Launch and scale your idea to positively impact lives.

Who we are

We are on a mission to EDUCATE, ACCELERATE, and INVEST in entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to social problems.

SEED SPOT is an organization deeply rooted in the community. We are a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting all social entrepreneurs creating a product, service, or technology that improves lives or makes the world a better place. We support entrepreneurs by surrounding them with the right access to resources, mentors, business fundamentals, community partners, capital sources, and anything they need to succeed.

Our community is founded upon a set of unwavering core values.

ALL DREAMERS

Creating impact in the world is an opportunity open to everyone. We welcome dreamers of all ages, from all backgrounds, in every corner of the world.

Community

It takes a village to create change in the world. We believe in building and leveraging expertise and talent within communities to accelerate ideas.

SAFE SPACES

We believe in protecting founders and teams and creating safe spaces for real creativity, ideation, and growth to take place without the fear of being sharked, ridiculed, or judged.

MEASURABLE SOCIAL IMPACT

We value game-changing ideas that push the envelope and drive hard toward creating real impact in the lives of people and communities.

DREAMING BIG

We believe in dreaming big, pursuing ideas through an opportunistic lens, and putting energy into what is possible.

Meet the Team

Everyday we each ask ourselves, “How did I help entrepreneurs today?” We are a team of problem solvers, brainstormers, dreamers, and get-sh*t-doners. We are fueled by coffee and passion to work with entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and beliefs. We unequivocally believe that entrepreneurs will lead the charge of innovating and solving the toughest problems facing our cities, our states, and our world.

Corinn Perry

Chief of Staff

Duane Rollins

Vice President of Impact and Research

Lauren McDanell

National Director of Programs

Bianca Buliga

Senior Marketing Manager

Tristan Gandolfi

Director of Training and Support

Vid Mićević

Entrepreneur Support Manager

Regina Kuvakos

Grant Writer

Katelyn Roberts

Donor Relations and Development Manager

Brandon Alkire

Programs Associate

Erin O'Shea

Chief Financial Officer

Dana Ward

DC Program Manager

Tina Waddington

Phoenix Program Manager

Precious Jacdonmi

Measuring and Evaluation Fellow

INTERNS AND FELLOWS

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Faduma-Dhool Mohamed

Intern Ambassador

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BethEl Nager

Intern Ambassador

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Youmna Sirgi

Intern Ambassador

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Yonah Rosen

Intern Ambassador

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Alexis Kwan

Intern Ambassador

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Patience Dorman

Intern Ambassador

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Ana Paula Chavarry Pizzorno

Phoenix Entrepreneur Programs Intern

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Rebecca Casey

DC Entrepreneur Programs Intern

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Zach Gellar

Marketing Analyst Intern

National Board of Directors

Comprised of leaders in their field, the SEED SPOT board sets the vision for success for SEED SPOT. They are visionaries. Big thinkers. Dreamers. They are not afraid to challenge the status quo. They believe in a society where inspired and supported entrepreneurs are solving big problems.

Susan Penfield

Board Chair,
Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Courtney Klein

Vice Chair,
Co-founder and Advisor to the CEO

Patrick Armstrong

Board Chair Emeritus,
Vice President, JDA Investments

Brent Papek

Treasurer,
Partner, EY

Sheila Herrling

Secretary,
Sr. Fellow, Beeck Center for Social Innovation

Russell Goldstein

U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Michael Ellenby

Director of Corporate Innovation, Coplex

Michael Farber

Managing Partner, Ratio Companies LLC

Erin O'Shea

CFO of SEED SPOT,
MBA, CPA

Molly Matthews

CEO, Job-IQ

Committee Members

Mark Goldman

Mark Goldman

Mission Critical Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Gabe Ramirez

Gabe Ramirez

Senior Director of Businesss Development, SiteWire

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Wayne Chen

Chief Technologist,
Booz Allen Hamilton

Gabby Ziccarelli

Gabby Ziccarelli

Digital and Technology Transactions Legal Counsel, WeWork

Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

Co-Founder and CEO of Aural Analytics, Inc

Karim Adatia

Karim Adatia

Associate General Counsel and Director of Legal, Insight

Ron Kelly

Ron Kelly

Director of Impact Strategy, Capital Impact Partners

Dana Hamerschlag

Dana Hamerschlag

Chief Product Officer, Miller Heiman Group

David Blackledge

David Blackledge

Of Counsel, Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC

Gretchen Naugle

SEED SPOT Schools Strategic Advisor

PETS OF SEED SPOT

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Chauncey

Chief Pawperations Officer

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Archie

Accounts Retrievable

Griffin

Griffin

Digital Barketing Manager

You can change the world. We can help.