• Jun 24, 2021

    Investing in Innovation: Campbell River Impact Investor Challenge winners

    Prizes awarded to Cassandra Hui, Heal Mary, and Damien Gillis, ProjectDome

    More than 150 people from around British Columbia registered to watch the finale of the 2021 Campbell River Impact Investor Challenge on June 16. Five finalists, from all over British Columbia, pitched their businesses, vying for the grand prize of a minimum $50,000 investment in their businesses.

    The evening included a keynote discussion with Laura Plant, impact economist at PwC’s Sustainability Consulting. Plant’s presentation, How to know when you have really made an impact, gave viewers some useful frameworks for measuring social and environmental impact.

    Heal Mary, a business helping patients, families, and the medical system create more access to clinical trials, won a minimum $50,000 investment. Founder Cassandra Hui will use the investment for product development and sales growth.

    Campbell River’s Damien Gills won a low-interest $15,000 loan for his startup project, ProjectDome, an affordable, engaging, sustainable dome projection system targeting the virtual reality market. Read more...

Investing in Innovation: Campbell River Impact Investor Challenge winners

by Tanya Wood | Jun 24, 2021

Prizes awarded to Cassandra Hui, Heal Mary, and Damien Gillis, ProjectDome

More than 150 people from around British Columbia registered to watch the finale of the 2021 Campbell River Impact Investor Challenge on June 16. Five finalists, from all over British Columbia, pitched their businesses, vying for the grand prize of a minimum $50,000 investment in their businesses.

The evening included a keynote discussion with Laura Plant, impact economist at PwC’s Sustainability Consulting. Plant’s presentation, How to know when you have really made an impact, gave viewers some useful frameworks for measuring social and environmental impact.

Heal Mary, a business helping patients, families, and the medical system create more access to clinical trials, won a minimum $50,000 investment. Founder Cassandra Hui will use the investment for product development and sales growth.

Campbell River’s Damien Gills won a low-interest $15,000 loan for his startup project, ProjectDome, an affordable, engaging, sustainable dome projection system targeting the virtual reality market. Read more...