Connie Stacey of Growing Greener Innovations wins Pitch for the Purse


By Emily Rendell-Watson

Growing Greener Innovations founder Connie Stacey has won The Forum’s Pitch for the Purse prize of $50,000 this year, the largest in the competition's history.

Stacey's clean energy solutions company builds smart batteries and battery energy storage solutions for residential, commercial and industrial customers. It aims to provide a "greener, quieter and affordable alternative to gas-powered generators and biomass burning."

The Pitch for the Purse finale came after a five-month-long program, that started with 466 applicants, the highest number the Canadian charity has ever received.

“I am so thrilled to have been selected as the winner of The Forum’s Pitch for the Purse,” said Stacey. “It is an absolute honour and I’m excited to use this injection of capital to support our mission to end energy poverty globally."

Connie Stacey

Growing Greener Innovations founder Connie Stacey during the FWE Pitch for the Purse Finale (YouTube)

Stacey was also recently recognized by Report on Business Magazine as one of Canada's top 50 changemakers for her Grengine UltraLite invention with Growing Greener Innovations.

That's not all — Growing Greener Innovations is a semi-finalist to become a SheEO Venture. The new ventures will be announced on March 8.