Stanford Seed

Seed, the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, partners with entrepreneurs in emerging markets to build thriving enterprises that transform lives.

Now Accepting Applications

Consulting Program

We are looking for experienced business professionals to volunteer as remote consultants to help promising businesses in Africa and India.

The Seed Effect
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The Seed Effect
We’ve collected the data — from Stanford to Africa and India. See how we’re working to end the cycle of global poverty and transform lives.

Meet Seed Entrepreneurs

Flowers in the River
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Flowers in the River
Ankit Agarwal, Founder of Phool, shares the story of the flower recycling business he created and the impact it is having on the Ganges River in India
Health for All
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Health for All
Shuchin Bajaj of Cygnus Hospitals shares how he is working to provide access to quality, affordable healthcare to small communities in North India.
A Tough Nut to Crack
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A Tough Nut to Crack
Frank Omondi shares how his company improves the lives of smallholder farmers by managing the value chain of products like macadamia nuts for export.

Meet Student Interns

Profiles of Promise: Adapt and Learn
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Profiles of Promise: Adapt and Learn
Meet Juanita Duque, an MBA student at Stanford Graduate School of Business who spent her summer working remotely with Almond House, a gourmet Indian sweets company.
Profiles of Promise: Paul Serrato
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Profiles of Promise: Paul Serrato
Management Science & Engineering student Paul Serrato shares his experience as a Stanford Seed intern at Ruai Family Hospitals in Nairobi, Kenya.
Profiles of Promise: Tanvi Chheda
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Profiles of Promise: Tanvi Chheda
Meet Tanvi Chheda, a Ph.D. student studying geology at Stanford, who interned at Professional Marketing Services Group, Kenya, through Stanford Seed.

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