any entrepreneur in the valley!

Sarah Sanchez, Beneficial Beans, SVP Boot Camp March 2016