9 Seed Funding Programs For Creative Startups

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Your vision: a creative startup that will change the world, where you’ll have a cool office, cool employees and an even cooler coffee machine. But first you need some money. That’s where seed funding comes in: During the early stages of a company’s growth, an investor purchases part of the business. So how in the world do you discover these investors? We did the research for you and found nine seed funding programs and organizations.

IDEA
In 2009, a group of ambitious students approached Northeastern University and expressed the need for more entrepreneurial support within the university. Northeastern listened, and the rest is startup history. Another supporter of Bureo Skateboards (these dudes are popular), IDEA has also helped the education innovators of reweave on their path to startup success.

 

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Originally appeared in Design Good on August 27, 2014