By: Hayley Ringle
The collaboration of Phoenix-based social entrepreneur incubator Seed Spot and Univision Arizona’s Contigo Hispanic Entrepreneurship Campaign won an Emmy Saturday night.
The local “Véndeme tu Sueño/Pitch me your Dream” Latino entrepreneur program won an overall excellence Emmy from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.
The entrepreneur initiative has worked with hundreds of Latino entrepreneurs, mentors and investors since 2015 to find the next breakthrough idea in the Latino community.
“The vision that Seed Spot and Univision share is all about empowering people with dreams to create change in our community,” said Courtney Klein, co-founder and CEO of Seed Spot, in a statement. “This Emmy embodies everything it means to be human, to have a dream and to receive the support of a community to accelerate new ideas.”
Through the Seed Spot and Univision Arizona partnership, Latino entrepreneurs have received access to education, mentorship, capital, advisement and public pitch opportunities to tackle issues in health care, education and economic prosperity.
“Everything we do at Univision Arizona is for our community and we’re humbled by the opportunity to serve them each and every day,” said Roberto Yáñez, vice president and general manager of Univision Arizona, in a statement.
Watch a recap of the inaugural 2015 event here, and the 2016 auditions here.
Seed Spot was funded in 2015 by the Kauffman Foundation to replicate its incubator model to other cities. Seed Spot was named in June as one of the top 20global startup accelerators in the world.
Source: Phoenix Business Journal