Seed Chicago

Seed Chicago is a free coaching program for crowdfunders in Chicago. Managed by Accion Chicago, this program features projects of small business owners and community organizations that create jobs and cultivate economic growth in Chicago’s neighborhoods.


Seed Chicago projects benefit from aggregated attention as part of a curated page, which Kickstarter notes improves success rates. Seed Chicago project owners receive one-on-one coaching throughout the process and receive personalized assistance in the ideation, creation, and implementation of their project. In addition, Seed Chicago projects have access to a variety of planning and management tools developed by Accion, as well as opportunities to collaborate with other Seed Chicago participants throughout the project campaigns to share ideas and lessons learned. Visit our curated page on Kickstarter here.


Click here for Seed Chicago program FAQs. This is the first step in understanding the Seed Chicago program and how a Kickstarter project on our curated page could benefit your business or community organization.


There’s a lot to learn about crowdfunding with Kickstarter, click here to learn more about frequently asked questions regarding Kickstarter.


Refer a business owner or community organization to the Seed Chicago by contacting Rowan Richards at

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