January 2019

GreenHouse student speaks at #movethedial

Lynne speaking

On October 2nd, #movethedial, which is dedicated to increasing participation of women in tech brought its event series to Waterloo. Held at community partner Vidyard, #movethedial brought together community members and supporters in a fireside chat setting.

GreenHouse alumni win 5K through Enterprise Co-op

Aileen and Lucas holding 5K cheque

Congratulations to GreenHouse alumni Aileen Agada and Lucas Moffitt.

On September 9th, the first day of Enterprise Co-op both Aileen and Lucas were each awareded $5,000 in funding to support their ventures: BeBlended and Tic Toc Go. BeBlended is an online platform that connects black women with hairstylists and beauty resources, while Tic Toc Go is a venture creating resources for children with Tourette's syndrome, including a soon to be released book.

GreenHouse hosts ecosystem tour

Group photo of St. Paul's staff

On September 20th, GreenHouse hosted an ecosystem tour for St. Paul's staff, exposing them to organizations that support social innovation in the region. The tour was the second installment of a professional development initiative aimed toward improving all employees' understanding of subjects central to the college mission. 

Off to worlds

Pablo and Karina

GreenHouse Alumni Pablo Amaya and Karina Gonzales are off to the University Start-up World Cup (USWC) in Denmark this October. The USWC focuses on the best 40 University Start-ups worldwide and the impact these start-ups have on the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Blast off for BeBlended

Aileen with BeBlended banner

For many black women, simply walking into a hair salon to get their hair done is not an option. This was the experience that Aileen Agada had in Ottawa while away on a co-op term. It turned out, she had to ask community members where they got their hair done and the same response always happened, “a friend of a friend, of a sister in their basement.” 

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