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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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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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