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Seed Spot Announces Second Cohort of Ventures

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Meet the new class of Seed Spot ventures:

True Vote

"We identified that there was a massive disconnect between our politicians and the individual voters that they represent, so what we're creating is ... an online communication platform where we tell you everyone that represents you from the national level down to the local level. Additionally we'll give you legislation alerts on legislation that affects you."

Sly Fox Nutrition

Mission: To bring healthy, grain-free, gluten-free, high nutrient dense snacks for health conscious individuals.


"... We've created a social platform for the independent music community. We're giving resources and tools for artists to not only create and customize tours, but also manage them while on the road."

Osaka Sun Blendery

"Oskaka Sun Blendery provides a really fun and welcoming environment where we make truly healthy smoothies and juices that are delicious, affordable, and made with love. ... This allows Americans all across the country access to really healthy options on the go."

Celebrate Autism (non-profit) Founder: Jenny Anderson

"Our goal is to change the way that America thinks about autism, and shift the perspective to the people that are living with autism today instead of the cause and the cure."

Crash Pad Founders: David Sodemann and Jacob Powell

"Crash pad is a local concierge for vacation rental travelers and we utilize mobile and location-based advertising to direct travelers to some of the greatest spots in Phoenix." "Our mission is to direct the billions of dollars that are spent by travel and tourism annual in Arizona, direct that to the local economy. We truly believe that ... these local spots make Arizona what we want to represent to people when they come vacation here."

Xplore Box Founder: Rebeca Rodriguez

"As an engineer working in the industry, I participated in a lot of education and outreach events. Through these education and outreach events I saw that kids were most engaged when we gave them hands-on kits to explore science, technology, engineering and math. Through Xplore Box I hope to get these kids excited by setting up everyone [with] a hands-on kit through a monthly subscription service. "

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