With 100+ Ventures in 5 countries, we are rounding up the news every 2 weeks to share what’s happening. Engage, share + follow using the hashtag #RadicalGenerosity to amplify.
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- Yas Grigaliunas of Circonomy joined QUT Entrepreneurship for a masterclass on “How to Measure Success”.
- Super Fierce founder Trenna Probert shared her personal finance story and motivation behind starting the company, in this piece that highlights systemic barriers that set up women for hundreds of thousands of lost superannuation.
- Mikaela Jade of Indigital will be giving the keynote address at the Australian Library and Information Association in November, discussing “why we need to be thinking about the spatial web.”
- Aisle shared resources to support the goals of Decolonization and Reconciliation and various ways they support ‘Reconcili-action’, (ie: actually walking the talk).
- Brenda Dragon of Aurora Heat was featured in an edition of the Canada Post Insider. In the piece, Brenda discusses how she created Aurora Heat to carry forward her family’s legacy.
- Aurora Heat was named as one of six Indigenous-owned businesses as a recipient of Pro Bono for Economic Equity in Canada, in partnership with SAP and PYXERA Global.
- Brenda Dragon of Aurora Heat joined Ashley Richard for a Fireside Chat from Future Pathways.
- Dispersa has been selected to join the latest GreenShoots Cohort, a collaborative program by Bioenterprise Canada, Innovacorp, and the Nova Scotia Innovation hub. Through this program, Dispersa will receive $40K and business guidance from professionals.
- Dispersa was identified by StartUs Insights as one of the top 5 chemicals startups globally to watch in 2022.
- Just before Hurricane Fiona landed, The Tare Shop asked people to consider local stores when stocking up on supplies. “Shop at your favourite small businesses (like The Tare Shop) to grab what you can before hitting up the big stores.”
- On The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Indigenous entrepreneurs, including Teara Fraser of Iskwew Air, reflected on economic inclusion and reconciliation.
- Teara Fraser of Iskwew Air spoke in a CBC News video about the rapid growth of Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada. “Entrepreneurship is what lifted me out of poverty.”
- Magnusmode has launched a collaboration with Whirlpool to help make everyday chores around the home more accessible.
- Ocean Legacy Foundation announced a new partnership with TELUS that will assist in providing global awareness to their EPIC Plastic Pollution Emergency Response™ program (“EPIC”), and increase enrollment in their EPIC Academy.
- Kiri Nathan is taking part in the ‘Wear Kindness’ campaign to spread kindness to Kiwis in need. A range of limited-edition t-shirts is available to purchase to support New Zealand charity Kindness Collective during the Christmas period.
- Chloe Van Dyke of Chia Sisters was quoted in an article about a new Kiwibank loan that offers preferential interest rates on loans to businesses that can clearly demonstrate an “ethical” return on investment.
- Clothes Doctor shared a laundry bedding hack on TikTok, which was highlighted by The Sun.
- Jillian Kowalchuk of Safe & The City will be joining the Highways UK conference, speaking on a panel about women’s safety in transport.
- City to Sea spoke to Bristol Live about how a four-day work week has resulted in an increase in wellbeing and productivity among its workers, and a better work-life balance for staff.
- City to Sea wrote a blog post in response to the announcement of The Coca Cola company as a supporting sponsor to COP27.
- Sandhya Murali of Solstice joined a discussion on how community solar can revitalize communities, and the company’s goal to make “community solar the most affordable and accessible form of solar out there.”
- Sandhya Murali of Solstice was quoted in an article discussing the borrowing criteria required by most solar installers and lenders.
- Solstice has been acquired by MyPower as part of their efforts to expand clean energy access. “As a MyPower company, Solstice can mobilize more solar subscribers, put clean power into more communities than ever before, and offer guaranteed savings in the process.”
- Loliware’s efforts to create edible cups and straws from seaweed was featured in The Good Men Project.
- Sisu Global was named in the list of the 100 Most Influential Medtech Companies, awarded in the latest issue of Medical Design & Outsourcing.
- Sisu Global and FINCA International are holding a fundraiser to support Ukrainian doctors and hospitals who are urgently requesting more Hemafuse units. Their new goal will drive them to a total of 1,500 surgeries donated.
- Sonja Ebron of Courtroom5 wrote a piece for Lawyers Mutual about using technology to address access to courts and justice.
- Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao of Novoloop were profiled in a piece by SOSV. Miranda will also be speaking at the free and virtual SOSV Climate Tech Summit on October 25-26.