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Sport tech, wellness and health tech startups - the world needs you!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2020
Coronavirus is, of course, having a big impact on how many of us keep active. 5-a-side football, OUT. Gyms, OUT. Yoga group sessions, OUT.   But, inspired by how people are giving their time and providing support for people and organisations during the current climate, Sport Tech Hub are adamant that tech products – sport, fitness, wellness and health – can have a huge and i...
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Entrepreneurship and mental health: solving the lows to enhance the highs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2020
Aimee Louise Carton, the co-founder of mental wellbeing app KeepAppy shares her insight into entrepreneurship and mental health. Would you start a career with the knowledge that 99% of your peers had failed? Or that you would be twice as likely to die by suicide than the average person, twice as likely to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital and three times more likely to develop an abusive...
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eQuoo - the digital mental health app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2020
The lowdown on the gaming app, eQuoo that helps users build their emotional fitness and thereby help fight their mental illness... With the tried and tested method of gamification, sub-clinical, award-winning emotional fitness game eQuoo is PsycApps’ way of finding a way to get people suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses intrinsically motivated to stick to ther...
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How physical exercise and overcoming adversity inspired two founders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2019
Proof of the life-changing impact that physical exercise can have, as we look at two inspirational businesses that have been created by their founders overcoming mental health and addiction issues... Whilst we all know that exercise has a significant beneficial effect on our physical health, it’s becoming ever more apparent that it also has a hugely positive effect on our mental health...
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Betternotstop wants business owners to escape the daily grind

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2019
A new group-travel experience, Betternotstop aims to help small business owners escape the daily grind, refocus their efforts and gain control of their business, with business-focused adventures in the choice of fourteen countries. From remote working, co-working, and working holidays, it is fair to say that employee work options have evolved over the last few years.The brainchild of Manchester-b...
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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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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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Personal wellness app KeepAppy looks set for healthy future

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th March 2019
KeepAppy, a personal wellness app, designed to empower users to take control of their mental and physical wellbeing, was recently selected to participate in this year’s Launchbox in association with Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace in Dublin. We took a look... By enabling people to track all of the vitals that most impact an individual’s wellbeing, KeepAppy is a wellness app t...
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Wellness in the workspace

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2018
With a background in occupational therapy, Glandore Director, Clare Kelly’s experience has shaped Glandore’s own wellness initiatives. Hosting Pilates and yoga classes, lunch and learn seminars and meditation guidance, among other offerings, Glandore’s wellness programme has become a way of not only supporting their members’ wellbeing but offering them a healthy opportunity...
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Feels FM - the emoji powered jukebox for mental health

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th September 2018
We're liking the sound (and look) of Feels FM, an emoji-powered jukebox using music as a positive coping strategy, & to find new ways to talk about mental health. Made by @s0methingsays & @neu_studio in collaboration with Scottish mental health charity See Me, Feels FM uses music as a positive coping strategy, and to find new ways to talk about mental health stigma and discrimin...
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