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GiveLocally helps you support businesses where you are

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th April 2020
Support small local businesses in your own area! The lowdown on GiveLocally, the non-profit online platform that lets you support businesses where you live, work, and play. We recently wrote about Streetify, an app that allows you to create a high street on your phone with all of your favourite shops, including local shops to help you support them during the pandemic. However, during a tim...
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Selfie Salon wants you to embrace self grooming and raise money

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2020
Selfie Salon wants you to join the #selfiesalon movement to #stayhomesavelives by showing your support in taking a before-and-after beauty self-grooming picture and sharing across social!  With COVID-19 self-isolation now into week 3 and week 4 (for many of us), many are starting to notice overgrown hair, dark roots creeping, eyebrows sprouting, and so on...Step forward Selfie Salon, an init...
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Keep Your Distance app to help with social distancing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th April 2020
A UK-based social enterprise Lanterne, has developed, and is soon to launch, Keep Your Distance, a free app that will help us observe ‘social distancing’ more effectively in our collective effort to break the transmission rate of the coronavirus. With a mission to improve global public safety and reduce the spread of the coronavirus, Lanterne’s Keep Your Distance platform&n...
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SureWash provides Hand Hygiene innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2020
Hand hygiene training made easy thanks to this MedTech innovation The current COVID-19 pandemic means that we are having to learn something that those of us outside of medical and food-related professions probably never thought that we would really need to: how to properly wash our hands. Yes, we wash our hands after going to the bathroom or before making food, etc., but how to really wash them ...
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Tackling the climate crisis by reducing commuting

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2020
The initiative from proptech startup Desana that's aiming to reduce employees' travel distances by getting cities and organisations to work together... UK based proptech startup Desana have just launched an innovative initiative that is aiming to tackle the climate crisis by reducing commuting.Their initiative, Cityworks, aims to get cities and large organisations working together to re...
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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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