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Aspiring entrepreneurs are the key to our future.

Listening to their ideas and supporting their projects gives them a chance to try something new, fill a gap, and impact their local communities. Our role is to provide them with initial funding and a platform for sharing, so that the whole Stardust community may become inspired by their work, make connections, and see from new perspectives. 

 

We awarded three new grants in Spring 2017!
Read about our newly funded projects below.

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Lumbrick

This social venture led by a student group from Montreal, Canada aims to increase the food security and spendable income of refugee communities by supplying them with a low-cost direct substitute for firewood: briquettes made of agricultural waste. Stardust’s grant helped fund their pilot project at the Timagolo refugee camp in Cameroon this summer. Stay tuned to their Facebook and our site for updates!

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hound makerspace

Hound is a makerspace based in Austin, Texas that provides small business resources (brand consultations, access to wholesale products, legal advice, technology) to independent makers and artisans for a membership fee. This project supports the high-quality, American-made movement that is currently in high demand by consumers and a positive step for individual makers.

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ion-powered aircraft

This unique invention, which is awaiting a patent, is a silent, ion-powered aircraft that is self-contained, which means it can lift its own power source. It has a remote control, and future versions of this technology could be autonomous, fly higher, and be even more powerful. Stardust's grant funded an important piece of the updated aircraft that will allow for these progressive changes.


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Sustainability

We strive to live in harmony with our environment and learn from it in order to help ourselves. Natural elements and resources are ours to harness if we can do it with great respect for the Earth they come from! Sustainability projects we fund explore smart solutions that promote accessibility and renewability.

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Health

We know and value the importance of health in our everyday lives. Good mental health keeps our minds stable, conscious, self-aware, curious, and positive. Our minds are connected with our bodies, which also require quality nutrition, outdoor activity, and proper body treatment of all kinds.

Learning

The value of education depends on its accessibility for all and affordability, more than anything. We all have a right to be curious, learn, and grow. Stardust values openness and transparency that cultivates this curiosity and the cooperation that allows knowledge to be shared.

 

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