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7 ventures to help keep you entertained, engaged and learning while at home


It's week 5 of social distancing and we hope you are well and staying connected with your friends, family and the community. Find yourself looking for new ways to pass the time?


We've compiled a list of ventures in our ecosystem who can help keep you entertained, engaged and learning while at home.


Check them out!



Learn Latin with Immersio: Want to learn Latin interactively through conversation? Immersio is an app that empowers users to learn through conversation and practice interactively. Choose your preferred topics with new content each week.


Try their new app for free!





Begin your culinary career with Flourist: 100% traceable grains, beans, and freshly milled flours, stone-milled to order and delivered to your door - Flourist offers a range of farmer-direct and bleach free products to start (or continue!) your culinary career. 


Order online today!






Grow from home with AVA: AVA Byte is a smart indoor garden filled with tech, an HD camera, and environmental sensors. It knows exactly how to care for your plants in style. 


The team is preparing for launch this spring, check it out and preorder today!




Play (sustainably) with ChopValue: ChopValue is turning recycled chopsticks into boredom-busting games for those staying at home!


Check out their building blocks (like jenga) and domino stones to keep entertained while saving chopsticks from landfill.







Read with Simbi: Find yourself at home looking for a meaningful way to make a difference in the world? Help boost global literacy by being a narrator with Simbi!


Simbi is helping over 40,000 learners improve their literacy across 2,000 schools in 47 countries. 








Start your day with Wize MonkeyWize Monkey is the global leader in Coffee Leaf Tea production, research, and innovation having established itself as the world’s first Coffee Leaf Tea company.


Peruse their online store for a variety of teas from Earl Grey to Sunset Chai shipped straight to your door. 






Volunteer with WeCause:

Providing changemakers with opportunities to connect and collaborate, WeCause bridges volunteers with organizations based on their specific skills to work together to make a change.


Register with WeCause online!









ChopValue and Wize Monkey are recipients of the UBC Social Impact Fund, part of the UBC Seed Funds portfolio





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