SEED SPOT Kickoff Party to Welcome New Ventures

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Time for the #ssKickoff Party…

SEED SPOT, a local Phoenix incubator, held their 2013 Kickoff Party at The Duce in downtown Phoenix, to welcome the new class of ventures. SEED SPOT is a non-profit that supports early-stage social change entrepreneurs, so all of the startups support a meaningful cause or instill positive change they wish to see in society.

SEED SPOT Kickoff Party

SEED SPOT is in its second year as an incubator and their programs consist of a full-time commitment with two four-month curriculums with support, mentors, capital partners and free space to help their businesses flourish. The part-time ventures receive some of the same services in the night classes.

Courtney and Chris of SEED SPOT

Here are the full-time ventures, who were given 30 seconds to pitch their company to an audience at The Duce.

  • Your Tru Vote is a political social portal that can be customized for each person’s political district.
  • Sly Fox Foods sells everyday performance snacks with no gluten, no grains and no junk.
  • Tour Kidd is building a digital community linking independent music communities across the country, with a mission to break down the barriers between musicians, promoters and fans.
  • Osaka Sun Blendery sells high-quality, healthy smoothies and juices.
  • Celebrate Autism Foundation promotes opportunities and encourages success for the autism community by serving as a resource of information and providing funding to programs that serve individuals on the autism spectrum.
  • Crash Pad bills itself as the first and only local concierge for travelers renting vacation homes, with the goal to guide travelers to spend on local merchants.
  • Xplore BoX is a box filled with science, technology, engineering and math projects for kids ages 7 to 12 delivered to a family’s home monthly.
  • All College is developing a mobile app and website designed to help college students save money and a place for local businesses to reach the college crowd.
  • Lotus Wei sells transformative elixirs, mists, serums and natural perfumes to shift a person’s mood and physiology.
  • Roster Recharge is developing team management software that helps coaches and athletes take themselves to the next level.
  • Q Approved is a food allergy certification program for food handlers and restaurants with a built-in network of food allergy sufferers looking to dine out safely.
  • AquaSAC sells an eight-ounce recyclable, flexible pouch of artesian spring water from Sedona and employs adults with disabilities to label each pouch.
  • S.O.U.N.D.S., Students Opening up New Doors with Strings, is a nonprofit program that teaches and provides music opportunities to students and offers performances and artist meet-and-greets.
  • The Manifesto Project is a nonprofit creating a network of young leaders to make positive changes in the state by becoming involved in boards and organizations and getting their voices heard by the older generation.
  • My Counterpane is an online community for those living with multiple sclerosis that connects users with shared experiences and feelings through text and video.

Throughout the season, SEED SPOT will invite the community to sit in on Venture Fridays to track their progress. Make sure to attend Demo Day on Dec. 12, when this group of ventures will give the final pitch their programs.

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