What happens after the ‘big event’? Two alumni tell their story of where they are now, and what SEED20 did for their organization.
The Key Resale Shop: Michelle Estrada Abels
“SEED20 opened up possibilities for us in important ways. It offered us instant credibility which enabled us to turn inquiry phone calls into real partnerships. We have secured four new partners on the inventory side and we now have a steady inflow of high end clothes for sale. We have also found that people are more open and interested when we contact them about funding. We are in the final stages of securing a location that is three times larger than our current location which should enable us to increase our revenue substantially.”
Digi-Bridge: David Jessup, Jr.
“Digi-Bridge considers it an honor to be a part of Social Venture Partners’ 2016 SEED20 class. We are thankful for the sponsors and coaches whose time and attention made this opportunity possible, and for the promise of a bright future! To say SEED20 accelerated our efforts would be an understatement. Initial personal disappointment after the OnStage loss was quickly remedied as SVP wrapped their arms around us organizationally and extended incredible opportunities for us to reconnect with alums, meet supporters and engage with prospective donors. If you’re a nonprofit leader considering this opportunity, do it! You’ll grow personally and professionally in ways you’d never imagine.”