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Rent the Backyard shows there's room for real estate innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2019
Rent the Backyard will build a studio apartment in your backyard, splitting the rental profits with you 50/50. Intrigued? Have you ever wanted to live in a small studio apartment in someone’s backyard in the San Francisco greater Bay Area? Yes, it’s a specific question and yes, most of our audience is in the UK and Ireland, but there's a wider point to this article... Owning a ho...
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Chilled drinks delivery service Drinkly tastes early success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2019
Chilled beers, wines and spirits delivered in one hour, thanks to Edinburgh-based tech startup Drinkly. Alcohol is one of life’s delights. Depressant, dehydrator, arch-nemesis of our liver...it’s got it all!  But what if - and we hope you’re sitting down for this - you can’t get your hands on any?! Does your party run dry halfway through? Is all the glaring from...
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NI startups to aim big after 6-month Raise Ventures programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2019
Whilst there are a number of public sector backed accelerators and incubation programmes throughout NI, step forward Raise Accelerator, Northern Ireland's first privately-run startup accelerator...With UK-wide industry body TechNation recently reporting that its research highlighted Belfast as one of the best cities in the UK to work in tech and the 2019 Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network...
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Exploring the Future of Education

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2019
Rich Maaghul, CEO of ODEM.io explores the future of education and how disruption will transform the way that we learn... Education shapes us more than any other process in our lives. What we learn governs our understanding of the world and the decisions that we make. As Abraham Lincoln said, “upon the subject of education...I can only say that I view it as the most important subject wh...
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In-app personal trainer Gym Plan proves hard work pays off

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th August 2019
The lowdown on Gym Plan, the fitness app that is aimed at users of all levels... Something a little different this time. We are always saying that this startup or that is worth keeping an eye on, and here is one such startup, 5 years after launching. In 2014, a Newcastle-based fit-tech startup was created by a serial entrepreneur Paul Slater and his personal trainer Dave Stidolph. This star...
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Birdie - the digital solution for home care

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th August 2019
Safer home-care thanks to Birdie and their innovative real-time digital solution Continuing our theme of improving the way we care for older generations, (think Grandpal and Motitech as two recent articles) London-based Birdie has developed a platform that they say allows home care agencies to deliver safer care by closely monitoring care and updating managers and records in real time. ...
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Startup of the Week - Koin Rewards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th August 2019
The ethical rewards app Koin Rewards, reimagining loyalty through responsible shopping and tokenisation and created to reward us all for being conscious consumers... It’d be fair to say that more and more of us have ethics and sustainability at the forefront of our minds when we are making purchases and we are increasingly trying to support businesses which aim to bring about positive socia...
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Improving organisational performance using VR and AI

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2019
BODYSWAPS use VR and AI to help companies empower their employees to become the best versions of themselves... If you work in a human resources or learning & development department, you will know how important it is to have the right attitude and say the right things. People come to you as the solution to their problems. Chances are, if they come to you, they won’t have anywhere else to...
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Blink Identity - Facial recognition at walking speed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2019
The lowdown on Blink Identity, the tech startup that is innovating how facial recognition is used...  As we have said many times in various ways, the future of everything is digital, technological, whether artificial intelligence or smart, personalised marketing. We’ve already seen advertisements personalised to you as you pass by with your phone broadcasting to them, but what if those...
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RevLifter offers personalised deals in real time

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd August 2019
RevLifter is powered by artificial intelligence and uses live basket data to work out the best offers for each individual customer, within the goals set out by the client.  Everyone loves a good deal on their purchases, be it money off, bonus items, or reward credit to use on their next purchase. What about deals for purchases you don’t yet know you want to make?  At first glance...
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SwimAR aims to make a splash in the sport tech sector

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd August 2019
SwimAR, a lightweight, hydrodynamic training device using augmented reality that attaches to normal swimming goggles. In keeping with our recent uptick in coverage of virtual reality and augmented reality startups, today we’re going swimming. With augmented reality.  Swimmers in training need to know their swim data to know what they need to improve on, what their strengths and weakne...
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Startup of the Week - Musemio

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st July 2019
The "VR edtech platform where culture meets curriculum” No matter what age you are, a trip to a museum can be a brilliant experience. However for a child it can be even more so. It can open their eyes to history, culture and of course develop their knowledge, imagination and creativity.Of course, not every child is fortunate enough to get the opportunity to visit a museum, let alone a whole...
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