socent weekend

Welcome Fledglings

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...

Creating an ecosystem

Creating an ecosystem

It takes far more than a business incubator to create a thriving ecosystem…  

Improving the World… One Weekend at a Time

Improving the World… One Weekend at a Time

What can be done to improve the world in a single weekend?  A whole lot more than you probably think. The world is full of big, important problems.  Issues of sustainability, pollution, community, unemployment, etc.  The 50 attendees of...

#SocEnt Weekend: Next 50

#SocEnt Weekend: Next 50

Ready to try your hand at being a social entrepreneur?  Have an idea that you would like to turn into a company, but are not sure where to start, or what to do next?  Or are you eager to...

The Tsunami of Social Entrepreneurship

The Tsunami of Social Entrepreneurship

This month begins a tsunami of social entrepreneurship: #SocEnt Weekend, Fledge “Demo Day“, and Social Innovation Fast Pitch (SIFP).

A Fresh Take on Startup Accelerators for Social Enterprise

A Fresh Take on Startup Accelerators for Social Enterprise

Some additional backstory on Fledge, from Forbes.com When people consider launching startup accelerators for social enterprises, there’s always the nagging question: Does the classic model work? Is three months enough to address the complicated issues founders must wrestle with?...

A “Conscious” Ecosystem

A “Conscious” Ecosystem

Creating a thriving ecosystem of companies capable of tackling the “conscious consumer” market requires a few components, most of which exist today, plus a few which we can easily add: Education – multiple layers of meetups, certificates, and degrees...

Will Seattle Become the Capital of Social Entrepreneurship?

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...

HUB Seattle

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...

#SocEnt Weekend

#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...