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The Social Innovation Benchmark 2015 Results

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, UBI Global is a thought leader in performance assessment of business incubators around the world where more than 400 business incubators and accelerators in over 70 countries participate. Through their international benchmark, UBI Global helps business incubators and accelerators become more efficient and competitive. For 2015, UBI benchmarked “Social...

Thank you mentors!

As the sixth session of Fledge nears completion, it’s time to remind the world that the program would not be as useful without all the visitors.  In the world of accelerators, we call all these people “mentors”, whether they meet with the team every week or just stop by to share some advice. Having that one single accolade keeps everything simple and egalitarian, but...

Best for the World

The B Corp ‘Best for the World List’ sets the gold standard for high impact companies and demonstrates any type of company can use business as a force for good For 2015, Fledge has been honored as “Best for the World” How did we make the list?  We earned a score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive assessment of a company’s...

Introducing FledgeX

The worst part about running Fledge has been turning away the hundreds of entrepreneurs seeking help.  For Fledge6 (Spring 2015), this would have been more than 95% of all applicants, over 150 teams including hundreds of entrepreneurs from 45 countries. To fix this problem, Fledge is announcing FledgeX.  Our new Autumn program, bringing our full-scale, best-of-breed conscious company accelerator...

Fledge: Best for Community

The B Corp Best for the World List recognizes those companies creating the most impact for a better world.  Once again, Fledge has been recognized as one of the Best for Community Impact.

GoGreen Seattle, Why Fledge?

Originally posted at GoGreen Seattle Our team met up with Michael “Luni” Libes for a one on one interview to find out more about the successful entrepreneur and the driving force behind Fledge. Read along to find out more about what inspires Luni to support young entrepreneurs and how the the “conscious company” accelerator is helping entrepreneurs who are bringing products and services to the...

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...

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...

The Story of (Stuff) Solutions

THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS LET’S GROW SOLUTIONS TOGETHER The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal of Better. Over the coming year, we’ll be highlighting and supporting game-changing solutions that get us on the path to Better. And we’ll be looking to you for examples from where you...

Why business can be good at solving social problems

Michael Porter, professor from Harvard Business School, advocates that the structure of non-profits, NGOs and government assistant can never scale sufficiently to solve the major issues of the world, whereas the structure of for-profit business CAN scale. Scale is the key that I missed in my version of this talk… The key insight is that any philanthropic or government solution that works...

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