UBC entrepreneurs join fight against plastic pollution

New ideas include compostable bioplastics and innovative coating that extends product lifespan The end of plastic pollution—in the oceans, on land and in our air—could be within reach with two UBC ventures working hard on solutions that could make this vision a reality. “Tonnes of plastic waste pollute our landContinue Reading

How 3 Entrepreneurs Are Supporting The Cause

Glass planet in a forest with sunshine getty Sustainability and environmental protection have been trending concepts over the past decade. When the pandemic hit, however, some wondered whether the world would become too distracted to take action against the climate change crisis. The opposite happened. Since the start of theContinue Reading

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Encouraging women to initiate and sustain enterprises could play a pivotal role in uplifting India’s economy and bring about improvements on various social indicators linked to the quality of life and well-being of families. Being inextricably tied with caregiving roles at home, like caring for children, preparing food, etc, alsoContinue Reading

Impact Ventures Raising $20M Dallas Inclusive Capital Fund to Make the Region a Hub for Diverse Entrepreneurs » Dallas Innovates

Benjamin Vann, founder and CEO of Impact Ventures [Photo: Impact Ventures] Impact Ventures wants to make Dallas a hub for “under-estimated” founders by providing funding that helps break down the structural barriers to raising capital for women and people of color. Using non-traditional funding routes to democratize access to capitalContinue Reading

Doha, Qatar :  Twelve aspiring tech-startups earned the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a live audience at the highly-anticipated Demo Day of the 12th XLR8 program cycle of Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), held on 28 March. The community-based event invited entrepreneurs, investors, students, and industry experts toContinue Reading

Mentoring entrepreneurs to achieve excellence in world of business

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is fast emerging as a global hub for startups and entrepreneurs as the Kingdom continues to undertake massive diversification activities under Vision 2030, throwing open new opportunities for innovative ideas and businesses to flourish. The Global Entrepreneurship Congress, or GEC, which opens next week on March 27 inContinue Reading

Michigan Founders Fund Launches to Support High-Growth Entrepreneurs and Local Communities Throughout the State of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Michigan Founders Fund (MFF), announced its newly established 501(c)3 nonprofit to serve the needs of entrepreneurial growth and community impact across the state of Michigan. Established as a standalone organization in December 2021, MFF was previously serving the community as the Ann Arbor Entrepreneurs Fund, an initiativeContinue Reading

BioAlberta Recognizes Alberta Innovators and Entrepreneurs at 2021 Achievement Awards Ceremony, Sir Michael Houghton Inducted Into Alberta Bioindustry Hall of Fame

EDMONTON, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BioAlberta announced the induction of Sir Michael Houghton into the Alberta Bioindustry Hall of Fame, as well as the recipients of its 2021 Achievement Awards in recognition of the outstanding contributions of the individuals and companies whose innovation and achievements have contributed to the growing success of Alberta’sContinue Reading