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The Workary wants to help make public libraries work

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th October 2017
We are liking the sound of The Workary, a group of co-working spaces across London that support public libraries by transforming under-utilised space into affordable 'work' & 'life' spaces for local startups, entrepreneurs and residents. Facilitated by London based Wimbletech CIC, this social impact project works in partnership with local Councils to transform under-utilised library space int...
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Tech For Good Startups aiming to make an Impact

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd May 2017
While much big business has some small department set up for charitable works and philanthropy, few make social good their core ideal. For that, we often have to look to startups. From money-for-nothing charitable giving to protecting densely-packed communities from fire, technology-powered social good - or philanthropy tech - PhilTech for short (cheers, Amy Williams of Good-Loop for aiming to coi...
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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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WhaleSlide, the social-good UK search engine making online shopping a charitable affair

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th April 2017
WhaleSlide, a privacy-conscious philanthropic search-engine, originally launched 18months ago, has re-launched with a new version of their ‘social-good’/ ‘PhilTech’ search engine. We did the charitable thing, and spread the word! WhaleSlide is the brainchild of childhood friends, Andy Curran and Francesco Petruzzelli, who drew on their previous experience working in t...
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Lava Mae offers a smart solution to help with homeless hygiene

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th February 2017
Many of you will have seen the odd pop-up library or bus in your time. Great for helping communities that live in remote areas to gain access to books and learning. But what about a ‘pop-on’ shower bus that provides showers to the homeless? We looked at Lava Mae who are doing just that… The idea for Lava Mae was conceived when Founder Doniece Sandoval heard the cries of a homel...
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Pay it forward platform Helpfulpeeps aims to bring back community spirit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd February 2017
Founded by Saf Nazeer and Simon Hills, Helpfulpeeps is on a mission to bring back community spirit in an increasingly disconnected world. Inspired by the principles of paying it forward, Helpfulpeeps is a social network where people share their time, skills and knowledge to help each other for free. There is no transaction or exchange – just ask for help when you want and hel...
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Startup of the Week - HelpfulPeeps

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th June 2016
Let’s face it. Wouldn’t the world be a much nicer place if we were all a tad less selfish? If we spent a little more time thinking about the needs of others rather than always having our own desires and wants foremost in our minds? If we all honestly felt we could ask someone else for a helping hand without always assuming that they’d be wanting something in return? It may s...
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2014 NT100 - call for entries

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th July 2014
If you’re involved in some form of social innovation, then the recently launched NT100 is probably well worth a look. Now in its second year, this initiative launched by The Nominet Trust aims to give recognition to the top 100 people and places who are using digital technology to make the world a better place. Whether you’re using the web, mobile, big data or physical computing, if ...
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The May Day Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd May 2014
Join Startacus member Jay Boolkin in his promise to turn off his phone for just one day during May and experience what it’s like to have a real break. Check out the May Day Challenge...Here's Jay's call to action! "Some of us have become so used to using technology that we have forgotten how to act in a world void of it. I’m sure one of the most common phrases heard at family dinn...
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Startup of the Week - Promise or Pay

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd April 2014
Now that 2014 is well and truly underway, New Year and all those resolutions we made may seem a very long time ago. How many of us start the year with the best intentions and then gradually other things get in the way and it becomes harder and harder to stay disciplined and keep up the momentum.Well...that need no longer be the case, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week.Promise or Pay is an in...
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