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GoGreen Seattle, Why Fledge?

GoGreen Seattle, Why Fledge?

Originally posted at GoGreen Seattle Our team met up with Michael “Luni” Libes for a one on one interview to find out more about the successful entrepreneur and the driving force behind Fledge. Read along to find out more about what...

For Profit, For Good

For Profit, For Good

Seattle Leads the Way in Social Entrepreneurship Doing good and doing business, in the minds of many, are two separate things. But there’s a growing movement to change that, and Seattle is at the forefront of it. This change...

Not for Profit Only (Kauffman ID8)

Not for Profit Only (Kauffman ID8)

Kauffman ID8 Nation highlights Seattle as the center of social entrepreneurship. A city full of companies and organizations that believe they can do well by doing good. With mentoring and financial support from older entrepreneurs Seattle’s younger entrepreneurs are...

The Story of (Stuff) Solutions

The Story of (Stuff) Solutions

THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS LET’S GROW SOLUTIONS TOGETHER The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal of Better. Over the coming...

Why business can be good at solving social problems

Why business can be good at solving social problems

Michael Porter, professor from Harvard Business School, advocates that the structure of non-profits, NGOs and government assistant can never scale sufficiently to solve the major issues of the world, whereas the structure of for-profit business CAN scale. Scale is...

Wall Street Journal: Build a Company that Matters

Wall Street Journal: Build a Company that Matters

From the Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/accelerators/2013/08/28/michael-luni-libes-build-a-company-that-matters/ GUEST MENTOR, Michael “Luni” Libes, founder and managing director of Fledge and entrepreneurship instructor at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute:  The better question is not how can startups incorporate social good, but why don’t...

500 Squareholders and $100,000

500 Squareholders and $100,000

Community Sourced Capital has taken off! One of the first seven “fledglings” from 2012, Community Sourced Capital launched their business in earnest in January 2013, less than six months ago.  Since then, they’ve helped eight company raise over $100,000...

The B Team

The B Team

Richard Branson and his friends have launched “The B Team”, an initiative to make business a force of good in the world, a belief shared with the companies and organizations showcased here on BloomTimes. “Our vision of the future...

CEO Coach: Interview Fledge’s Founder

CEO Coach: Interview Fledge’s Founder

Listen to the (back)story of Fledge, from founder and Managing Director, Michael “Luni” Libes http://www2.webmasterradio.fm/ceo-coach/2013/03/18/conscious-company-incubators Downloadable at: http://media.blubrry.com/ceocoach/p/media.rawvoice.com/seorockstars/p/www2.webmasterradio.fm/mp3/ceocoach/13/CEO031813.mp3

Welcome Fledglings

Welcome Fledglings

The Winter 2013 program runs through April 25th Fledge, the “conscious company” incubator has invited seven new, impactful companies to come work with us within HUB Seattle, every day for 10 weeks. These seven were chosen from amongst over...

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