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

Senior Entrepreneur Support & Impact Analyst

Regina Kuvakos

Grant Writer

Ishaq Zaighum

Measuring and Evaluation Fellow

Katelyn Roberts

Donor Relations and Development Manager

Andrea Sekito

SEED SPOT Schools Program Associate Public Allies AmeriCorps Apprentice

Brandon Alkire

SEED SPOT Communities Program Associate Public Allies AmeriCorps Apprentice

Erin O'Shea

Chief Financial Officer

INTERNS AND FELLOWS

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Ava Marie Stone

Curriculum Development Fellow

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Yagana Hafed

Funding and Development Intern

 

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Madeleine Bedard

Digital Marketing Intern

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Zach Gellar

Digital Marketing Intern

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Sarah Beth Strickland

Entrepreneur Support Intern

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Jay Ghosh

Data Visualization Intern

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BethEl Nager

Community Training and Support Intern

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Sarina De Rose

Graphic Design Intern

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Lexi Fitzgerald

Event Management Intern

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Andrew Dzielinski

Schools Training and Support Intern

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Elias Ross Trupin

Digital Marketing Intern

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Djemillah Mourade-Peerbux

Mandela Washington Fellow

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

Co-founder and Advisor to the CEO

Russell Goldstein

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

Sheila Herrling

Sr. Fellow, Beeck Center for Social Innovation

Patrick Armstrong

Board Chair Emeritus,
Partner, Canal Partners and JDA Investments

Brent Papek

Partner, EY

Michael Ellenby

Director of Corporate Innovation, Coplex

Jess Bissey

Associate General Counsel
Strategic Transactions & Social
Impact, Booz Allen Hamilton

Michael Farber

Managing Partner, Ratio Companies LLC

Erin O'Shea

Treasurer
MBA, CPA

Committee Members

Mark Goldman

Mark Goldman

Mission Critical Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Gabe Ramirez

Gabe Ramirez

Senior Director of Businesss Development, SiteWire

Wayne Chen (1)

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

Chauncey

Chauncey

Chief Pawperations Officer

Daisy

Daisy

Senior Treat Advisor

Griffin

Griffin

Digital Barketing Manager

You can change the world. We can help.