Faculty of Math students win big at 30th Social Impact Showcase

Monday, November 27, 2023

On November 22, GreenHouse held their 30th Social Impact Showcase at United College, celebrating the next generation of innovators. GreenHouse is a social impact incubator for students and community members who want to create environmental or social change, with their early-stage business venture ideas. 

The Social Impact Showcase held two rounds of pitches with 10 student-led startups competing for more than $18,000 in funding. From assistive technologies to community programs, GreenHouse announced the six winning teams who received between $500 to $8,000 in funding to support their sustainable ideas. While Rising SheFarmers was awarded the fall 2023 People’s Choice and received an additional $1,000 in funding.

The top prize of $8,000 went to the Computer Science student-led milk pasteurization startup Safi, for their continuing efforts to create an affordable milk pasteurization handle for African farmers. 

Read the full article from Waterloo News to learn more about the competition and the other winners.