What is Seedbank?
The world’s problems will be solved by audacious and courageous young people. Seedbank is a global incubator for Avenues students in grades 6-12 to start or continue their journey of making the world a better place. Students apply through a process that prepares them for future funding meetings, pitch competitions, and accelerator programs. Upon acceptance, students receive funds, support from mentors, and a real opportunity to build and test their solution to a global-scale problem. During Seedbank students both participate and lead an incubator-like experience as they translate an idea to impact.
What is included?Seedbank is designed to help startups in their infancy succeed by providing workspace, seed funding, mentoring, and training.
CohortTeams will be part of a global cohort of seed bankers across Avenues campuses.
SummitTeams will participate in a global retreat to meet their cohort and mentors, and to launch projects.
GuidanceTeam will receive expert mentorship to guide the rapid prototyping of solutions.
SupportTeams will have support from a Global Seedbank Team of faculty and staff representatives from all campuses.
ExperienceTeams will gain real-world experiences and contact with communities and social entrepreneurs.
FundsUpon acceptance, teams will receive seed funding available to support real initiatives.
TimelineSeedbank is designed to help startups in their infancy succeed by providing workspace, seed funding, mentoring, and training.
Who are we looking for?
Qualities of a Budding Social Entrepreneur
- Strong sense of purpose
- Deep experiences, reflection
- Make connections between issues
We are seeking students…
- with a demonstrated interest in a social or environmental global scale problem.
- with well-thought-out solutions who are ready to prototype.
- working toward systemic solutions, even if acting locally.