Reimagine your venture's potential for impact
Apply by April 9th, 2023
Early Application Deadline March 26th, 2023
Starting an impact-focused business? Are you stuck in a bind, unsure of what to do next?
We’ve got you covered! Get expert training, quick-start tools, and personalized coaching to make tremendous leaps of growth in only 8 weeks with SEED SPOT's Impact Accelerator!
A lifetime of alumni benefits awaits you once you complete the program. Stay connected with accomplished industry leaders, fellow impact-driven entrepreneurs, and personalized SEED SPOT support.
UPCOMING Program DATES
May 1 - June 23, 2023 (Virtual)
Applications due by April 9, 2023
COST: $1,999 per team, partial scholarships available
DURATION: 8 Weeks
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Come to our next free monthly workshop to get a taste of SEED SPOT's programs!
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"We made a lot of progress during the program: significantly improved our narrative, identified additional revenue streams, connected with advisors and potential investors, and evolved our pitch. I learned a lot from the other participants, as well."
- Impact Accelerator Participant
WEEK 1: Foundations
WEEK 2: Discovery
WEEK 3: Prototyping
WEEK 4: Ecosystem
WEEK 5: Budget & Sales
WEEK 6: Communication & Impact
WEEK 7: The Ask
WEEK 8: Making the Leap!
- Group training sessions on Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30-2:00pm ET
- Weekly pitch coaching with mentors and investors
- Weekly mentorship on your business
- Office hours with industry experts
- Independent assignments for business growth
- Eight weeks of personalized business coaching and support
- Accelerate your progress toward sales and revenue goals
- Develop a strategic growth plan with experts
- Work 1:1 with dedicated mentors who believe in your mission
- Fine-tune your fundraising strategy with guidance from investors
- Join a community of diverse founders committed to social impact
- Receive lifetime Alumni Program benefits such as mentorship, funding resources, and legal support
Does my business need to be currently earning revenue to participate?
It depends on your business; some ventures take years to earn revenue, even with thousands of users! You should have a working, sellable product or service by the time the program starts.
I'm a part-time entrepreneur. Can I participate?
Absolutely! There are times each Monday and Wednesday where you'll need to be live and present for our virtual sessions, so be sure your work schedule can accommodate those. You should also anticipate 10-15 hours outside of sessions per week to work on program assignments within your venture.
Will I receive funding during the program?
No, there is no funding directly associated with the Impact Accelerator. This program will help you earn more revenue and be a better candidate for venture funding. As an alumnus, you'll be qualified to apply for the annual Demo Day competition, with thousands of dollars in grants up for grabs.
Who will be assigned as my mentor?
During your onboarding you'll share your goals, working style, and mentor preferences with SEED SPOT. We'll use that information to match-make you with someone from our network.
Do you accept nonprofit ventures?
Yes! About 20% of participants are nonprofit ventures, and we have a tailored version of the curriculum for nonprofits.
Do I have to give venture equity to SEED SPOT to participate?
Nope, hold onto your equity! Rather than taking partial ownership in your company, SEED SPOT charges an up-front fee of $1,999 per team or venture. This fee can be divided into payment plans if helpful.