Social enterprise – Virt Ent http://virtent.com/ Tue, 10 May 2022 13:08:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://virtent.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-23-120x120.png Social enterprise – Virt Ent http://virtent.com/ 32 32 Local radio station launches second record label and social enterprise https://virtent.com/local-radio-station-launches-second-record-label-and-social-enterprise/ Tue, 10 May 2022 09:00:16 +0000 https://virtent.com/local-radio-station-launches-second-record-label-and-social-enterprise/ The world of community radio is a challenge, but Noods is getting better and better. Jack Machin and Leon Patrick were roommates in a large flatshare in Stokes Croft and quickly bonded over their shared love of music. Sunday nights were spent in the living room, enthusiastically playing tunes for each other and their housemates. […]]]>

The world of community radio is a challenge, but Noods is getting better and better.

Jack Machin and Leon Patrick were roommates in a large flatshare in Stokes Croft and quickly bonded over their shared love of music. Sunday nights were spent in the living room, enthusiastically playing tunes for each other and their housemates. In 2015 they decided to turn their hobby into a public platform – and the idea of ​​Noods Radio was born.

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Since then, the local radio station has flourished. From a modest, makeshift studio in the Mickey Zoggs cafe in Stokes Croft, Noods now has some 280 resident artists from around the world. Noods has two record labels – Noods Radio Label and the more recently launched Dummy Hand, which will see its first release on April 15 – while their community interest company (CIC) Noods Levels aims to help young people break into the music industry.

Down the road from the station, co-founders Jack and Leon, along with COO Izzy Cross, sit down in Portland Square to tell me about their journey so far and what their hopes are for the future. .

Humble beginnings

“When we started, we didn’t even have a deck!” said Patrick, recalling the beginnings of Noods Radio. “We just had Jack’s huge computer, which we plugged into my laptop and played music like that.”

“Then when other people came on board, we just ran around with a laptop and plugged it into whatever equipment they had,” Jack adds with a laugh. A tattoo reading “Noods” adorns his right leg.

Jack and Leon were starting to know nothing, in the days before streaming platforms like YouTube existed.

After being without a studio for a year, Noods finally took up residence in the attic of the now closed Surrey Vaults pub, which was run by friends of theirs. The venue proved a big boost, allowing them to connect with the bands and musicians who had come to play gigs, and the wider community around the pub.

When the pub closed, Jack and Leon led a nomadic existence. Noods found a home in Crofters Rights for a time before the room was turned into a toilet, then spent the next few months moving between different dingy rooms in Hamilton House. In the end, the team landed where they started, buying the old Surrey Vaults with a friend and renaming it Mickey Zoggs.

Community spirit

Initially, the duo created Noods Radio as a way to unify the disparate elements of Bristol’s music scene under one roof and showcase emerging talent. But as the station has grown, so has its social purpose. Noods Levels was created last year as a CIC with the aim of creating jobs and opportunities for young people in the music industry, equipping them with the skills and networks they need to succeed and overcome barriers to access.

Unpaid internships are a major barrier, says Leon: “So a lot of it is creating paid jobs, both within the station and beyond, where they can learn on the job and build their CVs. »

“It’s often said that it’s not what you know that counts, it’s who you know,” says Izzy. “But instead of seeing that as a negative, we want to turn it around and create communities and networks that people wouldn’t otherwise have access to.”

“It’s about showing people that there are opportunities here in Bristol, and stopping the idea that you have to go to London to succeed,” she continues.

Izzy herself came through Noods as a volunteer: “So now I ask – how can we make it easier for the next generation?”

She currently runs CrossTalk, an event that offers advice and guidance to creatives through workshops, designed in partnership with Access Creative College and partly funded by Bristol City Council’s Cultural Investment Scheme. She hopes it will provide direct access to industry professionals for young creatives and help them on the path to sustainable career progression.

It’s an aspiration highlighted by a March government report, which highlights the social benefits of community radio, including training and volunteering opportunities as well as cohesion and advocacy for community action.

Calling all the ‘luvers’

Noods went from underground and online only to Ofcom recorded on DAB digital radio, so everyone could tune in. But the challenge now is to make the station financially viable. The station has a few sources of funding in the city, but it doesn’t want to rely on them – giving the example of Berlin’s community radio, which collapsed in 2019 after funding ran out. Instead, they try to ensure that the basics are funded through subscriptions and crowdfunding.

