10 New DC Cohorts from Social Good Incubator SEED SPOT

April 20, 2017

12:50 pm

Since its inception, SEED SPOT has supported 288 ventures, 49 percent of which were founded by women and 45 percent of which were founded by minority entrepreneurs. SEED SPOT works to support entrepreneurs of diverse industries that are effecting change through their products, services, and technology.

With the mission to educate, accelerate, and invest in the dreams of social entrepreneurs, SEED SPOT selected ten impact-driven ventures for its inaugural DC cohort.

“We began building a network of supporters, mentors, and investors for our entrepreneurs over the past 9 months. With our first SEED SPOT cohort kicking off in DC, we are excited to continue supporting ecosystems across the country,” C’pher Gresham, SEED SPOT’s National Director of Expansion said.

The following ten ventures were accepted to SEED SPOT’s 14-week program full-time. Check them out now:

Mia Learning

Mia Learning uses technology to help kids make choices about their learning. Mia, a secret agent, helps elementary school students choose books they love for independent reading.

imby

In My Backyard (imby) works to build responsive communities. Imby empowers citizens to learn what makes communities great, to participate in the public conversation, and to support the development of great places.

Impact College

Impact College works with knowledge partners to teach skills to help build a better a world.

AcademME

AcademME aims to lower the cost of higher education through providing a search tool for students to access information about potential educational programs and providing educational providers an affordable, effective way to market their programs.

JOB-IQ

JOB-IQ helps job seekers get smart about career paths through digital and e-learning job skills preparation. They aims to help candidates believe in themselves.

The Mentor Method

The Mentor Method builds the best community of underrepresented talent to create cultures determined to design the future.

i4Spy

i4Spy is a SaaS cybersecurity solution that protects at-risk consumers against mobile spyware breaches.

Mayla

Mayla uses compelling storytelling to instill hope, grow community, and inspire connection to nature. We use our website to feature uplifting stories about the lives of people who protect nature, and build partnerships that nurture connections between people and nature.

Empowered to Run

Empowered to Run grows the pipeline for public office by scalably addressing knowledge and resource barriers for prospective state & local candidates.

The Forgotten Fruit

The Forgotten Fruit strives to bring revenue opportunities for micro-scale farmers, by utilizing forgotten produce to make high margin snacks.

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Chelsea is a journalism student at Arizona State University. She enjoys introducing people to new things, topics and ideas. She has written for Downtown Devil, azcentral and EmpowHER. She is currently the social media chair for her student chapter of National Association of Black Journalists. When she isn’t writing articles or doing homework, she is probably in the kitchen trying a new recipe.

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