003, Luni Libes, Fledge | The Conscious Company Accelerator

003, Luni Libes, Fledge | The Conscious Company Accelerator

venture capital seed fundAt 37 years-old, Michael “Luni” Libes had just completed his fifth successful tech startup. Looking for a way to support his fellow entrepreneurs, Luni became a mentor-in-residence for Pinchot University’s MBA of Sustainable Business program. After watching graduates struggle to launch their mission-driven businesses, Luni founded Fledge, the Conscious Company accelerator. Each year Fledge runs a program with seven mission-driven, for-profit companies. With six cohorts completed, Fledge has 39 graduates from ten countries, one-third of whom are in Africa. Each company is making an impact on some of the most pressing challenges of our times.

In this episode, Luni shares:

  • The story of how he started Fledge
  • The difference between an “impact company” and others who claim that they are going to change the world
  • The Fledge model for accelerating impact companies
  • Examples of Fledge Alumni and their impact
  • Luni’s latest innovation FledgeX
  • And three business models for mission-driven, for profit companies, including which model he focuses on

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About the Author
Tony Loyd is a TEDx speaker, podcast host and the author of Crazy Good Advice: 10 Lessons Learned from 150 Leading Social Entrepreneurs. He is a former Fortune 500 executive with extensive experience in strategic planning, talent management, and leadership development. Tony is the host of the podcast Social Entrepreneur where you can hear the stories of changemakers who are making an impact on the world.

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