When the pandemic hit, the team launched “Noods Luvers”, a crowdfunding effort to keep the station running. The entire Noods community, residents and public, came together and raised funds. Ultimately, Noods has emerged stronger than ever, and its place as a hub for local DJ talent is set to continue and grow.

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Social enterprise and artificial intelligence combine to improve the on-demand educational program https://virtent.com/social-enterprise-and-artificial-intelligence-combine-to-improve-the-on-demand-educational-program/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 04:10:52 +0000 https://virtent.com/social-enterprise-and-artificial-intelligence-combine-to-improve-the-on-demand-educational-program/ Popular Tech Tyfu Twf program uses vertical farming to inspire students to further their education and find employment in STEM subjects and teach skills in the workplace Schoolchildren in Anglesey will gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology thanks to a groundbreaking collaboration between the non-profit Menter Môn’s Tech Tyfu project and Aberystwyth-based AI Agritech company […]]]>

Popular Tech Tyfu Twf program uses vertical farming to inspire students to further their education and find employment in STEM subjects and teach skills in the workplace

Schoolchildren in Anglesey will gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology thanks to a groundbreaking collaboration between the non-profit Menter Môn’s Tech Tyfu project and Aberystwyth-based AI Agritech company Agxio. Launched in spring 2021, the Tech Tyfu Twf initiative is already in place in four secondary schools following overwhelming demand from teachers following the success of the pilot, with plans to roll it out further across Wales.

Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi’s overwhelmingly positive driver was part of an alternative learning program outside of the core curriculum. The school received a vertical farm, a full supply of consumables and expert support from project staff to design an educational project. The students grew their own produce and developed a salad bag to give away to parents, staff and local business owners.

Tech Tyfu Twf helps schools engage students in real-life projects, combining academic learning, engaging hands-on tasks, key skills development, and cutting-edge technology. Project staff help design and deliver tailored courses in vertical farming at all key high school stages, with flexible emphasis depending on program goals. A student shortage is shifting to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, so the project uses current contexts such as climate change, business innovation and space exploration to inspire and keep his teaching exciting and relevant to the modern world.

Nia Wyn Jones, Deputy Director of Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi, described the value of the program:

“We are very fortunate to have received a vertical farm through the Tech Tyfu Twf program. The unit was led by a group of grade 11 boys. In addition to growing healthy and tasty vegetables, the boys developed skills for work, including entrepreneurship, proactive problem avoidance, problem solving, marketing, teamwork, effective and clear communication, and meeting deadlines.

The Tech Tyfu project is one of Menter Môn’s enduring community collaborations with businesses, communities, the public sector and individuals.

Project Manager Catherine Pearson said of Tech Tyfu Twf:

“We are excited to partner with Agxio who will help us take our teaching to the next level. By collecting the school’s vertical agricultural data using the Mercury and then Ceres platforms, we can extend the reach of the project to different areas, creating applications for computer science, programming, data processing, and engineering.Having a visual representation of collected data allows students to develop a good understanding of how manipulation of environmental variables will affect growth of their cultures and will help them formulate their own research questions.

Award-winning company Agxio is the Welsh Government’s strategic partner for Agritech Innovation and is already working with Tech Tyfu officials on vertical farming projects in North Wales. Its advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence platform, Mercury, is used to optimize controlled environment agriculture through the use of IoT sensor technology and automation, while reducing costs for the producers.

Catherine Pearson added:

“We plan to extend the delivery and benefits of Tech Tyfu Twf to more schools in Wales by making digital content available for free, and look forward to continuing our partnership with Agxio to explore more areas of innovation. in education”.

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Doncaster’s social enterprise knowledge pool nominated in two categories at the Digital Leaders 100 Awards 2022 https://virtent.com/doncasters-social-enterprise-knowledge-pool-nominated-in-two-categories-at-the-digital-leaders-100-awards-2022/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 10:31:00 +0000 https://virtent.com/doncasters-social-enterprise-knowledge-pool-nominated-in-two-categories-at-the-digital-leaders-100-awards-2022/ The Digital Leaders 100 Awards recognize teams and individuals working hard behind the scenes to deliver the UK’s digital transformation. The awards have recognized and celebrated these digital pioneers from across the UK and from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, every year since 2013. Commenting on the nominations, Yetunde Elebuibon, Founder of Knowledge Pool, […]]]>

The Digital Leaders 100 Awards recognize teams and individuals working hard behind the scenes to deliver the UK’s digital transformation. The awards have recognized and celebrated these digital pioneers from across the UK and from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, every year since 2013.

