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Startup of the Week - ChargedUp

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2018
ChargedUp - The innovative charging solution for your mobile phone that's building “the UK’s first power bank rental service.” Ever had one of those days where you’re nowhere near home or work and you discover that you have little or no charge left on your phone?Yep. Us too.And it generally tends to be a day when we really need to make or receive an important call!Any...
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Effective Ways To Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2018
Earth Day officially occurs on April 22, but your company can reduce its carbon footprint all year-round. Start by implementing numerous eco-friendly practices into daily operations. Even small steps can make a big impact on the environment, and as a bonus, you’ll see a difference in your bottom line. Use Less Paper Paper can contribute up to 35 percent of your company's waste. Fortun...
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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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The Environment Now entrepreneurs share their stories

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2017
Earlier this week we highlighted that The Environment Now, a UK programme that funds unique digital ideas that aim to tackle environmental issues, was again open for applications. With the programme now running for over a year, (offering people aged 17-24 the opportunity to apply for a grant of £10K to benefit the environment), The Environment Now has a strong and growing cohort of young ent...
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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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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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Funding platform Fundsurfer aims to make Green and Social Impact

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th June 2015
A month ago, Derek Ahmedzai was our first Self Starter of the Week for our 2015 Awards entering our acclaimed 2015 Hall of Fame. Derek has been a Startacus startup member for some time and it was great to give him some recognition for his latest business project Fundsurfer - a funding platform for creative, social and green projects. Intrigued, we caught up with Derek himself to find out more abo...
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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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Three key lessons for green entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th July 2013
Richard Boothman from Ecoskill continues his series of posts on the green economy and entrepreneurship. He started by outlining what you need to know about opportunities in the green economy, then he discussed what the green economy actually is, followed by a piece on spotting opportunities, why the green economy is a great place to start a business and then some...
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