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Social marketplace for local help Helpfulpeeps looks to the crowd

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th November 2018
With over 180,000 registered Helpfulpeeps members, award-winning social marketplace Helpfulpeeps is crowdfunding on Seedrs, with over 80% of their target reached on the first day. Helpfulpeeps is a social marketplace for local help - we've followed their journey on Startacus for the last few years. Now with over 180,000 registered members across iOS, Android and web, they are aiming to build...
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Virtuali-Tee brings the science of anatomy to life

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2018
AR anatomy learning, thanks to Curiscope and their Virtuali-Tee, an Augmented Reality T-Shirt that bring the science of anatomy to life. We wrote back in 2016 about how interactive, entertaining technology can be utilised to educate children (and adults) in a more engaging way than reading out of textbooks for an hour. Children are more familiar with technology than ever before, and wha...
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Sustainably - charitable giving you can bank on

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th November 2018
Sustainably - Charitable giving made easy thanks to this innovative startup that enables you to have an impact on charities every time you shop...  We like to write about charitable startups; those using their innovative, fresh take on things to do good. Traditional charities have never seen massive success, but lately, public faith in these charities has become less and less. Money is ...
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CropSafe want to make it easy to detect crop disease

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2018
Using satellite imagery, combined with machine learning techniques, AgTech startup CropSafe are on a mission to accurately detect and predict impending diseases within farmers crops. When three Northern Irish, Co Derry, high-school students launch a satellite and computer vision crop surveying platform during a Hackathon at Queen’s University, Belfast, it's hard not to take notice. When you...
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Feels FM - the emoji powered jukebox for mental health

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th September 2018
We're liking the sound (and look) of Feels FM, an emoji-powered jukebox using music as a positive coping strategy, & to find new ways to talk about mental health. Made by @s0methingsays & @neu_studio in collaboration with Scottish mental health charity See Me, Feels FM uses music as a positive coping strategy, and to find new ways to talk about mental health stigma and discrimin...
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WaytoB - from A to B made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd September 2018
waytoB - The Tech For Good startup, helping those with higher support needs, get from A to B. For many people with higher support needs, getting around without a carer can be difficult, unnerving, and disorienting. Traditional means of navigating might not cut it, as they can be confusing or simply too much in an already stressful situation. On top of this, friends, family, and carers themselves ...
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GoodBox - collection boxes for contactless giving

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd September 2018
GoodBox - The lowdown on the startup that's using digital tech to innovate the fundraising sector Fundraising can be a difficult task, hindered by all sorts of problems from suspicion of an unknown charity, to cost of making their cause known versus what they can raise, to the simplest of obstacles like shaking a collection box at someone unable to reach into their pocket because they have a coff...
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aiPatient offers affordable medical education using AI

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th August 2018
Early-stage startup aiPatient is aiming to offer affordable medical education using AI, with students and healthcare professionals interacting with digital, artificial intelligent patients.Patient interaction is at the core of healthcare education, as well as the continued education of qualified doctors and healthcare professionals. Outside of a hospital or clinic, however, the opportunity for thi...
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MindMate - the brain health app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2018
MindMate - the app that helps users, including those with dementia, to become more active & improve their brain health via mental exercises, workout routines and recipes Dementia, in all of its forms, is a terrible and frightening thing for both the person suffering from it and those around them. It describes a group of symptoms such as memory loss, problems with communication skills, reasoni...
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Turn on the Subtitles

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th August 2018
"If you want to teach a nation to read: Just turn on the subtitles". This simple advice might just help make kids become proficient readers... Oli Barrett MBE, amongst many other things, co-founded StartUp Britain, Tenner, and social innovation agency Cospa. Tenner, for example (now run by Young Enterprise), has challenged over 250,000 school pupils to see what they can achieve in one month,...
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WeWALK - innovating mobility for the visually impaired

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2018
Innovation in mobility for the visually impaired thanks to WeWALK, a revolutionary smart cane!  Almost 1 in every 25 people is visually impaired. That’s 250 million people worldwide. Of these, 50 million use a cane. We’ve all walked past someone at some point, making their way confidently with a white cane, and considered how difficult and frightening we would find it to have to ...
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Cracked It - Mobile phone repair for social good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th July 2018
Cracked It, is a social enterprise staffed by young ex-offenders and at-risk youths, teaching them marketable phone repair skills and providing the means and opportunity to make money. For things that can cost insane amounts of money, smartphones certainly tend to break a lot. Did you drop your phone? The screen is broken. Sit on it? The screen’s broken. Look at it too hard? Screen’s ...
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