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Want to truly make the world a better place? Through business! Doing good while doing well? Eager to know how to be the best entrepreneur you can be?

Fledge looks for promising mission-driven for-profit companies from around the world.  We invite 6-8 companies to attend an intense, in-person, 10 week program (one session per city per year).

A good fit?

Does your company fit what we are looking for?  Probably.  You can look through the list of graduate fledglings to see the variety of companies we’re worked with so far.  Generally, if it has a social or environmental purpose, and that purpose is embedded within the product or service, then it’s a fit.

The only way to become a fledgling is to apply.

How Fledge Helps

10 WEEKS

Every day for week after week, we push you to make your startup better, iterating your story, pitch and plan. The most intense 10 weeks of your life.

EDUCATION

We fill in any gaps in the key skills you need to know to succeed: strategy, financials, marketing, sales, funding, etc. with an MBA-level class.

MENTORS

We flood you with mentors until you tell us to stop. And we use the mentor network to connect you to potential partners and customers.

ECOSYSTEM

We bring you to work with us in a world-class city with an ecosystem that support startups, local investors, universities, etc.

SUPPORT

The 10 weeks is just the beginning. We support our graduates for years and years as they grow profitable and successful.

MONEY

We invest $15,000 $20,000 (varies by city) into each fledgling, for shares that you eventually repurchase.

What does Fledge look for?

That question is answered here, plus read about what doesn’t make it.
Plus read the FAQ for answers to more questions, especially noting that anyone from any country working on any form of impactful startup can apply.

Before you fill out the online application, read through the annotated version of the application, to understand why we ask each question and what we hope to learn from each answer.

 

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