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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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Imagine me Stories empowering black children with books and activities

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th November 2019
Tackling diversity through the creation of Imagine Me Stories, the subscription box to inspire, empower and teach black children... As we all know, many businesses are created when someone spots a clear gap in the market. And that is exactly the case for former city worker Keisha Ehigie. Keisha has recently launched Imagine Me Stories, a monthly subscription box which supplies black children's ...
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Ticketpass aim to lead the ethical ticketing movement

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2019
Ticketpass are aiming to lead the ethical ticketing movement, with their fair and social ticketing platform that puts people first... If you have ever used ticketing website to sell or buy tickets to events, you might understand how overpriced and inflexible such platforms are. Fees on top of the ticket itself can be extortionate and can result in you spending money you don’t really ...
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Cypher - coding for kids provided in a fun and creative way

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th August 2019
Cypher, the EdTech startup that's teaching children how to code in a creative and fun way, through themed coding camps... With the likes of Erase All Kittens, we have written before about startups that are helping children get ready for a future that is digital. Supposedly, jobs that don’t even exist yet will employ 65% of today’s schoolchildren thanks to the rate at which techno...
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Revive creates palm oil alternative from coffee grounds

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2019
Revive was created to bring new life to coffee waste, collecting and recycling used coffee grounds to create a palm oil alternative... We have written recently about startups doing their part to find ways to deal with waste so that it doesn’t end up in landfills or in the ocean. Whether it is offsetting your carbon footprint with Project Wren, using plastic as a building aggregate with Plas...
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Motitech - fitness technology for older people

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2019
The lowdown on Motitech, the FitTech startup that's on a mission to help motivate older people and people with dementia to be physically active... We have written recently about startups focused on the physical and mental wellbeing of the older generation, with the likes of Grandpal creating opportunities for local people to spend time with nursing home residents, and Tovertafel’s stim...
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