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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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NI startup ESTHER takes flight to New York

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th January 2020
Northern Irish tech startup ESTHER, a peer-2-peer giving platform allowing charitable donors to give money directly to people living in poverty in their own city, heads to New York for a 4-day fact finding mission. The Belfast-based startup won an all-expenses paid trip to New York (taking place 21st - 25th Feb 2020) thanks to their startup pitch competition win at leading 2-day tech ev...
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Good-Loop closes $1.6m seed round with You & Mr Jones on board

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th January 2020
You & Mr Jones, the brandtech group founded by former Havas chief executive David Jones, has invested in ethical video startup Good-Loop. The UK-based firm today announced it has closed a US $1.6m seed funding round. Good-Loop is an ethical video platform working with companies such as Nestlé, Unilever, Coca-Cola, TOMS, H&M and...
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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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Thriftify - connecting charity retailers with customers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th December 2019
Thriftify is an online platform that connects the most sustainable & ethical source of goods with consumers who care... Charity shops can be of great value. Not only does the money spent in them go to good causes and make a difference, but shoppers can encounter some great finds that they didn’t know they wanted. Millions of products are donated to charity shops every year, but a lot of...
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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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Manchester fintech GoodBox hits £2m donated to UK charities

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2019
Working with charities of all sizes and across multiple categories, including Comic Relief, the Church of England, Save the Children, and the British Red Cross, Manchester fintech GoodBox has now raised over £2 million through GoodBox hardware for UK charities, facilitating donations from over 830,000 people. More exciting perhaps for the charity sector, it's highest average donation ha...
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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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ESTHER set for success with New York prize

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th June 2019
ESTHER, a pocket-to-pocket giving app which allows a user to give directly to an individual living in poverty, wins an all-expenses paid trip to New York to showcase the business to some of the world’s top technology minds.  A Belfast-based social impact, charity-focused tech startup has won an all-expenses paid trip to New York to showcase the business to some of the world’s top...
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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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