Seed Spot Announces Second Cohort of Ventures
Last night entrepreneurial incubator Seed Spot celebrated its second cohort of ventures at a kickoff party, revealing the 15 ideas that were selected from hundreds of applications to participate in the program. The party, held at The Duce, introduced the start-up businesses to members of the Phoenix community and served as an opportunity to network with potential clients and creative partners.
Lauren Saria SeedSpot Kickoff Party at the Duce
Seed Spot co-founders Courtney Klein Johnson and Chris Petroff took to the stage to thank their board of directors, corporate partners, and others before handing the mic over to the entrepreneurs themselves. Each team had 30 seconds to pitch their idea to the crowd.
Lauren Saria SeedSpot co-founders Courtney Klein Johnson and Chris Petroff
In order to be selected for the Seed Spot program, ideas must be social in nature. In other words, they have to do some sort of good for the community at large. The start-ups can be either for-profit or not-for-profit, but they have to be able to demonstrate a strong revenue model. This year's cohort included several ideas that focus on directing money from a specific industry into the local economy as well as several food-related ideas.
For the next four months, the entrepreneurs will be working at Seed Spot full time, doing workshops, building mentorships, and receiving other business-related training. More than 25 other ventures were also selected to participate in an evening-only program held on Monday nights.