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Sport focused mumpreneur launches UK protein bar for kids

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2020
From financial services to sports nutrition for children - one mumpreneur's startup journey to inspire the next generation of athletes to make healthy choices that are sustainable for life Inspiration struck for competitive sport mum Marina Wegorek when she couldn’t find a handy and healthy snack to give her children before and after training. She teamed up with expert nutritional sc...
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The fashion clothing box aiming to save lives

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th June 2020
Lost Stock - the fashion clothing box, set up in the wake of Covid-19 to help support garment workers in Bangladesh, has nearly doubled its annual target within its first month of operation! Set up by the team behind fashion shopping app Mallzee, Lost Stock enables shoppers to buy cancelled clothing stock direct from manufacturers through a personalised fashion box, whilst supporting a garment wo...
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Bubble & Squeak supporting families during Covid-19

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th June 2020
Many groups, organisations and communities have offered support to those in need during Covid-19. One such organisation, Bubble & Squeak, a kids-run social enterprise tackling food waste in East Acton, London, adapted its organisation to support those in need during Covid-19. From the start of lockdown, Bubble & Squeak set-out to deliver emergency food parcels and packed lunches ...
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Gravity is Helping Startups Build Apps at Warp Speed (With No Office & No Employees)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st June 2020
The lowdown on Gravity, the innovative startup that enables other startups to build apps easier than ever before... It started as an idea over coffee in a co-working space in Chiang Mai and quickly became a successful startup with almost $10k/mo in revenue with no office, no employees and no investors.Kyle Gawley has been building apps since the day he got his first computer in 1997, but one prob...
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Billi London launches world’s first enhanced biodegradable tights

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st May 2020
Each year, a reported 2 billion pairs of tights are produced, worn once and discarded. Step forward, Billi London who has launched the world’s first enhanced biodegradable tights.  Decomposing in less than five years in landfill versus traditional tights requiring anywhere from 40 to 100 years, Billi London is the first brand to create revolutionary tights with enhanced biodegradabilit...
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GiveLocally helps you support businesses where you are

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th April 2020
Support small local businesses in your own area! The lowdown on GiveLocally, the non-profit online platform that lets you support businesses where you live, work, and play. We recently wrote about Streetify, an app that allows you to create a high street on your phone with all of your favourite shops, including local shops to help you support them during the pandemic. However, during a tim...
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Selfie Salon wants you to embrace self grooming and raise money

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2020
Selfie Salon wants you to join the #selfiesalon movement to #stayhomesavelives by showing your support in taking a before-and-after beauty self-grooming picture and sharing across social!  With COVID-19 self-isolation now into week 3 and week 4 (for many of us), many are starting to notice overgrown hair, dark roots creeping, eyebrows sprouting, and so on...Step forward Selfie Salon, an init...
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Keep Your Distance app to help with social distancing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th April 2020
A UK-based social enterprise Lanterne, has developed, and is soon to launch, Keep Your Distance, a free app that will help us observe ‘social distancing’ more effectively in our collective effort to break the transmission rate of the coronavirus. With a mission to improve global public safety and reduce the spread of the coronavirus, Lanterne’s Keep Your Distance platform&n...
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SureWash provides Hand Hygiene innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2020
Hand hygiene training made easy thanks to this MedTech innovation The current COVID-19 pandemic means that we are having to learn something that those of us outside of medical and food-related professions probably never thought that we would really need to: how to properly wash our hands. Yes, we wash our hands after going to the bathroom or before making food, etc., but how to really wash them ...
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Tackling the climate crisis by reducing commuting

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2020
The initiative from proptech startup Desana that's aiming to reduce employees' travel distances by getting cities and organisations to work together... UK based proptech startup Desana have just launched an innovative initiative that is aiming to tackle the climate crisis by reducing commuting.Their initiative, Cityworks, aims to get cities and large organisations working together to re...
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Digital Redbook App for Parents raises £550K Investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2020
The child health app on a mission to become the first nationwide digital redbook, just got a step closer to making their mission a reality... Nurturey, a child health app on a mission to become the first nationwide digital redbook, just got a step closer to making their mission a reality, thanks to a £550K investment that includes investment from the Owners and Directors of Day Lewis Plc, t...
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How Calming Blankets Sold Over 50,000 Blankets Online

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2020
Generating online sales. The lowdown on how Calming Blankets, an Australian startup generated global sales for their innovative product, "weighted blankets"... Calming Blankets is an Australian company that was founded in 2017 and has since sold over 50,000 blankets online. With blankets starting from £119.00, the product is high-end and niche – yet has gained global interest and a lo...
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