SEED Lab 2.0
Social Entrepreneurship, Engagement, and Development 2.0
The Social Entrepreneurship Engagement & Development Lab 2.0 (SEED Lab 2.0) is a 4-month accelerator designed for advanced social mission driven entrepreneurs in/from marginalized and underserved communities.
SEED Lab 2.0 aims to support experienced change makers to enhance their impact. The main goal is to help them plan for and address the future’s challenges and shift from a transactional, short term approach to a transformational long term vision.
The program is open to mission driven non-profit, for profit and hybrid leaders active in a wide variety of sectors: health, education, work force training, social justice, food justice, economic empowerment, LGBTQ+, arts and culture etc.
It focuses on four elements considered key to a venture’s big breakthrough and relevance for and in the future: sustainability, leadership, impact and shifting from a transactional approach to a transformational vision.
90 hours of training and mentorship
Fully customized program reflecting the interests and needs of each participant
$15k total program value
Access to local leaders, captains of various industries and experts
Specialized Certificate and 9 professional credits awarded by University of California in Riverside - Extension
The selection process is highly competitive and includes in-person interviews and a detailed written application.
The design of the program allows only 10 fellows to attend the program.
Fees & Scholarships
Fees: $ 9,000
Partial scholarships are available
Instructor & Mentors
The instructors and mentors include regional and national leaders, successful entrepreneurs, experts, change makers, investors and academics who will reflect the needs and interests of the cohorts.
4-6 month program (the period varies )
4 on-campus 2 day modules (60 hours) & 30 online hours
The curriculum includes topics like strategic planning, budgeting, financial sustainability, talent acquisition, mapping the environment, understanding the stakeholders, the market and the competition, planning the beneficiary experience, fundraising, board dynamic and relations, increasing and accelerating impact, use of data, building partnerships for the future, marketing, branding, public speaking and pitching etc.