edg3 FUND Grand Prize Winners:

  • 2014 – Pawzii (Bremerton)
  • 2015 – Olykraut (Olympia)
  • 2016 – BridgeCare Finance (Mount Vernon)
  • 2017 – Home Made Café (Port Orchard)
  • 2018 – Sequim Bee Farm (Port Angeles)
  • 2019 – Fuchsia Shoes Inc. (Bothell)

Community edg3 Winners:

  • 2016 – The Smithshyre (Poulsbo)
  • 2017 – Cascade Hygiene (Bremerton)
  • 2018 – Dragonfly Cinema (Port Orchard)
  • 2019 – Village Greens Golf Course (Port Orchard)

Check out this video recap from our 2019 edg3 FUND small business competition!

Meet the 2019 edg3 FUND Winners

2019 edg3 FUND Grand Prize Winner ($25,000 Prize)

Fuchsia Shoes, Inc. (Bothell, WA)

Fuchsia Shoes, owned by Afshan Abbas, is a direct to consumer brand of artisanal products, selling beautifully handcrafted ballet flats, cashmere scarves and accessories.  They work with small scale industry artisans in developing countries who lack access to global markets.  By making high quality shoes for Fuchsia, artisans make a livable wage—about three times more what they would normally make.  Fuchsia Shoes sources all premium quality raw material locally and uses sustainable materials like recycled denim, jute and organic cotton. 

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2019 Community edg3 Award Winner ($5,000 Prize)

Village Greens Golf Course (Port Orchard, WA)

Village Greens Golf Course, an executive 18-hole course, has been located in Port Orchard for over 50 years. The course has seen many owners throughout its longevity and eventually ran its course closing in early 2019. Joseph Perdue, who got his start in golf at Village Greens, stepped in to save the course for future generations. Juniors, seniors and families of all ages, thanks to Joseph Perdue, can still enjoy a round of golf at Village Greens for many years to come. 

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