Launch and scale your idea to positively impact lives.
Donate   |    Events   |   Bring SEED SPOT To Your Community              

Build: Intro to Impact-Driven Entrepreneurship

What is Build?

Did you know that 65% of today's students will end up working jobs that haven't been invented yet?

Our comprehensive social enterprise curriculum is built around SEED SPOT's Entrepreneurship Incubator Program and Impact Canvas. Through a design-thinking process students identify a social problem, examine the root causes to that problem, and then utilize entrepreneurial methods to create a market-based solution.

Our inspiring program empowers students and teachers to solve complex real-world problems. The BUILD program culminates in a school-wide DEMO DAY, where students pitch their ventures in front of a community audience. Students also have the opportunity to compete at National DEMO DAY, where they can win prizes to help launch their venture.


SEED SPOT was the first class I was super engaged and challenged in, yet at the same time had a blast! It reminded me that learning could be fun."

Anish Patel, SEED SPOT Schools Participant and Co-founder of Eyes Up 

Curriculum Highlights

By participating in BUILD, students are taught to:

  • Identify problems
  • Form teams
  • Develop solutions to real problems
  • Validate their solution with potential customers
  • Conduct market analysis
  • Create and implement a business model
  • Network with content experts
  • Pitch their venture at DEMO DAY
  • Make serious impact in their communities

My time in the SEED SPOT course taught me that I have the power to change the world."

Josh Kaplan, SEED SPOT Schools Participant and Co-Founder of Brailleboard 

Frequently Asked Questions

Lead Students Through Venture Creation

SEED SPOT works with charter schools, private schools, public schools, and non-traditional education models ranging from community organizations to professional academies. High income? Low income? Title 1? We've got your back. In fact, 86% of the schools that have integrated SEED SPOT's award-winning curriculum are classified as Title 1 schools.

We're committed to investing in the next generation of social entrepreneurs and creating onramps for students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. In 2016 alone, NEXT worked with 1,600 students attending 20 schools in three different states and we have BIG dreams for the future.

Call your high school, connect us with your student's school, or reach out to a teacher or school principal you know. Let's equip our students with the critical thinking, initiative, and strategic information analysis to solve society's most pressing problems.