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MaRS launches its most extensive RBC Women in Cleantech Accelerator

Innovation Factory #innovator and i.d.e.a. Fund recipient, Bug Mars has been accepted into the 2022-2024 cohort for RBC Women in Cleantech Accelerator.

Natalie Duncan, is the visionary CEO and Co-founder of Bug Mars Inc. The company uses AI to refine insect farming by reducing labour with 24/7 monitoring and providing real-time pest and disease alerts to farmers.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE, marsdd.com, September 29, 2022

Ten women entrepreneurs begin a two-year program to scale their cleantech innovations into global market-ready products and services.

MaRS today announced 10 entrepreneurs participating in the RBC Women in Cleantech Accelerator. The program aims to help Canadian women scale their cleantech ideas into climate change solutions with global impact.

The accelerator is supported by the RBC Foundation through RBC Tech for Nature — a multi-year commitment to preserving the world’s greatest wealth: our natural ecosystem. Working with partners like MaRS, RBC Tech for Nature is supporting the development of technology and innovation capabilities to solve pressing environmental challenges.

“Climate change and the issues we’re facing connect us all as we work to build a better future,” said Mark Beckles, Vice-President, Social Impact & Innovation, RBC . “Through RBC Tech for Nature and our partnerships, we are committed to bringing the power of innovative technologies to address and scale solutions to face this crisis together.”

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Innovation Factory is a business accelerator, dedicated to helping Ontario-based businesses launch, scale, and succeed. We provide start-ups, and scaling companies with advisory services, training, mentorship, and strategic connections to help bring disruptive technologies to market, leverage intellectual property, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs. Serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011 we are driven to help: Entrepreneurs bring new ideas to life and to market Small/Medium Enterprises (SMEs) get to the next level Hamilton build a dynamic culture and a community of innovation Innovation can happen anywhere. Our goal is to make it work everywhere. We work to elevate key industry sectors including, advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information technology, integrated mobility, life sciences & health care and social innovations.

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