Commenting on the nominations, Yetunde Elebuibon, Founder of Knowledge Pool, said: “We were delighted to receive the email letting us know that we had been nominated in these two categories after winning the Craig Macdonald Memorial Award at the last year.

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“This is incredible news for us and is testament to the continued commitment and dedication of all the volunteers who support the organization and help others to bridge the digital divide that exists not just in Doncaster, but across the UK. United.”

Rob Wilmot, Technology Investor and Board Member of Digital Leaders, adds, “I have worked with Yetunde and the team since their win in November and continue to be excited and touched by the work they are doing as as unpaid volunteers. I will definitely be crossing my fingers for them on the night of May 23 when the prizes are awarded!

Yetunde concludes, “Winning the Craig Macdonald Memorial Award last year has so far enabled us to deliver several training courses including ‘Smart Buddies’, create digital training guides, recruit six professional volunteers, purchase digital materials for learners and update our website. »

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thank you to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by subscribing or buying a newspaper. We are all struggling together. Nancy Fielder, editor.

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Leith-based social enterprise wins sustainability award https://virtent.com/leith-based-social-enterprise-wins-sustainability-award/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://virtent.com/leith-based-social-enterprise-wins-sustainability-award/ THE EDINBURGH Remakery, an environmental social enterprise, has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The social enterprise, based in Ocean Terminal, Leith, has been recognized for its environmental sustainability, coupled with the growth of its business. The Edinburgh Remakery teaches and adopts sustainable repair and reuse practices to prevent valuable materials and resources, such as […]]]>

THE EDINBURGH Remakery, an environmental social enterprise, has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

The social enterprise, based in Ocean Terminal, Leith, has been recognized for its environmental sustainability, coupled with the growth of its business.

The Edinburgh Remakery teaches and adopts sustainable repair and reuse practices to prevent valuable materials and resources, such as electronics, from being wasted, and to reduce pollution and carbon emissions.

In this way, social enterprise responds to the urgent need to transform the UK economy into one that is more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

The Edinburgh Remakery, based in Ocean Terminal, Leith, and now a recipient of the Queens Award for Enterprise.

Elaine Brown, CEO of The Edinburgh Remakery, said: “Receiving the Queens Award for Enterprise is an incredible achievement for us.

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our sustainability work, and it is a great testament to the role of social enterprises in creating positive change in our communities.

Putting people and planet first is at the heart of our operations, and this award is a triumph for the circular economy and its vital role in helping Edinburgh and the UK achieve their ambitious net zero goals, putting end waste and pollution and help people waste less, live more.

In 2021, the Edinburgh Remakery collected 39 tonnes of e-waste collected from businesses and individuals across the UK, 352 people learned repair and reuse techniques to help them repair and extend life of their property, and 412 free electronic devices were given to people. in need in Edinburgh to tackle digital poverty and social isolation.

Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the nation’s most prestigious business awards, with winning companies eligible to use the prestigious Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

The Edinburgh Remakery is one of 31 organizations in the UK to be recognized for sustainability. The Edinburgh Remakery team will travel to Buckingham Palace next month to officially receive their Queens Award for Enterprise.

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Scottish social enterprise celebrates prestigious Queen’s Award https://virtent.com/scottish-social-enterprise-celebrates-prestigious-queens-award/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 05:49:55 +0000 https://virtent.com/scottish-social-enterprise-celebrates-prestigious-queens-award/ An Edinburgh social enterprise is celebrating being among 12 fellow Scottish winners of one of the UK’s most prestigious business awards. Thirteen companies were among the 232 winners announced at the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise on Thursday, with Edinburgh Remakery winning the sustainability award. Elaine Brown, managing director of the Leith-based company, which teaches and […]]]>

An Edinburgh social enterprise is celebrating being among 12 fellow Scottish winners of one of the UK’s most prestigious business awards.

Thirteen companies were among the 232 winners announced at the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise on Thursday, with Edinburgh Remakery winning the sustainability award.

Elaine Brown, managing director of the Leith-based company, which teaches and adopts sustainable repair and reuse practices to prevent valuable materials and resources from being wasted, said it was an “incredible achievement to receive the award.

