SEED Lab is an 8-month (90 hours) pre-accelerator for early-stage social entrepreneurs. Developed in partnership with the University of California – Riverside Extension, it aims to tap the deep reservoir of unrecognized talent within historically marginalized and under-served communities and support their efforts to identify and develop pioneering paths out of inherited problems that have buried and muffled those voices.
The program is designed to support the implementation of visionary ideas into similarly powerful tools to generate social impact, deepen civic engagement, and bring about empowerment and sustainable change.
The SEED Lab Pre-accelerator program is offered in partnership with University of California Riverside Extension
Up to $10K in seed investments (conditions apply)
Application period: May 17 – August 31, 2023 (11:59 pm PDT)
Cohort announcement: October 1, 2023
“Supportive, change the world …. motivational”
“Growth, a foundation for us and community … those are the three words I would use to describe the program”
The 2022/2023 SEED Lab Cohort sharing their experience as part of the Pre-accelerator
*Priority given to Southern California based entrepreneurs/ventures
Submit during the open application period: May 17 – August 31, 2023 (11:59 pm PDT)
Receive feedback as you advance. Our team provides initial personalized feedback, requires additional information if necessary and provides support meant for the semi-finalists to deliver comprehensive applications. Interviews are conducted.
Outside reviewers read and score the selected applications.
– Marylou Adriatico & Joseph Posadas | The Seed Program 2018-2019
We recommend that you download the application to draft your answers before submitting them online.
Once you have drafted your answers, please make sure you have 30 – 45 minutes to complete this application.
Tell us all about your bold vision. Schedule a call with our team to discuss your idea. We will guide you through the application process and provide feedback as you move forward.