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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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Female Founders Ambassadors Aims to Inspire

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2018
With research indicating that there are now around 1.2 million women-led small and medium sized businesses in the UK, which contribute an estimated £115 billion to the economy, Enterprise Enfield has launched another initiative to encourage even more women to entrepreneurship.  London-based Enterprise Enfield is an independent enterprise agency offering a range of business support serv...
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The Future’s Bright. The Future’s S**t

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th February 2018
The innovative initiative by Brian Harper of Malvern Hills, that's putting dog poop to very good use! This one might not be a startup, but it would be a waste not to share the progressive idea that may just light the future. Dog walkers are forever hounded to pick up after their best friend - rightly so - but where do those warm little plastic bags end up? In trees, at the side of the pavement, sl...
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Dating app CLiKD launches ‘Love in London’ photography competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th February 2018
CLiKD, a London-based dating app which launched in 2017, has launched a new photography competition inviting people to submit photographs which showcase what Love means to them in London.  Aptly named ‘Love in London’, the photography competition is aimed at celebrating unity and hope in the aftermath of a turbulent year for the capital. The aim being to ...
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Building a business that solves a problem: what I’ve learnt about innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st January 2018
Brett Griffin, CEO and Founder of Pupil Progress, shares all on aiming to build a business that solves a real problem for teachers and what he has subsequently learnt about innovation."Back when I was a PE teacher, I overheard a student having what sounded like an argument with a fellow teacher in the corridor. I’ll never forget the words I heard that student say: “It’s fine, I g...
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Why you should 'Shop Fierce and Female' this Christmas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th December 2017
The Shop Fierce and Female campaign, (#ShopFierceandFemale) spearheaded by interiors and fashion brand, Age of Reason, is encouraging the public to buy from independent, female-led brands this Christmas. Care of Startacus, Sophie Turton, director of The Joyful Web, caught up with Ali Mapletoft, designer at Age of Reason, about the inspiration behind the campaign.  What is the message of...
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