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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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Cracked It - Mobile phone repair for social good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th July 2018
Cracked It, is a social enterprise staffed by young ex-offenders and at-risk youths, teaching them marketable phone repair skills and providing the means and opportunity to make money. For things that can cost insane amounts of money, smartphones certainly tend to break a lot. Did you drop your phone? The screen is broken. Sit on it? The screen’s broken. Look at it too hard? Screen’s ...
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Farm From a Box

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th May 2018
Farm From a Box - The San Francisco social enterprise that has created a complete off-grid toolkit for a sustainable 2-acre farm - in a big box.  We have written previously about the difficulties of farming and some solutions that are being offered by startups, most recently with Small Robot Company. Farmingis, suffice to say, hard work in the best of cases. Good location, weather, soil, etc...
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Work for Good - smarter charity giving for SME's

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2018
Work for Good - the platform designed to make it easier for SME businesses to give to the charities and causes they care about. Giving is good. Few things, excluding fudge, make us feel better than doing good, making a difference, changing people’s lives - usually for the better, except when they deserve it, Gary. Plenty of businesses give to charity, totally out of goodness and not tax pur...
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Startup of the Week - Oddbox

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th January 2018
Over the last few years, we’ve all become increasingly aware of the extent of food waste in the UK and the serious problem it has become. As with all such problems, there is an inherent need for us all to do what we can to find a solution. Step forward therefore our latest startup of the week which is on a mission to do just that by proactively fighting food waste. Oddbox is a London based...
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Startup of the Week - School Space

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th October 2017
As we all know, financial challenges can be one of the biggest issues our schools have to face these days. Between budget cuts and lack of resources they certainly don’t have it easy. That however need not necessarily be the case, thanks to our latest startup of the week. School Space is an innovative social enterprise which is focused on helping schools generate extra income from their exi...
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Remote Mission - the remote jobs site with a social core

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th September 2017
Natalia Komis is an adventure maiden, creative activator, business strategist, serial entrepreneur and friend of Startacus. With her new venture Remote Mission - an inclusive remote jobs site, just about to launch, we wanted to find out more about Natalia's motivation and her mission to help people around the globe live the life that they want, where they want, to do good and to be able to pa...
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Beyond Good Business 2017 on a mission to impress

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th May 2017
On 23 May, London’s Royal Institution of Science will be host to Beyond Good Business 2017: a day of panels, talks and workshops centred around the role of disruptive, mission-driven businesses and startups in instigating a change in the business world. This innovative ‘playground’ conference is designed to be as fun as it is enlightening, and will include: Live pitching eve...
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SMARTIFY aims to be your personal digital arts curator

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th March 2017
Officially launching in May, SMARTIFY aims to be your personal digital arts curator (think Shazam for the Arts)...we took a look... Art is evocative, thought provoking, and possibly confusing. Some pieces we are happy to just enjoy, but others we want to know more about - more than the little plaque beside it can tell us. Who is/was the artist behind the name? Why did they paint this picture...
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London’s first Cross-University Social Enterprise Festival

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2017
A week long Cross-University Festival dedicated to promoting social enterprise and supporting entrepreneurs in delivering social impact through business kicks off this week in London. Intrigued? Here’s all the details... The Social Enterprise Festival 2017 is brought to you by City, University of London in partnership with Santander and Queen Mary University of London and offers up a mix of...
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  • Stashbee announces £1.6m funding round on Seedrs 17th Jun 2019 Stashbee, the online sharing-economy platform for storage space, has announced a £1.6m funding round on leading European investment platform Seedrs.
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