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Seed Giving Back
January 20, 2017
#future #education
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Edward Woodford

Supporting learning outside the classroom 

The founders of Seed CX conceived of the company during their time at MIT and recently spoke of the opportunities afforded to them in a feature by the school’s magazine. As a company, Seed is keen to give back and provide opportunities with those who share the same passion for innovation in financial markets.

In order to fuel this innovation, Seed is partnering with MIT to sponsor an externship program that furthers the purpose of connecting current students with alumni in workplaces worldwide and provides these students with an opportunity to contribute to this growing innovation within the financial sector. Seed has enjoyed welcoming Elizabeth Cox, a junior from MIT’s Course 6 computer science program, to work with Seed’s technology team as they construct the digital tools that will drive this innovation.

Seed is also sponsoring a team of three finance students at MIT Sloan for their Finance Research Practicum (FRP), an action learning course designed for students to solve questions posed by companies.  Other FRP projects this year include those at Blackrock, JP Morgan and Fidelity. Seed is working with the MIT researchers to conduct a quantitative analysis of the launch and trading dynamics of new derivative products. As a company founded on innovating in new markets, it is important to have the contextual backdrop and historical lessons of over 5,000 contracts that have been introduced and traded in the last ten years in the United States. Gita Rao, Associate Professor who heads the FRP at MIT, says “it gives me huge pride when former students of the Finance Research Practicum sponsor and support the future generations of students. Seed’s founders and team have been generous with their time and resources in guiding and mentoring our current students