Phoenix-based incubator accepting applications for impact accelerator program


Phoenix startup incubator Seed Spot is accepting 15 companies looking to scale in this year’s Impact Accelerator program.

This year, the program will be completely virtual and open to entrepreneurs from around the world. 

The six-week program offers a curriculum that focuses on topics including pitching, financial projections, customer acquisition and team development.

Seed Spot CEO Zach Leverenz said the pandemic helped the company recognize its opportunity and responsibility to create a more equitable world as the economy recovers.

“Historically, when the nation rebounds from an economic crisis, it’s new businesses that create virtually all job growth, including replacing lost jobs,” Leverenz said in a statement. “Through customized training, expert mentorship, and direct access to networks of social and financial capital, our Impact Accelerator is the jet fuel underrepresented entrepreneurs need to succeed in this moment.”

Successful Valley companies have participated in the accelerator program before, including Schola, an edtech company that raised $2.5 million in February, and Televeda, a software startup recently named to StartupAZ’s growth cohort.

If you’re interested in this program, act quickly! Applications are due Friday, July 16, by midnight. There is no application fee, but any entrepreneurs selected will have to pay $1,999 fee to participate. Apply here