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our sustainability work, and it is a great testament to the role of social enterprises in creating positive change in our communities,” she said.

“Putting people and the planet first is at the heart of our operations, and this award is a triumph for the circular economy and its vital role in helping Edinburgh and the UK achieve their ambitious goals of net zero, ending waste and pollution and helping people waste less, live more.

Last year, the Edinburgh Remakery collected 39 tonnes of e-waste across the UK, 352 people learned repair and reuse techniques, and hundreds of free electronics were given away in Scotland’s capital to help tackle digital poverty and isolation.

The social enterprise will now be able to use the Queen’s Award emblem for the next five years, and the Edinburgh Remakery team will travel to Buckingham Palace next month to officially receive their Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Other winners include Aberdeen-based manufacturer Kaseum Technology, which won an innovation award for its pioneering tools created for the oil and gas industry.

WoodBlockX, which was established in 2012 and is based in Dingwall, has won an international trade award in recognition of its overseas growth over the past three years.

And Glasgow-based entrepreneur IQA Operations Group, which now employs more than 300 people across power, telecoms and multiple utilities, has also won an international trade award after seeing its business on the alien explode.

Paul Scully, UK Government Minister for Small Business, said: “The Edinburgh Remakery is inspiring businesses across the UK with the way it champions sustainability.

And Iain Stewart, the UK Government’s Minister for Scotland, said: ‘From the TEFL Org which equips tutors to teach English from their base in Inverness to the independent Bladnoch Distillery which makes world-class whiskey in Dumfries and Galloway, these companies showcase Scottish business excellence. is renowned for.

“I would like to congratulate all the recipients of this most prestigious award. Their innovation, their contribution to sustainable development and their achievements in trade prove once again that Scotland is a major player on the world trade stage.

The awards were created following recommendation presided over by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1965. The first awards, known as the Queen’s Awards to Industry, were awarded the following year.

Applications for the 2023 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise will open on May 1.

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The world’s first crypto from a for-profit social enterprise – CryptoMode https://virtent.com/the-worlds-first-crypto-from-a-for-profit-social-enterprise-cryptomode/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 09:15:00 +0000 https://virtent.com/the-worlds-first-crypto-from-a-for-profit-social-enterprise-cryptomode/ What is BOBC? The native token of Bob Eco who is dedicated to fighting poverty and pollution, BOBC is the world’s first cryptocurrency from a for-profit social enterprise. Leveraging equity and assets, BBOBC aims to fulfill its mission of prioritizing environmental and equal opportunity goals in the crypto sphere by providing environmentally friendly vehicles. The […]]]>

What is BOBC?

The native token of Bob Eco who is dedicated to fighting poverty and pollution, BOBC is the world’s first cryptocurrency from a for-profit social enterprise. Leveraging equity and assets, BBOBC aims to fulfill its mission of prioritizing environmental and equal opportunity goals in the crypto sphere by providing environmentally friendly vehicles. The project also strives to give people a chance to build a future with their own hands.

Introducing the BOBC Token

Total supply: 1,000,000,000

Total circulation supply: 212,000,000

Launch date: 2017

Coinstore.com Registration: April 14, 2022, 4:00 p.m. (UTC +8)

Filing time: April 13, 2022, 7:00 p.m. (UTC +8)

Withdrawal time: April 14, 2022, 6:00 p.m. (UTC +8)

What is the BOBC Token Utility?

As a for-profit social enterprise token, BOBC has several use cases such as:

  • Accelerating the transition to sustainable energy through electric vehicles
  • Give coin holders the opportunity to make great returns on their tokens
  • Offering Asset Finance to Boost Human Potential in Emerging Markets
  • Offers people the opportunity to buy a Bob vehicle and earn a steady income
  • Promotes a cleaner environment and helps people residing in developing countries to earn a living

At the time of writing, one BOBC token is ~$2.48 with a 24-hour trading volume of $11,462,930 USD and an increase of 1.10% in the last 24 hours.

