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- Australia’s Victorian government has partnered with Code Like a Girl to deliver five paid internships for women within government departments. They’ll also receive an intensive four-month coding course – which turns participants with no coding knowledge into junior web developers.
- Indigital founder Mikaela Jade is attending the WSIS Process World Summit in Geneva, Switzerland where she will speak on a number of panels — including a High-Level Dialogue on Indigenous Languages hosted by UNESCO — and will share her story and present insights from her work.
- Alinker founder BE Alink participated in a Startup Canada webinar on exporting to the United States and thriving in the market.
- CMNGD co-founder Hannah Cree Hemphill shared her entrepreneurial story at the University of Calgary’s Map the System Competition.
- Dispersa has been selected among six finalists as the winner of the National Pitch Competition at the 2022 SynBio Conference hosted by Ontario Genomics, earning a $10,000 prize.
- Dispersa recently launched PuraSurf, its first biosurfactant product line for the cleaning and personal care market.
- DreamRider Productions executive director Vanessa LeBourdais was named the runner-up in the Innovator category of the 2022 Women of the Year Awards from BCBusiness.
- Helga Wear has launched a Patreon to support the inclusive PPE standards movement. “We must be FIT with proper PPE, instead of expected to just FIT IN,” the company shared.
- Iskwew Air founder Teara Fraser was profiled by Douglas Magazine which highlighted her vision to be a bridge between “traditional air transportation and the sustainable technology of the future.” Fraser is on the cover of the June/July edition of the magazine.
- Nada founder and CEO Brianne Miller was named the runner-up in the Change Maker category of the 2022 Women of the Year Awards from BCBusiness.
- Ocean Legacy has partnered with Origami Paddler to turn plastic waste from the ocean into pieces and accessories for its boats.
- Sitti Social Enterprise co-founder and CEO Noora Sharrab was featured by The Globe and Mail for leaving the corporate world “to build her dream career helping international refugees.”
- STEM Minds has partnered with First Canada and CanCode to offer a series of free live-streamed classroom workshops for Grades 4-9.
- StrongerU Senior Fitness has opened up applications to its Student Sponsorship program for fall 2022. The program provides students with hands-on experience in wellness while “building new essential skills for their future careers.”
- The Discourse joined more than 100 Canadian news outlets in calling for changes to Bill C-18, the Online News Act. “Without amendments, Bill C-18 risks disproportionately benefitting large news organizations and shutting out digital startups and independent media.”
- Beany founder and CEO Sue De Bievre spoke with Startup Daily about her experience in SheEO.
- Long free-flowing dresses designed by Kiri Nathan were featured in the kickoff to Fiji Fashion Week.
- Supie is raising $5 million to disrupt New Zealand’s retail grocery market. “Launched in 2021 by Sarah Balle, who saw an opportunity to provide a supplier-friendly and customer-centric approach to food retailing. Supie has quickly gained thousands of customers, delivered tens of thousands of orders, and hit an annualised revenue of $6.5m.”
- City to Sea has moved to a four-day working week without any reduction in pay for staff.
- Clothes Doctor founder Lulu O’Connor shared her hopes for the business in Part 3 of her founders series of videos.
- Safe & the City has introduced i3 React Emails, which are free email alerts of the most relevant protests that might affect a user or their business.
- Kai XR‘s 360-degree virtual field trips and EDUmetaverse with 35 virtual worlds were mentioned by Education Next in an article about rising interest in the metaverse for virtual learning.
- Novoloop has expanded its Series A funding round to $21 million through an oversubscribed extension led by Mistletoe Singapore and Hanwha Solutions, nearly doubling its $11 million raise that was announced back in February. “This round brings together mission-driven financial investors and industry strategics who believe in our vision of a circular economy for plastics,” said CEO Miranda Wang.
- Pandia Health co-founder and CEO Sophia Yen will participate in a panel discussion about avoiding burnout by identifying and following your passion, hosted by the American Medical Women’s Association on June 20.
- Sisu Global, which launched its first patented product Hemafuse in Africa, was featured by Billionaires Africa for “proving the commercial model for medical devices in emerging markets and changing the statistic that 80% of the world’s medical devices are designed for 10% of the world’s population.”