Unreasonable Ventures

companies headquartered in countries, mitigating metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and impacting the lives of more than people.

388

Ventures

Added 28 in the last year

$14 bn

Total Financing Raised By Unreasonable Ventures

$14 bn

Total Revenue Generated By Unreasonable Ventures

1.1 m

Jobs Supported By Unreasonable Ventures

39%

Led by Women CEOs

59%

Traditionally Under-Represented CEOs (86% of the Fortune 500 CEOs are White Men)

*The Impact data below is self-reported by Unreasonable Fellows and the analogous perspectives are generated by AI.

As a result of 18 Unreasonable ventures, 28,737,615 individuals have gained access to relevant skills for employment, decent jobs, or entrepreneurship.

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That's more than the entire population of Australia, empowering a nation's worth of people with skills for a better future.

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This could fill over 320 major sports stadiums around the world, turning each event into a massive graduation ceremony.

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It's as if every single person in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago learned a new, life-changing skill.

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As a result of 12 Unreasonable ventures, 17,539,109 individuals have gained access to affordable and quality technical, vocational, and tertiary education.

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This is akin to providing every young adult in Australia and New Zealand combined the opportunity to pursue higher education.

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Imagine repopulating the entire city of New York with people who've just received access to higher education.

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That's equivalent to filling the University of Michigan's stadium, the largest in the US, about 163 times over.

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As a result of 9 Unreasonable ventures, 1,716,666 teachers have been trained.

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That's roughly equivalent to educating every teacher in Italy, enhancing the learning experience for millions of students.

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Imagine every educational institution from primary schools to universities in New York State receiving an uplift in teaching quality overnight.

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It's like holding an intensive training program for all teachers across three countries the size of Singapore.

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As a result of 99 Unreasonable ventures, 142 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions have been reduced.

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That's comparable to shutting down 30 coal-fired power plants for a year.

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It's like removing the annual CO2 emissions from over 30.7 million cars off the road.

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Equivalent to the CO2 sequestered by 234 million acres of U.S. forests in a year.

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As a result of 44 Unreasonable ventures, 2.66 billion kilograms of waste have been diverted by prevention, reduction, recycling, and/or reuse.

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That's equivalent to the weight of approximately 530,000 adult blue whales, the largest animals on Earth.

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This amount could fill over 1,064,000 garbage trucks, which if lined up end-to-end, would stretch from New York City to Los Angeles more than twice.

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Imagine covering the entire area of Paris with waste. The diverted waste would be enough to do so, creating a layer almost 5 cm thick.

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As a result of 33 Unreasonable ventures, 47,540,612 people have been educated on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning.

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That's more than the entire population of Spain, learning how to combat and adapt to climate change.

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Imagine every single resident of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix combined, all receiving education on vital environmental actions.

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This is akin to educating every attendee of over 830 Coachella festivals on the crucial aspects of climate change.

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As a result of 21 Unreasonable ventures, a total of 677,064,989 kg of food/nutritional products have been sold.

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That's comparable to the combined weight of all the buildings on Manhattan Island.

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This amount could fill over 270 Olympic-sized stadiums with nutritious food.

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It's as if each person in the United States had an extra 2 kg of food to enjoy.

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As a result of 19 Unreasonable ventures, 313,785,853,890 liters of water have been saved.

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That's equivalent to filling over 125,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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Imagine providing enough water for the entire population of the United States to sustain their drinking needs for about 3 years.

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It's like turning off the tap and saving the entire annual water consumption of over 5 million households.

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As a result of 15 Unreasonable ventures, 6,313,613 farmers have implemented more sustainable food production systems and resilient agricultural practices, increasing productivity and production.

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This is akin to transforming the agricultural practices of a country the size of Denmark, revolutionizing its entire farming landscape.

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Imagine every farmer in the United States' Midwest, known as the 'breadbasket of the world', adopting these innovative practices.

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It's as if every person in Hong Kong decided to become a farmer overnight, each choosing to embrace sustainable and resilient agricultural methods.

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As a result of 12 Unreasonable ventures, 1.18 billion people have received access to affordable health coverage/care.

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That's nearly equal to the population of Africa.

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This group could fill New York City's Central Park about 1,180 times.

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It's as if we've provided affordable health coverage/care to everyone in India, with some to spare.

