A Top 20 Global Accelerator focused on social entrepreneurship will be launching a 2-Day Launch Camp in Tampa Bay

BRADENTON, FL October 23, 2017: SEED SPOT’s 2-Day Launch Camp is coming to Tampa Bay to empower more impact-driven entrepreneurs. The Tampa Bay entrepreneurial ecosystem is one of the first communities to host a 2-Day Launch Camp. Tampa Bay will be stronger with the unique programming SEED SPOT offers to entrepreneurs who are creating a product, service or technology that positively impacts the world.

“Tampa Bay demonstrates a unique entrepreneurial ecosystem and diverse community,” C’pher Gresham, VP of Communities at SEED SPOT explains. “We found a growing movement of entrepreneurship and knew that there should be equal support for impact-driven entrepreneurs.”

During the 2-Day Launch Camp, entrepreneurs will be surrounded by a unique curriculum designed for social entrepreneurship, mentors, content experts, and a community of support. The 2-Day Launch Camp culminates in a community pitch event! Register here: https://seedspot.org/communities/launch-camp-tampa-bay/

SEED SPOT’s track record is impressive, having worked with over 288 ventures. Of those ventures, 82% are still in business today, 49% are female founded, 45% are minority founded, and collectively have created over 700 new jobs and impacted over 1M lives with their innovations. SEED SPOT will now bring this level of impact to the Tampa Bay community. SEED SPOT aims to empower ALL entrepreneurs and support them from idea to scaling.

The event is proud to be supported by Advisory Board members Sara Hand and Stan Schultes of Spark Growth.

Spark Growth, a Knight Cities Challenge finalist in 2016, is a partnership of the community and business development work of Stan Schultes and Sara Hand – social and civic entrepreneurs who are long-time community builders throughout Florida. Their consultants are innovators who specialize in Smart Cities/Innovation District projects, Economic Development initiatives, and building entrepreneur ecosystems.

“Spark Growth is honored to have been included in this invitation by Dr. Hicks to serve other social impact entrepreneurs and innovators,” Sara Hand, CEO Spark Growth  “Our communities of the future will require more collaboration among the public and private sectors if we are to rise to the challenges we are facing.”

Stan and Sara are also co-founders of DaVinci’s Faire – an annual conference featuring makers, inventors, robots & drones, science & tech, and a quick-pitch competition for entrepreneurs; Station 2 Innovation for community and cowork: as well as the Spark Growth Leaders’ Exchange, an annual gathering of thought leaders.

Registrations are open for SEED SPOT’s 2-Day Launch Camp Tampa Bay at www.seedspot.org/launch-camp-tampa. Deadline to apply is November 3, 2017 and the program will take place November 9-10, 2017.

SEED SPOT is nationally ranked by Gust as one of the Top 20 Accelerators in the World. In 2015 it was named by Cisco & UBI Global as one of the Top 3 Social Impact Incubators in the United States. SEED SPOT won a 2016 Emmy for their partnership with Univision supporting Latino entrepreneurs through Véndeme tu Sueño. With a mission to educate, accelerate, and invest in the dreams of social entrepreneurs, SEED SPOT exclusively supports adult and youth entrepreneurs building products, services, and technologies that improve lives or communities. For more information visit: www.seedspot.org

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