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Manchester fintech GoodBox hits £2m donated to UK charities

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2019
Working with charities of all sizes and across multiple categories, including Comic Relief, the Church of England, Save the Children, and the British Red Cross, Manchester fintech GoodBox has now raised over £2 million through GoodBox hardware for UK charities, facilitating donations from over 830,000 people. More exciting perhaps for the charity sector, it's highest average donation ha...
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Dolphin helps you find meaningful work

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2019
Job hunting for high impact jobs made easy, thanks to Dolphin, the startup that'll help you to find a job that’s rewarding for both you and the world... Everyone loves dolphins. They’re cute and highly intelligent and inquisitive and they help us to get jobs. Everyone also loves the idea of working in a career they enjoy and in a company that they can be proud to be a part-- Wait, dol...
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Tumelo offers a personal portfolio for social good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2019
With Tumelo, you can invest anything from £5 into a personal portfolio that is made up of businesses that are doing social good, thus partaking in ‘socially responsible investment’ A lot of us like the idea of investment. It sounds like something fancy people who know what they’re doing take part in, and it makes them rich. While we suspect there may be more to it than tha...
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Ticketpass aim to lead the ethical ticketing movement

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2019
Ticketpass are aiming to lead the ethical ticketing movement, with their fair and social ticketing platform that puts people first... If you have ever used ticketing website to sell or buy tickets to events, you might understand how overpriced and inflexible such platforms are. Fees on top of the ticket itself can be extortionate and can result in you spending money you don’t really ...
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Revive creates palm oil alternative from coffee grounds

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2019
Revive was created to bring new life to coffee waste, collecting and recycling used coffee grounds to create a palm oil alternative... We have written recently about startups doing their part to find ways to deal with waste so that it doesn’t end up in landfills or in the ocean. Whether it is offsetting your carbon footprint with Project Wren, using plastic as a building aggregate with Plas...
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Offset your carbon footprint with Project Wren

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2019
The lowdown on Project Wren, the app aiming to help us to take the first step in reversing climate change, making it easy to offset your carbon footprint. If you have ever taken a couple of brain cells and rubbed them together, you’ll understand that climate change is the single biggest threat to the human race since we went to war against the dinosaurs. As with so much that we write ...
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Latest Zinc Company Builder Programme to transform the quality of later life

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2019
Do you want to build a new purpose-driven startup with support from a world-class network of experts? Are you looking to have an impact in healthy ageing? Step forward for the Zinc Company Builder Programme, a unique opportunity for talented and ambitious individuals to find a co-founder, work with leading experts, design and test new ideas, build a purpose-driven business from scratch and access...
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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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