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Socially conscious companies: Meet the 4 do-good startups from Fledge’s latest class

From water-powered USB chargers to a post-disaster housing marketplace, four new socially-conscious startups just graduated from Fledge’s third class ever. Fledge, an incubator program led by Michael “Luni” Libes, held its third-ever Demo Day at the HUB Seattle Thursday night, as four groups demoed the work they’ve been doing for the past few months. Fledge is a TechStars-like accelerator, but with… Read More

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From human waste disposal to homegrown food storefronts, meet Fledge’s socially-conscious startups

Natural soap, online groceries, cell phones, volunteer training, drip clips, human waste, point rewards, and your old tennis shoes. Wondering what these things have in common? They’re all concepts for Fledge’s sophomore class of socially conscious startups. Fledge, an incubator program led by Michael “Luni” Libes, held its second-ever Demo Day at the HUB Seattle Thursday night, as eight groups… Read More

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Meet Fledge: The first incubator for ‘conscious’ companies

Michael “Luni” Libes has spent the past 20 years building software companies, creating new upstarts such as Ground Truth, Medio Systems, 2Way and Nimble Corp. But Libes is now switching gears with the formation of Fledge, a new Seattle incubator which he says modeled on TechStars but is specifically designed for non-tech companies. “There is… Read More