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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...

Closing the Pioneer Gap

More money than ever is flowing into impact investing, yet many entrepreneurs creating companies that serve the poor still find it difficult to raise capital, particularly at the early stages of their company’s growth. (Originally posted on the Stanford Social Innovation Review) Husk Power Systems, a growing social business, burns rice husks to generate power and provide electricity to low...

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...

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