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From random acts of kindness to The Cool To Be Kind Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th November 2019
The Cool To Be Kind Project, a global kindness movement, started after Naomi Lambert's devastating journey with infertility culminated in a full hysterectomy at 32. Naomi shares her journey with Startacus... At 32 years old, I had to have a hysterectomy, making it impossible for me to ever fulfil the dream of having children. Devastated? That doesn’t even begin to cut it. The fact I had to ...
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Manchester fintech GoodBox hits £2m donated to UK charities

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2019
Working with charities of all sizes and across multiple categories, including Comic Relief, the Church of England, Save the Children, and the British Red Cross, Manchester fintech GoodBox has now raised over £2 million through GoodBox hardware for UK charities, facilitating donations from over 830,000 people. More exciting perhaps for the charity sector, it's highest average donation ha...
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Tumelo offers a personal portfolio for social good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2019
With Tumelo, you can invest anything from £5 into a personal portfolio that is made up of businesses that are doing social good, thus partaking in ‘socially responsible investment’ A lot of us like the idea of investment. It sounds like something fancy people who know what they’re doing take part in, and it makes them rich. While we suspect there may be more to it than tha...
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Ticketpass aim to lead the ethical ticketing movement

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2019
Ticketpass are aiming to lead the ethical ticketing movement, with their fair and social ticketing platform that puts people first... If you have ever used ticketing website to sell or buy tickets to events, you might understand how overpriced and inflexible such platforms are. Fees on top of the ticket itself can be extortionate and can result in you spending money you don’t really ...
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DivInc help underestimated, disadvantaged young people launch startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2019
Young people from underestimated, disadvantaged backgrounds are a reportedly 87% less likely to found their own startup business. DivInc are on a mission to change that stat and to help young people get a headstart on their entrepreneurial journey... Starting a business is a difficult endeavour. It’s a near-constant uphill battle. Starting a business as someone who is part of group that isn...
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Ethical Angel connects businesses, employees and the causes that matter to them

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2019
Ethical Angel is on a mission to combine a high-touch HR service with technology to engage and develop employees through volunteering, payroll donations, and the causes that matter to them. A lot of people complain about millennials and their work ethic, but whether people like it or not, employees are changing as younger generations join and dominate the workforce. Employees are b...
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Ethical Investments platform Abundance raises £1.5m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th December 2018
Abundance Investment, the UK’s leading peer-to-peer ethical investment platform, successfully fundraises £1.5m+ on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Abundance is a leading direct investment platform giving people control over their money. People invest from £5 in projects that generate something good for the environment and society, as well as bank-beating returns. That&rsquo...
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Social marketplace for local help Helpfulpeeps looks to the crowd

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th November 2018
With over 180,000 registered Helpfulpeeps members, award-winning social marketplace Helpfulpeeps is crowdfunding on Seedrs, with over 80% of their target reached on the first day. Helpfulpeeps is a social marketplace for local help - we've followed their journey on Startacus for the last few years. Now with over 180,000 registered members across iOS, Android and web, they are aiming to build...
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AID:Tech - blockchain to trace international aid

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th November 2018
AID:Tech - The lowdown on the startup that's using innovative blockchain technology to create transparency in international aid... A huge 30% - $1.1 trillion - of international aid goes missing every year. It just vanishes before it reaches its intended destination and the donors are unable to track it. This is obviously a terrible state of affairs, on multiple levels. So what can be done to make...
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Sustainably - charitable giving you can bank on

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th November 2018
Sustainably - Charitable giving made easy thanks to this innovative startup that enables you to have an impact on charities every time you shop...  We like to write about charitable startups; those using their innovative, fresh take on things to do good. Traditional charities have never seen massive success, but lately, public faith in these charities has become less and less. Money is ...
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