Sparkseed for young innovators

Jenny is a force in nature. She makes parties happen. She makes stuff swapping sexy. She is also a fellow Greenpointer. She also works with a non-profit called Sparkseed, which helps students and youngens foster and grow into amazing independent entrepreneurs. Do you have a younger sibling who is a deadpan and can use a boost to get their shit together and see the potential in themselves through Sparkseed? (just kidding Julie, you’re not a deadpan, I love you!) Then forward this along and to anyone who is a generation (or two or three) younger than you and will strive to be the next best sexiest entrepreneur. I am so tempted to write aren’tyouamanure. There, I said it.

Oh, and the deadline to apply is Feb 7th, but initial application is super easy so don’t get scared. Just do it!

From Jenny:

As many of you know, I work with a non-profit called Sparkseed. Our mission is to invest in student innovation — we provide funding and intensive training to college-aged social entrepreneurs. Students accepted into our program receive up to $11,000 in seed money, and we offer them over $20,000 worth of services: personal business coaches, legal services, skill-building workshops, etc. At the end of 6 months, these students leave our program as lean, green, CEO machines! It’s pretty awesome to watch.

Currently, we are in the midst of our application process to select venture leaders for this year.  We are looking for the best and the brightest, so if you know of an undergrad student (younger siblings? friends of friends?) who would be interested in applying, please forward this email along! Or, if you know of professors, faculty, or other academic leaders who could forward this to their students, feel free to share with them as well. Details below-

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Win $11,000 in seed money, $20,000 in pro-bono consulting, and mentoring from entrepreneurs and executives!

Sparkseed is now accepting applications from extraordinary students who are leading or will launch ventures that tackle today’s toughest social issues. If you have a bold and innovative idea to make a difference, we invite you to apply. Deadline: February 7, 2010.

Click here to APPLY!

Sparkseed is a nonprofit organization that supports the next generation of social entrepreneurs. Over the past two years, Sparkseed has provided over $100,000 in seed money, pro-bono consulting, mentoring, and skills-training to 50 social innovators across the country. Sparkseed has been featured on, Social Edge, CSRwire, Campus Entrepreneurship, Social Earth, GreenVC, PopTech, All Day Buffet, and The Huffington Post.

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