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Lava Mae offers a smart solution to help with homeless hygiene

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th February 2017
Many of you will have seen the odd pop-up library or bus in your time. Great for helping communities that live in remote areas to gain access to books and learning. But what about a ‘pop-on’ shower bus that provides showers to the homeless? We looked at Lava Mae who are doing just that… The idea for Lava Mae was conceived when Founder Doniece Sandoval heard the cries of a homel...
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Digital Notebook Brings Back Tradition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th April 2015
Chances are, just like anybody else you appreciate technology. Whether it be enjoying your favourite apps on your smartphone or updating your social media feeds, very few of us find it easy to disconnect from the online world and technology these days. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. It shows us how much society has grown and changed over the years. Given how far technology has come, thin...
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Bits and Bytes - Teaching Kids a Bit about Coding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd October 2014
With businesses and employers looking for more and more, especially when it comes to their tech departments, we look at ‘Bits and Bytes’ an “exciting and fun card game that teaches children the fundamentals of computer coding”. We talk to founder and Startacus Collaborator Andrew Mills to find out more! Bits and Bytes is a card game for children, but tell us a little ...
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Indiegogo Pilots Forever Funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th September 2014
Crowdfunding is bloomin’ marvellous isn’t it? And if Indiegogo is to have its way, it could be about to take yet another giant leap forward, through its pioneering development of a new ongoing funding scheme. Thus far, all crowdfunding platforms have offered eager campaigners a splendidly simple proposition - reach your funding target, and the money is yours, fail to reach it and it's...
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Immortal Skateboards - Crowdfunding a New Product

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2014
Here at Startacus we love the notion of starting up, especially when you make something new! That’s exactly what happened with ‘Immortal’ Skateboards, a new startup that has used 3D printing Technology, Prototyping and Crowdfunding to make their product a reality. We spoke to Paul Hallet, Startacus member and participating collaborator, to learn more about their story.If you are ...
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Quality Thrives – Inspiration and Motivation for Startups and Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th September 2014
We all know how hard it can be to stay motivated, especially when you’ve just started a new business venture, especially if any spanners happen to land in the works, or even if you just have to change the whole idea! It’s hard work, and it never seems worth it. But for some, the goal of helping other entrepreneurs is the paramount point of business, - take for instance one of the start...
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'TIYO' A new device to help you escape awkward social situations

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th July 2014
Monetising social awkwardness seems all the rage it appears. Last week we highlighted the growing popularity of My Invisible Girlfriend / Boyfriend and only yesterday we spotted news of a crowdfunding project that again picked up on the social awkwardness that can come about through dating, being in a boring meeting, or simply being in the midst of an embarrassing conversation. TIYO (THIS-IS-YOU...
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