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BBC: Voicemail from prison: How a mum and daughter rebuilt their relationship

Prison Voicemail social startup, that helps prisoners to stay in touch with family and friends, is featured in BBC article. “Staying in touch with a loved one in prison can be hard - but a simple voicemail app is making…

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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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Eastern Daily Press: Award for city charity working to improve prisoners’ mental health

Prison Voicemail social startup, that helps prisoners to stay in touch with family and friends, scooped the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Criminal Justice Award 2020 which was presented by former Blue Peter and Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas. The…

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The Telegraph: The algorithm designed to spot people at risk of suicide before it’s too late

A feature about Sigma Statistics, that is enabling suicide prevention through data insights. “We are developing technology around predictability,” says founder Matthew Steans. “It’s a very conservative market. Public health and local authorities are wary of data sharing. But we…

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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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