With 73 Ventures in 5 countries, we are rounding up the news every 2 weeks to share what is happening, it can be hard to keep up to these changemakers! Engage, share + follow using the hashtag #sheeomagic to amplify.
- The expansion of Indigital‘s project to teach kids to use Minecraft to recreate Indigenous stories was featured on RN Breakfast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
- Lucinda Hartley of Neighbourlytics talked to The Money on ABC about how the pandemic lockdown created the conditions for the 20-minute neighbourhood.
- Verve Super made the case for financial literacy and shone a spotlight on a member who was inspired to invest ethically by Canada’s David Suzuki.
- Yasmin Grigaliunas of World’s Biggest Garage Sale was named one of Causeartist’s 40 social entrepreneurs to watch for in 2021.
- Abeego‘s beeswax wrap was shown to keeps mushrooms fresher than a paper bag, and was highlighted by Gear Heads from America as one of their favourite alternatives to single-use plastics.
- Aisle shared its 2020 Social Impact and Sustainability Reports and was named Best Overall reusable menstrual pad of 2021 by Treehugger.
- Carlo Calcagni, an Italian Paralympian known as the Colonel, set a world record using the Alinker walking bike, covering 16 km and 467 metres in an hour.
- Valerie Song of AVA Technologies spoke to Mitte about the future of smart home products.
- Chenny Xia of Gotcare will be speaking at TEDxToronto’s Uncharted Digital Event on Feb. 4.
- Magnusmode‘s MagnusCards app now includes easy-to-follow recipes from Egg Farmers of Canada.
- The Vancouver Sun highlighted Nada as a zero-waste business to check out.
- SucSeed is part of Lumino Health’s healthy eating guide.
- Beauty Packaging noted how well Fitglow Beauty did at Think Dirty‘s annual Dirty Thinker’s Choice Awards, and Viking Beauty Secrets celebrated its award for best exfoliator.
- Ilana Ben-Ari of Twenty One Toys is speaking about strategies for business success at StrikeUP 2021 on March 4, and she’ll be delivering a keynote at The Event in April.
- Better Packaging Co. blogged about what it means to be certified as a B Corporation.
- Brainfit explored what your brain needs to turn a resolution into a new habit.
- Mashable mentioned The Hello Cup as a good menstrual cup option for those with a lower cervix or silicone allergies.
- Canadian Geographic interviewed Miranda Wang of BioCellection about her “quest to unite science, capitalism and environmentalism” by transforming previously unrecyclable plastics into profit-making new materials.
- AJC wrote about Pandia Health‘s launch in Atlanta and Ms. Magazine did a Q&A with Dr. Sophia Yen.
- The University of Maryland mentioned Sisu Global among the companies affiliated with its Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute that made the state’s Future 20 list of innovative startups.
- Solstice closed an oversubscribed $3.1-million funding round, which will be used to expand its operations to other states. Milwaukee Business Journal covered the announcement, as did Solar Builder.
- Steph Speirs of Solstice discussed her work for the Yale Center for Business and the Environment’s Blueprint for Clean Energy series. The company also shared her answer to the question “What if we democratized access to clean energy?”. And Emily Kirsch of Powerhouse Ventures explained why her company invested in Solstice.
— Curated by Taproot Publishing