Courtney Klein
Co-Founder & CEO of SEED SPOT

Courtney Klein is the Co-Founder and CEO of SEED SPOT, a nonprofit organization ranked as one of the top 3 social impact incubators in the United States by UBI Global and Cisco. To date, SEED SPOT has accelerated the dreams of over 160 social entrepreneurs who have developed a product, service or technology that improves lives. Forbes, USA Today, Huffington Post and others have profiled Courtney for her work – over 400 media stories have been written about SEED SPOT to-date. SEED SPOT recently received funding from the Kauffman Foundation to expand operations from their Phoenix headquarters to communities across the country.

Courtney has been on stages around the world sharing her personal story as an entrepreneur and participated in the United Nations Executive Education Program in Thailand & Cambodia focused on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Previously, Courtney served as the Co-Founder & CEO of New Global Citizens, a journey that started with a $1,000 seed grant and a dream when she was a senior in college that grew into a national-class organization that served over 10,000 youth and partnered with organizations in 33 countries.

In 2016, Arizona State University honored Courtney as the “Young Alumni of the Year” award and Arizona Economic News named her “One of Arizona’s most Influential Millennials.” In 2015, the Phoenix Business Journal named Courtney as one of the “Top 10 Business People of the Year” and in 2013 as one of the “25 Most Dynamic Women in Business.” She has also been recognized by media outlets as one of the nation’s “Top 30 Civic Leaders Under the Age of 30,” one of Arizona’s “35 Entrepreneurs Under 35,” one of “20 Women to Change Arizona by 2020,” and one of “Arizona's Most Intriguing Chief Executives.”

Courtney is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College, where she received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in nonprofit management. She has served on the Board of Directors for many nonprofit organizations.

Courtney resides in Sacramento, CA with her husband and daughter Avery. She is an avid yogi and Ironman finisher.


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