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- Code Like a Girl has revved up its YouTube channel again, with short videos on topics such as whether web development is for you.
- Registrations are now open for Indigital‘s 2021 Minecraft Education Challenge, which focuses on the question “How can we ‘Heal Country: Side by Side,’ and build more sustainable communities by embracing First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country?” Here’s more on this year’s program, including the origin story of the challenge’s Thunderman logo.
- Neighbourlytics has started a deep dive blog series on urban life.
- Verve Super will become the first Australian fund to invest in companies that prioritize gender equality. Here’s more from the Sydney Morning Herald.
- Yasmin Grigaliunas of World’s Biggest Garage Sale spoke to 4BC News Talk radio about building a circular economy.
- Notable Life highlighted Sisters Sage and listed Beam Paint and Colour, SheNative Goods, Satya, and Totem Design House among dozens of Indigenous-owned businesses to support.
- The Kit pointed to Sḵwálwen Botanicals and Satya, as well as Activator Jenn Harper’s Cheekbone Beauty, in a piece on Indigenous-owned beauty brands.
- Abeego welcomed Top Chef Canada competitor Siobhan Detkavich to its Kindred Kitchen.
- Aisle shone its spotlight on five young climate activists.
- If you missed Alinker‘s live show for YouTube Small Biz Day, you can catch the replay.
- Anong Beam of Beam Paint and Colour spoke to CBC Arts about her natural and sustainable paints from Manitoulin Island.
- Chenny Xia of Gotcare has been named to Ontario’s Task Force on Women and the Economy.
- Connie Stacey of Growing Greener Innovations won the Woman Entrepreneur Award from the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction.
- Iskwew Air is hosting a conversation on Indigenous innovation in Advanced Air Mobility on July 7.
- Magnusmode‘s partnership with M&T Bank got some attention from The Autism Site.
- Edible Vancouver included Nada in a spread on low-waste grocery shopping.
- Patrice Mousseau of Satya shared her story with Beauty Independent and explained how she uses her business to do social good in light of Canada’s ongoing reckoning with the legacy of residential schools.
- Aki Kaltenbach of Save da Sea Foods will speak on a panel called Show Me the Money: A Roundtable Discussion on Finding Investment for Startups on July 16.
- Lynn-Marie Angus of Sisters Sage encouraged Inuit, Métis, and First Nations entrepreneurs to participate in the seventh annual Pow Wow Pitch, which she won last year.
- Sitti Social Enterprise reflected on what the pandemic has meant for refugees.
- “There’s a saying that people are saying now: There’s no pride in genocide. And that’s so true,” Lynn-Marie Angus of Sisters Sage told CBC in a story on calls to cancel Canada Day. “So it’s hard to be proud to be Canadian. I’m proud to be an Indigenous person. Our existence is our resistance. We are still here.”
- Taste & Travel Magazine tried out several Skipper Otto products in its test kitchen.
- SomaDetect is looking to hire a data scientist.
- STEM Minds saluted four Indigenous scientists making amazing contributions in STEM and called for more inclusive curricula and learning environments.
- The Discourse has welcomed a new intern in Nanaimo.
- Wiz Kid Coding helped Roblox Education develop a workshop for teachers.
- AWWA suggested seven ways to celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year in early July.
- Beany published some advice on how to start a cash flow forecast.
- Marie Claire ran Cartier’s salute to female founders committed to creating a better world, including Rebecca Percasky of The Better Packaging Co..
- The Urban List saluted The Hello Cup in a story on notable winners of the Circle Awards for those shaping the circular economy.
- Pebble Magazine highlighted the vegan and cruelty-free Clothing Care range from Clothes Doctor in a piece on eco-friendly cleaning brands.
- Fat Macy’s is gearing up for a trainee takeover at its Victoria restaurant on July 7.
- Generation Medics is among the partners in the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme to help healthcare innovators gain commercial skills, knowledge, and experience.
- 10Power has been certified by Map Collective as a Carbon Plan member.
- Terri-Nichelle Bradley of Brown Toy Box has been named to the 2021 cohort of ACCESS, an entrepreneurship program for women and minorities in the southeast U.S. that culminates in a pitch day for over $300,000 in investments and grants on Aug. 28.
- DemCast recommended Courtroom5 in a list of apps to help the poor cope with a justice system that favors the rich.
- T-Mobile for Business highlighted Kai XR as an example of a tech startup that 5G can help thrive.
- Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health spoke to GirlTalkHQ about her Female Founded, Female Led campaign and how FFFL stands in contrast to toxic “Girlboss” culture and cosmetic diversity.
- Steph Speirs of Solstice was named one of Yale’s top 100 alumni in technology for 2021.