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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

GreenHouse innovators receive Social Impact Fund grants

Social Impact Fund recipients hold up a banner

Six GreenHouse social ventures received a total of $13,000 at the latest Social Impact Showcase, which highlights the work of each term’s innovators.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Social Impact Showcase announces Big Ideas Challenge winners

Winners of the Big Ideas Challenge

Above: Tim Souza (SEED), Julia Hiscock (MapleKey), the Soleful team, Indi Madar (Arawelo), and the Cultured team

Monday, April 3, 2017

GreenHouse startup wins $25,000 Velocity prize

Marlena Books team accepting cheque

Marlena Books, a St. Paul's GreenHouse startup, won one of four big $25,000 Velocity Fund prizes up for grabs at the most recent competition. 

Marlena Books is a venture that was created by Rachel Thompson to help people with dementia and Alzheimer's keep mentally active through reading materials made specifically for them. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Social Impact Fund recipients tackle sustainability and meaningful public engagement

The three recipients

Three St. Paul’s GreenHouse innovators received Social Impact Fund grants totaling $5,000 at the most recent GreenHouse Social Impact Showcase event, which highlights the progress of various social innovators every term.

Alumna Rachel Thompson, founder of Marlena Books, also spoke about making an impact through social entrepreneurship. Her social venture, which is producing specialized reading material for older adults with dementia, has been successful in winning support from long-term care homes and funding from several organizations.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Two GreenHouse social ventures win big at Velocity Fund finals

Michael Wideman with Velocity mock cheque

Two St. Paul’s GreenHouse social ventures, Curiato and Eggplantr, won funding at the most recent Velocity Fund finals. The Velocity Fund awards $375,000 annually to local startups.