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As a result of 10 Unreasonable ventures, 109,142,470 people have been treated for non-communicable diseases.

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This is akin to providing care for every inhabitant of Philippines, a nation where chronic diseases are a growing concern.

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Imagine every person in California, Texas, and New York combined receiving treatment. That's the impact we're talking about.

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It’s as if we offered a health lifeline to nearly three times the population of Canada, making a significant dent in global healthcare challenges.

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As a result of 9 Unreasonable ventures, 72,006,137 communities are now monitoring and treating their hazardous chemicals/air/water/soil pollution.

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This is equivalent to providing clean environments for every community in India, a country known for facing significant pollution challenges.

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Imagine repurposing the entire Amazon rainforest's area into a flourishing garden, that's the scale of impact on the planet's health.

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It's like turning every urban area in the United States and the European Union into a sustainable living model, transforming the way millions of people interact with their environment.

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As a result of 43 Unreasonable ventures, 2,482,659 people have gained decent work/productive employment.

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That's more than the entire population of Namibia, providing a significant boost to employment in a country-sized scale.

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Imagine every inhabitant of Paris, including its bustling suburbs, gaining new, meaningful employment, transforming the economic landscape of a major European capital.

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It's as if we've created enough jobs to employ everyone in Qatar twice, reshaping the workforce of a nation known for its wealth and rapid development.

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As a result of 38 Unreasonable ventures, 1,866,715 women have earned steady, decent employment.

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That's nearly twice the population of Paris, providing a vibrant example of economic empowerment on a grand scale.

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Imagine every seat in Madison Square Garden filled 95 times over with women who've found meaningful work.

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It's as though every woman in Kuwait City transitioned into secure employment, transforming the economic landscape.

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As a result of 24 Unreasonable ventures, 1,129,638 women have been empowered to fulfill a leadership role.

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That's more than the total number of attendees at the 2012 London Olympics, showcasing the magnitude of impact on women's leadership globally.

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This is akin to empowering every woman in a city the size of Prague, transforming it into a hub of female leadership.

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Imagine every seat in over 15 major international airports filled with these newly empowered women leaders, visualizing the scale of change.

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March 28, 2024

Eco Wave Power

Eco Wave Power, a renewable energy company, sees a significant revenue increase and secures investment for projects in LA and Portugal. The company promotes women's leadership in technology and energy sectors, with notable progress in financial... Eco Wave Power, a renewable energy company, sees a significant revenue increase and secures investment for projects in LA and Portugal. The company promotes women's leadership in technology and energy sectors, with notable progress in financial and operational results.

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April 4, 2024

Mission Zero Technologies

Mission Zero Technologies, a UK startup, secures significant funding, including support from Bill Gates, for its innovative direct air capture technology. The company aims to scale up mass-deployable DAC facilities to combat climate change and... Mission Zero Technologies, a UK startup, secures significant funding, including support from Bill Gates, for its innovative direct air capture technology. The company aims to scale up mass-deployable DAC facilities to combat climate change and empower global carbon removal efforts.

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April 6, 2024

Zypp Electric

Zypp Electric triples revenue, expands green mobility in India, partners with Porter for sustainable logistics. Revenue jumps 3x to 353 crore, deploys 20,000 e-scooters. Records threefold revenue growth in FY24, eyes further expansion. Zypp Electric triples revenue, expands green mobility in India, partners with Porter for sustainable logistics. Revenue jumps 3x to 353 crore, deploys 20,000 e-scooters. Records threefold revenue growth in FY24, eyes further expansion.

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April 5, 2024

Husk Power Systems

Husk Power Systems, founded by a Darden alumnus, secures $20M in debt funding from EIB for renewable energy expansion in Nigeria. The company is recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies in 2024 for its sustainable energy solutions. Husk Power Systems, founded by a Darden alumnus, secures $20M in debt funding from EIB for renewable energy expansion in Nigeria. The company is recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies in 2024 for its sustainable energy solutions.

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April 2, 2024

Entocycle

Novato County faces a challenge with a surge in COVID-19 cases, prompting new restrictions. In London, millions of maggots and flies are bred for waste management. A plant primer discusses the benefits of greenery in homes. Novato County faces a challenge with a surge in COVID-19 cases, prompting new restrictions. In London, millions of maggots and flies are bred for waste management. A plant primer discusses the benefits of greenery in homes.

