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Unify - innovating how donations are made to the homeless

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th September 2021
Unify is a social giving startup that's created a tech solution to combat the difficulties the homeless community faces in our increasingly cashless society. We wrote recently in our article about JustTip that our constant move towards a cash-free society is not a good thing for everyone. While it is convenient for a lot of us, it can cause issues in certain situations, and for certain people. ...
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An entire community of 3D-printed homes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2019
The initiative that's aiming to use 3D printing to create a global solution to homelessness, with an entire community of 3D-printed homes. We may be a long way from doing a Jean Luc Picard and asking our wall for an Earl Grey (hot), but 3D printing is a rapidly evolving technology that has a lot more potential than just printing out a little plastic Infinity Gauntlet, and yes we have gone of...
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GoodBox - collection boxes for contactless giving

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd September 2018
GoodBox - The lowdown on the startup that's using digital tech to innovate the fundraising sector Fundraising can be a difficult task, hindered by all sorts of problems from suspicion of an unknown charity, to cost of making their cause known versus what they can raise, to the simplest of obstacles like shaking a collection box at someone unable to reach into their pocket because they have a coff...
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Nesta’s ShareLab Fund

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2018
Continuing our series of business articles relating to homelessness and vulnerable people, we take a look at two social good platforms focused on housing. These platforms are both benefiting from funding from Nesta’s ShareLab Fund, a fund supporting organisations to develop and test business models that make an impact on social issues. A look at Fairbnb With 78,180 families ...
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Beam - crowdfunding to help homeless people get into employment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2018
Homelessness is a sad, frightening, and important topic. With 8000 people sleeping on UK streets and a further 200,000 ‘hidden homeless’ - those with only temporary accommodation, like hostels or even the backseat of their car - it is strangely easy to forget that these absurdly large numbers represent actual people. That’s 280,000 individual human beings. We have written before ...
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TAP - the tech for good startup that's taking on homelessness...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th December 2017
We have written many times before about tech for good startups, and specifically about those that help to tackle homelessness. Homelessness is a huge problem, and until the government deigns it worthy of their time and does something about it, it’s up to altruistic individuals and the likes of tech-for-good startups to do what they can to help. London-based TAP is one of these startups. The...
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The Dealer - discounts doing good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th November 2017
The problem of homelessness is an ever increasing one. In 2016 in England alone, over 4000 people were estimated to be spending each night sleeping on the streets. The number of people who may not find themselves sleeping out in the cold but are still counted as homeless reaches well into the tens of thousands. We like a tech-for-good startup, and we have found another worthy one, this time aimed ...
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