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Boston bombing Crowdfunding success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st April 2013
It’d be fair to say that very little good has come from the Boston bombings in the States. Apart from the tales of individual acts of bravery and kindness, it’s hard to find many positives in the terror that unfolded last week. However, here at Startacus there are two ‘positive’ elements of the whole situation which really grabbed our attention so we thought it only right ...
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Northern Ireland’s Social Innovation Camp

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
Derry, the UK City of Culture 2013, is to host a 48 hour coming together of ideas designed to solve social problems from June 14th- June 16th. The two day event is run by Social Innovation Camp who deliver similar events throughout the UK. This is how it works: There is an 8 week open call from 25th March during which the organisers have asked people interested in the project to send in idea...
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Tech for Good

by: Ethan Loughrey ~ 13th March 2013
Tech for Good Challenge Interested in £50,000 in investment for your social business or charity? No? You’ve obviously clicked the wrong link somewhere along the way then; probably best to go back to Google. For everyone else, that is exactly what’s being offered by the new Tech for Good Challenge offered by The Big Issue and its partners.The usual things are required in order to...
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The Place Station

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th March 2013
The goal of The Place Station is to make the most out of public and private sector buildings and land not currently being used, with the intent of benefiting “social and community entrepreneurs” hoping to transform their area. Where locations have fallen into disuse or been abandoned, the Place Station basically wants to reverse the trend and give them a purpose. The Localism Act of 2...
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Community How To

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2013
Here at Startacus we’re only too aware of how important it is to get advice, tips and knowledge from other people who’ve been there and done that, as it were - and of course to share that same advice, tips and knowledge with others. So, when we come across something that in a sense does just that, we feel duty bound to pass it on!The ‘it’ we’re referring to is Communi...
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Startup of the Week - Give Mondays

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th February 2013
Usually when we are researching Startups for this feature, we tend to choose businesses that have developed new products or platforms or innovative services. This week however, it’s slightly different. Our Startup of the Week is more of a community - a movement, if you like. And we just love it!Give Mondays is an anonymous community of givers who start the week with a random act of kindness ...
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#WewillGather

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th November 2012
In a cynical and reactionary world, it's often easy to react badly when something terrible or tragic happens. Someone’s bullied on Facebook- it’s Facebook’s fault. The London Riots are arranged and instigated on Twitter and Blackberry (funny now to think that Blackberry was such a force only 12 months+ago) and it’s Twitter's and Blackberry’s fault for not shutting dow...
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The People's Kitchen

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th November 2012
Here at Startacus, we never tire of hearing stories about people who are initiating and leading innovative and inspiring projects that could teach us all a thing or two. The latest such project that we’ve discovered is the aptly named ‘The People’s Kitchen’.In essence this London based community initiative has a clear purpose - “Food by the People for the People&rdquo...
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The Restart Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th November 2012
When we hear of people with a vision based on collaboration and creativity, we know we’ll like them and we reckon you will too. In this instance, the ‘people’ we are referring to are Ugo Vallauri and Janet Gunter, the innovative thinkers behind The Restart Project. The Restart Project is an initiative with admirable aspirations and goals - namely to help promote repair and remak...
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Collaborating to do social good (and a cuppa tea too)

by: ~ 1st November 2012
When we heard of What's Brewin, the monthly meet up in London that involves collaborative chat over a cuppa tea, Startacus thought it best to make a pot, take ten minutes out and ask the What's Brewin team a few questions to find out more...What's Brewin is the brainchild of Make:Good a Design Studio based in London. With Startacus' own collaboration platform nearly ready to unleash itself on the ...
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