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April 10, 2024

Ubongo

MIPTV announces Ubongo and Open Planet as recipients of the SDG Awards for their impactful content promoting sustainability and education. The recognition highlights their commitment to addressing global challenges through media, emphasizing the... MIPTV announces Ubongo and Open Planet as recipients of the SDG Awards for their impactful content promoting sustainability and education. The recognition highlights their commitment to addressing global challenges through media, emphasizing the importance of socially responsible storytelling.

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March 31, 2024

TerViva

Aloha plant protein bars partner with Terviva to use Pongamia beans for Ponova oil. Terviva's strategic pivot focuses on longer development cycles compared to economic cycles. The partnership expands, highlighting sustainable ingredients and... Aloha plant protein bars partner with Terviva to use Pongamia beans for Ponova oil. Terviva's strategic pivot focuses on longer development cycles compared to economic cycles. The partnership expands, highlighting sustainable ingredients and innovative business strategies in the plant-based food industry.

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March 30, 2024

Connected Energy

Connected Energy, a leader in second-life battery storage for EV charging, is expanding after securing new contracts. Their innovative approach to repurposing used EV batteries for sustainable energy solutions, like the partnership with Volvo, is... Connected Energy, a leader in second-life battery storage for EV charging, is expanding after securing new contracts. Their innovative approach to repurposing used EV batteries for sustainable energy solutions, like the partnership with Volvo, is gaining attention and recognition in the industry.

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March 26, 2024

Skyven Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy is providing $145 million to Skyven Technologies to decarbonize industrial steam. Richardson-based Skyven Technologies stands to benefit from this funding, aiming to reduce carbon emissions in industrial processes, a... The U.S. Department of Energy is providing $145 million to Skyven Technologies to decarbonize industrial steam. Richardson-based Skyven Technologies stands to benefit from this funding, aiming to reduce carbon emissions in industrial processes, a significant step towards sustainability.

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April 13, 2024

Goterra

CSIRO is investing $20 million to support 750 startups and small businesses in research and development. One of the innovative projects involves using maggots to create fertilizers and animal feed, showcasing unique and sustainable solutions in... CSIRO is investing $20 million to support 750 startups and small businesses in research and development. One of the innovative projects involves using maggots to create fertilizers and animal feed, showcasing unique and sustainable solutions in...

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March 23, 2024

ThinkCERCA

ThinkCerca introduces AI-powered automated feedback for student writing, a patent-pending technology. This innovation aims to enhance the learning experience by providing personalized feedback to students, improving their writing skills. The tool... ThinkCerca introduces AI-powered automated feedback for student writing, a patent-pending technology. This innovation aims to enhance the learning experience by providing personalized feedback to students, improving their writing skills. The tool is designed to support educators in fostering student growth.

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March 20, 2024

80 Acres Farms

80 Acres Farms acquires Mother Raw, a Toronto-based salad dressing company, expanding its reach to Hamilton. This acquisition allows 80 Acres Farms to enhance its offerings with premium, organic dressings, aligning with the growing demand for... 80 Acres Farms acquires Mother Raw, a Toronto-based salad dressing company, expanding its reach to Hamilton. This acquisition allows 80 Acres Farms to enhance its offerings with premium, organic dressings, aligning with the growing demand for healthy, sustainable food options.

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March 19, 2024

Jumbotail

Jumbotail secures Rs 151 crore in Series C3 funding from Artal Asia and other investors. The funding will aid the company's expansion and growth in the e-grocery sector, highlighting investor confidence in Jumbotail's business model and potential. Jumbotail secures Rs 151 crore in Series C3 funding from Artal Asia and other investors. The funding will aid the company's expansion and growth in the e-grocery sector, highlighting investor confidence in Jumbotail's business model and potential.

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April 8, 2024

The EVERY Company

Plans to increase production of lab-grown eggs are gaining traction as a food technology company aims to revolutionize the food industry. This innovation promises a sustainable and ethical alternative to traditional egg production, addressing... Plans to increase production of lab-grown eggs are gaining traction as a food technology company aims to revolutionize the food industry. This innovation promises a sustainable and ethical alternative to traditional egg production, addressing...

