2018/2019 SheEO Venture Semi-Finalists

Australia

Clickability is an online marketplace for social services, matching people with services and providing business insights to support market growth and service choice.

Code Club Australia is a national charity that exists to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn how to code, by providing free resources and training for educators and volunteers.

The largest e-learning sports app for kids.

Currently we are recycling 50% of Tasmania's industrial waste and we wish to expand this to 100% and include household waste for recycling.

Predictive crop health analytics to help farmers grow more with less, SaaS.

GOGO events creates life-changing paid-work and pathways to employment for homeless people, predominantly women, at events and festivals. We recruit from organisations supporting homeless people, we work with event clients who value their social impact and we ensure all our events leave a positive social legacy.

Grow Your Mind educates young children, their schools and their families about the importance of taking care of their mental health and empowers them in ways they can do this.

Indigenous augmented and mixed reality storytelling, anywhere, without the internet.

JobGetter uses unique AI algorithms based on 6 years of deep research to automatically identify skills gaps and get people into jobs.

A social enterprise fashion label that showcases and celebrates Aboriginal stories and culture.

Neighbourlytics is a social analytics platform for neighbourhoods, pioneering the use of social data in cities. Our analytics gives city-makers real-time insights into the social life of neighbourhoods, transforming the way they plan, design and manage places.

Empowering remote and island communities to transform waste plastic into resources through education, tools and innovation.

Smileyscope transforms children's healthcare experiences through VR. Our first VR experience transforms needle procedures; keeping kids still and calm, and allowing clinicians to insert needles safely and successfully.

UNE PIECE is an Australian-designed one piece swimwear brand based in Brisbane and specialising in fashionable sun-smart UPF50+ swimwear to consumers globally via an online eCommerce platform at www.unepiece.com and through wholesale (David Jones).

Deep-tech company assisting infrastructure owners identify and repair faults in their underground piped infrastructure faster and cheaper through an AI cloud platform.

World's Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS) designs solutions to commercialise the circular economy through the activation of dormant goods for good. Maximising the value of goods already in the economy through recycle, repurpose, reuse, and re-commerce. We're diverting landfill, drawing wealth from waste for people, planet & profit for purpose.

Thank you to everyone who applied!

New Zealand

Online accounting services for small business in NZ (we are not competing with Xero, we're online accountants).

Sisters Florence and Chloe craft health beverages in a solar-powered juicery. With sustainability, nutrition and innovation as the focus, Chia Sisters blend the world’s healthiest ingredients to create three ranges: Chia, Sparkling Coconut Water and, to celebrate launching the nation’s only solar-powered juicery, Bottled by the Sun Fresh Pressed Juices.

We are the World's healthiest sunscreen that is not only an effective and pleasurable product, but our mission is to regenerate our coral reefs and forests.

Ecobags supply customised eco-friendly reusable bags and packaging as an alternative to plastic bags and bin liners.

Safety and Protection of lone and/or remote workers.

Period proof underwear providing a modern solution to managing your period. The underwear look and feel just like your normal underwear but hold and absorb up to 2 tampons worth of your flow. 5% of all underwear made will be donated to charities in NZ to help eradicate period poverty.

We design, manufacture, wholesale and retail the quality, safe, durable and beautiful range of Solvej indoor outdoor wood and canvas swings for babies and children in a small village in New Zealand and send them out to the world to bring joy to children.

KIRI NATHAN Ltd is a high-end fashion brand. The Kiri Nathan brand embodies identity and inclusivity. Inspired by Aotearoa New Zealand, her company is built on tradition, culture, unique designs, integrity and a clear company vision. The label produces lifestyle and bespoke womenswear fashion, pounamu jewellery, contemporary korowai and kakahu.

Nisa is a lingerie label that cares. All of our garments are made in our Wellington studio by women from refugee backgrounds. Nisa means 'women' in Arabic, but to us it stands for sisterhood.

Our mission is to find the world’s most sustainable packaging solutions, solutions that consider the complete lifecycle impact of a product from raw material sourcing, right through to end-of-life disposal.

Hello Cup is a fully recyclable, reusable, super-comfy New Zealand-made and designed menstrual cup changing the way women – including teens - ‘do’ periods all over the globe.

