D.C has in recent times transcended to become a refuge for a large network of entrepreneurs and franchises seeking to solve the globe’s most pressing demands/concerns. Additionally, Washington seems to be a trend setter when it comes to technology based innovations addressing social issues. With home based set-ups as well as tech giants’ outposts all thriving in this region, Courtney Klein, CEO and co-founder of SEED SPOT, wants to contribute by creating a favorable environment for initial phase social enterprises.
Launched in Phoenix, Arizona in 2012, SEED SPOT is an accelerator platform that assists startups in scaling up their conceptions. With an alumni community consisting of about 300 entrepreneurs (a 50% women make-up and a 45% minority make-up), Klein has embarked on an expedition that capacitates social business proponents by starting right in the most affected groups.
The incubator program will be initiated in D.C this coming spring, entailing part time and full time courses meant to instil key insights on branding, operations and raising venture capital funds.