Funds up to $20K per team
Takes 6% equity
Funds 7 startups per year
Markets Agriculture Food Social Enterprise Women Agribusiness +28
Invests in Europe North America South America Asia Africa 4 more
An intense program of entrepreneurial education and mentorship, guiding entrepreneurs through the complex path from idea to revenues and profits. Fledge9 is the ninth iteration of our flagship, in-person accelerator program.

Training

Fledge provides far more training than most accelerators, covering the full set of entrepreneurial skills required by successful entrepreneurs.

Mentorship

The Fledge network includes hundreds of mentors. That term is broadly defined, including everyone and anyone who volunteers their time to provide advice and to share experience with the teams.

10 Weeks of Intensity

The formal programming at Fledge lasts for 10 weeks. It’s a short amount of time for all that gets accomplished. It’s incredible intense.

A $15,000-€20,000 Investment

We believe enough in each fledgling that we hand them $15,000-€20,000.
(The amount varies by city and session. See the latest online application for details.)

In exchange for the cash, the program, and all the fo...
An intense program of entrepreneurial education and mentorship, guiding entrepreneurs through the complex path from idea to revenues and profits. Fledge9 is the ninth iteration of our flagship, in-person accelerator program.

Training

Fledge provides far more training than most accelerators, covering the full set of entrepreneurial skills required by successful entrepreneurs.

Mentorship

The Fledge network includes hundreds of mentors. That term is broadly defined, including everyone and anyone who volunteers their time to provide advice and to share experience with the teams.

10 Weeks of Intensity

The formal programming at Fledge lasts for 10 weeks. It’s a short amount of time for all that gets accomplished. It’s incredible intense.

A $15,000-€20,000 Investment

We believe enough in each fledgling that we hand them $15,000-€20,000.
(The amount varies by city and session. See the latest online application for details.)

In exchange for the cash, the program, and all the follow-up support, we ask for 6% ownership in each startup. This investment is uniquely structured as redeemable equity, with the startup repurchasing Fledge’s shares using 4% of future revenues.

This investment structure was designed to make Fledge a partner in the success of each fledgling. Our incentives are aligned with the founders, to find a path to sufficient, sustainable revenues. This structure is not reliant on an “exit”. We succeed when the fledgling succeeds, earning revenues from customers.

And if the business does not succeed, nothing is owed to Fledge (beyond anything already repaid).
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Staff

Keith Ippel
Admin
Keith Ippel Seasoned purpose driven tech leader and advisor and co-founder of Spring, the purpose driven activator.
Michael 'Luni' Libes
Admin
Michael 'Luni' Libes 25+ year, 6x serial entrepreneur turned trainer, mentor, and author
Roberto Persivale
Admin
Roberto Persivale Emprendedor serial con desarrollo de soluciones creativas

Recommendations

Mamane Seini CEO at ANEB-NIGER

not this the first time.
soon you should make a program in french for francophones given the importance of the program and the scope.

Bangaly Bangoura CEO at CENTRE AGRI INNOV SARL

Hello,
Thank you so much Fledge for this big opportunity for us. I am very pleased to submit my application.
Thanks million again for this hope.

Samson Micheal CEO at ErikoGroup PLC

I know Fledge