News - 3rd December, 2019

Resurgo Ventures Showcase draws online crowd

9,500 people tuned in online to watch the live-stream of Resurgo Ventures’ final Showcase Night of 2019.

Guests were treated to presentations from Resurgo Ventures’ biggest cohort to date; seven start-up social enterprises all wanting to make a positive impact on people and the planet. Each start-up presented their vision for tackling issues including online addiction, waste, supply chain exploitation and fast fashion.

The 200-strong guests gathered in the room were also treated to tasty treats from Ben and Jerry’s and Vogue-featured Luminary Bakery.

The event also launched Resurgo Ventures’ inaugural Ethical Christmas Gift Guide, featuring alternative gift ideas to encourage ethical gift choices this Christmas. Each gift featured comes from a venture that has participated in the Resurgo Ventures Accelerator Programme, meaning any purchase not only has an ethical impact, but supports the venture in their wider social mission.

Resurgo Ventures has now worked with 24 social impact ventures. The following seven were featured in November’s Showcase:

  • Paco’s Pima: A premium baby clothes company paying Peruvian Pima cotton farmers a reliable and decent wage to help them escape poverty
  • Fabric for Freedom: A contemporary clothing brand changing and challenging the current fashion industry model
  • U:CAAN: A physical platform that allows people to conveniently recycle on the go and get rewarded for it
  • Amber LightAn app which provides a supportive community for addicts, by connecting them with online support groups and accountability partners
  • RUINS: An up-cycling platform and community to reduce textile waste
  • Bedstraw + Madder: A fashion label that designs and creates 100% naturally plant dyed products without the use of chemicals
  • Our Pledge: A digital platform where shoppers collaborate with businesses to address environmental issues by pledging support through paying cash forward online.

You can watch the event in full online here.

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