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Seed Spot relocates to Downtown Phoenix Warehouse District

by in AZRE Magazine

After nearly four years at their midtown location, Seed Spot, an incubator for entrepreneurs with ideas for social change, has officially relocated to the Phoenix Warehouse District in a newly renovated commercial suite in the historic R&R Partners warehouse at 502 South 2nd Street, just south of Talking Stick Arena. The five-year lease of the… Read More →

How to protect your intellectual property

technology

The Phoenix startup scene is hot right now, and not just from our months of 100-degree days. According to the founders of Tuft & Needle, who chose Phoenix over Silicon Valley for their startup mattress company, Phoenix is “unusually attractive—and more than a little underrated” for startups due to low costs, access to investors, and,… Read More →

Silicon Desert Insider: Creating the next generation of tech entrepreneurs

Tech entrepreneurs

Companies looking to hire employees representing the digital-natives of the Millennial and Gen Z generations share a common key pain point – their top candidates have the technical know-how but lack soft skills such as communication, teamwork, initiative and adaptability. To address the need to prepare young people for high-tech careers but also stretch their… Read More →

Chase gives $925K in grants to entrepreneurial nonprofits

Chase

Eight local nonprofits working to help underserved entrepreneurs in the Valley received nearly $1 million in grants from JPMorgan Chase. Chase is giving out $925,000 between eight nonprofits that help local entrepreneurs expand their business through mentorships, small business loans, business development and workshops. Chase made the announcement Monday morning at the Galvanize offices during… Read More →

App designed by ASU students hopes to diagnose epilepsy quickly, efficiently

Millions of adults and thousands of children have been diagnosed with epilepsy, according to a 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control. Despite these high numbers, the brain disorder can be difficult to diagnose, and it is estimated that 40 percent of those with epilepsy have not been properly diagnosed. Enter Robert Yao and Neel Mehta,… Read More →

Meet Seed Spot’s new executive director

Seed Spot

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

Seed Spot

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

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

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

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

Entrepreneurs

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 →