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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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Kickstarter launches Designed by Artists

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd October 2018
Kickstarter launches Designed by Artists - Artists and Community alike set to benefit from this new Kickstarter initiative... Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has enabled over 150,000 creative projects to be successfully funded, with over $3.5 billion pledged. Pretty phenomenal stats, wouldn’t you agree? All sorts of projects have been funded, created and indeed supported by all sorts ...
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Alice offers social funding through blockchain technology

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2018
Blockchain for social good! London-based FinTech startup Alice is one of the world’s first companies to put Ethereum blockchain technology to practical use in the charity sector beyond simple cryptocurrency donations... In 2013, the Guardian reported that UK charities are missing out on £665m in donations annually. Since then, public confidence in charities has plummeted, reaching its...
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GoodBox - collection boxes for contactless giving

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd September 2018
GoodBox - The lowdown on the startup that's using digital tech to innovate the fundraising sector Fundraising can be a difficult task, hindered by all sorts of problems from suspicion of an unknown charity, to cost of making their cause known versus what they can raise, to the simplest of obstacles like shaking a collection box at someone unable to reach into their pocket because they have a coff...
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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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Nesta’s ShareLab Fund

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2018
Continuing our series of business articles relating to homelessness and vulnerable people, we take a look at two social good platforms focused on housing. These platforms are both benefiting from funding from Nesta’s ShareLab Fund, a fund supporting organisations to develop and test business models that make an impact on social issues. A look at Fairbnb With 78,180 families ...
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Bigmoose - great coffee served with social good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd April 2018
Bigmoose Coffee Co. - The Welsh coffee shop that's on a mission to help the homeless and vulnerable in Cardiff We have written previously about startups helping the homeless get into work, with the likes of Beam and TAP. With around 280,000 homeless people in the UK alone, homelessness is a big issue (no pun intended) that needs to be addressed, and more and more startups are appearing to do just...
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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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