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Drumroll Please: These 17 Finalists Will Pitch at 5/15 Demo Day!

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager And just like that, we’re one step closer to our culminating Demo Day event on Tuesday, May 15th at the Herberger Theater (RSVP here)! On Tuesday evening, 36 student teams (selected from a competitive pool of 80 teams who applied from all over the country) pitched their innovative business…

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80 Student Teams Applied for Semi-Finals, Find Out Which 36 Made the Cut!

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google and SEED SPOT Schools Advisor, is an advocate for educating, training, and supporting the next generation of problem solvers. His philosophy? “Do not ask students what they want to be when they grow up. Ask them what problem they want to solve…

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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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High School Demo Day: Where Students Create a Better World

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Get ready, get hyped, and get loud because High School Demo Day is almost here! On Tuesday, May 15th (just two months away!), top student teams selected from 20 schools across three states will be pitching their innovative ideas to social problems at the Herberger Theater Center in downtown…

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How to Build an Engaging Brand from Start to Finish

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Did you know that it only takes consumers 10 seconds to form a first impression of a brand’s logo? Every new and growing company needs a solid brand. To build loyalty with your consumers, it’s crucial to create seamless transitions across all marketing materials through color, voice, logo treatment, etc.…

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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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Jen Cole: “Impact Won’t Happen if You Can’t Put in the Time”

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Meet Jen Cole, an unstoppable woman of many talents. As our Phoenix Office Assistant, she has led the charge on keeping our home base immaculately clean and organized (Post-Its everywhere!) As a SEED SPOT alumna and co-founder of Young Artist Society, Jen empowers students to be intentional community leaders…

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Darrell Kidd: “Discomfort is Where Student Growth Takes Place”

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager If you haven’t met Darrell Kidd yet, he’s a force to be reckoned with. He deserves a trophy… or maybe just a good night’s sleep. He’s a husband, a father, a two-time entrepreneur and small business owner, a high school teacher at MET Professional Academy that deploys SEED SPOT…

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5 Years In: SEED SPOT’s Vision of Impact for 2018

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Happy 2018 SEED SPOT family! What are your resolutions for making 2018 the best year yet? This year, we’re focusing on community, growth, and impact. Over the past 5 years, we have empowered entrepreneurs of all ages. As we look towards 2018, our vision is to further unleash our…

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