Cleantech Startups: Fledge Can Help

Fledge is a new Seattle organization that has been created to help create and accelerate cleantech and other environmentally-conscious and energy-conscious companies.  Fledge is a business incubator/accelerator, modeled after TechStars.

  • Teams from around the city, region, and world apply at
  • Fledge chooses 7-10 applicants to create a “cohort”
  • Each chosen team receives $7,000 in cash
  • Teams will be co-located and will receive entrepreneurial education and advice from mentors
  • At the end of 8-12 weeks (programs will vary), teams will show off their companies at a “Demo Day”

In exchange for the cash, training, and services, the companies provide Fledge with a small percentage equity ownership and pay back the cash out of cash flow, allowing Fledge to reinvest it in future cohorts.

Fledge is accepting applications now ( for its initial cohort, which is scheduled to run mid-July through early-September.

Fledge is run by Michael “Luni” Libes, a serial entrepreneur, Entrepreneur in Residence at the UW Center for Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship faculty at Bainbridge Graduate Institute.

For further details, go visit