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World’s Challenge Challenge UWaterloo
March 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The six finalists for the World’s Challenge Challenge UWaterloo are:
By providing micro-loans to developing nations, Bugs Abroad hopes to harness investor funds to allow the creation of small-scale insect agricultural operations in order to reduce world hunger.
Cultured is creating a sustainable and efficient in-vitro meat production process, effectively, the growing of meat from cell cultures without the need for slaughtering animals.
MoguHaus is developing MycoMade, a line of food packaging made from agricultural waste and mycelium, the roots of fungi. The packaging creates zero waste, and is carbon neutral.
Raptrs is creating a Rapid Anti-Poaching Technological Response System to prevent the poaching of Elephants and Rhinos in Africa, which are essential to the region’s biodiversity.
Roots to Remediation
Roots to Remediation aims to reduce carbon emissions by partnering with farmers and co-operatives in high CO2 regions to increase carbon sequestration in rice farming.
Women Ambassadors in Menstrual Sanitation (WAMS)
WAMS is creating period pouches to fund menstrual hygiene programming that empowers women to become menstrual sanitation ambassadors in their communities.