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Posts Tagged ‘social entrepreneurship’

5 Ways to Make Your Business Pitch Perfect

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Palms sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. No, not “Lose Yourself” by Eminem, but glossophobia (noun): an abnormal fear of public speaking that induces mom’s spaghetti. For decades, numerous polls have confirmed that Americans are just as terrified of public speaking as they are of terrorist attacks, spiders, a…

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Mayla: Matchmaking for Nature

By: Avery Gordon, D.C. Community Cultivator Naamal De Silva decided to protect nature when she was 8 years old, inspired by the PBS documentaries and wildlife books she devoured while growing up in a Washington D.C. apartment building. Naamal wanted to pursue a doctorate in biology, but realized during a field biology program in Costa…

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i4Spy: Creating a Hummingbird Effect in Cyber Security

By: Avery Gordon, D.C. Community Cultivator Lavinia Popinceanu was harassed and cyber-stalked by a graduate school classmate for three years. Despite changing phones and laptops, the cyber-stalking did not end until one year after she obtained a stalking no-contact order. Because she was not protected from this harassment even at the legislative level, Lavinia wished…

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Lisa Morrow of Birdytell: “It’s Okay Not to Have All the Answers”

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator A little birdy told me that Lisa Morrow is one heck of an ambitious go-getter. A SEED SPOT alumna from Phoenix’s sixth cohort, Lisa is the entrepreneurial genius behind Birdytell, a social venture providing curated and hand-delivered gifting experiences in the metro Phoenix area. Beyond breathing life into Birdytell, she…

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The Mentor Method: Creating Inclusive Workplace Cultures

By: Avery Gordon, D.C. Community Cultivator As a first generation American from the Congo, Janice Omadeke had experienced a “lack of opportunities for those who don’t necessarily fill what is the ‘norm’ since childhood”. When she began her career in the tech field, she noticed that she was faced with a lack of inclusion in…

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AcademME: Keeping Students Ahead of the Labor Curve

By: Avery Gordon, D.C. Community Cultivator Brooks Garber dedicated his career to education reform after seeing how the education system limits options for students in the public school system. “It seemed so backwards to me that we didn’t try to give students trapped in failing schools an alternative that worked for them. We had a system…

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Job-IQ: Career Development in Your Pocket

By: Avery Gordon, D.C. Community Cultivator Molly Matthews loves connecting people. So when she noticed that no one was addressing the gap between college and the workforce, she set out to connect students with professionals who would help them find meaningful life work. The result? Job-IQ, a paperless, accessible, and easy-to-use smartphone application designed to…

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How to Write a Grant Proposal that Brings in the Big Bucks

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator The Notorious B.I.G’s legendary hip-hop artistry was solidified with his unforgettable hit “Mo Money Mo Problems” – a song many social entrepreneurs WISH they could relate to. Having a few more stacks of cash in the bank can greatly benefit nonprofits on the rise to fame (or you know, breaking…

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Welcome Duane Rollins, SEED SPOT’s Director of Product and Impact!

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator Since SEED SPOT hit D.C. soil in March, our mission has been simple: cultivate big-picture strategy to broaden our reach, maximize our support of entrepreneurs, and deliver high-impact products and services to market for ultimate change-making. A substantial piece of this strategy included welcoming Duane Rollins to the team as…

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3 Benefits of Teaching Students Social Entrepreneurship

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Did you know that 72% of high school students have considered starting their own business, yet 62% are never offered a course in entrepreneurship? High school students are our most underutilized creative resource – if we can successfully engage their talents, we’ll unlock innovative solutions to the world’s most…

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