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BioSure - HIV self testing made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2018
We take a look at BioSure, the award-winning startup which has created an innovative HIV self testing kit... An estimated 26,000 people in the UK have HIV without knowing it. Because it is a highly transmissible disease, this state of unawareness can lead to devastating effects. HIV is more manageable than ever these days, but it is not curable and late diagnosis can still have a huge impact on h...
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TubeChat - social ice-breaker app for the London tube

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2018
Innovation in messaging thanks to the social ice-breaker app for the London tube TubeChat, that's aiming to connect people in a disconnected world... Whether we in today’s world are more or less connected or isolated depends on whom you ask, but most would agree that one-to-one, personal interaction is at an all-time low. You can have a best friend on the other side of the world whom you ta...
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IntelligentX Brewing and AI beer

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2018
Beer that learns! Beer recipes that adapt to the consumer using AI thanks to IntelligentX Brewing and their AI beer! Beer. What else can we say? You know what it is. It isn’t a problem to be solved. But it is quite nice. Or it’s terrible. It all depends on the recipe that the brewer uses and whether or not they take into account the tastes of their customers. Taking feedback, collatin...
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Fancy some carbon negative ‘craft beef’?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th November 2018
Pioneering meat wholesaler ‘Ethical Butcher’ are looking to revolutionise the UK meat market with a their new venture which aims to see carbon negative meat delivered to households across the UK. Farshad Kazemian, the CEO of new venture ‘The Ethical Butcher’, is planning to launch the new service in the coming months, following a crowdfunding campaign which went live last ...
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Startup of the Week - Twigdoo

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th November 2018
Twigdoo offers a lead management service for businesses - a service which engages and converts leads whilst providing a high quality sales experience... As we all know, generating leads is essential for every business and converting those leads into clients or sales can be a time consuming and often challenging process. Therefore anything which serves to make that process a tad easier ought to be...
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Artomatix uses AI to help 3D artists create

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th November 2018
Artomatix - The Dublin based startup that's using AI to help 3D artists create... Artificial intelligence is the buzzword of the handful of years we’re in the middle of. It is being incorporated into more and more services and products, sometimes just for the sake of being able to say they use AI. But it’s clear to see that it’s more than a simple buzzword or a fad. Artificial i...
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Covatic empowers media companies to leverage user context data

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th November 2018
Covatic - Tailored advertising in an entirely innovative way, thanks to this startup that helps media companies to leverage user context data without exposing personal data... Making money with online advertising is not as simple as it used to be. Ad blocker plugins for your browser prevent adverts from displaying, so websites refuse users access when they have these ad blockers active, so users ...
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IGO Adventures takes on the investment challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th November 2018
A few weeks ago, IGO Adventures announced the launch of a crowdfunding round on leading equity investment platform Seedrs. The company, which launched in 2016, takes groups of people into the wilderness to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with nature. The global adventure tourism market was valued at $445 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $1,336 bi...
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Startup of the Week - SpareFare

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th November 2018
SpareFare - The lowdown on the marketplace for non-refundable flights and holidays... It’s happened lots of us. We’ve booked a flight or a hotel room and then something gets in the way and we can’t make it. Travel insurance often doesn’t cover it, we can’t get a refund and we end up simply losing out on whatever we’ve spent. If it’s a budget airline or a ...
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Bidooh takes it's facial analysis digital billboard advertising to South Korea

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th November 2018
Bidooh, the Manchester-based facial analysis, digital billboard advertising platform, announces that it has signed a contract with DBDB Labs, a full-service media agency based in Seoul, to utilise its digital billboard platform across 10,000 screens in South Korea. The screens will be installed in book stores, corporate offices and shopping centres across South Korea. By using Bidooh’s GDPR...
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Claimer wants to be the app for R&D tax credits

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th November 2018
Currently in private beta, Claimer wants to be the app for R&D tax credits, helping businesses to easily get money back from their R&D spend and at a fraction of the current cost, with a flat 5% fee.  As a quick explainer, R&D Tax Credits is a UK Government tax initiative designed to help companies to invest in R&D. The UK Gov can obviously do better job at explaini...
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Why the NI startup sector will continue to grow

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th November 2018
As the tech startup scene and startup ecosystem in NI continues to grow, Clare Kelly, Director of leading serviced offices and coworking spaces provider, Glandore suggests that this growth is only the beginning of a further period of continued sector development. "The tech startup scene and startup ecosystem in Northern Ireland will only continue to grow. It doesn’t take much to ...
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