A Closer Look at BOBC’s Tokenomics

BOBC has a total token supply of 1,000,000,000 and a total circulating supply of 212,000,000. More details on BOBC tokenomics are as such:

  • 25% tokens distributed within the team
  • 5% tokens allocated to marketing
  • 5% delivered to Consultancy
  • 10% tokens distributed to the public
  • 10% tokens donated to Tech
  • 24% of tokens issued to participants
  • 2.5% tokens donated to White List Dex
  • 17.5% of tokens allocated to public sales

BOBC roadmap

With plans to prioritize environmental and equal opportunity goals in the crypto industry, BOBC has set out several goals they plan to achieve. Here is an overview of their roadmap:

  1. Launching their Blockchain Asset Management Systems by May 2022
  2. Creation of utility tokens for rental and hire-purchase by May 2023
  3. Creation of utility tokens for battery exchange by May 2023

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Belfast-based company partners with social enterprise to provide work placements for people with learning disabilities and autism https://virtent.com/belfast-based-company-partners-with-social-enterprise-to-provide-work-placements-for-people-with-learning-disabilities-and-autism/ Thu, 14 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://virtent.com/belfast-based-company-partners-with-social-enterprise-to-provide-work-placements-for-people-with-learning-disabilities-and-autism/ A Belfast-based company has partnered with a social enterprise to provide digital work placements for people with learning disabilities and autism. It is hoped that the connection between Allstate NI and the NOW Group will help “educate, raise awareness and support those affected by autism”. The NOW Group Digital Academy is a 12-week placement plan […]]]>

A Belfast-based company has partnered with a social enterprise to provide digital work placements for people with learning disabilities and autism.

It is hoped that the connection between Allstate NI and the NOW Group will help “educate, raise awareness and support those affected by autism”.

The NOW Group Digital Academy is a 12-week placement plan that provides hands-on experience in Allstate NI’s contact center, which handles technical questions for company employees worldwide.

All State NI also provided training to more than 50 employees in 2021 aimed at developing their understanding of autism.

This comes as the IT company improves its diversity and inclusion practices to ensure that underrepresented members of society are both part of the company and have a voice in all policies and decisions.

Sabrina Lynch, who works on autism awareness within the company, said: “Making sure everyone feels comfortable, supported and represented in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility.

“Within the Ausome Committee, we work to educate, raise awareness and support people affected by autism.

“It’s refreshing to be given time that we can devote to training staff, adjusting our environment, and putting proper customer service processes in place to make Allstate a comfortable place for everyone. “

John Healy, vice president and general manager of Allstate NI, said “inclusive diversity has long been a core value” of the company.

“In 2022, we are working to make this the norm across all of our operations and hope it inspires a step change in the way we do things,” he said.

“We believe in holding each other accountable to embrace collective differences and individual characteristics, values ​​and beliefs, as well as backgrounds and experiences that give us new perspective and purpose.

“Operating this way helps everyone. It makes our people feel welcome, and in turn, we work harder, share better, and produce more innovative ideas when we’re accepted for who we are.

“Our success comes from many different voices, and we are committed to ensuring that each is recognized and represented.”

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Winchester Business Excellence Awards 2022 – social enterprise award https://virtent.com/winchester-business-excellence-awards-2022-social-enterprise-award/ Thu, 14 Apr 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://virtent.com/winchester-business-excellence-awards-2022-social-enterprise-award/ Our “social enterprise” award, sponsored by Gentian, will be awarded to the social enterprise that has made the most significant difference to its “target beneficiaries”. Do you know anyone like that? If so, you can name them. Judges are looking for evidence of social and community impact in the Winchester district. Nick Ekins, Gentian’s Managing […]]]>

Our “social enterprise” award, sponsored by Gentian, will be awarded to the social enterprise that has made the most significant difference to its “target beneficiaries”.

Do you know anyone like that? If so, you can name them. Judges are looking for evidence of social and community impact in the Winchester district.

Nick Ekins, Gentian’s Managing Director, said: “This is our first time supporting the Winchester Business Excellence Awards and we are truly delighted to be involved, in particular by sponsoring the Social Enterprise category. Social enterprises are demonstrating a fantastic entrepreneurial spirit, something we really value at Gentian. We look forward to seeing the nominations for the awards.

The Winchester Business Excellence Awards organized in partnership by the Hampshire Chronicle, Winchester BID and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce are sponsored by Paris Smith, Dutton Gregory, Winchester City Council, Winchester University, Winchester BID, Azets, Ridge & Partners and Gentian. The awards are also supported by Natwest, Little Kitchen and Chesil House and are open to businesses in the Winchester district.

Applications are welcome for companies or companies can nominate themselves.

