Courtney Klein

Courtney Klein is co-founder of SEED SPOT, an incubator for early stage social entrepreneurs providing the support, mentorship, guidance and resources necessary to bring their ventures to life. She is a graduate of Arizona State University where she received her undergraduate and master’s degree in Nonprofit Management. Courtney served as the Co-Founder & CEO of New Global Citizens, the result of a nonprofit organization she launched in her senior year of college on a $1,000 seed grant with a mission to educate, empower, and invest in young people to change the world. In 2011, Courtney was recognized by Splashlife Magazine as one of the nation’s top 30 Civic Leaders under the age of 30.   Twitter for Courtney Klein: @courtkleinazTwitter for SEED SPOT: @seedspot


Think Like a Social Entrepreneur: Wrong, Backwards, and Fast

To a social entrepreneur, the status quo only means that someone, somewhere, abandoned the quest for true innovation. While other people unblinkingly follow the rules, social activists and trailblazers disregard conventional wisdom.

How Do You Know You’re Making an Impact?

For most entrepreneurs, there’s more to starting a business than wanting to make your own hours. Founders of businesses who seek to solve a problem or positively affect their community, or social entrepreneurs, are driven by something greater than the bottom line.

How to Take Your Philanthropic Passion and Turn It into a Startup

Starting a nonprofit is similar to starting a business, and as any accomplished entrepreneur will tell you, having a solid plan with positive people behind you makes all the difference.

All In: When is the Right Time for Entrepreneurs to Take the Jump?

When you’re looking to transition your company from being a garage-based weekend project to a full-time venture, it can be difficult to know what transition points to look for.