Big things happening at Seattle's Fledge
It’s been less than a month since Fledge’s first Demo Day, but the Seattle-based incubator isn’t slowing down.
Fledge recently moved into the Center for Impact and Innovation, also known as Masin’s Furniture Building (220 2nd Avenue South).
When the store closed last year, the 30,000 sq. ft. building was snapped up by HUB Seattle, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and Social Venture Partners, who wanted to turn the building into a hub for socially-conscious entrepreneurial organizations.
Meanwhile, Fledge has also added five more companies to their network:
- Scope5: Sustainability data management software that helps organizations improve cost, revenue and risk management.
- Corengi: A comprehensive, free, and interactive platform for a variety of diseases, which allows stakeholders within the clinical trials community (investigators, site personnel, sponsors, and disease advocates) to engage with potential enrollees and educate them about specific clinical trials.
- MyTurn: A platform that enables rental shops to manage their inventory, put it online, and make it as easy for consumers to rent, as it is to purchase; includes reports and analytics so shop managers know what is being rented, to ensure the shop has what their customers need, when their customers need it.
- Semble: A Peer-to-Community (P2C) Lending Platform facilitating low-cost loans between socially-minded investors and non-profit organizations.
- Microryza: A platform where science can be shared and supported by donations
All of the startups were finalists at SIFP (Social Innovation Fast Pitch), a pitch competition for non- and for-profits in Seattle.
And last, but not least, Fledge is accepting applications for its Winter 2013 class. The incubator is looking for a few good “conscious companies.”
What does that mean? The answer is in our Q&A with Fledge founder Michael “Luni” Libes.
For more on Fledge, or to apply, go to: fledge.co