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Ivey entrepreneurs recognized with non-profit innovation awards

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  • Nov 20, 2019
Ivey entrepreneurs recognized with non-profit innovation awards

Congratulations to two local startups founded by Ivey alumni for their recognition at the Pillar Community Innovation Awards on Wednesday, November 20, in London, Ontario.

Urban Roots London, a non-profit organization co-founded by Richie Bloomfield, HBA '14, MBA '20 candidate, Jeremy Horrell, Graham Bracken, BA '14, and Heather Bracken, JD '15, produces high-quality, organic produce, distributes locally to consumers and to private and social enterprises, and develops agricultural opportunities for communities within the City of London. The organic urban farm received the Community Impact Award.

RollUP Solutions Inc., a startup founded by Megan MacKay, HBA '19,  collects gently-used wheelchairs and mobility devices, working with partners at Goodwill Industries Commercial Solutions to refurbish them, and then sells or donates the devices at a 95-per-cent discount. The social enterprise was recognized with the Community Collaboration Award.

About the Pillar Community Innovation Awards

Since launching in 2006, the Pillar Community Innovation Awards has celebrated individuals, organizations, and enterprises that invest in positive community impact in the categories of Innovation, Leadership, Impact, Collaboration, and Community Choice.