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Posts Tagged ‘social entrepreneurship’

2-Day Launch Camps: What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager If you follow SEED SPOT on social media, you may have seen some fliers about our upcoming 2-Day Launch Camps in Tampa Bay, Florida (11/9-11/10) and Santa Barbara, California (11/15-11/16). But what exactly are these events and why do they matter? SEED SPOT 2-Day Launch Camps support early-stage entrepreneurs…

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The Path to Becoming a Certified B Corporation® for Social Entrepreneurs

By: Colleen Dyble, Vita Global, Inc. Founder “The B Corp movement is one of the most important of our lifetime, built on the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than just shareholders—it has an equal responsibility to the community and to the planet.” – Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia Global business trends show…

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7 Ways to Overcome Your Self-Doubt

By: Abby Drexler, Writer and Media Specialist for the Presentation Training Institute Being an entrepreneur means putting yourself out there time and time again. Whether you’re applying for grants, arranging meetings with content experts, or pitching your idea to a potential investor, you need to be on your A game to maintain momentum. And let’s…

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SEED SPOT’s Commitment to Inclusion: African American Boot Camp

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Last week, SEED SPOT’s Phoenix office galvanized some serious community with our African American Boot Camp. After five days of studying business fundamentals, benefiting from one-on-one mentorship, and practicing their pitches, 17 founders developed 13 ventures in hopes of impacting the local #yesphx community. Their hard work culminated with…

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D.C. DEMO DAY: 9 Ventures Pitched in Front of 500+ Community Members!

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager And just like that, D.C.’s inaugural DEMO DAY is over. Nine ventures began their journey last night, just steps away from the White House and Washington Monument. We are still on an adrenaline rush from an unforgettable night at the Warner Theatre cheering on the newest cohort of SEED…

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Halona Foods: Making Delicious Snacks out of Food Fortunes

By: Avery Gordon, D.C. Community Cultivator Stephanie Westhelle has a passion for ugly fruits. While studying the environment in relation to tourism at the George Washington University School of Business, Stephanie realized the huge amount of ugly fruits and veggies that get left behind on farms. She set out to solve this enormous problem with…

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Empowered To Run: Converting Voices into Candidates

By: Avery Gordon, D.C. Community Cultivator While working for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, Steve Sinha spent time in the field helping campaign volunteers organize in their own communities. While working with these volunteers, Steve noticed that “many found a voice inside themselves they didn’t realize they had. I thought it was a shame we didn’t…

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How to Pitch Your Venture to a Reporter

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Last week, you learned all about how to deliver your three-minute pitch in a way that would make hundred dollar bills rain from the ceiling. This week, we’re taking it to the next level: how to pitch your venture to a reporter and become front page news! We can…

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Mia Learning: Helping Kids Make Powerful Choices

By: Avery Gordon, D.C. Community Cultivator Darren Cambridge went to college to be a computer engineer, but he fell in love with the humanities, eventually earning a Ph.D. in Computers and English Studies. Since then, most of his career has been at the intersection of literacy, technology, and education. Through working with teachers around the…

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imby: Where Citizens are the Real MVPs

By: Avery Gordon, D.C. Community Cultivator With a background in real estate development in East Coast cities like D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia, Michelle Beaman Chang has experienced her fair share of real estate challenges. Most people don’t know when a real estate development project is being proposed. The current zoning process isn’t set…

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