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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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Afterbook - honour and memorialise your loved ones

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2018
Afterbook - the startup that's on a mission to help us all "create a beautiful home for the memoirs of the ones we love"... Founded by a father and daughter looking for a way to better remember their lost wife and mother, Afterbook is a way of capturing a life story for posterity. A way for those left behind after a loved one dies to manage their grief, cope with the incessant normality...
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There was nothing modest about this Startup pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th May 2018
Pitching your startup on stage can be tough going indeed - but here’s some startup pitch inspiration to keep all prospective 'startup pitchers' going, care of our very own co-founder, Alastair Cameron. I was reminded last week of an epic achievement at the first upSTART startup pitch competition that we ran and hosted at Digital DNA, when I saw the hashtag of  #RamadanMubarak trending....
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Kodama - 3D creation and interaction made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th May 2018
Kodama - The innovative French startup that's making 3D creation easier than ever before with their 3D game system that offers everybody a new way to interact with screens. The world of 3D design is evolving. Simply sitting with a mouse or tablet and stylus, building 3D objects on a 2D plane is all well and good, but what if all you have to do to go from working on your charac...
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Chip[s] Board - an eco-friendly idea well baked

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th April 2018
Chip[s] Board - The startup that's on a mission to find value where others see waste with their eco-friendly material made out of potato peel...It’s slow work, but the world is going through the process of realising that we need to rely more on green, eco-friendly, sustainable...well, everything possible, and making the switch where viable. Building materials, furniture, and cutlery might no...
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