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LocalOn Secures IDEA Fund Grant for Groundbreaking Sustainability-Focused where.a.bouts App

OAKVILLE, ON /12 JUNE 2023 — LocalOn, a rising force in promoting sustainable business practices, proudly announces that it has been awarded a grant through the IDEA Fund to develop its revolutionary product, the where.a.bouts app. This grant is a testament to LocalOn’s commitment to fostering both environmental and economic sustainability, providing a platform that connects local businesses with their communities.

Gratitude and Vision

Founders Patience Badze and Sierra Williston express their heartfelt gratitude for being selected as recipients of the IDEA Fund grant. This support not only validates their vision but also signifies a crucial step forward in LocalOn’s mission to create a positive impact on local economies and the environment.

In a joint statement, Patience and Sierra remarked, “Receiving the IDEA Fund grant is an incredible honor for LocalOn. It goes beyond financial support; it’s a vote of confidence in the potential of the where.a.bouts app to drive positive change. We are deeply grateful to the IDEA Fund for recognizing and supporting our mission of creating a sustainable and vibrant local business ecosystem.”

About Whereabouts App

The where.a.bouts app, LocalOn’s flagship product, is poised to revolutionize the way communities engage with local small businesses. Designed with a dual focus on economic and environmental sustainability, the app serves as a bridge connecting small businesses with small business supporters and environmentally conscious consumers.

Through the where.a.bouts app, users can seamlessly discover and support local businesses with a commitment to sustainability. The platform eliminates barriers for businesses with physical locations, pop-up stores, and market stalls, providing them with a digital space to thrive. Users can easily locate nearby businesses, access exclusive deals, and engage in meaningful interactions with the community.

IDEA Fund: Empowering Sustainable Innovation

The IDEA Fund, a federal initiative dedicated to supporting businesses that contribute to both economic and environmental sustainability, recognized the potential impact of LocalOn’s Whereabouts app. The grant will be instrumental in fueling the development, marketing, and expansion of the app, ensuring it reaches and benefits a broader audience.

Community Collaboration and Future Outlook

LocalOn emphasizes the importance of community collaboration in its journey towards sustainability. Patience and Sierra are enthusiastic about working with local businesses, shoppers, and other stakeholders to make the where.a.bouts app a cornerstone for sustainable living.

As LocalOn gears up for the next phase of development, they invite local businesses and community members to join them on this exciting journey. The founders express their commitment to transparency, inclusivity, and continuous improvement.

The where.a.bouts app is currently in its early access phase, and LocalOn anticipates a full-scale launch in the coming months. Interested parties can stay updated on the app’s progress and get involved in the sustainable business movement by visiting or following LocalOn on social media.

About LocalOn

LocalOn is a forward-thinking company dedicated to creating sustainable connections between small businesses and their communities. With a focus on economic and environmental sustainability, LocalOn’s whereabouts app empowers businesses to thrive and consumers to make informed, sustainable choices.

Contact Information:

Sierra Williston
Co-founder & CMO


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