CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Shane Windmeyer, founder and executive director of Campus Pride, has been selected as a 2016 SEED20 Class of non-profit Charlotte-area entrepreneurs.

Social Entrepreneurs EmpowereD (SEED) is comprised of 20 individuals or organizations who are chosen annually.

The program was created by Social Venture Partners and it is in its fifth year. Campus Pride is the first LGBT-specific non-profit to be chosen.

The SEED20 class occurs over seven weeks and participants receive training, coaching, feedback and mentoring on how to succinctly “tell their story.”

Participants are able to gain a variety of opportunities during the course, including strategic advise and resources, confidence building, presentation effectiveness, development of long-term relationships, donor access, funding opportunities and more.

The culmination of the program is SEED20 OnStage! The energetic event, held on April 11 at Knight Theatre, includes a competition between 10 participants for cash awards that total up to $55,000. Tickets go on sale in January 2016.


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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.