seed money


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seed money

  (American & Australian)
money that is used to start a business or other activity With $250,000 in seed money they started to recruit executives and advisers for their new venture.
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The winning team receives a $50,000 stipend as seed money to launch its business plan, with $10,000 going to the first runner-up and $5,000 to the second runner-up as initial start-up funding.
Seed money from the ESF was quickly replaced by a more substantial cornucopia.
Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed Monday to divert part of Japan's contributions to the ASEAN Foundation to use as seed money for a planned regional fund for human resources development, Thai Foreign Minister Surin Pitsuwan said.
With about five million dollars in seed money, the new center will take up some 3,000 square meters of exhibition space in the now-vacant west wing of the Palais de Tokyo, the Neoclassical complex built in 1937 to house the Musee National d'Art Moderne (which moved to the Pompidou in 1977) and the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAMVP), which still occupies the east wing.
When Ballet Concierto began, each of the board members contributed $100 as seed money.
4 billion, the OAA provides seed money for programs designed to improve senior citizens' independence, health, and quality of life.
The Fatherhood Employment Project (FEP), initiated by Hope in the Cities, with seed money from the local Community Foundation, aims specifically to support African American fathers in their search for sustainable employment.
At the instigation of Weyrich, in 1973 Joseph Coors provided $250,000 in seed money for the Heritage Foundation, probably the most influential "think tank" in the United States.
And product champions can't get past unit budget constraints to secure seed money because alternative funds aren't available.
And like the investments and commitments made to product quality that are just now beginning to pay dividends, our investment in well-calculated risk now will undoubtedly be the seed money that America needs to regain its leadership role in both manufacturing and management.
A seed money grant from the OPC for this fund will allow low-interest loans to be made to California fishing communities, groups, and businesses to assist them with a transition to environmentally and economically sustainable fishing practices.
The organization funds grants, and the center's supporters say they will look to other sources for seed money as well.
Once admitted, participants receive financial literacy training, including the basics of banking, and are given $100 in seed money to open an Individual Development Account.
Other aspects of Microsoft's proposed plan include $150 million in seed money for technology spending and an additional $160 million for technology support programs to assist participating schools.
Women-led business startups are far surpassing the national average for star tups, despite the hurdles many women face when launching their own business - and they are managing to do so with very little seed money.