By: Bianca Buliga, Senior Marketing Manager
Exciting news: SEED SPOT is partnering with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), the leading advocate for women in STEM, to run a 2-Day Launch Camp in Phoenix specifically crafted for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)!
The program, running 2/25-2/26 at Galvanize in Phoenix’s Warehouse District, will provide mentorship, AWIS and SEED SPOT’s specialty curriculum, and step-by-step support to early-stage women founders starting an impact-driven business with a STEM focus.
This is a continuation of SEED SPOT’s partnership with AWIS over the past couple of years. In 2018, SEED SPOT and AWIS served 28 entrepreneurs in Washington, DC including Safe-Li, LLC, a venture that discovered and patented Graphene Monoxide, a form of carbon monoxide that improves the energy efficiency of lithium ion batteries.
Elder Nourish, another AWIS and SEED SPOT 2-Day Launch Camp alum, allows seniors to age in place by providing a delicious and nutritious alternative to assisted living. The Elder Nourish chefs provide meals that are entirely customized to take into account individual food preferences and dietary restrictions, and works with dietitians to be sure that each menu is in alignment with an individual’s health goals.
“While taking part in a SEED SPOT 2-Day Launch Camp in Washington DC, SEED SPOT opened my eyes not only to the scalability of my venture, but also to the need to leverage technology,” said Kimberly Lipinski, CEO and founder of Elder Nourish.
With only three percent of venture capital going to women-founded ventures in 2019, SEED SPOT strives to not only level the playing field for women entrepreneurs creating solutions to global problems, but connect them to a larger national community of resources, support, and funding.