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B Labs – 2013 Best for Community

Fledge is not just a Certified B Corporation, but a top 10% of all B Corps for community impact.  Take a look at the whole list of the Best of the Best for Community Impact.

Congratulations CSC!

13 entrepreneurs took to the stage at McCaw Hall in Seattle, in front of an audience of nearly 700 philanthropists, impact investors, and supporters.  The audience choice for best pitch went to Community Sourced Capital, Fledge graduate from 2012. Since launch, Community Sourced Capital has helped lend over $150,000 to 12 businesses from over 1,000 people, proving that it is possible for all of...

Seattle: City of the Future (Again)

Kauffman ID8 Nation highlights Seattle: Seattle is a center of social entrepreneurship. It’s 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 discovering a new way of doing business. Learn how social entrepreneurs are making a living saving the world.   In 1962...

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 is a world in which the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit.” — The B Team The B...

Kick, the “inclusive” incubator

Kick is the inclusive business incubator, here to help all entrepreneurs through the difficult path from idea to started startup.  We are here to help all the teams after the weekend entrepreneurship events, after the business plan competitions, after graduation, or any other stage of life when an entrepreneur realizes that some help could help. Kick is here for the lifestyle entrepreneurs, the...

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 60 applicants, invited due to their potential impact on the world and the strength of their teams. Plus, we’re excited to see these teams...

Companies of the future come with a purpose, literally

All around the world, entrepreneurs are starting companies to solve some of the world’s biggest environmental and social problems. These are the companies of the 21st Century. So why should these cutting-edge companies use ancient corporate structures? Benefit Corporations, LC3s, Social Purpose Corporations–these are the latest innovations in governing mission-focused businesses for the...

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