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April 5, 2024

Iceotope

Iceotope, a UK-based company, is revolutionizing data center cooling technology with their precision liquid cooling solutions. By utilizing innovative techniques, they are leading the industry in creating more efficient and sustainable cooling... Iceotope, a UK-based company, is revolutionizing data center cooling technology with their precision liquid cooling solutions. By utilizing innovative techniques, they are leading the industry in creating more efficient and sustainable cooling systems for data centers worldwide.

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March 18, 2024

BetterPlace

Betterplace, in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh government, aims to upskill over 1 lakh frontline workers by 2025. This initiative will make them job-ready through Asia's largest SaaS and horizontal platform, addressing the need for skilled... Betterplace, in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh government, aims to upskill over 1 lakh frontline workers by 2025. This initiative will make them job-ready through Asia's largest SaaS and horizontal platform, addressing the need for skilled workers in the state.

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April 6, 2024

ID Water

ID-WATER, a Japanese startup, has successfully raised Series A2 funding to further develop its water purification technology. The company's innovative approach to water treatment, utilizing AI and IoT, has attracted investors and attention due to... ID-WATER, a Japanese startup, has successfully raised Series A2 funding to further develop its water purification technology. The company's innovative approach to water treatment, utilizing AI and IoT, has attracted investors and attention due to...

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April 5, 2024

FatHopes Energy

Fathopes Energy partners with Selangor FC for a Ramadan campaign to recycle used cooking oil. The initiative aims to promote environmental sustainability and raise awareness about proper disposal methods. Supporters are encouraged to participate... Fathopes Energy partners with Selangor FC for a Ramadan campaign to recycle used cooking oil. The initiative aims to promote environmental sustainability and raise awareness about proper disposal methods. Supporters are encouraged to participate in the recycling efforts.

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March 29, 2024

Bloomlife

Bloomlife's MFM Pro device receives FDA clearance, allowing pregnant women to monitor contractions at home. The device provides real-time data to track uterine activity, offering convenience and peace of mind. This innovation enhances prenatal... Bloomlife's MFM Pro device receives FDA clearance, allowing pregnant women to monitor contractions at home. The device provides real-time data to track uterine activity, offering convenience and peace of mind. This innovation enhances prenatal care and empowers expectant mothers.

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March 28, 2024

Abundance Investment

Women investors have the potential to significantly impact the fight against climate change by directing their investments towards sustainable and environmentally friendly companies. Their influence in the financial sector could help drive... Women investors have the potential to significantly impact the fight against climate change by directing their investments towards sustainable and environmentally friendly companies. Their influence in the financial sector could help drive...

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March 27, 2024

TO THE MARKET

Young Kentucky women attended an event to learn career and life skills. The event focused on topics like financial literacy, self-defense, and mental health. Participants engaged in workshops and discussions to empower and educate themselves for... Young Kentucky women attended an event to learn career and life skills. The event focused on topics like financial literacy, self-defense, and mental health. Participants engaged in workshops and discussions to empower and educate themselves for...

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March 25, 2024

Foodsteps

Ella's Kitchen commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2030, aiming to reduce emissions across their entire supply chain. The company plans to invest in renewable energy, sustainable packaging, and work with suppliers to achieve their environmental... Ella's Kitchen commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2030, aiming to reduce emissions across their entire supply chain. The company plans to invest in renewable energy, sustainable packaging, and work with suppliers to achieve their environmental...

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March 25, 2024

ideaForge

IdeaForge, an Indian drone company, is expanding into new segments beyond defense and security. With a focus on commercial applications like agriculture and infrastructure, the company aims to leverage its expertise in drone technology for diverse... IdeaForge, an Indian drone company, is expanding into new segments beyond defense and security. With a focus on commercial applications like agriculture and infrastructure, the company aims to leverage its expertise in drone technology for diverse industries.

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March 25, 2024

Kuli Kuli

Lisa Curtis, founder of Kuli Kuli, discusses the brand's mission to create a better world through sustainable practices and the power of moringa. The company focuses on social impact, health benefits, and empowering women in developing countries. Lisa Curtis, founder of Kuli Kuli, discusses the brand's mission to create a better world through sustainable practices and the power of moringa. The company focuses on social impact, health benefits, and empowering women in developing countries.

