The SEED Program applicant selection process is comprised of the program application (including CreditKarma credit report and video submission), applicant interview, and entrepreneurial assessment.
Completion of the applicant selection process by the required deadline (see Spring 2023 program schedule page) is the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants that are unable to complete the components of the applicant selection process by the deadlines will not be submitted to the Applicant Selection Committee for consideration.
This is the first step in the applicant process and must be completed by all applicants. Click on the button below to apply.
All applicants are required to record a 2 minute video for the Applicant Selection Committee and submit the link to the video in their application.
The video should include an introduction of you, your business concept and why you would like to be considered for the SEED Program.
Any video longer than 2 minutes will be edited to remove any content past the 2 minute mark of the video.
Once completed, please upload the video to YouTube (can be made private) and paste the link in your application.
All applicants are required to submit a copy of their Credit Karma credit report as a component of their application.
The CreditKarma credit report is utilized to identify any potential credit based character issues of the applicant.
Instructions for retrieving and saving the Credit Karma credit report are below.
Following the submission of your completed SEED application, all applicants will be sent a confirmation e-mail that includes the link to the Entrepreneurial Assessment.
All applicants must complete the Applicant Interview. The Applicant Interview is a standard interview where all of the applicants are asked the same questions and is designed to provide the Applicant Selection Committee with insight into who you are beyond the paper application.
It is your responsibility to schedule your applicant interview. Once you have submitted your application please click on the button below, complete the form and type SEED Interview in the Request for Counseling Information field.
All components of the SEED Applicant Screening Process are required. Failure to complete all components of the screening process will prevent you from being considered for the program.
Acceptance into the SEED Program is a competitive process and not all applicants are accepted.
To get a copy of your credit report for emailing from Credit Karma;
(Note, Credit Karma is a free service and will not ask you for any payment. Also, this is not a hard pull and will not hurt your credit score!)