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Afterbook - honour and memorialise your loved ones

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2018
Afterbook - the startup that's on a mission to help us all "create a beautiful home for the memoirs of the ones we love"... Founded by a father and daughter looking for a way to better remember their lost wife and mother, Afterbook is a way of capturing a life story for posterity. A way for those left behind after a loved one dies to manage their grief, cope with the incessant normality...
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There was nothing modest about this Startup pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th May 2018
Pitching your startup on stage can be tough going indeed - but here’s some startup pitch inspiration to keep all prospective 'startup pitchers' going, care of our very own co-founder, Alastair Cameron. I was reminded last week of an epic achievement at the first upSTART startup pitch competition that we ran and hosted at Digital DNA, when I saw the hashtag of  #RamadanMubarak trending....
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Kodama - 3D creation and interaction made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th May 2018
Kodama - The innovative French startup that's making 3D creation easier than ever before with their 3D game system that offers everybody a new way to interact with screens. The world of 3D design is evolving. Simply sitting with a mouse or tablet and stylus, building 3D objects on a 2D plane is all well and good, but what if all you have to do to go from working on your charac...
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Chip[s] Board - an eco-friendly idea well baked

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th April 2018
Chip[s] Board - The startup that's on a mission to find value where others see waste with their eco-friendly material made out of potato peel...It’s slow work, but the world is going through the process of realising that we need to rely more on green, eco-friendly, sustainable...well, everything possible, and making the switch where viable. Building materials, furniture, and cutlery might no...
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Codez Academy empowering young people in Wales to code

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2018
Codez Academy understands that computer science has become as relevant a subject as Maths and English. Here's how they aim to empower the young people of Wales to embrace the world of code and coding.  While most ICT courses give a basic overview on computer use, Codez Academy's goal is to really get into the heart of it and teach young people how to build computer programmes, not just how t...
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Nesta’s ShareLab Fund

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2018
Continuing our series of business articles relating to homelessness and vulnerable people, we take a look at two social good platforms focused on housing. These platforms are both benefiting from funding from Nesta’s ShareLab Fund, a fund supporting organisations to develop and test business models that make an impact on social issues. A look at Fairbnb With 78,180 families ...
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Diversifying Entrepreneurship in London - The Power of 25

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th April 2018
Last week, facilitated by Hatch Enterprise and YSYS, 25 women of colour - all entrepreneurs and founders, came together to discuss diversifying entrepreneurship in London and the necessary support and provision of services women of colour need to overcome barriers to succeed in business. It is fair to say that there is still some work to do both within the UK and more specifically within the cont...
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Life is a pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th April 2018
Joel Silverman is the co-founder of KidsKnowBest. With zero background in media/kids/tech, and a career as a Mayfair hairdresser he pitched and raised investment from the president of the Marriott Group. Joel explains all... "Being a Mayfair hairdresser is not only an amazing career, it also helps open doors from ideas you dream of. I am co-founder of KidsKnowBest, together with my long time frie...
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Florence banks on connecting nursing homes to self-employed nurses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
Florence - a marketplace for nurses to find shifts in hospitals and nursing homes and vice-versa, empowers care homes and nurses to connect via an online platform that dramatically reduces the cost of recruitment for the homes whilst helping nurses book higher paying shifts online. Pain Point - The UK healthcare system is endemically short of staff and often reliant on recruitment agencies t...
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Bigmoose - great coffee served with social good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd April 2018
Bigmoose Coffee Co. - The Welsh coffee shop that's on a mission to help the homeless and vulnerable in Cardiff We have written previously about startups helping the homeless get into work, with the likes of Beam and TAP. With around 280,000 homeless people in the UK alone, homelessness is a big issue (no pun intended) that needs to be addressed, and more and more startups are appearing to do just...
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Mental Health Podcast Spotlights Startup Life Realities

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2018
In startup world, the positive, “We're killing it!” culture and bravado can often cover up a more complex work/life/heath reality. Step forward Sanctus, a startup company who are aiming to change the perception of mental health in the workplace, and podcast partners Spotify - think global music and podcast giant, to launch a new podcast on mental health in startup world. We've featu...
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UKBlackTech create stock photo's featuring BAMEs using tech

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2018
A lack of BME in Tech representative images led to UKBlackTech driving a simple but effective solution to shoot a series of stock images featuring BAMEs using tech. After speaking to a wide cross section of BME in Tech, as well young BME individuals who aspire to enter the tech sector, UKBlackTech clearly identified that BME (Black and minority ethnic) do not see themselves represented in th...
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