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The Environment Now returns with new £10k funding round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2017
Good news for young entrepreneurs in the UK with digital ideas providing environmental solutions - a new funding round via The Environment Now is open and the closing date has been extended until November 14th 2017. The Environment Now is a fab opportunity care of O2’s Think Big that will fund 17-24 years olds up to £10k to create their unique digital ideas to help the environmen...
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Startup of the Week - Fat Lama

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th September 2017
We’ve probably all been there at one point or another. Ever had to buy something even though you knew you would probably only use it once? And been wishing in vain that you could just borrow one instead? Us too. Whether it’s a tent for that one-off camping trip or a power washer to finally clean the patio - it can be pretty frustrating to have to spend money on something that you kn...
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Young entrepreneurs offered up to £10k to help create environmental solutions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd August 2017
If you are aged 17-24, passionate about wanting a greener, healthier planet and have an idea of how digital tech could benefit the environment - then your luck is in. You could be applying for up to £10,000 from The Environment Now to bring your idea to life! The Environment Now is an exciting new opportunity care of O2’s Think Big that will fund 17-24 years olds up to £10k to c...
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Startup of the Week - Buy Me Once

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2017
As we all know, we’re living in what is pretty much a throwaway society. Most of us tend to dispose and replace products rather than repair or re-use them and we don’t necessarily expect things to last. However, it doesn’t have to be like that. It’s simply a matter of making better choices and in particular more informed ones. The good news is that our latest Startup of t...
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How startups can contribute positively to the world around them

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2017
Marcus Franck is founder of London-based startup, Franck Energy. He is an expert in renewable energy technology and helps UK homeowners switch to green solutions. Here he writes how startups can contribute positively to the world around them... "There’s no doubt that running a startup contributes to a very hectic lifestyle, and often it can become the centre of your world for prol...
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CityTree is a Breath of Fresh IoT Air

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th April 2017
Can you tell the difference between an Ash tree and an Oak? A Birch and an Aspen? Perhaps, or perhaps not; however, the thing everyone knows about trees is that they absorb CO2 and produce oxygen which, among other things, makes them vital to life on Earth. Life in an urban environment, however, does not feature trees particularly heavily - there’s not much wood in a concrete jungle. So how ...
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Edible water bottle Ooho receives a flood of crowdfunding support

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th April 2017
Water. It’s wet, runny, and vital to life. It’s also notoriously difficult to make portable without environmentally-unfriendly packaging. There are plenty of reasons to dislike plastic bottles: In the US (because the numbers are more dramatic!), people go through roughly 1500 bottles per second; 80% of these, which is around $1,000,000,000 worth of plastic, end up in landfills to sit f...
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The benefits of having a cleaner, greener business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th May 2014
Many big businesses and large corporations have, in recent years, incorporated green initiatives in order to be seen to be doing their bit for the environment and lowering their carbon footprint. While this is great from a PR perspective, how much does being green help the company itself? Consumer choice More and more consumers are becoming environmentally conscious and as a result, this will un...
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Startup of the Week - TripZero

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2014
Whilst we’d all agree that travel is great - whether it’s for business or for pleasure, we’d surely all agree too that the impact of travel on our environment is unfortunately less so.No matter how environmentally friendly and eco-conscious we may be, we still can’t wholly avoid the carbon emissions generated by our journeys. Well...thanks to our latest Startup of the Week,...
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Take the Climate Week Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2014
As a nation, we are somewhat obsessed with the weather…and who could blame us? Few other places in the world have the potential to experience such dramatic variations, whether we are buried in snow or baking in the summer sun, our favorite small-talk staple is never far from our lips. It’s National Climate week, and it couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time with the coun...
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