|Description||The "conscious company" incubator|
Fledge is a “conscious company” incubator, addressing an enormous opportunity, the large and growing number of consumers who are increasingly: environmentally conscious, energy conscious, health conscious, conscious of sustainability, of community, and even conscious of consumption itself.
Entrepreneurs who aim to address these unmet needs of the growing number of “conscious consumers” find little help to do so, as the entrepreneurial infrastructure in Seattle and elsewhere is primarily aimed at fostering “tech” (be it software, “clean” or “biotech”) startups. Startup Weekend, TechStars, Foundry Group, The Founder Institute and other business accelerators specifically filter out non-tech companies. Similarly, the largest venture capital firms have a similar tech filter for their investments.
Fledge takes the best practices from these tech incubators. Using a variation of the TechStars recipe, providing a deadline and mentor driven program Fledge accelerates businesses from idea through planning and into the market.
This service is unique in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, and found rarely around the world.