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RAINSTICK LANDS LION’S SHARE OF FIERCE FOUNDERS PRIZE

RAINSTICK LANDS LION’S SHARE OF FIERCE FOUNDERS PRIZE
Water saving firm earns 75K at pitch competition, with 25K to med-tech company HYIVY Health. Five of the eight companies that took to the stage at the 2020 Fierce Founders Bootcamp Pitch Competition Wednesday were focused on the med-tech or health-care spheres.

RAINSTICK: DELIVERING SUSTAINABLE SHOWERS WITHOUT COMPROMISE

RAINSTICK: DELIVERING SUSTAINABLE SHOWERS WITHOUT COMPROMISE
As we navigate a global pandemic and a just recovery, we want to amplify the stories of those who are working towards a low-carbon future. To build a vibrant low-carbon economy, we’ll need innovative tech that supports our needs while preserving the environment. That’s why Bullfrog Power is sponsoring the Centre for Social Innovation’s Earth Tech, an accelerator for startups and nonprofits working on climate and freshwater solutions.

RAINSTICK RAISES $1 MILLION CAD TO COMMERCIALIZE WATER CONSERVATION TECH

RAINSTICK RAISES $1 MILLION CAD TO COMMERCIALIZE WATER CONSERVATION TECH
Kelowna-based cleantech startup RainStick Shower has secured over $1 million CAD in seed financing to support the launch of its water-saving smart shower system. RainStick’s round was supported by Vancouver-based VC firm Red Thread Ventures and a group of impact angel investors aligned with the water and renewables space. This group includes John Rose, who previously served as CEO and president of electric floor heating company NuHeat Floors, which was acquired by Pentair in 2015. Rose has joined RainStick’s board as part of the round