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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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Youth Entrepreneurs Win $7,000 in Prizes at High School Demo Day

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager On Tuesday, May 15th, 18 innovative student teams from across the country competed at the sold-out Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix for cash prizes to advance their impact-driven businesses. Over 300 members of the Phoenix startup community came to support the big dreams of teenage founders eradicating suicide, educating…

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3 Ways to Bring Entrepreneurship into the Classroom

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Are schools graduating the doers, makers, and cutting-edge thinkers that the world needs? Schools nationwide are innovating their classrooms through teamwork, personalized learning, and integrating science with the arts. However, some education thought leaders like P21 believe the key to preparing students for the future workplace is cultivating their…

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3 Ways to Build an Impact-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Imagine your community as a thriving hub of innovation and impactful connections. What makes this possible? Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs drive innovation, local economic vibrancy, and national economic growth. New ventures founded by entrepreneurs account for almost all net new job creation in the USA. Entrepreneurship drives job creation and makes a city a more attractive place…

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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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