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Dating app CLiKD launches ‘Love in London’ photography competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th February 2018
CLiKD, a London-based dating app which launched in 2017, has launched a new photography competition inviting people to submit photographs which showcase what Love means to them in London.  Aptly named ‘Love in London’, the photography competition is aimed at celebrating unity and hope in the aftermath of a turbulent year for the capital. The aim being to ...
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Beam - crowdfunding to help homeless people get into employment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2018
Homelessness is a sad, frightening, and important topic. With 8000 people sleeping on UK streets and a further 200,000 ‘hidden homeless’ - those with only temporary accommodation, like hostels or even the backseat of their car - it is strangely easy to forget that these absurdly large numbers represent actual people. That’s 280,000 individual human beings. We have written before ...
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Choose Love, the pop up shop selling products for refugees

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th November 2017
"Shop to your heart’s content, leave with nothing, and feel great" via Choose Love, the London pop up shop where you can buy real products for refugees. Choose Love is the world’s first shop where you can buy real products for refugees - from emergency blankets to school bags and medical equipment. All funds raised will go directly to Help Refugees, a pioneering organisation work...
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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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