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2018: The Year We Shatter The Glass

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2018
Nina Ricafort is the Growth Marketing Manager at careers marketplace Jobbio. Here Nina shares three key ways to hire for gender diversity, reduce gender bias in your recruitment process and help make 2018 the year that we Shatter The Glass. "2017 was a milestone year for shedding light upon the challenges and injustices that women still face in the workplace, across all industries. In Februa...
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LegalTech programme MDR LAB goes global in search for tech startups in the legal space

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2018
There’s a growing international significance to LegalTech programme MDR LAB, Mishcon de Reya’s accelerator programme for tech startups in the legal space. With MDR LAB's inaugural programme taking place last year, it was refreshing to see 6 companies, from all over the globe, selected to spend 10 weeks working alongside Mishcon de Reya's lawyers and business operations teams to develo...
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Startup of the Week - The Goodness Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th January 2018
After the excesses of the festive season, it’s pretty much a given that healthier eating becomes a high priority for many of us as we begin a new year. It’s quite timely then that our latest startup of the week is on a mission to make healthy living more convenient and easier than ever to adhere to. The Goodness Project is an online e-commerce platform whose aim is to help us all di...
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A discussion on Corporate and Startup Collaboration with the Global Innovation Director at Nestlé

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th January 2018
A discussion on Corporate and Startup Collaboration with the Global Innovation Director at Nestlé. Gerardo Mazzeo is the Global Innovation Director at Nestlé, the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company, with 335,000 employees and more than 2,000 brands in 189 countries. Gerardo has worked at Nestlé in commercial and marketing roles for twenty years and ...
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TAP - the tech for good startup that's taking on homelessness...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th December 2017
We have written many times before about tech for good startups, and specifically about those that help to tackle homelessness. Homelessness is a huge problem, and until the government deigns it worthy of their time and does something about it, it’s up to altruistic individuals and the likes of tech-for-good startups to do what they can to help. London-based TAP is one of these startups. The...
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Highbrow - Media Content aimed at children

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th December 2017
Keeping your children from seeing inappropriate content online is not an easy task. The internet is not designed to help you with this, and the implementation of child safety features, age verification, age classification, etc., is ineffective. Things sneak past the filters, the adverts that play on an age-appropriate video might not themselves be appropriate, and those tasked with keeping childre...
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The Startacus Startups of the Week 2017

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th December 2017
It’s that time of the year again folks - time to take a look back at the innovative, interesting and often ingenious businesses that have been given our Startup of the Week accolade over the past year. Drum roll please…The Startacus Startups of the Week 2017. OpenPlay - an online sports marketplace which is on a mission to get and keep more people active. KitMapper - a peer-to-peer ...
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Startup of the Week - Love the Sales

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th December 2017
Let’s face it - we all love a bargain. The same however can’t be said for joining a lengthy queue in a store or engaging in a tug-of-war with a fellow shopper over that must-have pair of jeans. If only sale shopping was easier… Well, help is now at hand thanks to our latest Startup of the Week. Love the Sales is an online platform which enables you to shop the sales online. ...
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Ignite 2.0 - 7 months on

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th December 2017
7 months on from the launch of Ignite 2.0, we take a look at the new accelerator model from the Ignite Accelerator and some of the startups to grace the programme.7 months ago we first read and then wrote about Ignite 2.0, a new accelerator model from the Ignite Accelerator, that aimed to support startup founders across the UK with a focus on building and growing sustainable businesses. With this ...
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Drive with Belron accelerates plans for 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th December 2017
A couple of weeks ago it was announced that Drive with Belron, powered by investor and innovation partner L Marks, was back for 2018, launching their third accelerator programme running from 30 April to 10 July 2018. With applications now open at www.drivewithbelron.com we took a look at the programme and its success to date. Designed to fast track the growth of startups in areas that disrupt Bel...
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Amicable - divorce made easier

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2017
Divorce. Grr...divorce. That about covers it, we think. Unfortunately, divorce sometimes becomes necessary, and it can get unpleasant. In the emotional maelstrom that accompanies the need for divorce proceedings, the last thing you want is for those proceedings themselves to be difficult and nasty. You want them to be...wait...Amicable! Amicable offers a divorce service with a fixed price, which ...
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The World’s Teeniest, Tiniest Phone

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2017
We all know that technology is getting smaller and smaller, but Leeds-based toy and gadget retailer Clubit has teamed up with Bradford mobile phone manufacturer Zanco to bypass several generations of miniaturisation and go straight to the Zanco tiny t1. The tiny t1 is 46.7mm in length and boasts an impressive(ly small) 12.5mm OLED screen. It is specifically for texts and calls, with an ability to...
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