Tot’s Pantry was started with a simple mission: to help busy parents feed their kids decent, wholesome food just like they would make at home. We make real food for kids: frozen meals that are packed with veggies and real ingredients.

Thank you to everyone who applied!

Canada

Aitken Frame Homes is disrupting the Canadian property market by manifesting a bold Global vision for housing affordability and sustainability; realized locally through the use of their proprietary, smart-value housing system.

A program led by Olympian Sarah Wells, we empower and inspire youth to develop resilience and self-belief, turning individual potential in to an attainable reality.

WGHI is a social impact enterprise focused on development of innovative reusable, environmentally low impact, chemical, drug and hormone-free menstrual, sexual and reproductive health products for adolescent girls and women.

Chickapea makes healthy eating easier and more enjoyable with pasta made from just 2 ingredients, organic chickpeas and lentils.

A linen service tailored to the hospitality industry, employing people facing homelessness and poverty at a living wage.

DALCINI™ Stainless are the award-winning makers of beautiful, healthy, sustainable housewares helping households reduce their consumption of toxic chemicals and single-use waste.

eChart Healthcare is raising the standards of care through innovation by joining families and long term care facilities together bringing more support to the caregivers and bringing peace of mind to the families by completing the circle of care through better communication.

Eve Medical is a social enterprise dedicated to improving women’s health - We are the makers of Eve Kit, Canada’s first at-home HPV and STI screening service. Cervical cancer is very preventable, yet 1 in 3 Canadian women are not screened regularly. Our mission is to change this.

We deliver local and organic food to communities throughout BC and Alberta through an easy online ordering system.

An open access platform where knowledge and information can be searched, shared and "True Peer" reviewed, resulting in the practical application of global wisdom.

Haircuts on Wheels is a mobile haircare service specializing in seniors in homes, hospitals and retirement salons across the GTA.

Indig Inc is an online business platform and global marketplace for Indigenous Artisans.

Little Robot Friends creates toys, apps, and teaching materials for introducing code and electronics to kids age 7 and up. Our approach combines hands-on making with storytelling and creative exploration to teach STEAM skills in a fun and engaging way.

Monarch designs and manufactures clothing for people who are unable to dress themselves, eliminating the strain and struggle of assistive dressing for the person being dressed and their caregiver.

Peekapak is an award-winning, learning platform that helps educators and families build the capacity to teach Pre-K to 5 students emotional intelligence skills like self-regulation, empathy and teamwork through original stories, evidence-based lessons and game-based learning experience.

Routine manufactures (in Canada), distributes (worldwide) and markets a “life changing” natural deodorant, currently “taking the deodorant world by storm” to quote a retailer on social media.

Saccade Analytics provides accurate and quick evaluation of neurological function by analyzing eye movements in virtual reality, our first target markets are concussion and vestibular disorders.

A 100% cruelty-free fashion house.

Sea Smart inspires and empowers kids to love and protect our oceans through fun, hands-on summer camps, after school programs, and school workshops.

SomaDetect is the world’s premier deep learning company in dairy.

STEM Minds provides STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs to kids ages 4-14 as part of our mission to create the next generation of leaders, game changers, and problem solvers. Our holistic program offerings inspire youth to discover their place in the world of STEM and embrace #fearlesslearning

The Chufa Co. is a next generation dairy alternative company using sustainable, non-gmo tigernuts to create a line of prebiotic, high-fibre, high-protein milks, ice-creams and other dairy alternative products and we've successfully introduced the crop to Ontario.

Easiest way to learn ingredients and shop clean beauty and personal care products!

Tickit Health captures the patient voice allowing providers to easily improve health outcomes.

Tooketree Homes

This venture is building envelope solutions to accelerate quality affordable housing, housing that can mitigate climate change and provide safe, healthy, durable and beautiful shelter, through prefabrication of a high performance panelized building system, passive house optimization and healthy low carbon materials.

Wastenot Farms collects compost from GTA offices to feed our earthworms, producing our Jocelyn's Soil Booster worm manure all-natural plant food.

Thank you to everyone who applied!

