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Four SVZ Ventures Receive IRP Funding

Accelerate Her Future, Brave Soles, Savyn, and Vesta were selected to receive funding from the Investment Readiness Program
March 16, 2021

Congratulations to SVZ ventures Accelerate Her Future, Braves Soles, Savyn, and Vesta for being selected to receive the second round of Investment Readiness Program (IRP) funding! , external link

Community Foundations of Canada launched the IRP to support Canadian social purpose organizations tackling a range of social issues, including the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Looking towards post-pandemic recovery, social purpose organizations will help us "build more resilient and inclusive communities." 

Last year, SVZ ventures NIKU Farms and Lisnen were selected for the first round of IRP funding. Dr. Golnaz Golnaraghi, Founder of Accelerate Her Future, told us she's grateful for the response her venture's social impact work is receiving.

"[The IRP Funding] will be helping us on a number of different fronts, including the ability to work with service providers to think more deeply and thoughtfully about how we can build a sustainable organization."

Dr. Golnaz Golnaraghi, Founder of Accelerate Her Future

Read more about the social impact work each of these ventures are doing:

Accelerate Her Future is a career accelerator that supports Black, Indigenous and racialized women pursuing careers in business and STEM, providing them with the resources and mentorship they need to succeed. 

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Brave Soles crafts handmade leather shoes and accessories using recycled tires, creating employment and micro finance opportunities in the areas they work.

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Savyn is a digital platform that provides PTSD resources and clinical interventions to vulnerable communities.

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Vesta is a survivor-centric sexual assault reporting platform. Their chatbot helps victims process their emotions, reactions and memories while interweaving evidence collection.

These projects are part of the Investment Readiness Program. 

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