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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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Using virtual reality to help those with dementia

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th July 2019
Vr Revival provides an interactive and personalised platform for an uplifting social experience using a virtual reality app and headset for people with dementia. Virtual reality can be used for the obvious fun and games, but as we have highlighted over recent months, it can also be used as a tool for making work safer and easier, and a device through which to improve lives. We have written before...
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Medicus AI - medical data and insight made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2019
We take a look at smart platform and app Medicus AI, the startup that's empowering people to participate in their health and wellbeing decisions with easy-to-understand health insights.  Medical reports and lab results such as blood tests can be difficult to interpret for the layperson. They can’t necessarily be dumbed down too much for us for the risk of oversimplifying or mischaracte...
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No Isolation creates communication tools to put an end to loneliness

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2019
The lowdown on No Isolation, the startup that's using technology to tackle loneliness and social isolation through warm technology... Social isolation and loneliness are prevalent issues in our society. They pile on top of people’s depression, they add to the burden of those with long-term illness, they lie in wait for the elderly. They can be brought about by the simplest of things, like u...
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DivInc help underestimated, disadvantaged young people launch startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2019
Young people from underestimated, disadvantaged backgrounds are a reportedly 87% less likely to found their own startup business. DivInc are on a mission to change that stat and to help young people get a headstart on their entrepreneurial journey... Starting a business is a difficult endeavour. It’s a near-constant uphill battle. Starting a business as someone who is part of group that isn...
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Plastic focused startup looks to build a sustainable future

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2019
Plastech Innovation is a startup on a mission to reduce the plastic waste entering our natural environment... When we featured BioCellection, we said that an estimated 91% of plastic waste does not get recycled. Given the amount of plastic we use every day, that is a massive amount of un-recycled plastic. There are various reasons for this lack of recycling. Surface contamination can cause the m...
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Ethical Angel connects businesses, employees and the causes that matter to them

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2019
Ethical Angel is on a mission to combine a high-touch HR service with technology to engage and develop employees through volunteering, payroll donations, and the causes that matter to them. A lot of people complain about millennials and their work ethic, but whether people like it or not, employees are changing as younger generations join and dominate the workforce. Employees are b...
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