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SEED SPOT is an entrepreneurial incubator that helps early stage socially conscious ventures take root in Phoenix, Arizona.

SEED SPOT: The Documentary is a film project by Anna F. Miller about an innovative nonprofit opening up in Phoenix, AZ in the fall of 2012. Arizona has a reputation for being a great place for startups, but SEED SPOT is the first of its kind. SEED SPOT is an entrepreneurial incubator that helps early stage social entrepreneurs succeed and stay in Phoenix. Specifically, SEED SPOT supports entrepreneurs that possess an idea to improve the lives of people or communities on a local, national, or global scale.

Entrepreneurs selected for the 18-week program are surrounded by local innovators, mentors, corporate partners, and service providers. Our goal is to select a handful of these entrepreneurs and follow their story as they grow their companies. SEED SPOT entrepreneurs will have experiences along their journey that other aspiring dreamers can learn from in a documentary film.

Additionally, the SEED SPOT model is built for replication into new cities in the years ahead. The ability to capture the launch and progression of SEED SPOT in its first year may enable a national movement to take shape, all grown out of Phoenix, Arizona.

As filmmakers desiring to tell the story of SEED SPOT, we are relying on backer’s support. We will use the funds from Kickstarter for 6 months of production. We want this experience to be as interactive as possible for everyone who gets involved.

We will start with documenting the architectural renovation process of an old building, and capture everything that evolves inside, i.e. from applicant selection to the final pitch night. The surprises that develop will be part of the fun of having insider access.

Kickstarter is the platform that enabled us to think this was even possible. But if we don’t make our goal then we don’t get funded. So even the smallest amount is appreciated. All backers will receive regular email updates.

Meet Courtney Klein Johnson:

Meet Chris Petroff:

$300 and up - Photography by Adam Patrick Murray
$300 and up - Photography by Adam Patrick Murray
$1,200 and up - Photography by Dan Sorensen
$1,200 and up - Photography by Dan Sorensen

Dan Sorensen is a Phoenix based photographer who loves exploring and finding structures with architectural character and significance. His work has been shown locally at the Phoenix Art Museum, Thiq Ink Gallery, Scottsdale Trading Post and in 944 Magazine.

Logo and Branding by Adam Mann
Logo and Branding by Adam Mann

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