When the COVID-19 pandemic closed businesses from Main Street to Wall Street, SEED SPOT began providing its programs virtually to support innovators (including women and persons of color) who will be the engine of economic recovery. Newly designed Pivot Camps help existing business owners pivot their products, services, and technologies, find short-term opportunities, and plan for the return to normalcy. Launch Camp guides new entrepreneurs through the process of defining a problem and its solution: they leave with a solid business plan, pitch, and action steps to advance their ventures. Industry experts host topics like Applying for SBA Disaster Loans and Moving Your Business Online. A COVID-19 Resource Center includes everything from funding opportunities to tips on working from home. It's a new world out there and SEED SPOT is poised to deal with the present and create the future.

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