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March 25, 2024

Svante

The story discusses the impact of the recent cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, causing fuel shortages and price hikes. The attack highlights vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure and raises concerns about cybersecurity threats to... The story discusses the impact of the recent cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, causing fuel shortages and price hikes. The attack highlights vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure and raises concerns about cybersecurity threats to...

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March 25, 2024

Aeroseal

A local company in Dayton wins a prestigious award for its efforts in fighting climate change. The company's innovative solutions and commitment to sustainability have garnered recognition, highlighting the importance of environmental initiatives... A local company in Dayton wins a prestigious award for its efforts in fighting climate change. The company's innovative solutions and commitment to sustainability have garnered recognition, highlighting the importance of environmental initiatives...

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March 24, 2024

Orxa Energies

The story highlights the inspiring journey of a female engineer who overcame challenges to become the first woman to lead a car manufacturing plant in India. Her determination, resilience, and success serve as a beacon of hope for aspiring women... The story highlights the inspiring journey of a female engineer who overcame challenges to become the first woman to lead a car manufacturing plant in India. Her determination, resilience, and success serve as a beacon of hope for aspiring women...

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March 22, 2024

Qnergy

Qnergy has introduced an API-enhanced connectivity solution for its remote power generation systems. This innovation allows for improved monitoring and control of the systems, enhancing efficiency and reliability. The technology is expected to... Qnergy has introduced an API-enhanced connectivity solution for its remote power generation systems. This innovation allows for improved monitoring and control of the systems, enhancing efficiency and reliability. The technology is expected to revolutionize the way remote power systems are managed.

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March 21, 2024

Uncommon Cacao

Cocoa prices are soaring, leading to Easter egg price hikes. The increase in cocoa costs is impacting chocolate production and could result in higher prices for consumers. This trend is expected to continue affecting various chocolate products. Cocoa prices are soaring, leading to Easter egg price hikes. The increase in cocoa costs is impacting chocolate production and could result in higher prices for consumers. This trend is expected to continue affecting various chocolate products.

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March 20, 2024

Naked Energy

The Labour Party in the UK has proposed a "Green Prosperity Plan" that aims to create 400,000 new jobs in renewable energy sectors by 2030. The plan includes investments in wind, solar, and hydrogen technologies to boost the economy and combat... The Labour Party in the UK has proposed a "Green Prosperity Plan" that aims to create 400,000 new jobs in renewable energy sectors by 2030. The plan includes investments in wind, solar, and hydrogen technologies to boost the economy and combat...

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March 18, 2024

EcoPost

Lorna Rutto left a stable banking job to start a recycling company in Kenya. She saw an opportunity in plastic waste and founded EcoPost, creating jobs and promoting environmental sustainability. Her entrepreneurial journey inspires many. Lorna Rutto left a stable banking job to start a recycling company in Kenya. She saw an opportunity in plastic waste and founded EcoPost, creating jobs and promoting environmental sustainability. Her entrepreneurial journey inspires many.

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March 18, 2024

Biohm

The story explores the fascinating world of fungi, highlighting their importance in various ecosystems and their potential for innovative solutions in medicine, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. Fungi's diverse roles and unique... The story explores the fascinating world of fungi, highlighting their importance in various ecosystems and their potential for innovative solutions in medicine, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. Fungi's diverse roles and unique...

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March 18, 2024

Seaweed Generation

A climate startup called Climeworks is gaining attention for its innovative technology that captures carbon dioxide from the air. The company aims to combat climate change by removing CO2 and turning it into useful products, such as fuel. A climate startup called Climeworks is gaining attention for its innovative technology that captures carbon dioxide from the air. The company aims to combat climate change by removing CO2 and turning it into useful products, such as fuel.

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March 17, 2024

Shiok Meats

Revo Foods introduces plant-based octopus analog, expanding their alternative seafood line. Umami Bioworks acquires Shiok Meats, a cell-based seafood company, to advance sustainable and ethical meat production. Both developments highlight the... Revo Foods introduces plant-based octopus analog, expanding their alternative seafood line. Umami Bioworks acquires Shiok Meats, a cell-based seafood company, to advance sustainable and ethical meat production. Both developments highlight the growing trend of innovative, environmentally friendly alternatives in the food industry.

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