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Start-ups and scale-ups urged to apply for 3rd annual Super Connect for Good Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th June 2022
Global Tech for Good initiative seeks innovative startups and scaleups that are creating positive social impact and enhancing people's lives through tech. The competition, now in its third year and backed by Empact Ventures and Hays has put the spotlight on a number of innovative tech start-ups and scale-ups across the UK and Europe. Last year’s overall champion was MediSieve who have dev...
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Collective Impact programme seeking purpose-driven founders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th May 2022
Applications from startups with positive social impact at their core sought by for Crowdcube and Virgin StartUp for Collective Impact, their investment-readiness accelerator. Calling all purpose-driven founders! There are just a couple of weeks left to apply for Collective Impact, the investment-readiness accelerator delivered by Crowdcube in partnership with Virgin StartUp.  Application...
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Welcome to the EdTech revolution!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2022
Toby Hunt, CEO of Earth Cubs, shares his insights on the rise of the Edtech sector and its potential to both educate and also create positive environmental and social impact. Many of us will remember the blackboard that dominated our school lessons. The remnants of past learnings ingrained on the board. Dates and facts listed out, as dry as the chalk dust. Over the last 30 years, classrooms ha...
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Unify - innovating how donations are made to the homeless

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th September 2021
Unify is a social giving startup that's created a tech solution to combat the difficulties the homeless community faces in our increasingly cashless society. We wrote recently in our article about JustTip that our constant move towards a cash-free society is not a good thing for everyone. While it is convenient for a lot of us, it can cause issues in certain situations, and for certain people. ...
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Corporate Social Responsibility: 5 Ways It Impacts Society

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd August 2021
The lowdown on Corporate Social Responsibility - what it is and some of the key ways that it can have a positive impact on our society... Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business model that is self-regulated and helps an enterprise to be socially accountable - to the public, its stakeholders, and of course, itself. By practising corporate social responsibility, businesses are able to...
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Sustainable reward scheme Bagboard targets sustainable shoppers and brands

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th July 2020
Sustainable reward scheme Bagboard, a first-of-its-kind advertising platform for planet-friendly brands launches £600k funding round... Bagboard, the creation of former credit trader Ben Ayres, and advertising executive Ashleigh Bishop, launched a £600k crowdfunding campaign via Seedrs this week to raise funds for the first sustainable rewards scheme that marries major brand campaigns...
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Bubble & Squeak supporting families during Covid-19

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th June 2020
Many groups, organisations and communities have offered support to those in need during Covid-19. One such organisation, Bubble & Squeak, a kids-run social enterprise tackling food waste in East Acton, London, adapted its organisation to support those in need during Covid-19. From the start of lockdown, Bubble & Squeak set-out to deliver emergency food parcels and packed lunches ...
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Good-Loop closes $1.6m seed round with You & Mr Jones on board

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th January 2020
You & Mr Jones, the brandtech group founded by former Havas chief executive David Jones, has invested in ethical video startup Good-Loop. The UK-based firm today announced it has closed a US $1.6m seed funding round. Good-Loop is an ethical video platform working with companies such as Nestlé, Unilever, Coca-Cola, TOMS, H&M and...
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Returnr aims to replace single use takeaway packaging

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th December 2019
The Melbourne-based startup Returnr that has "Shared use, less resources, less waste" at its core, aiming to replace single use takeaway packaging with equivalent reusable solutions... Waste from packaging is a massive problem, with plastics being the most obvious and most prevalent. If you make your lunch at home to take to work with you, you are contributing less to this waste, but you are...
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Thriftify - connecting charity retailers with customers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th December 2019
Thriftify is an online platform that connects the most sustainable & ethical source of goods with consumers who care... Charity shops can be of great value. Not only does the money spent in them go to good causes and make a difference, but shoppers can encounter some great finds that they didn’t know they wanted. Millions of products are donated to charity shops every year, but a lot of...
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