Stanford Seed

An enthusiastic group of Seed Transformation Program participants

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

Update on Stanford Seed’s Response to COVID-19

In the midst of this severe health and economic crisis, Seed increased the support provided to our more than 800 partner SMEs across Africa and India to ensure they survive and thrive. We have offered a wide range of assistance including remote mentoring and coaching, webinars on business continuity topics, an expanded pool of pro bono consultants, and added new online programming focused on innovation and opportunities arising from the changing business landscape. Our 2020 Seed Transformation Program is continuing as a virtual program into 2021. The student internship program shifted from in-person to 100% remote, with 81 Stanford students interning at 50 companies around the world.

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The Seed Effect
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The Seed Effect
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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 & Student Interns

Profiles of Purpose: Flowers in the River
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Flowers in the River
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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
Profiles of Promise: David Rosenzweig
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David Rosenzweig, Seed Intern
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Meet David Rosenzweig, a Stanford student studying international relations and economics, who interned at The Good Food Company in Kenya.

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