Thank you to everyone who helped to make the finals at the Lion’s Den Social Innovation Challenge such a success!

Here are the final results:

1st Place – Clean Collective
Community based food waste collection service. Focused on completing the local food cycle and working towards zero waste communities.

2nd Place – Project Stoke
Develop franchises producing high-efficiency stoves with backdoor biochar collection.

3rd Place – One World Blankets
One World Blankets’ mission is to spark an international revolution in children’s healthcare through sales of high quality baby products.

People’s Choice – Venue for consignment, fair trade goods and artist run creative courses

Remember that this is just the beginning of all of the great ideas and building a supportive community for social entrepreneurs in Calgary.  Thrive Calgary is continuing to support this community with networking events throughout the year – there is already something planned for Dec 2nd!  So keep in touch through their newsletter, Twitter, and Facebook.

Thank you for all of our mentors, panelists, and volunteers that made this all possible! 

And another huge thank you to our sponsors:

  • Ambrose University
  • Clausehound
  • Datawind
  • EDGE
  • EnCognito
  • Small Business Solver
  • St Andrew’s United Church in Calgary
  • United Church of Canada Foundation
  • Thrive Calgary

We are always trying to improve, and would love any feedback on who else we should be including & ways to improve what we are doing!

Thank you for all of your support!