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- Mocha highlighted Tabatha by BeauTex, the collaboration between Tabatha Coffey and BeauTex Designs to create sustainable and stylish workwear for hairdressers.
- Inlight announced an internship made possible through its partnership with Code Like a Girl.
- Mikaela Jade of Indigital was hailed as an innovative woman in Vogue and as an innovative Australian in GQ.
- Christina Hobbs of Verve Super shared her thoughts on how the recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change can spur action instead of despair.
- World’s Biggest Garage Sale has launched REloved, a range of 100% upcycled and handmade goods, including bags, cushions, and furniture.
- You can find Mikaela Jade of Indigital and Ally Watson of Code Like a Girl in an Australian teacher’s poster series featuring women and non-binary people in computer science.
- Mikaela Jade of Indigital spoke about the digital revolution in schools on a panel convened by the Centre for Social Justice & Inclusion.
- Neighbourlytics is one of 10 finalists for the She Loves Tech competition. The pitch night is on Sept. 10.
- Verve Super deplored the growing gender pay gap in Australia.
- Alisha McFetridge of RainStick and Connie Stacey of Growing Greener Innovations made CanadianSME Small Business Magazine’s top 10 list of Canadian women entrepreneurs.
- Toni Desrosiers of Abeego is a finalist for the RevolutionHER Awards in the trailblazer category. The winners will be announced at a virtual summit on Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
- Aisle co-founder Madeleine Shaw spoke to B the Change about The Greater Good, her book about social entrepreneurship.
- Aisle is now a certified Living Wage Employer.
- The UK’s Harley Salter completed his 17-day “Alinkerlympics,” using his Alinker to complete a series of athletic challenges to raise money for a children’s hospice.
- StartUs Insights included CANN Forecast in its list of five top water grid monitoring solutions around the world.
- Iskwew Air‘s launch of air service between Qualicum Beach and Vancouver was covered by the Times-Colonist and BC Local News.
- Magnusmode is working with London Drugs to help people with autism and other cognitive special needs use the pharmacy and shop.
- Magnusmode spoke to a Vancouver mom about how her autistic sons use MagnusCards to bank with CIBC.
- Nada is getting ready to reopen to in-person shopping.
- RainStick has secured $1 million in seed financing to support the launch of its water-saving shower system. Meanwhile, co-founder Alisha McFetridge completed her master’s program on climate change.
- Sonia Strobel spoke to The Globe and Mail about Skipper Otto‘s 300% growth over the past 18 months, fueled by an increased interest in sustainably sourced proteins.
- The Discourse is asking readers what issues should top the federal election agenda as Canada prepares to vote on Sept. 20.
- UPS Canada shared the story of how Twenty One Toys survived the pandemic by pivoting from in-person to online workshops.
- Kyla Bolden of Wiz Kid Coding recently graduated from Founder Gym’s Fundraising Cohort 17.
- The launch party for Madeleine Shaw’s The Greater Good on Oct. 5 will include a conversation with Patrice Mousseau of Satya, Suzanne Siemens of Aisle, and Nadia Hamilton of Magnusmode.
- Abeego showed how its beeswax wrap can keep cucumbers for weeks.
- Alinker‘s crowdfunding campaign to support individual campaigns to buy the mobility device has already exceeded its goal and continues to grow.
- Beam Paints is collaborating with Quills to create paint-by-numbers greeting cards.
- Connie Stacey of Growing Greener Innovations has been named to Edmonton’s Innovation Growth Council, advising the head of Innovate Edmonton on the needs of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
- Sitti Social Enterprise had a conversation about risk-taking with Sheena Brady and Amanda Baker of Tease Tea and Founders Fund.
- The Tare Shop held a belated grand opening in Dartmouth, N.S.
- AWWA, Chia Sisters, and The Better Packaging Co. are among the finalists for the Sustainable Business Awards.
- Beany, New Zealand’s first online accounting firm, has expanded to Australia.
- Elisha Watson of Nisa was invited to speak about sustainable and mindful fashion at New Zealand Fashion Week on Aug. 25.
- Chloe Van Dyke of Chia Sisters spoke to Newsroom about what it took to become a B Corp.
- Nisa took a look at how organic cotton is better than conventional cotton.
- The Hello Cup has released a limited edition Hello Peach menstrual cup in a collaboration with Talk Peach, which raises awareness of gynecological cancers.
- The Caterer noted a positive review in the Sunday Times for Fat Macy’s, whose crowdfunding campaign to expand has surpassed its initial goal of £45,000.
- Safe & the City was featured in a Forbes piece on the rise of London’s social entrepreneurs.
- Fat Macy’s will be building its first training academy at Shoreditch after its crowdfunding campaign reached £58,000, almost twice its goal.
- Miranda Wang of Novoloop and Sea Briganti of Loliware spoke about startups as the engine of sustainable innovation at an event produced by Material Connexion on Aug. 18.
- Steph Speirs of Solstice and Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao of Novoloop were hailed by Girl Geek X as inspiring entrepreneurs taking moonshots for a climate positive future.
- Terri-Nichelle Bradley of Brown Toy Box spoke to Kaiser Permanente about the community development grant that helped her company survive after COVID-19 shut down most of her sales.
- SaLisa Berrien of COI Energy will be delivering an energy engineering seminar at Cornell University on Oct. 21.
- ImpactAlpha wrote about Mākhers Studio‘s efforts to build affordable housing from recycled shipping containers after raising $250,000 from RSF Social Finance.
- Pandia Health is partnering with Agile Therapeutics to increase access to a transdermal contraceptive called Twirla.
- Welcome Home Health has been accepted into the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Project Healthcare program.
- COI Energy is among the finalists for the GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch, which recognizes companies that “demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes.”
- EcoEnergy showed pictures of its recent solar installation in Islamabad.
- Brandi DeCarli of Farm from a Box took part in The Innovators, a conversation hosted by The Explorers Club.
- Loliware announced the appointment of Victoria Piunova as its chief technology officer.
- Novoloop is hiring a formulation scientist in Menlo Park, Calif.
- Sophia Yen of Pandia Health spoke to NowThis about the importance of getting your birth control under control in light of a Supreme Court case that could overturn Roe v. Wade.
- Solstice shared the successes of its summer 2021 fellowship program.