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CNN Good Money - The $1 Million “Nobel Prize” for Social Entrepreneurship Now Dedicated To Refugees
“Everyone has skills they can deliver,” says team member Jade Choy, “They don’t have the opportunity to do so because they’re kind of afraid of what’s out there.” EPOCH hopes to remove the bottleneck between refugees and the skills they need to integrate.
CBC - Waterloo team finalists at United Nations social enterprise challenge
A team from the University of Waterloo has placed in the top six at the world's largest student competition for social enterprise. "We're [now] able to develop it out, go back to our customers and show them all that we've learned," co-founder Jade Choy told CBC K-W.
University of Waterloo’s EPOCH competes in last leg of million dollar social enterprise competition
Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, addresses: “No matter what the challenge is, or how much money you have or don’t have, anybody can talk about it. Governments, foundations and wealthy people can give money to it. But, people still have to figure out how to turn their good intentions into positive changes that move other people’s lives and empower them and that’s what all the teams have done.”
BetaKit - University of Waterloo Announces Four $25,000 Winners of Velocity Fund Finals
The University of Waterloo’s latest Velocity Fund Finals had 10 startups pitching to a panel of judges including Seth Bannon, founding partner of Fifty Years; Dianne Carmichael, chief advisor of health tech at the Council of Canadian Innovators; Eric Migicovsky, Pebble founder and visiting partner at Y Combinator; and Tomi Poutanen, co-CEO of Layer 6 AI.