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The Workary wants to help make public libraries work

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th October 2017
We are liking the sound of The Workary, a group of co-working spaces across London that support public libraries by transforming under-utilised space into affordable 'work' & 'life' spaces for local startups, entrepreneurs and residents. Facilitated by London based Wimbletech CIC, this social impact project works in partnership with local Councils to transform under-utilised library space int...
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Pointy offers local shops the chance to compete online

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st October 2017
Search for any product online, and the first result or two (or three or four or five) is likely to be Amazon. As handy as Amazon can be for shopping, it and other online shopping megastores are proving disastrous for some small, local shops. Small businesses are closing their doors in record numbers, even after putting all of their products online to try to keep up with the times. At the end of t...
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Lysa wants to be your personal nutritionist in your pocket

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th September 2017
Smart and almost human (almost), Lysa aims to offers a new approach to diet management and nutrition. We really are hungry to give it a go… We are liking the sound of coming-soon AI app (currently in early beta) Lysa which is all set to act as your personal health coach offering smart nutritional advice and guidance via your phone.  No more navigating online forums to try and figure ...
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Come Dine With WeFiFo

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th September 2017
Have you ever wanted to be a chef but lack the skill? Cook for the less discerning! Have you ever watched Come Dine With Me and thought, ‘I want to do that but without the cameras’? You’ve ruined the TV show but stumbled across the premise of WeFiFo. Kind of. WeFiFo, rather than something an angry giant might say, is short for We Find Food. The idea is that anyone, of any cookin...
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Remote Mission - the remote jobs site with a social core

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th September 2017
Natalia Komis is an adventure maiden, creative activator, business strategist, serial entrepreneur and friend of Startacus. With her new venture Remote Mission - an inclusive remote jobs site, just about to launch, we wanted to find out more about Natalia's motivation and her mission to help people around the globe live the life that they want, where they want, to do good and to be able to pa...
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Aloe the self-care reminder app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th September 2017
We have written previously about the physical and mental health aspects of entrepreneurship and those startups focusing on these issues. From handling depression to self-care after heartbreak, there are innumerable ways in which self-care is of vital importance both in and out of business. Now, adding to the area of self-care is Aloe: the self-care reminder app. Aloe will be a free iOS (and later...
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Lazy Flora - think Hello Fresh for gardening!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th September 2017
If you are not an avid all-year-round gardener, but fancy a wee dabble at a bit of carefree gardening, we think you might be in luck. Plant that thought and read on, as we want to tell you about early stage startup Lazy Flora, the delivery service for ready-made gardens in a box - think 'Hello Fresh' for gardening perhaps... Founded by Claire Ransom, the concept of Lazy Flora came about as a...
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Ding - smart doorbell innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2017
Ding is a doorbell. It’s smarter than a normal doorbell, but not as smart as a smart doorbell. The Ding team considers these to be overly complicated, over-engineered, and generally overly high-tech things that most people don’t want in their homes. Ding is simpler and more refined. On the outside, a slim unit with grey or brass button, on the inside a fabric-covered speaker designed t...
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OtherWorld - the next generation news experiment pilots in Manchester

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th July 2017
We have talked about how beacons - specifically iBeacons - can work for museum guides, advertising, home automation, and much more in our article about Internet of Things startups, and again as part of retail innovations to keep an eye on. Now, OtherWorld - an initiative from startup Like No Other - is testing out a combination of new and old uses for beacons in Manchester city centre. Releva...
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Will a robot take your job? This website will tell you the % chance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2017
Robots eh, it seems they will have a lot of explaining to do, when they have stolen all of our jobs. Or perhaps the robots that built the robots that stole all of our jobs, will have a lot of explaining to do....Or the robots that designed the robots, that built the robots…. Fear of job automation is currently at fever point... so what better way to play the ol’ doomsday scenario, th...
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OurPath is building tech to save your health

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th June 2017
Last week we took a look at Elemental Software, a social prescribing digital platform that connects patients, health and social care professionals and community health & wellness providers. This week we continue the Tech for Good / Health-Tech theme, with a look at pioneering HealthTech startup OurPath who recently closed a £500k fundraising round and secured a N...
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Kick Cards for Startups Want to Stack the Deck in your Favour

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th June 2017
It’s like Cards Against Humanity for your startup, except nothing like that! Kick Cards are created for any business to keep themselves from falling into the trap of apathy, but are particularly useful for startups and first time entrepreneurs. Any business should be trying to think outside the box, but when it comes to actually doing that, how do you go about it? It’s healthy to quest...
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