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ESTHER set for success with New York prize

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th June 2019
ESTHER, a pocket-to-pocket giving app which allows a user to give directly to an individual living in poverty, wins an all-expenses paid trip to New York to showcase the business to some of the world’s top technology minds.  A Belfast-based social impact, charity-focused tech startup has won an all-expenses paid trip to New York to showcase the business to some of the world’s top...
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No Isolation creates communication tools to put an end to loneliness

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2019
The lowdown on No Isolation, the startup that's using technology to tackle loneliness and social isolation through warm technology... Social isolation and loneliness are prevalent issues in our society. They pile on top of people’s depression, they add to the burden of those with long-term illness, they lie in wait for the elderly. They can be brought about by the simplest of things, like u...
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Street Tag - the gamified healthy lifestyle app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd June 2019
The gamified healthy lifestyle app Street Tag, that's aiming to promote and enhance community-wide participation in physical activities.. We’ve seen how popular the likes of geocaching and Pokémon Go have been: apps that get you out and active collecting physical or digital...well, collectibles. Particularly in the case of geocaching, these activities can be great for families, bring...
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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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Using AI to predict and prevent road accidents

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2019
The lowdown on Predina, the startup using machine learning to make a positive social impact, using AI to dynamically predict and prevent road accidents in real-time... In 2018, 26,610 people were killed or seriously injured on UK roads. Speeding, using phones, and simple reckless driving are just a few of the human errors that add to the dangers already posed by manoeuvring a hunk of me...
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Personal wellness app KeepAppy looks set for healthy future

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th March 2019
KeepAppy, a personal wellness app, designed to empower users to take control of their mental and physical wellbeing, was recently selected to participate in this year’s Launchbox in association with Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace in Dublin. We took a look... By enabling people to track all of the vitals that most impact an individual’s wellbeing, KeepAppy is a wellness app t...
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Community management platform Groop raises £3m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2019
Groop, the community management platform that empowers communities online through its full suite of intuitive and time saving community management tools, has announced that it has closed a £3m investment to accelerate its growth. Groop (Formerly RunAClub) build strong, safe and sustainable communities connecting people and empowering society. Due to the increase of compl...
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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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