Call for applications: Fledge 2020 for Mission-driven, For-profit Startups

Fledge looks for promising mission-driven for-profit companies from around the world. We invite 6-8 companies to attend an intense, in-person, two-month program (one session per city per year).
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Fledge looks for promising mission-driven for-profit companies from around the world.  We invite 6-8 companies to attend an intense, in-person, two-month program (one session per city per year).
 
A GOOD FIT?
 
Does your company fit what we are looking for?  Probably.  You can look through the list of graduate fledglings to see the variety of companies we’ve worked with so far.  Generally, if your company has a social or environmental purpose and if that purpose is embedded within the product or service, then it’s a fit.
 
ECOSYSTEM
 
We bring you to work with us in a world-class city with an ecosystem that supports startups, local investors, universities, etc.
 
SUPPORT
 
The two months is just the beginning. We support our graduates for years and years as they grow profitable and successful.
 
MONEY
 
We invest $15,000 – $20,000 (varies by city) into each fledgling, in exchange for shares that you eventually repurchase.
 
There are a few big world problems that we want to see addressed and areas of the world we would love to work with:
 
We want to see solutions that help the homeless.  Fledge’s offices are in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle, the center for homeless services.  As much as the city and county help these people, we suspect there are solutions yet to be tried that can do much more.
 
We want to see solutions that address poverty.  Poverty is a global issue.  At one end, where are the businesses that put the billions of people living on $2/day (or less) to work?  At the other end of the spectrum, where are the conscious replacements for payday lending?
 
We want more applicants in cleantech.  Send us your crazy ideas for renewable energy, green replacements for chemicals, etc.
 
We want more applicants in conscious fintech.  The financial sector is about as unconscious and greed-oriented as it can be.  Send us your ideas on how to bring impact to finance.
 
We’ve received applications from over 50 different countries, but so far none from South America have made it into the top seven.  And while we have a half dozen fledglings doing business in East Africa, for some reason we’ve yet to invite any applicants from West Africa.
 
Application deadline:  January 31st, 2020
 
Source: Fledge

Felicia Abiola-Ige from Oyo town, Nigeria takes advantage of a two-week Baptist Conference near her home to market solar products. She is a science teacher and has been a Solar Sister Entrepreneur for 3 years. Solar Sister provides women with economic opportunity, training, technology and support to distribute clean energy to underserved communities in Africa. (credits: Solar Sister / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

Illustration Photo: Felicia Abiola-Ige from Oyo town, Nigeria takes advantage of a two-week Baptist Conference near her home to market solar products. She is a science teacher and has been a Solar Sister Entrepreneur for 3 years. Solar Sister provides women with economic opportunity, training, technology and support to distribute clean energy to underserved communities in Africa. (credits: Solar Sister / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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