Once received, entries will be reviewed by our judging panel and may be subject to a ‘mystery shopper’ visit by the category sponsor.

The judges will look to announce the three finalists in each category on Thursday, May 12 in the Hampshire Chronicle and on hampshirechronicle. co.uk, and then an awards ceremony, will wrap up the awards show on Thursday, June 9.

Winners in each category will receive £250 worth of advertising in the Hampshire Chronicle or on hampshirechronicle.co.uk and will also be featured in category winners coverage in the Hampshire Chronicle or at hampshirechronicle.co.uk.

Award categories include: Entrepreneur Award, Charity Award, Social Enterprise Award, Large Enterprise Award, SME/Independent Business Award, the New Business, the Digital Innovation Award, the Sustainable Business Award and the Service Excellence Award.

Enter now at winchesterbusinessawards.co.uk.

The Millennium Egg will continue to be awarded by Winchester City Council to the organization or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Winchester area.

The Business of the Year award will be nominated to the overall winner who will be chosen by the jury from among all the category winners.

Deadline for applications Thursday 28 April.

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Singapore’s nascent social enterprise sector needs broader support to take off https://virtent.com/singapores-nascent-social-enterprise-sector-needs-broader-support-to-take-off/ Thu, 07 Apr 2022 04:12:35 +0000 https://virtent.com/singapores-nascent-social-enterprise-sector-needs-broader-support-to-take-off/ SINGAPORE – Social entrepreneurship is gradually taking root in Singapore, raising hopes that it will solve some community problems whose scope is too narrow to attract private investment. However, early-stage support from the traditional business community can help reduce the risks of investing in these socially responsible businesses, as well as attracting more investors, which […]]]>

SINGAPORE – Social entrepreneurship is gradually taking root in Singapore, raising hopes that it will solve some community problems whose scope is too narrow to attract private investment.

However, early-stage support from the traditional business community can help reduce the risks of investing in these socially responsible businesses, as well as attracting more investors, which will result in greater social impact. .

Social enterprises are not the same as philanthropic or charitable organizations. They are basically for-profit businesses dedicated to solving a problem faced by an unserved or underserved group of people.

In doing so, they aim to create lasting or transformational change in societal and business norms.

The Singapore Center for Social Enterprise (raise) defines social enterprises (SEs) as business entities created with clear social goals, management intent and allocated resources to achieve their social goals and provide business solutions to meet the needs and unmet and emerging social gaps.

raisE was established in 2015 as a joint public-private initiative to raise awareness of social entrepreneurship and build support for social enterprises in Singapore.

At its inaugural Impact Investing Conference, held on March 30 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, raisE showcased social enterprises that have successfully integrated business and social impact. raisE provided them with funding and capacity building support that served as a catalyst for subsequent funding rounds.

For example, online health platform Jaga-Me started with a simple mission: to make universal health care accessible without compromising quality of life.

The online platform has worked with hospitals and beneficiary groups to bring professional medical services to patients from the comfort of their homes.

Since becoming a member of raisE, the company has not only succeeded in expanding its list of beneficiaries, but also its list of investors and its connections.

Mr. Julian Koo, co-founder of Jaga-Me, explains that the support from raisE Impact Finance has been extremely helpful as there are not many options for social enterprises to secure capital investment.

He noted that while charities can raise funds through philanthropic groups and from the public, SMEs rely primarily on revenue generated from the sale of their products and services. On the other hand, being an SE might not be entirely attractive to traditional for-profit investors who evaluate deals solely on their income-generating capabilities.

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A Welsh social enterprise and AI business partner to improve in-demand educational curriculum in secondary schools https://virtent.com/a-welsh-social-enterprise-and-ai-business-partner-to-improve-in-demand-educational-curriculum-in-secondary-schools/ Tue, 05 Apr 2022 07:15:00 +0000 https://virtent.com/a-welsh-social-enterprise-and-ai-business-partner-to-improve-in-demand-educational-curriculum-in-secondary-schools/ Tech Tyfu Twf Vertical Farm in a School Popular Tech Tyfu Twf program uses vertical farming to inspire students to further their education and find employment in STEM subjects and teach skills in the workplace We are thrilled to partner with Agxio to help us take our teaching to the next level. By collecting the […]]]>
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Tech Tyfu Twf Vertical Farm in a School

Popular Tech Tyfu Twf program uses vertical farming to inspire students to further their education and find employment in STEM subjects and teach skills in the workplace

