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Cambridge Independent: Churchill Gowns’ sustainable mission for graduation gowns – from £28

A feature about Churchill Gowns startup, supported by Cambridge Social Venture programme at Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. The startup offers affordable graduation gowns made from recycled materials. Dr Belinda Bell, programme director at Cambridge Social Ventures, said: “Churchill Gowns…

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Schools Week: Ex-PRU leader’s mentoring project wins prestigious innovation award

GriffinOT, a startup supported by Cambridge Social Venture programme at Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, was a winner of Innovation Award at this year’s Fair Education Alliance (FEA) awards. The startup offers children’s occupational therapy advice online for schools and…

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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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From hype to impact: social stock exchanges

Under the auspices of the CSP, Dr Matthew Grimes and Professor Danielle Logue have initiated the "From Hype to Impact: Social Stock Exchanges" research project. Dr Matthew Grimes Under the auspices of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP), Dr Matthew…

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Social entrepreneurs win Cambridge prize for pandemic response

The second 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. As businesses struggle through COVID-19 lockdown, many social entrepreneurs face an…

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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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