The Katerva Awards

Founded in 2009 by Meg Wirth—who now serves as chief strategy officer—and Allyson Cote—who stepped down last year from her COO post—Maternova participated in Social Enterprise Greenhouse’s first accelerator program, taking the leap from idea to action after it was “percolating for a long time,” according to Veenam.
https://www.golocalprov.com/business/ri-tech-and-innovation-report-the-katerva-awards

Affordable water disinfecting nano-silver paper filters

Folia Water has also just received a $400k contract from Unilever Global Innovation to prove the consumer sales recipe in partnership with the Unilever Bangladesh PureIt team.
https://makingprosperity.com/solutions-details/affordable-water-disinfecting-nano-silver-paper-filters

From Commander to Student to Fellow to CEO

“Prakash’s leadership role at Maternova evolved swiftly based upon his combination of strategic leadership skills and ability to execute tasks and decisions at all levels,” shared Wirth. “We have worked with many, many students, recent graduates, consultants, and colleagues, but Prakash’s immediate understanding of the mission and vision of the company and his business acumen stood out.”
http://entrepreneurship.babson.edu/from-commander-to-student-to-fellow-to-ceo/

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Suntap was awarded 2nd place for the 2018 Richard Heinberg Sustainability Prizes sponsored by the Foundation for a Sustainable Future. They are currently fabricating the first pilot units of our low …

Inclusive business models for safe water

Folia Water’s value proposition involves the distribution of silver-infused filter papers that cost as low as Tk 30 and thus provide the opportunity to the low-income community to have filtered water within an affordable range.
https://www.thedailystar.net/business/global-business/news/inclusive-business-models-safe-water-1672789

Mexican pottery advocates Colectivo 1050° innovate with traditional crafts

Since 2009, the Oaxaca-based organization Innovando la Tradición has been invested in rethinking the imperatives of clay-based crafts, while promoting sustainable practices. Besides running educational activities across potters’ communities in the region, the group’s commercial branch, Colectivo 1050°, identifies opportunities for the distribution of handmade objects to contemporary and high-end markets. AN Interior contributor Benoît Loiseau speaks with cofounder Diego Mier y Terán about the organization’s challenges and hopes.
https://archpaper.com/2018/10/an-interior-interviews-mexican-pottery-colectivo-1050/

MyTelemedicine Forms Strategic Partnership with PACEMD to Leverage the Power of Telemedicine across Latin America

Digital health care technology leader MyTelemedicine has partnered with PACEMD, an international organization focused on supporting health initiatives in Latin America, to provide telehealth services to Spanish-speaking patients in the United States and Mexico.
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/mytelemedicine-forms-strategic-partnership-with-pacemd-to-leverage-the-power-of-telemedicine-across-latin-america-1016021028

Saving Mothers Announces Innovative Partnership With Maternova, Inc. to Advance Maternal Health

“The partnership with Maternova will enable Saving Mothers to reach a far broader number of pregnant women in need within underserved communities around the world,” stated Dr. Shirazian, “Providing this access will ensure that Saving Mothers can continue its efforts to reduce maternal morbidity rates, bringing us closer to our goal of eradicating preventable death during childbirth within the next decade.”
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3653073

http://globalnews.ca/news/3126717/anti-zika-apparel-clothing-has-built-in-mosquito-repellant-for-women-expectant-moms/

“When the Zika epidemic hit, we were tracking the virus and we became aware of a gap in defending women against Zika. It’s just the basic question of how do you protect yourself during the day without having to slather your body with insecticide,” Wirth told Global News.
http://globalnews.ca/news/3126717/anti-zika-apparel-clothing-has-built-in-mosquito-repellant-for-women-expectant-moms/

9 social good innovations that made an impact in August

Designers at Maternova, an innovation hub geared toward the needs of pregnant women, have developed a line of clothing containing insect repellent with intentions of protecting expectant moms from Zika virus. The repellant used in the clothing, the designers told TakePart, protect the wearer from more than 40 types of insects and will last up to 50 washes.
https://mashable.com/2016/09/02/social-good-innovations-august-2016/#6oN5Xg.NgSqU

Occmundial Acquires Assured Labor’s Service in Mexico

Assured Labor, Latin America’s leader in digital low-wage recruitment, announced today that the company has sold its service in Mexico – EmpleoListo – to OCCMundial.
https://lavca.org/2016/08/30/occmundial-acquires-assured-labors-service-mexico-empleolisto

‘Drinkable book’ filters filthy water and makes it safer to drink, researchers say

Imagine a book that has pages you can tear out and use to turn raw sewage into drinking water. Each page is implanted with silver or copper nanoparticles that kill bacteria when water passes through them. And each page is printed with a message in your local language: “The water in your village may contain deadly diseases. But each page of this book is a paper water filter that will make it safe to drink.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/19/drinkable-book-filters-filthy-water-and-makes-it-safe-to-drink-researchers-say/?utm_term=.67f9e045de89

22 of the Most Fascinating Social Good Startups Changing the World

Maternova is a web-based global marketplace that tracks and sells goods services that impact the lives of mothers and newborns. They make it easy for doctors, nurses, and midwives to track innovation and to buy technologies and kits to use overseas. “What began as a single obstetric kit product sold domestically has grown organically by demand to include over 40 rigorously tested products, and we’re proud to call the Ministries of Health, the United Nations, and some of the largest NGOs our clients,” says VP and co-founder Allyson E Cote. “To date, we’ve help save the lives of over 180,000 women and newborns, and our global reach extends into over 170 countries.”
https://thedailybanter.com/2015/06/22-of-the-most-fascinating-social-good-startups-changing-the-world/

Assured Labor Raises $6.75M, Has Connected Workers With 100K Jobs In Latin America’s Informal Sector

David Reich started the company in 2008 to make informal labor markets in Latin America faster and more transparent for low-skilled workers. It was a social enterprise meant to connect workers, who often had little more than a feature phone, to evaluate or sign up for work opportunities by text message.
https://techcrunch.com/2015/04/22/assured-labor-raises-6-75m-has-connected-workers-with-100k-jobs-in-latin-americas-informal-sector/

Interview: Colectivo 1050

“Ceramics as a craft is an incredibly important aspect of indigenous culture in Mexico….Colectivo 1050 will be successful in Mexico only if we can pass that mission on throughout Mexico …