The Fledge

The Fledge We are on a mission to create opportunities to pursue happiness for all of us
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We are a 3600 square foot incubator in Grand Ledge. We currently have the following fledglings: GAIA, Green Sweater Knitting, Music Studio, GAIA Things, Grand Ledge Power, Fledge3d, The Write Stuff, Lansing Mosaic, Chelsea Perry Designs, Grand Ledge GrowTech, Rudy Baggs Coffee, @yoormomskateboards and Base Camp.

Mission: Creating opportunity to pursue happiness.

A few months ago our good friend Julie said if it’s not covid it doesn’t matter. A few days ago it became if it’s not bl...
06/04/2020

A few months ago our good friend Julie said if it’s not covid it doesn’t matter. A few days ago it became if it’s not black lives, it doesn’t matter. #blacklivesmatter

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06/02/2020

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06/02/2020

We are hurting, we are sad, we are angry. Our friends, our loved ones, our people are being hurt.

The Fledge thrives on the power of diversity brought to us by inclusion and the restoration of equity. This is not a complete pledge yet, but it is something we will all commit to:

1. We value Black lives #BlackLivesMatter.
2. We are anti-racist, not just "not racist" we will take extreme ownership for the history of our country and the actions of other white people.
3. We will never call the police for a property crime.
4. We will do everything in our power to help black men stay out of these corrupt and f**ked up systems.
5. We offer our resource and privilege to those on the side of justice, we offer it to fight with you as needed. We are here to follow, we are here to intervene if you need us, we are yours to utilize.
6 We will seek to increase our understanding and education and we will get better and do better, we pledge to do the best we can everyday.

If you are part of our community we will hold you accountable, it you are not part of our community, we will hold you accountable. We will not be silent and we will not close our eyes to suffering and injustice. We expect to be held accountable and we expect to be called out and our reaction will be one of change and betterment.

We call on our partners, our community, and other businesses, we call on everyone to please make a similar pledge and make your stance clear and your commitment real.

If you find this to be too political and not appropriate for an incubator or whatever you think we are, please reach out to us, we will let you know why we cannot have meaningful progress in the community and economy if we are not taking everyone with us.

We love you all, but if you are not committed to this "Pledge" you are not with us, you are not the Fledge.

Be safe out there, we need you.

Learned how much vacuuming increases #particulates in the air. We are #testing different #airflow and cooling configs. W...
05/31/2020

Learned how much vacuuming increases #particulates in the air. We are #testing different #airflow and cooling configs. We are going to do our best everyday to help our community be #safeandsecure.

05/29/2020

99 Problems but a Pitch Ain't One this morning, great job to the pitchers - Andrez, Dustin, Erica and Shayna. The Winner was Erica. Thank you to Bilal and Ezra for DJ-ing. Thank you to Sandie, Ryan and Mark for sponsoring. Remember - #BlackLivesMatter

05/29/2020

If you’re a duck in Lansing you might as well come to the Fledge #fledglings

05/29/2020

So if you’re a duck and you’re in Lansing you might as well come to The Fledge to hang out. #fledglings

Thank you to the Palazzola family for donating groceries to the Lansing eastside neighborhood! You did a great thing and...
05/28/2020

Thank you to the Palazzola family for donating groceries to the Lansing eastside neighborhood! You did a great thing and many will be helped! 💕💕

If you want to loot, let's loot; if you want to fight, let's fight; if you want to protest peacefully, let's protest pea...
05/28/2020

If you want to loot, let's loot; if you want to fight, let's fight; if you want to protest peacefully, let's protest peacefully. Whatever needs to be done, the Fledge is here for YOU. #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter

Starting on Friday June 5th, The Fledge will start awarding the winner of "99 problems but a Pitch Ain't One" $99. This ...
05/28/2020
The Fledge (Community)

Starting on Friday June 5th, The Fledge will start awarding the winner of "99 problems but a Pitch Ain't One" $99. This is currently funded by us only. We are looking for sponsors and supporters. If you would like to donate, please follow the link below and create an account. This is also the site we use for our market place and the beginning of the creation of FLEDGE Coin (FLDG). This is our way of looking at how to support the arts and entrepreneurs in our community.

