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Social Innovation Fast Pitch (SIFP)

Fledge is not just about helping create new conscious companies, it is also about adding to the entrepreneurial infrastructure in order to grow the whole conscious ecosystem.  An ecosystem which includes: talent, education, mentorship, gathering spaces, events, incubation, acceleration, and funding. One great existing piece of “infrastructure” in this ecosystem is the Social...

Will Seattle Become the Capital of Social Entrepreneurship?

“I think there’s every reason to believe that Seattle will be the capital of social entrepreneurship in the next ten years,” says Brian Howe, an adjunct professor at Seattle School of Law and founder of Hub Seattle , which rents space to social entrepreneurs. Reason.tv sat down with Howe and Michael “Luni” Libes, a “serial entrepreneur” who has helped...

The Next Step

Do you want to start a startup but don’t know the first step?  Or the next step?  Did you just complete a Startup Weekend, #SocEnt Weekend or other entrepreneurial training event? Have you thought of a must-have product or service, but have no idea how to get from idea to startup? The Next Step will be your guide, taking you step-by-step through the process from raw idea to operational...

HUB Seattle

Many thanks to HUB Seattle for co-organizing and hosting #SocEnt Weekend. For those of you who have not heard of The HUB, it is an international co-op of co-working spaces for social enterprises.  You can find HUBs in over 30 cities around the world, and as of November 2011, Seattle, WA. The HUB today provides a gathering place, events, and access to mentors for socially-conscious entrepreneurs. ...

#SocEnt Weekend

Friday, February 24th, 2012, 80 strangers stepped forward into a novel experiment, moving from raw ideas into operational social enterprises in just 50 hours.  The results were not only astounding in terms of effort, but inspirational in terms of content.  Thirteen companies were created, with a potential for over a trillion dollars in combined revenue and social impact! Winner of “Best Startup...

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