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History

Nov 21, 2011
Raise5 was born out of a 'Startup Weekend' event in Toronto. We pitched the initial idea in front of 300 members of the start-up community and after getting some warm receptions, we decided to focus and build Raise5 with our full attention.
May 14, 2012
Raise5 wins Richard Branson's 'Screw Business As Usual' competition. Out of 500 contestants, Raise5 was picked for being the most innovative and sustainable business for social good. Read story on The Hoffington Post >
Feb 1, 2012
Raise5.com was officially launched. In order to promote the site, co-founder Hassan dressed up as a teddy bear and danced to song requests from the Raise5 community.
Read story on TNW >
Sept 10, 2012
Raise5 begins acceleration and incubation process with Chuck Templeton’s Impact Engine Accelerator
Read story on Forbes >