This is The Fledge version of social media. Lansing community news, marketplace and more...

15 Great ideas, now it is time to vote:http://thehatching.org/#!homeWho do you want to see win the Hatching? Vote and RS...
05/27/2020
The Hatching - Post. Pitch. Win.

15 Great ideas, now it is time to vote:

http://thehatching.org/#!home

Who do you want to see win the Hatching? Vote and RSVP, get this on your calendar for June 11th.

LEAP's Hatching Business Pitch Competition - Post your business idea and get votes. Pitch your business idea at the virtual Hatching. Win $2000!

05/25/2020
The Hatching - Post. Pitch. Win.

If you have an idea for a business and you would like to try to get $2000 (and a bunch of other prizes) to start it, then go to theHatching.org and register your idea. It is easy and it is fast. You have until Monday night to do it. Contact [email protected] if you need help or have questions.

Edited to http://thehatching.org

LEAP's Hatching Business Pitch Competition - Post your business idea and get votes. Pitch your business idea at the virtual Hatching. Win $2000!

You can eat these. My favorite tasting flower. #nasturium
05/25/2020

You can eat these. My favorite tasting flower. #nasturium

#hops growing to the roof.
05/25/2020

#hops growing to the roof.

Produce and milk on the porch at The Fledge. Thank you Julia Tiesha Lansing area mutual aid and Punks With Lunch
05/21/2020

Produce and milk on the porch at The Fledge. Thank you Julia Tiesha Lansing area mutual aid and Punks With Lunch

05/20/2020
It does a body good!

With our groceries today we have half gallons of milk in the cooler on the porch. Come get some milk!

#threesisters #symbioticrelationships is the number one factor in making a species resilient. #biomimicry
05/16/2020

#threesisters #symbioticrelationships is the number one factor in making a species resilient. #biomimicry

Did you vote for the heroic mama?
05/15/2020
Heroic Mama | 5x5 Night

Did you vote for the heroic mama?

5x5 night provides people the chance to present an idea and see if they will get the funds to take it to the next step. 5 people, 5 minutes, 5 judges, $5,000.

05/13/2020
Pick a Meal

Check out our youtube channel, we are showing what we are doing with food distribution, production, coping with covid, and technology to help your business open safely.

Last year focused on pick an ingredient for our urban farm. This year we were going to focus on pick a meal, but we are expanding it to pick a garden. We gre...

As the Fledge recovers through the help of our community, a pivot to new contracts, and some help from our old contracts...
05/12/2020
The Fledge (Community)

As the Fledge recovers through the help of our community, a pivot to new contracts, and some help from our old contracts and IP Royalties, we are shifting our focus on Funding. We are not asking for help directly to the Fledge, but directly to our Fledglings. Please check out the Heroic Mama below and the request to raise $150 to help with her pivot.

This is The Fledge version of social media. Lansing community news, marketplace and more...

05/12/2020
Raising the Cecropia Moth

Trying to get this moth outside, they only live for a week or so. But its cold. We raised em since they were a worm....

05/11/2020

Moth transformed. Ready to go outside tomorrow.

Please follow the link below and vote for heroic mama. I know it takes a bit to create the account, but you can do that ...
05/11/2020
Heroic Mama | 5x5 Night

Please follow the link below and vote for heroic mama. I know it takes a bit to create the account, but you can do that with your Facebook account, and then it is easy to vote. You might as well get this out of the way, because we are going to ask you to promote / vote for a Fledgling every month. Remember Karma, we might be asking people to vote for you sometime soon..... Go Vote for Claire.

https://5x5night.com/ideas/detail/heroic-mama

5x5 night provides people the chance to present an idea and see if they will get the funds to take it to the next step. 5 people, 5 minutes, 5 judges, $5,000.

Three ways to accelerate people: 1) access to skills and competencies; 2) small funding / capital / equity; and 3) acces...
05/07/2020

Three ways to accelerate people: 1) access to skills and competencies; 2) small funding / capital / equity; and 3) access to a market. Check out Thefledge.community commerce amongst the people we know transacted however you want.

Please vote for Claire and the heroic mama. #healing the most needed service right now and the most likely to not be aut...
05/06/2020
Heroic Mama | 5x5 Night

Please vote for Claire and the heroic mama. #healing the most needed service right now and the most likely to not be automated or outsourced in the near future.

