The NU Community Board has hit the ground running for our second year running the NU National Awards for Outstanding Student Social Entrepreneurship. We are pleased to share that we are now accepting applications for these two awards. Each award is for $25,000. One award is selected by the NU Community Board jury, and the other award is selected by the audience at the awards presentation.
Through the first round of IRP funding, Biosphere looked at undertaking business and financial planning for a new social enterprise they helped to create, called Bow Valley Green Energy (BVGEC), to prepare it to accept investments in community-owned and-managed renewable energy projects. BVGEC’s ultimate vision is to make renewable energy affordable and accessible.
Social entrepreneur Madeleine Shaw (Co-Founder of Aisle and Author) discusses launching new products, education support, supply chains, and the momentum of the menstrual equity movement.
Social entrepreneur BE Alink, inventor of the Alinker, talks entering phase 2.0, using the award $ on a partnership, supply chains, and going deeper into their practices.
Founder of Colouring It Forward Diana Frost talks new books, collaborations, hiring challenges, learning, and how they spent the award $.
Co-Founder and Executive Director of ENABLE Sue Crawford talks COVID, record demand, learning, and how they spent the award $.