On November 1, 2016, the Junior League of Phoenix Community Leadership and Outreach (CLO) Committee will be hosting a small-group, members-only speaker meeting featuring Courtney Klein, Co-Founder & CEO, SEED SPOT. This is the second event in an eight-part series of “fireside chats” where established community leaders are invited to share their wisdom and experiences with JLP members that are (or are interested in becoming) up and coming community leaders. The CLO speaker series has been generously funded by the Junior League of Phoenix Foundation to increase available training opportunities for JLP members.
Courtney Klein is the Co-Founder and CEO of SEED SPOT, an incubator for social entrepreneurs ranked as one of the “Top 20 Accelerators in the World” by Gust and “Top 3 social impact incubators in the United States” by UBI Global and Cisco. Forbes, USA Today, Huffington Post and others have profiled Courtney for her work and over 400 media stories have been written about SEED SPOT to-date.
SEED SPOT is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. Its mission is to educate, accelerate, and invest in entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to social problems. They work exclusively with social entrepreneurs; those that have built a solution to solve a pressing societal need. Since inception, SEED SPOT alumni have impacted over 650,000 lives. 97% of companies are headquartered in Arizona, and one-third of ventures include female founders/co-founders.
Prior to SEED SPOT, Courtney served as the Co-Founder & CEO of New Global Citizens, a journey that started with a $1,000 seed grant and a dream when she was a senior in college that grew into a national-class organization that served over 10,000 youth and partnered with organizations in 33 countries.
Courtney is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College, where she received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in nonprofit management. She also completed work through the DSIL United Nations Executive Education Program in Thailand & Cambodia focused on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Courtney resides mostly on airplanes, is married to an entrepreneur and has a 1-year old daughter. She is an avid yogi and Ironman finisher.
For more information about the CLO Fireside Chat series, please contact CLO at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 234-3388 x228.