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Entre Ed Forum Reflections: Cultivating Students’ Entrepreneurial Mindsets

By: Dave Kavlick, Director of School Expansion On the weekend of September 28th-29th, educators, school administrators, teachers, and individuals from across the country descended upon Pittsburgh, PA to attend the Entre Ed Forum with one goal: to further the movement of teaching entrepreneurship in schools across America. As the Director of School Expansion with SEED…

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A Day in the Life of a SEED SPOT Impact-Driven Entrepreneur

By: Lo Kidd, Marketing Intern One of the greatest appeals to launching your venture is breaking away from the nine-to-five routine. To many, living like an impact-driven entrepreneur means assigning your own hours, tasks and deadlines. However, this flexibility can come with its own set of unique challenges like irregular sleeping schedules, endless to-do lists,…

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Arizona Congresswoman Sinema Visits SEED SPOT Team

By: Tristan Gandolfi, School Partnerships Manager Entrepreneurship is vital for a number of reasons – it spurs innovation, creates jobs, strengthens the economy, builds community, and gives voice to change makers outside of Silicon Valley. However, entrepreneurship has been on the decline in recent decades. The Kauffman Foundation estimates that startup density is down 48…

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SEED SPOT Schools Alum Speaks at United Nations DPI-NGO Conference in NYC

By: Josh Kaplan, Co-Founder of BrailleBoard, Founder & President of GOALS, and Alum of SEED SPOT Schools When I was fifteen years old, I made a bucket list. Learn to drive. Go skydiving. Travel to every continent. Get a scholarship to attend college outside of Arizona. My bucket list became crazier — perhaps more unrealistic —…

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PRESS RELEASE: SEED SPOT and the Georgia Vision Project Partner to Prepare Students for Future Workforce

The partnership combines GVP’s vision for high-quality public education with SEED SPOT’s mission of empowering impact-driven entrepreneurs, of all ages, across the nation The Georgia Vision Project (GVP) and SEED SPOT are excited to announce a newly developed partnership focused on preparing Georgia high school students for the future workforce through social entrepreneurship curriculum. The…

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3 Reasons Why Your School Should Teach Entrepreneurship Curriculum

By: Lo Kidd, Marketing Intern Did you know that 72 percent of high school students have considered starting a business, but the vast majority are never offered an entrepreneurship course in school? These young people are our most underutilized creative resource – if we can successfully engage their talents, we’ll unlock innovative solutions to the…

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At Teacher Training, SEED SPOT Teachers Create Their Own Ventures

By: Taylor Johnson, Teacher at City High School in Tucson, AZ “We only have thirty minutes to put together our presentation,” my partner says. He anxiously flips through his notes from the interviews we conducted together in the halls of Galvanize, a co-working space hosting SEED SPOT’s Summer 2018 Teacher Training for two days in…

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7 Interns Changing the World Through Social Entrepreneurship

By: Corinn Perry, Director of Administration Each summer, SEED SPOT hosts interns from across the country. Each of these interns focuses on strategic projects and joins forces with members of our team to collaborate and advance SEED SPOT’s mission of supporting impact-driven entrepreneurs of all ages. Meet our seven incredible Summer 2018 interns! Patience Dorman,…

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How Entrepreneurs Can Use Behavioral Economics To Drive Consumer Action

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Did you know that 95 percent of the decisions we make on a daily basis are made subconsciously? Whether we’re deciding what outfit to wear or which restaurant to order takeout from, the vast majority of our decisions are based off of underlying psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional biases…

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Director of School Expansion Hired To Elevate Voices of Youth Entrepreneurs

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager “How can we give students a voice and empower them to work towards a goal they’re passionate about?” At just seven years old, Dave Kavlick was working paper routes, bagging and peddling cherries, and making concoctions out of mud, dirt, and bugs for his neighbors to buy. “It all…

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