SEED SPOT Archives

Meet Seed Spot’s new executive director

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Entering its fifth fiscal year this month, SEED SPOT is entering a new chapter of growth – including new leadership for its Phoenix chapter. With funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation last fall, SEED SPOT is preparing to launch in a second city in early 2017. In preparation for expansion, SEED SPOT has built a… Read More →

Seed Spot director honored by president

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Committed to helping entrepreneurs locally, nationally and globally, SEED SPOT National Director of Expansion, C’pher Gresham was one of 125 individuals awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award by Winrock International and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Established in 2003, the award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups, and families who have… Read More →

Who are Arizona’s most influential Millennials?


They are called lazy, narcissistic, entitled. Nevertheless, Millennials are the largest and most educated generation in the United States today and they are impacting and driving every sector of Arizona’s business community. Here are 10 Millennials who are not just the future leaders of tomorrow, they are the movers and shakers in today’s business world.… Read More →

SEED SPOT receives funding to expand

Courtney Klein, Co-Founder & CEO of SEED SPOT

SEED SPOT has been awarded a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as part of the Foundation’s initiative to fund exemplary organizations that help entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. SEED SPOT was one of eight grantees selected from an applicant pool of more than 300 entities from 47 states. Applicants included organizations that… Read More →

Quarles & Brady sponsors mentorship program

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP has announced that its Phoenix Business Law Practice Group has signed on to sponsor the Vendeme tu Sueno (Pitch Us Your Dream) competition, a partnership between Seed Spot and Univision wherein entrepreneurs will compete for a chance at mentorship, office space, and capital. The program, which is… Read More →

Seed Spot hosts women entrepreneurs workshop


Do you know any women who are eager to enter the world of entrepreneurship? A woman who wants to learn the ins and outs of launching a company, straight from successful entrepreneurs and mentors? Or perhaps you know a woman who has an idea and wants to scale her business in the New Year? If… Read More →

KEASY sweeps winning prize at SEED SPOT Demo Day

Meghan Martinez, Founder of KEASY, a keyless, digital lock that provides safe and efficient access to rental homes.

Move over, Silicon Valley – Arizona is becoming quite the hotbed for startups. Just ask the 800+ people who attended SEED SPOT’s fourth Demo Day event in Phoenix, designed to highlight local, up-and-coming entrepreneurs and their successful and inspiring new ventures. SEED SPOT, an incubator for socially-minded entrepreneurs, entertained a sell-out crowd at its Demo… Read More →

Klein creates Seed Spot to help innovators blossom

As co-founder and CEO of SEED SPOT, Courtney Klein has created a culture and environment that is unique and empowering for entrepreneurs in the Phoenix community. Photo by Robin Sendele, AZ Big Media

Entrepreneurs move fast in all directions and for Courtney Klein, it’s no different. From presenting to boards to attending festivals to competing in triathlons to being a full-time CEO, Klein is entrepreneurial in all facets of life. A few years ago, Klein was spending endless nights and weekends at local coffee shops talking to college… Read More →

SEED SPOT hires Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives


Phoenix-based SEED SPOT, one of six incubators in the country focused on social entrepreneurs in the fields of health, education, energy and environment, human and basic rights, civic engagement, and community impact, hired C’pher Gresham as its Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives. In his new role at SEED SPOT, Gresham will be responsible for enhancing programs,… Read More →

Seed Spot seeks best and brightest entrepreneurs

Have an idea that’s going to help make the world a better place? Ever daydream about what it would look like if your vision came to life? Look no further, because Phoenix is home to Seed Spot, a nonprofit business incubator that helps entrepreneurs turn their world-changing dreams into realities. Arizona entrepreneurs are invited to… Read More →

SEED SPOT hosts program for students


Do you know any high school students who are interested in business, and want to learn the ins and outs of launching a company, straight from successful entrepreneurs? SEED SPOT is the best place for these ambitious high school students to camp out this summer, and be part of the nonprofit’s first entrepreneurial program for… Read More →