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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 is being fueled by people who have a new vision for business. One that focuses not just on the bottom line, but on what’s called the triple bottom line: profit, people and...

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...

114 applications from 88 cities

“Wow!” sums it up nicely.  114 applicants want to be fledglings.  That is a new record for Fledge, up from 99 for the Autumn session, almost double the 65 from last year’s Spring session. What is even more exciting is that these applications are now coming from around the world.  88 cities in 32 countries.  For the first time, most of the applications are from outside the USA...

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...

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 discovering a new way of doing business. Learn how social entrepreneurs are making a living saving the world.   Featuring: Nick...

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...

Meet the (Autumn 2013) Fledglings

Every session at Fledge is a bit different than the others. For the Autumn 2013 cohort, running September through November, this includes something of a staggered start. The first four fledglings nestled into the nest today: Close to Home is an marketplace for post-disaster homes. A place to go when FEMA lets you down, or for less massive disasters, such as home fires or remodels. Community...

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