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Mark Shields Hosts Sophia Tang (coRISE) on the LIBI Podcast

Released Tuesday, 15th September 2020
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Thank you for listening to the Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas podcast, supported by Rainforest Alberta.The podcast that highlights those people who are contributing to and/or supporting the innovation ecosystem in Alberta.Mark Shields Working with entrepreneurs through Business Link, Mark gets to spend his days helping people solve their problems. This can take widely different forms from client to client which really keeps him nimble in strategy. Mark is able to offer some particular strategy around financials through his time studying accounting and methodically pursuing a CPA designation.Sophia Tang ditched her comfy corporate executive career in pursuit of social entrepreneurship. Her goal is to reduce local food waste by food upcycling and help people like you to make conscious and compassionate purchases. Check out her delicious upcycled snacks at coRISE.ca and follow coRISEfoods on social media.

Please be sure to share this episode with everyone you know. If you are interested in being either a host, a guest, or a sponsor of the show, please reach out.We are published in Google Podcasts and the iTunes store for Apple Podcasts We would be grateful if you could give us a rating as it helps spread the word about the show.Show SummarySophia Tang is a Social Entrepreneur and Founder of coRISE. She chats with Mark about food waste and her decision to start a company with a mission to end food waste by upcycling food in Alberta.Show Quote:"In Alberta alone, over 70,000 Kilograms of grains per day are wasted just in the brewing process.""One of the things that I really had to overcome was sustainable packaging ""Only 9% of all recyclable products in Canada, are actually recycled. Most end up in the landfill because the city doesn't have the capacity to process all of it."Credits...This Episode Sponsored By: Community Now! MagazineEpisode Music: Tony Del DeganCreator & Producer: Al Del DeganSystem Engineering Sponsor: Kris Chase - PODMaster 2020

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