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“Fear Means Go”: Bringing Clean Water to 900+ Bangladeshi Girls

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager “How can I help others reach their full potential?” At five years old, our latest SEED SPOT team member won his golden ticket to a better life – a green card to the United States. Born in post-apartheid South Africa, but ethnically Bosnian, Vid Micevic grew up in the…

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KYA’s Got Your Back: Breaking Down Barriers Social Media Put Up

By: Youmna Sirgi, Content Curator Intern “I want to spark this idea that there is more to girls and women than their visual appeal on social media.” As an entrepreneur, speaker, published author, doctoral student in psychology, aunt, and now mother, Julia Garcia has seen firsthand how vulnerable young girls are in today’s society. A…

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Stephanie Schull: From Observer to Women’s Health Problem Solver

By: Youmna Sirgi, Content Curator Intern Stephanie Schull loves solving puzzles. Prior to starting her own company, she worked as a philosopher and was constantly looking for gaps other people might have missed while problem solving. Yet, despite this fascination with analyzing other problem solvers, Schull wasn’t able to stay in the ‘academic armchair’ for…

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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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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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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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