This year’s SEED gathering will focus around three intersecting themes that have been co-created through dozens of interviews with fellow practitioners about the gaps and opportunities in the ecosystem.

Cracking Code on Scale –

How can we sustainably scale seed stage funding and support when it tends to be right sized in the ‘artisanal’ end of the spectrum?

Centering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

How can we ensure equitable access to funding and support for under-resourced entrepreneurs who identify as women and people of color?  

Alternative Financing Structures

What models are being developed beyond traditional venture capital equity? How can we develop options across the returns continuum?