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Melissa Hughes

Wave partners With Box, MailChimp, General Assembly and more to launch one-stop shoppin... - 0 views

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    "A new convergence of startups and Internet companies has come together to provide other early-stage companies with the tools required to get up and running quickly, and most importantly, cheaply. It's sort of like a Humble Indie Bundle, except instead of gaming, GetStartupTools.com offers software from Wave, Box, MailChimp, Zendesk, Uberflip and General Assembly that most brand new internet companies would need or at least appreciate."
Melissa Hughes

Closing in on the Crux of Impact Investing - Huffington Post - June 4, 2013 - 0 views

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    "The surge of interest in impact investing is a relatively recent phenomenon, although the practice of deploying capital with the intent to create measurable social and environmental benefits encompasses and builds on decades of market-oriented international and community development, and microfinance.

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Karen Schulman Dupuis

Corporate Canada begins the search for (social) returns - The Globe and Mail - 0 views

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    Can the private sector and market-based models play a bigger role in the traditional turf of charities and government, tackling issues like youth unemployment and childhood obesity?
Karen Schulman Dupuis

Teens tackle startup boot camp - 0 views

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    Led by Joe WIlson of MaRS, our Future Leaders program was well received by many in the startup community...

    "The pitch session was the culmination of  MaRS's inaugural Future Leaders Series which offered 20 students between the ages of 13 and 15 the chance to experience the life of a "MaRs-ian entrepreneur."
Karen Schulman Dupuis

Women 2.0 » B-Corp Squag Helps Autistics Kids Communicate - With A Revenue Mo... - 0 views

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    Winter launched Squag, a social space for children with autism or those who communicate differently. For the past 11 years, she has worked as an aide to her austistic nephew, who she calls spectacular and the strongest person she knows. Kids like him are totally underestimated, she says, which compelled her to build Squag to help them express themselves and communicate - in an almost artist-like way - as well as develop friendship and connection.
Karen Schulman Dupuis

An online marketplace for the off-line world - The Globe and Mail - 0 views

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    Uniiverse, which has employees in Toronto and Montreal, is a service that lets people share services or activities. Some of these services and activities are free, while some are fee-based. For example, you could advertise your interest in babysitting, teaching a cooking course, shovelling snow, or finding people who share an interest in stamp collecting or playing pickup hockey.
Karen Schulman Dupuis

The Rise of the Sharing Economy - 1 views

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    MaRS client Uniiverse, the world's marketplace for collaborative living, is highlighted in this article from Mashable.com on The Rise of the Sharing Economy
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