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Stigma around mental health costs UK economy £1.4bn a year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th May 2019
Stigma around mental health struggles and burnout is costing the UK economy £1.4bn a year through unexplained sick days, with 40% of employees uncomfortable telling their managers they need to take days off for mental health reasons, research from Breathe reveals. A new report from Breathe, HR software for SMEs, commissioned to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 reveals British...
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iDyslexic supports those with Dyslexia and ADHD using tech

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th April 2019
iDyslexic - The specialist social community media platform and app to support those with Dyslexia and ADHD. According to the European Dyslexia Association, ‘dyslexia is a difference in acquiring reading, spelling and writing skills, that is neurological in origin. The cognitive difficulties that cause these differences can also affect organisational skills, calculation abilities etc. It may...
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SportTech event SMASH London returns

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th April 2019
Following a successful 1st year in 2018, SportTech event SMASH London, an event on all things tech and innovation in sport, physical activity and health, returns on 25 April 2019. A partnership between London Sport and team Smash one of the world’s largest SportTech events, this year’s event will combine thought-provoking content with ideas geared towards the next big innova...
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Startup Founder’s Mental Health Awareness - Calling for Change!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2019
Tired of empty talk surrounding founder’s mental health, London-based blockchain accelerator StateZero Labs is aiming to drive change. Later this year StateZero Labs will be launching The InvestWell Community – a community of VCs, investors and accelerators determined to create actionable change in the investment ecosystem around workpace and founder wellness and mental health. S...
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Using neuroscience to make weight loss easier

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th March 2019
Meet neuroscience-based headset Modius, the innovative headset by Neurovalens that is using neurotechnology to help solve key health problems and make weight loss easier. At some point in our lives, 87% of us will try to lose weight. We made that up, but it’s definitely probably a highish number. Whether our reasons for weight loss are health-related or otherwise, the problem we all have is...
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HealthyHealth wants a preventative not reactive healthcare system

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd March 2019
HealthyHealth are on a mission is to build a preventative rather than reactive healthcare system for customers, encouraging healthy behaviour through an algorithm and research data predicting one's risk for medical conditions based on their lifestyle data. Health and insurance are intrinsically linked. TrackActive which uses a chatbot and artificial intelligence to diagnose musculoskeletal probl...
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Pollen + Grace bag shelf space at Tesco and Co-Op

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2019
“Free-from” food-to-go challenger brand Pollen + Grace have announced they are to launch into national supermarkets Tesco and Co-Op, continuing its mission to bring exciting healthy meals to the high street. From May 2019, Pollen + Grace will expand into in 50 Co-op supermarkets across the South of England, including London and surrounding cities. The range will also be available...
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Staff continually off sick? Top tips for absence management

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st February 2019
Staff continually off sick? Exploring health & wellbeing at work, absence management and presenteeism and leavism in the work place. When an employee calls in sick, it’s acceptable as it’s only natural to have sick days every once in a while. When this behaviour becomes repetitive, it’s the business that feels the negative effects. As the cost to hire temporary talent increa...
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Virti - immersive education for healthcare professionals

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th January 2019
The Virti simulation platform puts users in a range of realistic simulations designed by healthcare professionals, testing their decision-making ability and knowledge.  Virtual reality is going to be a big part of the future and a big part of training students, new employees, teaching new skills to existing employees, and so on. The research tells us that VR not only reduces training costs b...
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snap40 - wearable tech for health

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th December 2018
snap40 - The award winning Scottish healthtech startup that has AI innovation at its core with its innovative health monitoring device... At the inaugural Scottish Tech Startup Awards at the end of November, snap40 took home both the Startup of the Year and B2B Company of the Year awards after demonstrating their important role in further elevating Scotland’s status in the tech sc...
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