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 184 business startups. 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 2005-2018

Class of  Sales Expenses Profit $ back to Fund
2005 $2,845 $1,940 $905 $90
2006 $6,541 $8,963 $1,099 $109
2007 $2,995 $1,737 $1,404 $140
2008 $6,187 $4,184 $2,003 $200
2009 $6,717 $3,593 $3,124 $312
2010 $20,345 $14,413 $5,915 $591
2011 $7,097 $4,247 $2,746 $133
2012 $10,174 $2,988 $7,186 $720
2013 $12,859 $10,658 $5,019 $356
2014 $13,501 $6,926 $6,108 $553
2015 $15,488 $7,761 $7,577 $217
2016 $13,315 $9,556 $5,382 $266
2017 $13,139 $8,899 $4,240 $299
2018 $14,871 $9,802 $5,068 $222
Totals $146,074 $95,667 $57,776 $4,208
 

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

Several students did not use TNS Seed Fund – came to class with their own funding.

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