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Innovative new startup Jelly Drops launches to help those living with Dementia

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th October 2020
We take a look at Jelly Drops, a new product developed by 26-year old inventor Lewis Hornby to boost the water intake of the elderly and those living with dementia After 18 months of development and several months of beta testing during Covid-19, an innovative new startup, Jelly Drops, has just launched in the UK aimed at boosting the water intake of the elderly and 850,000 Britons living with ...
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Why running a startup is the ideal preparation for parenthood

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th August 2020
Running a startup and parenthood - Jemma Goba, Managing Partner & Founder of Tanami shares her thoughts on how running a startup can be a training ground for becoming a parent...and vice versa?  People told me time and time again that nothing could prepare me for motherhood. I heard it so often, I believed them. And of course, they were right (yes, I’ll even concede that my mother ...
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FiltraCycle - the startup that recycles cigarette butts

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th August 2020
FiltraCycle - The Irish startup that's tackling environmental pollution in an entirely innovative way... A cigarette doesn’t seem like a lot of waste, does it? One little piece of paper, dry leaves, and some kind of compact cotton filter. Unpleasant to see scattered about the street or getting stuck to your shoe, but there’s far worse litter out there, isn’t there? But what abo...
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Motivation: Most Successful Startups that Started as Side Hustle

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2020
You often hear that starting your own business is really not that difficult. And while that is true, the necessary motivation and involvement is usually quite downplayed. That said, some of the most successful companies of today had very different beginnings. Here, we’ll be talking about some of the most successful startups that started off as simple side hustles.However, it’s also w...
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Greyparrot - reinventing the management of waste

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2020
Greyparrot! The startup that's using AI to create an innovative waste management solution We have written many times previously about the problems around waste management and how hugely damaging our current methods of landfills and ocean dumping are to us all. We have looked at several startups shaking up recycling by turning non-recyclable plastics into usable chemicals or into building aggregat...
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Black Young Professional Network to hit £500k funding target

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th July 2020
BYP Network, a platform for black professionals to connect with each other for networking purposes and with corporations for career opportunities, has set about raising £500k via an Equity Crowdfunding campaign, on Seedrs, as part of a wider £2m round. Tackling the whole journey from grassroots to senior managers by providing a growth pipeline that focuses on mentorship, peer collabor...
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Sport focused mumpreneur launches UK protein bar for kids

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2020
From financial services to sports nutrition for children - one mumpreneur's startup journey to inspire the next generation of athletes to make healthy choices that are sustainable for life Inspiration struck for competitive sport mum Marina Wegorek when she couldn’t find a handy and healthy snack to give her children before and after training. She teamed up with expert nutritional sc...
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The fashion clothing box aiming to save lives

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th June 2020
Lost Stock - the fashion clothing box, set up in the wake of Covid-19 to help support garment workers in Bangladesh, has nearly doubled its annual target within its first month of operation! Set up by the team behind fashion shopping app Mallzee, Lost Stock enables shoppers to buy cancelled clothing stock direct from manufacturers through a personalised fashion box, whilst supporting a garment wo...
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Bubble & Squeak supporting families during Covid-19

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th June 2020
Many groups, organisations and communities have offered support to those in need during Covid-19. One such organisation, Bubble & Squeak, a kids-run social enterprise tackling food waste in East Acton, London, adapted its organisation to support those in need during Covid-19. From the start of lockdown, Bubble & Squeak set-out to deliver emergency food parcels and packed lunches ...
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Gravity is Helping Startups Build Apps at Warp Speed (With No Office & No Employees)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st June 2020
The lowdown on Gravity, the innovative startup that enables other startups to build apps easier than ever before... It started as an idea over coffee in a co-working space in Chiang Mai and quickly became a successful startup with almost $10k/mo in revenue with no office, no employees and no investors.Kyle Gawley has been building apps since the day he got his first computer in 1997, but one prob...
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Billi London launches world’s first enhanced biodegradable tights

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st May 2020
Each year, a reported 2 billion pairs of tights are produced, worn once and discarded. Step forward, Billi London who has launched the world’s first enhanced biodegradable tights.  Decomposing in less than five years in landfill versus traditional tights requiring anywhere from 40 to 100 years, Billi London is the first brand to create revolutionary tights with enhanced biodegradabilit...
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GiveLocally helps you support businesses where you are

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th April 2020
Support small local businesses in your own area! The lowdown on GiveLocally, the non-profit online platform that lets you support businesses where you live, work, and play. We recently wrote about Streetify, an app that allows you to create a high street on your phone with all of your favourite shops, including local shops to help you support them during the pandemic. However, during a tim...
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