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Sustainably - charitable giving you can bank on

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th November 2018
Sustainably - Charitable giving made easy thanks to this innovative startup that enables you to have an impact on charities every time you shop...  We like to write about charitable startups; those using their innovative, fresh take on things to do good. Traditional charities have never seen massive success, but lately, public faith in these charities has become less and less. Money is ...
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Alice offers social funding through blockchain technology

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2018
Blockchain for social good! London-based FinTech startup Alice is one of the world’s first companies to put Ethereum blockchain technology to practical use in the charity sector beyond simple cryptocurrency donations... In 2013, the Guardian reported that UK charities are missing out on £665m in donations annually. Since then, public confidence in charities has plummeted, reaching its...
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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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Work for Good - smarter charity giving for SME's

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2018
Work for Good - the platform designed to make it easier for SME businesses to give to the charities and causes they care about. Giving is good. Few things, excluding fudge, make us feel better than doing good, making a difference, changing people’s lives - usually for the better, except when they deserve it, Gary. Plenty of businesses give to charity, totally out of goodness and not tax pur...
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Startup of the Week - Ninety Percent

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th February 2018
With London Fashion Week almost upon us, we thought it’d be quite timely for a fashion focused business to be our latest Startup of the Week. However, the business in question is not just leading the way in terms of its stylish designs and the quality of the garments it creates; it is doing much more than that. Ninety Percent is a “premium womenswear label where aesthetics meets ...
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Remote Mission - the remote jobs site with a social core

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th September 2017
Natalia Komis is an adventure maiden, creative activator, business strategist, serial entrepreneur and friend of Startacus. With her new venture Remote Mission - an inclusive remote jobs site, just about to launch, we wanted to find out more about Natalia's motivation and her mission to help people around the globe live the life that they want, where they want, to do good and to be able to pa...
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WhaleSlide, the social-good UK search engine making online shopping a charitable affair

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th April 2017
WhaleSlide, a privacy-conscious philanthropic search-engine, originally launched 18months ago, has re-launched with a new version of their ‘social-good’/ ‘PhilTech’ search engine. We did the charitable thing, and spread the word! WhaleSlide is the brainchild of childhood friends, Andy Curran and Francesco Petruzzelli, who drew on their previous experience working in t...
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VocTech Seed - £50k grant available for digital EdTech vocational learning projects

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th April 2017
VocTech Seed 2017 is aimed at innovative, early stage digital vocational learning projects that show real ambition to scale and eventually reach large numbers of learners. Ufi is about to launch a new call from their VocTech Seed fund. VocTech Seed offers up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months. Like all of their calls, this is looking for innovative ideas for using digital ...
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Startup of the Week - Thriftify

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2016
As we all know, over the last number of years, more and more charities have been embracing the retail sector and have a presence on many of our high streets. Whilst charity retail is therefore undoubtedly a growing sector, it tends to be of the “bricks and mortar” variety only - with few, if any, charity retailers taking advantage of the internet. Having identified that charities are ...
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20% off SSE Social Enterprise Funding Workshop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2015
Finding funding for a Social Enterprises / Not-for-Profit has become an increasingly difficult task as ‘austerity’ has meant that the social enterprise / not for profit / charitable sector has felt the full force of the cuts. Therefore we are delighted to share word that for the next three weeks, the School for Social Entrepreneurs will offer a 20% discount to their next London based ...
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