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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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From law to African fabrics - Adaku Parker and Dovetailed London

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th January 2020
The inspirational tale of the side hustle that has become a full time creative business... If you’re hoping that 2020 is the year that you’ll turn your side hustle into a full time business, then this story may just give you some inspiration. Barrister turned designer Adaku Parker is opening a new studio in east London as her African wax fabric business goes from strength to strength...
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Maanch facilitates funding using the UN Sustainable Development Goals

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th December 2019
The lowdown on Maanch, the digital platform that is innovating in the charity fundraising sector, facilitating funding to worthy projects using the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We have written several articles recently around the subject of charity and startups looking to improve various aspects of it, including (subtle plug) Thriftify and One Step Closer. People are ever more wary of...
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Returnr aims to replace single use takeaway packaging

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th December 2019
The Melbourne-based startup Returnr that has "Shared use, less resources, less waste" at its core, aiming to replace single use takeaway packaging with equivalent reusable solutions... Waste from packaging is a massive problem, with plastics being the most obvious and most prevalent. If you make your lunch at home to take to work with you, you are contributing less to this waste, but you are...
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Lewis Loane with Signal Optimiser offers inspiration to other student entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th November 2019
Signal Optimiser, created by Lewis Loane, is an electronic signal device that sits between your instrument and your amp to allow maximum sound quality to transfer... Any musician who uses an amplifier - and anyone else with common sense - knows that you want the maximum amount of sound quality to reach the amp from your instrument. Using a wireless connection between, say, your guitar and ...
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ZIVA, a robotic solution for security and agriculture inspections

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2019
Innovation in the security and agricultural sector thanks to ZIVA, the patrol and inspection robot... Edinburgh-based Casta Spes Technologies (CST), a startup which was founded by 24-year-old graduates, Selby Cary and Michael McDonald has created a robotic security vehicle offering security and inspection solutions across many sectors including agriculture, energy and construction. We previousl...
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How physical exercise and overcoming adversity inspired two founders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2019
Proof of the life-changing impact that physical exercise can have, as we look at two inspirational businesses that have been created by their founders overcoming mental health and addiction issues... Whilst we all know that exercise has a significant beneficial effect on our physical health, it’s becoming ever more apparent that it also has a hugely positive effect on our mental health...
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Grocemania delivers groceries from local store to door

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2019
The London based startup Grocemania, that's created an on-demand grocery service that lets you shop online from your local stores... We want to support local businesses by shopping local, but the lure of easily shopping online without having to get out of bed, get dressed, and go through the huge hassle of physically leaving the house is hard to deny. We would like to support local farmers and ...
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Noisy Book - empowering young readers and storytellers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2019
The lowdown on Noisy Book, the app that will let you turn your children's books and imaginations into an immersive, magical experience... Most parents understand the joy of reading a book with their children, whether they do all the voices or not. The gradual move from you reading to them, to them reading to you is an important part of both the child’s development and of your bonding with t...
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From random acts of kindness to The Cool To Be Kind Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th November 2019
The Cool To Be Kind Project, a global kindness movement, started after Naomi Lambert's devastating journey with infertility culminated in a full hysterectomy at 32. Naomi shares her journey with Startacus... At 32 years old, I had to have a hysterectomy, making it impossible for me to ever fulfil the dream of having children. Devastated? That doesn’t even begin to cut it. The fact I had to ...
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One Step Closer empowers change makers and CSR schemes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th November 2019
One Step Closer aim to empower change-makers and CSR schemes, transforming sustainability initiatives into empowering talking points. We have about 10 years to get our collective act together as a species and cut carbon emissions before we hit a point of no return. It’s all well and good for us as individuals to wash our tin cans and recycle the copious amount of wine bottles we collect in ...
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