Archives / 2012 / April

“Conscious Consumers”

“Conscious Consumers”

A large and growing number of consumers today are increasingly:environmentally conscious, energy conscious, health conscious, conscious of sustainability, of community, and even conscious of consumption itself.  Conscious of transportation, farmland, ingredients, and all things food-related.  Conscious of supply chains,...

A “Conscious” Ecosystem

A “Conscious” Ecosystem

Creating a thriving ecosystem of companies capable of tackling the “conscious consumer” market requires a few components, most of which exist today, plus a few which we can easily add: Education – multiple layers of meetups, certificates, and degrees...

Social Innovation Fast Pitch (SIFP)

Social Innovation Fast Pitch (SIFP)

Fledge is not just about helping create new conscious companies, it is also about adding to the entrepreneurial infrastructure in order to grow the whole conscious ecosystem.  An ecosystem which includes: talent, education, mentorship, gathering spaces, events, incubation, acceleration,...

Will Seattle Become the Capital of Social Entrepreneurship?

Will Seattle Become the Capital of Social Entrepreneurship?

“I think there’s every reason to believe that Seattle will be the capital of social entrepreneurship in the next ten years,” says Brian Howe, an adjunct professor at Seattle School of Law and founder of Hub Seattle , which...