Courtney Klein - Co-Founder & CEO of SEED SPOT
If we had to sum up Courtney Klein in a word, it would be "dreamer." From her early childhood dream of wanting to be Katie Couric, through the twists and turns that life has thrown her way, Courtney is on a mission to leave this world a little better than how she found it.
Courtney is the co-founder and CEO of SEED SPOT, a social impact incubator responsible for helping ignite the dreams of entrepreneurs who want to use business as a force for good. In this episode, Courtney shares many valuable lessons she's learned—lessons like it’s better to take the business card, not the credit card, and how you should never doubt yourself because there are plenty of people who will do that for you.
In this Courtney Klein podcast interview, we dive deep into the current state of our country’s educational system with a specific emphasis on how SEED SPOT is addressing the solution to give our high school graduates the real-life skills and knowledge necessary to make meaningful contributions to the world. We also explore why SEED SPOT chose to not take equity in the ventures they are supporting and how this controversial decision has served as a beacon for the organization. It's something that has landed SEED SPOT as one of the top 3 incubators on the planet. In addition to being the co-founder and CEO of SEED SPOT, Courtney is a new mom and an Ironman finisher. We’ll explore the impact both of these have had on her life. If Courtney represents the future of leadership, we'll be pretty satisfied with where the world is headed.
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