USA

Together, former Miss America Nina Davuluri and Wharton MBA Student Rooshy Roy are sparking the ‘iBeauty’ movement through the creation of aavrani, an Indian Inspired Luxury Skincare line bringing together their cultural roots and modern luxury.

aubot designs robots that fit the needs of a variety of individuals. From robotic arms that attach to wheelchairs for people with a disability, to telepresence robots that allow a more human-like communication over long distances, schools, museums, hospitals, and offices have been benefiting from aubot's creations.

BioCellection converts contaminated, unrecyclable waste plastics into valuable sustainable chemicals for the production of materials such as nylon, polyurethane, polyester, and compostable materials, thereby solving plastic pollution and petroleum dependence and providing a circular economy that reconciles ecology and economy.

Birchwood Solutions works with state licensing boards to provide managed support services for healthcare professionals in recovery from addiction. We are the “what now?” after treatment. Our vision is to expand beyond healthcare to other industries and community programs in the near future. We will fight stigma on addiction.

Bloom Bras is empowering women of all shapes, sizes, and stages to feel good moving with a line of customizable bras designed to lift vs. squish for 28C-56L.

CivicMapper is a geospatial information services and technology company that helps clients to leverage their geospatial data assets for mission success. We design maps, create and curate geodata, and build analytical tools for projects in government, environment, geoscience, and commerce.

Coder Bunnyz - Spread the love of coding to one billion kids in the world through fun board game.

Cropsticks, an innovative chopstick with a built-in rest made from sustainable bamboo is the first product from Cropmade, an eco friendly line made for Asian Cuisine.

Farm from a Box is complete off-grid toolkit that marries the classic community farm with clean technologies to make it more efficient, less wasteful and more productive, all with a low carbon footprint.

Similar to Fair Trade, Gender Fair independently and rigorously rates companies’ commitment to equality and diversity, and then motivates society to support those that meet the standards in the marketplace.

Global Wordsmiths is a Social Enterprise that provides language translation and interpretation, plus language access consulting and training, in order to advance a culture of language accessibility awareness and to expand opportunities for immigrants and refugees.

Empower working mothers by working with HR teams to create, upgrade, and maintain amazing mother's rooms, efficient hospital-grade breast pumps at work, and interactive on-site classes for parents across the US.

Hearken helps news organizations listen to the public and engage with their audience as a story develops from pitch to publication to create public-powered journalism that builds trust and revenue.

NeedsList is transforming an outdated and overwhelmed humanitarian aid system by providing a central marketplace for real time needs.

The medtech startup, PELV-ICE is tackling the massively undeserved $100B pelvic pain market. PELV-ICE designs and manufactures evidence-based care solutions that improve pelvic trauma outcomes, pain management and healing. PELV-ICE has successfully launched their Mama Strut pelvic support systems for postpartum recovery and has supported over 15,000 mamas to date.

Possip helps schools get weekly parent feedback using text and web-based surveys in 50 languages and actionable reports for schools.

SSM is a leading platform for users to discover, listen and license authentic international music for use in media where the revenue generated goes back to the artists in their countries.

Sharpen is a content creation and delivery platform that improves engagement and efficiency for large networks.

Solstice is a turnkey customer software company that connects Americans to free community-shared solar power.

The Jane Club is a co-working space with separate but onsite childcare and an entire infrastructure to redefine what it means to be a working mother.

Thinker-Tinker creates a character-based learning platform that blends traditional tactile play with digital interaction. We transform screen time into quality, active playtime. We are producing products using our self-created characters and those licensed from our animation studio partner.

TygaBox is a reusable plastic box/dolly moving system that’s rented to companies moving, reducing moving costs by 30% and waste-to-landfill by 100% because no trees are cut down and no waste is created. We’ve eliminated 1B lbs of cardboard from clogging landfills and saved 100M trees from being destroyed.

Uprise Art is an online art gallery for the next generation of art collectors.

Tempered Glass Food Containers to reduce food waste.

The Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) Project facilitates the development of entrepreneurship skills among systems-involved girls and non-binary youth of color to create socially conscious products as a source of sustainable organizational funding and social change through product-inspired kitchen table conversations.

Thank you to everyone who applied!