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4 Signs You’re in Urgent Need of Self-Care

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator Some days, it all gets to be too much – this is when self-care is essential. Starting a business can take a toll on your health, your happiness, your sense of self-worth, and your personal relationships. There may be periods where you feel chronically exhausted and unable to keep up…

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Meet the 9 Ventures in D.C.’s Inaugural Full-Time Cohort!

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator Ever since D.C.’s inaugural Full-time cohort took off on April 10th, it has been full speed ahead with no looking back! Nine social entrepreneurs were welcomed to a 14-week accelerator program that includes in-depth weekly coaching, leadership development, 1:1 mentoring, and financing opportunities for their unique ventures. Their arduous preparation…

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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 Huge Benefits of Teaching High School Students Social Entrepreneurship

By: Gretchen Naugle, Director of SEED SPOT NEXT We’ve advertised it far and wide, and it’s finally here! This Saturday, May 6th from 6pm to 8pm, we’ll be hosting a packed audience at Camelback High School for the annual NEXT DEMO DAY! Come join us in watching students from 14 high schools pitch their market-based…

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Courtney Klein’s 5 Steps for Building an Impressive Nonprofit Board

By: Courtney Klein, Co-Founder & CEO of SEED SPOT So, you founded a social enterprise. You decided to incorporate as a nonprofit. And then you realized that in starting a nonprofit you don’t own anything and you don’t control everything. What!? The law of the 501(c)3 land states that in order to take in charitable…

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The Power of Hashtags on Social Media

By: Blakely Fraasch, Content Creator Intern Remember the #IceBucketChallenge organized by the ALS Association that went viral back in 2014? You know, the one that your brother, mom, and grandma all participated in and donated to? The average donation was $47, over $115 million was raised in just 6 weeks, and the ALS Association used…

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Introducing Kate Glantz as D.C. Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator We are thrilled to welcome Kate Glantz as the latest member of our SEED SPOT family, and we are confident in her abilities to create massive waves of change in D.C.’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. But, who is Kate and what makes her tick? I found out that she loves bowling, watches…

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Josh Kaplan: From High School Student to Co-Founder of BrailleBoard

By Josh Kaplan, SEED SPOT Next Participant and Co-Founder of BrailleBoard Growing up, I knew I wanted to become a doctor. Never did I think I’d become an entrepreneur – let alone a co-founder and founder of two start-ups by the age of 18. From a very young age, I was taught the importance of…

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Kirk Johnson: “Don’t be a Cute Kid, Be a Professional Musician”

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator Kirk Johnson, SEED SPOT alum and founder of the SOUNDS Academy, is on a mission to provide Phoenix-based kids with opportunities to study, play, and create music. Studies show that music education programs may help students perform better on standardized tests and boost their graduation rates, but Kirk’s primary focus…

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