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Aloe the self-care reminder app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th September 2017
We have written previously about the physical and mental health aspects of entrepreneurship and those startups focusing on these issues. From handling depression to self-care after heartbreak, there are innumerable ways in which self-care is of vital importance both in and out of business. Now, adding to the area of self-care is Aloe: the self-care reminder app. Aloe will be a free iOS (and later...
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Olly - the robot with personality

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2017
Olly is Emotech’s answer to Amazon’s Echo, styled as a robot with personality. Born from a London based robotics startup, Olly will respond to questions you ask it by looking them up for you, just like the Echo, and can also be used as a control hub for internet-connected products and smart devices in the home. One of the things that sets Olly apart, however, is its ability to be...
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Phrasee - innovation in emails

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th August 2017
Phrasee - The AI technology that writes better subject lines and email copy than YOU!Artificial intelligence might not have your street smarts, but it thinks quicker than you, is more intelligent than you, and now may be better at writing emails than you, too. That’s if over 95% of recent tests are to be believed. We’re probably in the 5% though... Phrasee uses all sorts of clever stu...
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Ding - smart doorbell innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2017
Ding is a doorbell. It’s smarter than a normal doorbell, but not as smart as a smart doorbell. The Ding team considers these to be overly complicated, over-engineered, and generally overly high-tech things that most people don’t want in their homes. Ding is simpler and more refined. On the outside, a slim unit with grey or brass button, on the inside a fabric-covered speaker designed t...
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Apple ARKit - a look at

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th August 2017
We have written before about ways in which virtual reality will shape the future and only recently about the closely related augmented reality, in the shape of mobile game Safari Central. These are two sibling technologies that have been around for quite a long time, but are just now beginning to come into their own. The possibilities are exciting. But in order for designers and creators to make a...
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Waldo eyes up a positive business future

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th August 2017
Waldo is on a mission to make contact lenses more affordable than ever... If you are the kind of person who is totally okay with sticking things onto your eyeballs, you might be interested to hear that it’s now, (according to startup Waldo) less expensive and easier than ever to do so. Contact lenses offer advantages over glasses in that they won’t fall off your face and break as ...
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Nestlé looks to startups for a healthier future

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd August 2017
Looking to innovate, enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future is no mean feat. However, step forward Nestlé, who have decided to launch their open innovation platform:HENRi@Nestlé. It aims to pursue those ‘big goals’ by partnering and collaborating with innovative and equally ambitious startups. HENRi@Nestlé is an open innovation platform withi...
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OtherWorld - the next generation news experiment pilots in Manchester

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th July 2017
We have talked about how beacons - specifically iBeacons - can work for museum guides, advertising, home automation, and much more in our article about Internet of Things startups, and again as part of retail innovations to keep an eye on. Now, OtherWorld - an initiative from startup Like No Other - is testing out a combination of new and old uses for beacons in Manchester city centre. Releva...
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Startup VRTU to tackle Dementia Using Virtual Reality

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2017
Virtual reality can be used for travelling to other worlds to shoot aliens, bringing Vikings back to life, ride roller coasters, or even as the central feature of a theme park! But it can be used for far more important, real world things too. We have written previously about how virtual reality can and will take a role in various areas of our lives, including medicine and education, however there ...
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Farewill - wills made simple

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th June 2017
Say farewell to traditional will writing. Farewill is set to disrupt the industry with its cheaper, simpler, online process. Starting at £50 and for about 12 minutes, you can sit in the comfort of your own home and write out your will, print it out and sign it, and forget about it. As well as being quick and easy, the process is free of legal jargon and complexity, while still bein...
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