Todd Nelson Seed Fund

Todd Nelson Seed Fund

Since the Todd Nelson Entrepreneurial Seed Fund was started nine years ago, a total of 222 students have participated in the class resulting in 106 business startups. The class of 2015 had the second highest sales and the highest revenue of any class yet. A number of these students have continued the businesses they started in class or have started new businesses based their learning experiences. Access to these funds has changed the careers and lives of these students.

 

Summary of Class Business Performance 2005-2015

Class of

Sales

Expenses

Profit

$ back to Fund

2005

$2845

$1940

$905

$90

2006

$6541

$8963

$1099

$109

2007

$2995

$1737

$1404

$140

2008

$6187

$4184

$2003

$200

2009

$6717

$3593

$3124

$312

2010

$20345

$14413

$5915

$591

2011

$7097

$4247

$2746*

$133

2012

$10174

$2988

$7186

$720

2013+

$12859

$10658

$5019

$356

2014

$13501

$6926

$6108

$553

2015

$15488

$7761

$7577

$217

Totals

$104748

$67410

$25890*

$3421*

 *Numbers reflect losses as well as profits and gifts to charities

Five businesses did not use TNS Seed Fund – came to class with their own funding.

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