5x5 night provides people the chance to present an idea and see if they will get the funds to take it to the next step. 5 people, 5 minutes, 5 judges, $5,000.

05/05/2020
Sensors Monitoring Particulates in Air

Check out our video on monitoring air quality and how we want to use it for our COVID-19 response.

https://youtu.be/Gxo2hEHuE8Q

We have an Arduino running a temp sensor and an air quality sensor to see when particulates are greatest and least in the Fledge. There is some evidence that...

As we come up on the Giving Tuesday Now, there are several ways to help the Fledge. One of the best ways is to help the ...
05/04/2020
Elephant - 3 Pieces

As we come up on the Giving Tuesday Now, there are several ways to help the Fledge. One of the best ways is to help the Fledglings by buying their goods and services. Please check out the https://thefledge.community we have big plans for this site / app.

Elephant in three different frames.

05/04/2020
Entering the Fledge - COVID-19

A new video (related to the tour from last Friday), an update to how we enter the Fledge. Check out the creative use of smart technology and Fledgling innovation - Innovative Interactions

Let us know what you think and please subscribe to our youtube video. Daryl Alexander Dustin J Grimes Jeremy Leik

Lots of Wyze technology in this particular solution.

When the smart lock is unlocked, a fan turns on creating a positive air flow, a red light turns on for the next three hours warning others someone has entere...

Some art at the fledge. I’ll take photos of more later.
05/02/2020

Some art at the fledge. I’ll take photos of more later.

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1300 Eureka
Lansing, MI
48912

CATA, Uber, Lift, Walk, Skateboard, Bike, Scooter

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 08:30 - 17:00

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We have moved to Lansing’s Eastside from Grand Ledge. We are a hyper-inclusive ideation place, maker space, incubator, and accelerator. We have zero-barrier to entry. We care about the value and happiness of other people. We care about the planet. We care about all life. We think you have the right to pursue happiness and we want to help create a culture where you can do that. We care about you.

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"Rewilding." A new word for me. Fledglings will love this:
Does it say on today's event how to watch and I'm just not finding it?
Because so many repairs have been delayed due to Lockdown, it's now hard to find folks who do work in these areas. I desperately need a washing machine looked at near downtown, at one of the houses I have for seniors. Anyone know someone who could take a look at it? No need to be licensed. Call me: 517-332-5523
I need someone to look at and hopefully repair a washing machine in a house near downtown Lansing Library, area. Some cycles just aren't working. No license needed if you can do the job. Call please, no text: 517-332-5523 or reply here.
I have a room for rent in a very sweet house about three blocks from The Fledge. $400 month for private room with lock. Share bathroom with two others. Two kitchens so lots of elbow room. Nice yard for veggie garden. Laundry in basement. No deposit, rent includes all utilities, very quiet, kind housemates, all in their 50's and 60's but "woke" and loving. LGBT most welcome. This is not a hangout house, so no overnight guests, not a place to have folks over a lot. It's a home for you, though, if you need one. Month to month, no lease. Room for storage if you needed to.
https://www.facebook.com/donate/166438694595502/ Rooms for rent near The Fledge! Our focus is low income seniors but anyone is welcome to apply.
This post is a popularity contest for a free 3D printer and if I win it, the printer will be donated to the fledge. So, if you would, please go like my comment on this post and share this to your friends in the Lansing area to have them do the same! Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/groups/3110994512278883/permalink/3128012823910385/
Have a large bag and large jar, never opened, stored in freezer, of shredded cheese. Neither I nor housemate will use it. Can I swing by, put it outside your door, and ring the bell, so you can pass it along?
Hey everyone! I just wanted to share something I have been working on for a while, Fylm TV. My team and I are creating a Free streaming platform and community hub for independent filmmakers (Where the filmmakers can generate money). We are accepting early signup at FylmTV.com - for viewers, businesses, and filmmakers (Actors, directors, writers, etc.) Early sign-ups will receive special perks. But I am also looking to get feedback from the community. Any insight, constructive criticism, or feedback will be helpful!!
Running out of elastic for masks? Just saw this and maybe that could help?