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The Guardian: From loo rolls to fashion: how to spend your cash more ethically

An article is featuring businesses that are using customers’ money for good- from sustainable and ethical grocery shopping, to renewable energy and second-hand fashion. Thrift, an online shopping platform for second-hand high-street and designer clothing, where people can donate goods…

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BBC Sounds: People fixing the world

BBC Sounds features Prison Voicemail startup that helps inmates to keep in touch with their families. The startup, supported by the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, provides an innovative solution based on a prison’s own phone system – prisoners can communicate…

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Business Weekly: Social entrepreneurs win Cambridge prize for pandemic response

The annual Cambridge Social Innovation Prize, awarded by Trinity Hall and the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School, to help four outstanding social entrepreneurs with a £10,000 grant to each and advice from experts at the…

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Startups Magazine: Mirthy wins runner up in £1m Tech to Connect Challenge

Mirthy, an online platform for that provides talks by professional public speakers, has been named Runner Up at The Tech to Connect Challenge. The startup, that is currently on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, received £75,000 cash prize. Co-founder and…

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Innovators: Adapting to become virtual

Mirthy, a startup that connects inspiring speakers with community via online platform, is featured in an article looking on how ventures have adapted to lockdown. The startup is currently on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme. Co-founder and CEO of Mirthy…

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Middle East Eye: Teaching Arabic to kids: How families are putting the fun back into reading

Kalamna startup that was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme is featured in the article. Founder Saussan Khalil tells how the idea for Kalamna, that provides Arabic language classes to children and adults in Cambridge, came up: “You don't…

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Cambridge Independent: Olympians and Paralympians line-up in a virtual boat race to fundraise for Power2Inspire

The virtual boat race is taking place on Saturday 13 June and is staged by Power2Inspire, that was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme. The crews will race on rowing machines, with each crew rowing a collective distance of…

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Supporting social enterprise leaders to respond to the pandemic

Announcing the social entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2020 Cambridge Social Innovation Prize, awarded by Trinity Hall and the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge. From fighting loneliness on your morning jog, to rethinking land ownership, to…

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Research repurposed

Experts at Cambridge Judge apply their research to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The coronavirus pandemic is being analysed by Cambridge Judge Business School faculty and other experts from various angles, and their thoughts have been published in different publications including the…

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Cambridge Social Ventures and COVID-19

Social ventures adapting to issues posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The goal of the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, part of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, is to support a range of businesses that have positive social and environmental impacts.…

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