Building a Sustainable Economy
Join us for the June 2013 installment of the Building a Sustainable Economy series featuring Michael “Luni” Libes and explore the similarities of philanthropy and social purpose investing through stories from Luni’s Fledge program, helping “impact” entrepreneurs with their business planning and launch.
Michael “Luni” Libes is a 21+ year, serial entrepreneur, who has built six start-ups, five of which he founded. His companies include Fledge (the “conscious company” incubator), Ground Truth (market research and “big-data” analysis), Medio Systems (mobile search, advertising, and analytics), Mforma (mobile gaming and applications), 2WAY (enterprise collaboration systems), and Nimble (pen computing, PDAs, and early smartphones).
Starting in 2011, Luni began focusing his time and efforts on helping “impactful” entrepreneurs with their business planning. As Entrepreneur in Residence and Instructor at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, he teaches and mentors MBA candidates on the process of business planning. As organizer of #SocEnt Weekend (http://socentweekend.org), he helped create 24 companies in two weekends. At Fledge (http://fledge.co), he guides and incubates early-stage “conscious” companies from ideas into reality.
For those who can’t receive his help in person, Luni is author of The Next Step: Guiding you from idea to startup and The Next Step: A guide to pitching your idea, plus the online class of The Next Step on Udemy (https://www.udemy.com/the-next-step).
The Building a Sustainable Economy (BASE) Bainbridge Lecture Series is developed in partnership with Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, Sustainable Bainbridge, and Bainbridge Public Library. Made possible with a grant from the Bainbridge Community Foundation.