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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Innovators receive funding for their social innovation startups

Three members of the St. Paul’s GreenHouse social innovation community showcased their startup ideas at the Spring Social Innovation Showcase on Thursday, July 30, and received a total of $5,000 in grants for their early-stage, high-potential ideas.

The following startups received funding:

Monday, July 20, 2015

St. Paul’s student finds a way to honour friends and help others

The tragedy of losing two friends to brain cancer became the motivation for Madeline Leblanc, a St. Paul’s student who’s studying Environment and Resource Studies, to try make a difference for future cancer patients. After a day of paddling on a canal, Maddi thought of starting up On Board, a stand-up paddle boarding fundraiser.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Startup Food Not Waste secures funding to reduce food waste

A new $1,800 investment from the Ryther Fund will allow St. Paul’s GreenHouse alumna Elle Crevits and her partner Jonathan Ramzan, an Environment and Business alumnus, to expand their social-purpose startup, Food Not Waste.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New funding awarded to help increase student voter participation

Mavis Chan, an Environment and Business student who set up her social venture called whyvote while a St. Paul’s GreenHouse student, has secured $6,400 from three funders to move the project along.

Mavis won a $5,000 grant at a pitch contest from the Conrad Centre’s E-co-op, and the City of Waterloo’s Neighbourhood Matching Fund awarded her another $900. Most recently, she also received $500 from the Laidlaw Foundation.