One of the fastest growing, most dynamic cities in the United States, Seattle is a center for entrepreneurship and social good. Home city of Amazon.com, Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, plus the global headquarters of Fledge. – Apply for the 2021 session
No where in Latin America will you find such a blending pot of people and ideas as in Peru. This is evident in the food culture in Lima, which blends Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese flavors. It is evident in the landscape, which is a mix of lowlands, mountains, and rainforest, and the same blend is evident in the startup ecosystem. – Apply
Put Seattle, Lima, and Europe in a blender, and the result is Barcelona, an ancient yet modern city with a culture that combines the best of Spanish, French, and Mediterranean cultures while attracting talent from all across Europe.
The ECOSTAR Nature Accelerator invites and invests in early-stage impactful startups that are developing innovative and sustainable solutions for disrupting the agriculture, forestry, and natural resource sectors. Powered by Fledge in partnership with ETIFOR, the University of Padova, the European Union, and others.
Spring’s IMPACT StartUp Visa Program is the first accelerator helping global impact businesses move to Canada under its Startup-Visa Program. A comprehensive, 4-month program powered by Fledge, targeting companies in healthcare, progressive food, sustainability, creative economy, and cleantech. Based in Vancouver, the Canadian leader for impact entrepreneurship, and the #1-ranked startup ecosystem in Canada.
The first accelerator for co-ops, Start.coop forges a new path to make it easier and faster to build new cooperative enterprises, at scale. Based in Boston, Start.coop is innovating co-operative company development by providing mentorship, platform services, investment, and ecosystem unification.
Restoring degraded land has the potential to become big business. Entrepreneurs are finding new ways to make money from sustainably managed forests and farms. The World Resources Institute and Fledge have partnered to create The Land Accelerator, a 6-day intensive program to train and mentor entrepreneurs from select African countries.
The Alaska Ocean Cluster promotes maritime industry growth and prosperity in Alaska. Modeled after experiences in Iceland, Ireland, Norway, and Canada, the cluster concept involves a coalition of private, public and academic stakeholders forming around a base industry and, in the process, supporting both the industry and one another through economic transactions and circulated assets.
Rwanda is not just one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. It is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In partnership with Enterprise Africa, Fledge is bringing its accelerator model to this safe, thriving city, to help create sustainable growth not just in Rwanda but across the whole African continent.