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Fledge5 Demo Day

Watch the Fledge5 “Demo Day” video: 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...

Watch the Demo Day Webcast

If you missed the Fledge4 “Demo Day”, no worries, watch it online anytime… 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...

Meet the Fledge4 fledglings

Twice per year we invite a handful of companies into Fledge.  This month is our fourth-ever session, our most sought after ever, and our first truly international group.  Six new fledgling, again targeting a wide variety of impacts, markets, and geographies. Most exciting is that three of these companies are actively doing business in Tanzania.  Nearly as exciting is that five of the six...

A Village of Bees, Sparking change Close to Home

A unprecedented 30 days of entrepreneurial events in Seattle came to a close last night at Impact Hub Seattle with the Fledge “Demo Day”.  This flurry of events began with Startup Week, continued with the Slow Money Northwest showcase, a night of 600+ attendees at McCaw Hall for Social Venture Partners third annual “Fast Pitch” showdown, then this week to the Northwest Entrepreneur Network’s...

“Demo Day” On-Demand

  Watch the “Demo Day” Videos at your Convenience Featuring the Winter 2013 “fledglings”: 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...

From human waste disposal to homegrown food

Natural soap, online groceries, cell phones, volunteer training, drip clips, human waste, point rewards, and your old tennis shoes. Wondering what these things have in common? They’re all concepts for Fledge’s sophomore class of socially conscious startups. Fledge, an incubator program led by Michael “Luni” Libes, held its second-ever Demo Day at the HUB Seattle Thursday night, as eight groups...

Demo Day, April 25th, 2013

Demo Day was Thursday, April 25th Once again the “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 –...

Seattle, the city of the Future

What other city has a Mayor who can tell a story in just five minutes?
Listen below to Mayor Mike McGinn at Ignite Seattle talk about Seattle, the city of the future.  A talk not too much different from his opening remarks at #SocEnt Weekend: Next 50, and at the opening of the Center for Impact and Innovation.

Impactful Innovation

The past month in Seattle has seen an incredible surge of efforts around sustainable, conscious, impactful business.  Showcased across four events, more than four dozen emerging, impactful, social enterprises have shared their stories with the city and with the world. The tsunami of activity began on September 23rd at the Fledge “Demo Day”, where seven “fledgling” companies shared their visions...

“Demo Day” Webcast

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...

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