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- Indigital co-founder and CEO Mikaela Jade is speaking about developing innovative ways to digitise and translate knowledge from remote and ancient communities at the BiiG2022 Conference which runs April 27-28.
- Pleasant State has started a campaign to launch Australia’s first non-toxic and zero-waste dissolvable dish wash and hand was bars with a target of 1,500 pre-orders.
- Verve Super‘s digital growth marketing manager Trish Ropiha will be speaking at The Customer Show which runs May 4-5.
- World’s Biggest Garage Sale has been awarded $100,000 for its retail returns recycling program through the Palaszczuk Government’s Ignite Ideas program.
- Abeego founder Toni Desrosiers spoke to Elle Canada about how the company turned trimmings from its reusable beeswax wraps into firestarters.
- Aisle was named the best reusable pad for heavy flow, light flow, and the best reusable pad/period underwear combo by Healthline.
- Growing Greener Innovations is among the 12 finalists selected to present at the second virtual Mining Cleantech Challenge on April 21.
- RainStick Shower has “revolutionized how one uses water by reducing the amount of water used in a home as well as using less energy with what is claimed to be North America’s first Wi-Fi-enabled circular shower,” reports Postmedia.
- REES Community has partnered with St. Clair College to provide its platform to students and employees on campus.
- Satya Organics founder Patrice Mousseau is one of the mentors for AccelerateHER, a six-month accelerator program targeting women entrepreneurs led by women founders.
- Save da Sea Foods founder Aki Kaltenbach has been named a finalist in Western Living’s 2022 Foodies of the Year list. The top 10 winners will be announced on May 9.
- Skipper Otto founder Sonia Strobel was featured by Impact Entrepreneur in a story about the changing nature of entrepreneurship.
- Sḵwálwen Botanicals was included on a list of 10 beauty brands from Vancouver. The company “honours tradition Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) plant knowledge and sustainable harvest practices.”
- STEAM Hub, the online self-learning platform from STEM Minds, has been named a finalist in the “product or service setting a trend” category of the 2022 EdTech Awards.
- The Tare Shop founder and CEO Kate Pepler spoke with Huddle about why the company weighs all of its garbage. “That’s something that we’ve always done, just because it’s a really cool and a really tangible way for a customer to see the tangible impact that they can have,” she said.
- Beany has been named a finalist in the Most Innovative Hi-Tech Service category of the 2022 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. “A great acknowledgement for the work of our team in providing a tech-enabled accounting service that’s allowing our clients to focus on what they do best – running their business,” the company shared.
- Better Packaging Co.‘s work in developing 100% recycled PCR film-based packaging was featured by PlasticsToday.
- Award-winning Māori film-maker Chelsea Winstanley has worn many pieces designed by Kiri Nathan as part of her celebration of Indigenous culture.
- Supie has seen a huge surge in demand this year and announced it has brought forward its second capital raise as a result. “We need investors now more than ever, so have decided to bring our next capital raise forward so we can meet the demand of Supie customers and maintain the service and experience we are becoming known for,” said founder Sarah Balle.
- City to Sea policy manager Steve Hynd spoke with Express.co.uk about how the term “biodegradable” can be misleading when it comes to bioplastics.
- Southend-on-Sea has secured funding for a pilot project investing in skills and training for the healthcare sector, and said it will work closely with partners like Generation Medics to create new opportunities for local people to enter employment within the health sector.
- The two-day Social Procurement Festival, hosted by Supply Change, brought together procurement professionals, social enterprises, and policy-makers to discuss the importance of collaboration for supporting social enterprises.
- 100K Incubator founder Arielle Loren Palmer will be speaking on April 20 during Notre Dame Idea Week about funding women entrepreneurs.
- Courtroom5 founder and CEO Sonja Ebron was interviewed by Ladderworks about the challenge that her company is addressing.
- Mākhers Studio founder Wanona Satcher has been accepted into the inaugural Building for Growth program from ICIC. The program aims to accelerate profitable growth for minority women-owned construction companies.
- Sisu Global said its first shipment of Hemafuse devices has arrived in Ukraine. “All devices will be taken directly to Kyiv, where they will be used to save the lives of those in need of a blood transfusion.”