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:
- Marlena Books, founded by Rachel Thompson, is providing meaningful leisure in the form of reading to older adults with cognitive deficits.
- Node, founded by Benny Hua, is creating compression garments to improve the lifestyle of people suffering from lymphedema.
- PASS Kit, founded by Tina Chan, is working on a mental health first aid kit to prevent destructive behaviour and empower students to better manage their stress.
Also featured at the Showcase was GreenHouse alumna Elle Crevits, whose startup, Food Not Waste, is redistributing food from small businesses to community organizations, putting food into the bellies of those most in need.