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- Neighbourlytics co-founder Lucinda Hartely will be speaking on current and future trends in analytics and AI within the property industry at the Future Trends and Innovations event hosted by the Property Council of Australia on Sept. 13.
- Super Fierce said it has topped $116 million in fees saved for users after just five months in business. “When I launched Super Fierce, I set the audacious goal of saving Australians $100 million in unnecessary super fees in under six months. It was an ambitious goal, but why get out of bed for anything less than a life purpose that scares you a little?!” said founder and CEO Trenna Probert.
- Pleasant State announced that two of its products, the Soaperstar hand wash and Basin Bubbles dish wash detergent, have been selected as finalists in the Clean + Conscious Awards 2022.
- Alinker has begun offering its non-motorized walking bike on a rent-to-own basis.
- Alinker recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and founder BE Alink reflected on the journey. “People say to me sometimes ‘Wow, that’s a really neat idea.’ And I say, ‘Yeah, ten years ago it was a really neat idea, and then it was ten years of really hard work and nearly doing the impossible to get this idea to a product that has made it to market.'”
- Jack59 founder Vanessa Marshall was profiled by Women of Influence for turning her hobby of creating hair products into a “unique, sustainable, and Indigenous-owned and woman-led beauty brand.” The company says it has prevented more than 500,000 plastic bottles from ending up in the landfill since it began.
- Sisters Sage co-founder Lynn-Marie Angus was a part of the inaugural cohort of the TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators program last year, which helped her develop content and grow her following to about 10,000. “The program helped me to realize that niche is important. And consistency.”
- Cooks Who Feed founder Seema Sanghavi was profiled by The Globe and Mail alongside Sea Smart founder Elaine Leung as women entrepreneurs driving change in their communities with businesses focused on sustainability. Both were recipients of Visa Canada’s She’s Next Grant Program earlier this year.
- Iskwew Air celebrated one year of scheduled service from Vancouver to the Qualicum Beach Airport on Aug. 16. “It has been an honour to provide safe, reliable and connected service from YVR to Qualicum Beach, Parksville and surrounding areas 7 days a week!”
- REES Community, which was recently selected to participate in Tampa Bay Wave’s TechDiversity 2022 Accelerator, was included in an introduction to participants from The St. Pete Catalyst. “The company has 28 customers and is expanding into the U.S. from Canada, and is mostly utilized in higher education institutions and sports organizations,” it wrote.
- StrongerU Senior Fitness is celebrating its third birthday with a contest for free instructor course enrolments.
- City to Sea said there is “no excuse for single-use” cups to be used at events, and launched a guide called “Solutions on tap a guide to reducing waste & introducing reusable cup schemes at events”.
- Clothes Doctor founder Lulu O’Connor discussed why she launched the company’s products in part seven of her Founder’s series of videos.
- Fat Macy’s restaurant Sohaila was reviewed in The Guardian. “I have no idea whether I was served by any of the Fat Macy’s trainees,” wrote Jay Rayner. “All I know is that, at the end, we were fed a ludicrously rich chocolate mousse topped by an outrageous tahini caramel with walnuts for crunch, and a lemon posset, beneath a lake of gorgeous raspberry coulis.”
- BelleVie has published a video made by its wellbeing support workers that highlights what they think of their role.
- TechPixies founder Joy Foster was named a finalist for Digital Women’s Digital Trainer Educator of the Year.