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Female-founded startup Riley launches crowdfunding campaign

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th October 2021
  West Cork-based startup Riley launches crowdfunding campaign to support growth of its eco-friendly period product service and hits six figures in less than 24 hours A new Irish startup that offers an eco-friendly period product subscription service has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded by the all female team of Aine Kilkenny, Fiona Parfrey, and Lauren Duggan, R...
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How can SMEs be more sustainable?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2021
Gary Styles, CEO and Founder at sustainability platform Zellar shares his insights on why sustainability matters and what small businesses can do to make a difference Climate change is a big issue but as a small business, you may not think you have much of an impact. However small and medium businesses account for over 99% of the private sector and together can make a huge contribution to the s...
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The Tyre Collective - mitigating tyre emissions by capturing them at the source

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th October 2021
The Tyre Collective is a London-based cleantech startup that's building innovative solutions to save our air from the pollution caused by tyre wear We all know that cars and other road traffic are highly pollutant. After all, the UK has banned all new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030 on, in a move towards electric-only. However, emissions from the engine are only 50% of the issue - a vehicl...
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Why Ethical Accreditation is Essential for Your New Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2021
Tiffany Kelly, founder of Beyond Bamboo, a global community of sustainable products, services and suppliers shares her insights on why ethical accreditation is a must for all new businesses Ignoring the growth in ethical consumerism would be a bold move for a new business, and by bold, I mean foolhardy. Many consumers now see ethics as a key element when purchasing both on and offline. But what...
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Sourceful - sustainable sourcing made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th September 2021
The Manchester-based startup Sourceful is on a mission to make global supply-chain sustainability more transparent and achievable for every business. We have written quite a lot over the last couple of years about startups dedicated to sustainability. Be they search engines, browser plug-ins, carbon offsetting schemes, turning waste into new products, or many, many others, there are an encourag...
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32 climate tech companies participating in Tech Nation Net Zero 2.0

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2021
The lowdown on the innovative companies that have been accepted into Net Zero 2.0, the programme dedicated to supporting the UK’s most promising climate tech companies An impressive cohort of 32 climate tech companies have just been accepted into the second iteration of Tech Nation’s Net Zero programme, the government-backed programme that aims to support the most promising climate...
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ECOncrete Secures $5 million+ Series A Funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2021
Major funding boost for ECOncrete Tech to support development and growth of its innovative ecological marine construction solutions. The good news keeps coming for ECOncrete Tech, the innovative startup developing high-performance ecological concrete technologies, that we recently featured when they won EU H2020 funding.  They have now just announced the fantastic news that they have clos...
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Tech executive turns eco-entrepreneur to drive a "refill revolution"

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2021
How one London-based entrepreneur overcame personal health issues to launch Spruce, an ethical and sustainable brand of non-toxic and low-waste refillable cleaning products A former tech executive has revealed how she started her own eco-friendly cleaning range earlier this year after switching to a low-waste, plastic-free, non-toxic lifestyle to improve her health.  Mahira Kalim from Lon...
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Glasgow Uni spinout SOLASTA Bio secures £1.3m to support development of eco-friendly insecticides

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th August 2021
SOLASTA Bio secures major investment to help commercialise its nature-inspired neuropeptide-based insect control products Fab news to start the week for Glasgow University spinout, SOLASTA Bio, having just secured seed investment of £1.3 million to support ongoing development of its unique nature-inspired pesticides. Established in May 2020 after 4 years of research funded by UKRI BBSRC ...
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United Utilities Innovation Lab launches call-out for businesses for fourth accelerator programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2021
United Utilities seeking suppliers with innovative solutions to help the water sector serve its customers better and improve performance for latest Innovation Lab programme United Utilities, the North West England water firm has just launched its fourth Innovation Lab - the pioneering 12 week accelerator programme. Partnering once again with corporate innovation specialist, L Marks, the United...
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