We are thrilled to partner with Agxio to help us take our teaching to the next level. By collecting the school’s vertical agricultural data, we can extend the scope of the project to different areas. »

— Catherine Pearson, Tech Tyfu Twf Project Officer

ABERYSTWYTH, WALES, April 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Schoolchildren in Anglesey will get hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology thanks to a groundbreaking collaboration between the nonprofit Menter Môn’s Tech Tyfu project and Aberystwyth- based on AI Agritech, Agxio. Launched in spring 2021, the Tech Tyfu Twf initiative is already in place in four secondary schools following overwhelming demand from teachers following the success of the pilot, with plans to roll it out further across Wales.

Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi’s overwhelmingly positive driver was part of an alternative learning program outside of the core curriculum. The school received a vertical farm, a full supply of consumables and expert support from project staff to design an educational project. The students grew their own produce and developed a salad bag to give away to parents, staff and local business owners.

Tech Tyfu Twf helps schools engage students in real-life projects, combining academic learning, engaging hands-on tasks, key skills development, and cutting-edge technology. Project staff help design and deliver tailored courses in vertical farming at all key high school stages, with flexible emphasis depending on program goals. A student shortage is shifting to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, so the project uses current contexts such as climate change, business innovation and space exploration to inspire and keep his teaching exciting and relevant to the modern world.

Nia Wyn Jones, Deputy Director of Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi, described the value of the program: “We are very fortunate to have received a vertical farm through the Tech Tyfu Twf program. The unit was led by a group of Grade 11 boys. In addition to growing healthy and tasty vegetables, the boys learned skills for the job, including entrepreneurship, proactive problem avoidance, problem solving, marketing, teamwork, communication efficient and clear and meeting deadlines.

The Tech Tyfu project is one of Menter Môn’s enduring community collaborations with businesses, communities, the public sector and individuals. Project Manager Catherine Pearson said of Tech Tyfu Twf, “We are delighted to partner with Agxio who will help us take our teaching to the next level. By collecting the school’s vertical agricultural data using Mercury and then Ceres platforms, we can extend the scope of the project to different areas, creating applications for computing, programming, data processing and engineering. Having a visual representation of the collected data allows students to develop a good understanding of how manipulating environmental variables will affect the growth of their crops and will help them formulate their own research questions.

Award-winning company Agxio is the Welsh Government’s strategic partner for Agritech Innovation and is already working with Tech Tyfu officials on vertical farming projects in North Wales. Its advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence platform, Mercury, is used to optimize controlled environment agriculture through the use of IoT sensor technology and automation, while reducing costs for the producers.

Catherine Pearson added: “We plan to extend the delivery and benefits of Tech Tyfu Twf to more schools in Wales by making digital content available for free, and we look forward to our continued partnership with Agxio to explore more areas of innovation in education”.

About Agxio
Agxio is a data science and machine learning company specializing in the biotechnology, life science and agricultural science industries. Founded in 2018 by a team of award-winning technologists, scientists, entrepreneurs and practitioners, Agxio has developed a range of expert AI applications that deliver advanced, beyond-human-scale solutions to solve complex and concrete business problems.

About Menter Mon / Tech Tyfu
Menter Môn is a non-profit social enterprise that works with businesses, communities, individuals and the public sector to deliver meaningful and innovative projects across North Wales, including Tech Tyfu. Since 2020, Tech Tyfu has completed a range of controlled-environment agriculture projects that use hydroponics to support business development, create local food supply chains, and showcase innovation in STEM education.

About Mercury
Mercury uses applied machine learning to deliver real-world solutions for traditional and enclosed agricultural businesses. The platform ingests sensor data using monitoring and analytics to create smart solutions to tough problems in minutes. Sensor intelligence is at the heart of this system, tracking and analyzing real-time data to solve farm-scale problems in land and livestock management, sustainability and business efficiency. agricultural.

About Ceres
Ceres is a monitoring and control platform that optimizes growing conditions in controlled environment agricultural systems. Through sensor analysis and applied machine learning, Ceres is able to intelligently monitor key factors that influence plant growth, such as light, temperature, humidity, nutrient availability, and plant growth. ‘water. Growers can set optimal ranges for growing conditions and receive real-time alerts to adjust environmental settings if needed. Crop health and growth are optimized while yields are enhanced to achieve high productivity and efficiency.

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