Demo Day

Watch the Fledge5 “Demo Day” video:

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Seven inspirational, mission-driven, for-profit companies, aiming to improve the world in seven ways:

  •     Making cotton recyclable
  •     Making digital billboards social
  •     Making China’s buildings greener
  •     Bringing affordable, clean-burning cookstoves to every Ethiopian
  •     Bringing transparency to government
  •     Bringing fresh escargot to America
  •     Hoisting Kenya out of poverty


Watch the Fledge4 “Demo Day” online anytime, recorded live on May 7th, 2014 and featuring:

  • Activate Hub - An online tool for finding the people, organizations and events that impact your community, offline.
  • Broad Street Maps - Bringing mapping solutions to global health organizations
  • Distributed Energy Management - A unique approach to energy conservation
  • EA Fruits Farm - Fruit and vegetable production, aggregations, and distribution in Tanzania
  • Juabar - Solar cellphone recharging kiosks in Tanzania and East Africa
  • Karibu Solar - Affordable solar lighting solutions for Tanzania and East Africa
  • Plus special guest Mal Warwick and an update from BURN Manufacturing

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The Autumn 2014 fledgling took to the stage in November, sharing their visions and inspired a standing-room only crowd.  Watch the on-stage talks here.  Featuring:

  • Self Spark - Science meets self help
  • Hydrobee - Renewable power for all your USB gadgets
  • The Buy Nothing Project - A community of collaborative consumption
  • myTurn - Making online rentals as easy as online sales
  • Community Sourced Capital - Crowdfunding loans to local businesses you love
  • Village Green - An online “needs” exchange for entrepreneurs
  • Close to Home - The post-disaster housing marketplace

Plus an overview of conscious business by the Kauffman Foundation’s ID8 project, and a quick definition of tradition.

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if you missed the Spring 2013 Demo Day, watch it now…

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The Winter/Spring 2013 “fledglings” got up on stage and shared their visions and plans with you and the world.

  • Tansa Clean (a.k.a. Brown Box) – “Valuing” the stream of of human waste in India
  • Serve Smart - Preparing volunteers for effective service
  • Kodeza - Crowdsourcing local knowledge to create local change
  • Shift Labs - Simple, inexpensive, human-centered medical devices for global markets
  • Snohomish Soap - Organic, homemade soap, via a distributed women-powered manufacturing network
  • UbrLocal - Connecting local food producers and consumers
  • Localista - A customer loyalty network for and by your local businesses


What did you miss?  Read the wrap-up, or this write-up, and watch the videos.

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And if you missed the Summer 2012 Demo Day, watch it now…

Seven inspiring companies with the potential impact to improve the lives of billions… to save millions of lives… to make it easy to share and reuse the planet’s limited resources… to make it easy for us to share our time with those in need… to recreate the world where we know our neighbors… and to work with those neighbors to create the world we want to live in!

These companies presented their visions and plans on-stage on Sunday, September 23rd, at the Playhouse/Intiman Theater at the Seattle Center as part of the Seattle Next 50’s celebration of commerce and innovation.



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