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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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How physical exercise and overcoming adversity inspired two founders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2019
Proof of the life-changing impact that physical exercise can have, as we look at two inspirational businesses that have been created by their founders overcoming mental health and addiction issues... Whilst we all know that exercise has a significant beneficial effect on our physical health, it’s becoming ever more apparent that it also has a hugely positive effect on our mental health...
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From random acts of kindness to The Cool To Be Kind Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th November 2019
The Cool To Be Kind Project, a global kindness movement, started after Naomi Lambert's devastating journey with infertility culminated in a full hysterectomy at 32. Naomi shares her journey with Startacus... At 32 years old, I had to have a hysterectomy, making it impossible for me to ever fulfil the dream of having children. Devastated? That doesn’t even begin to cut it. The fact I had to ...
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One Step Closer empowers change makers and CSR schemes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th November 2019
One Step Closer aim to empower change-makers and CSR schemes, transforming sustainability initiatives into empowering talking points. We have about 10 years to get our collective act together as a species and cut carbon emissions before we hit a point of no return. It’s all well and good for us as individuals to wash our tin cans and recycle the copious amount of wine bottles we collect in ...
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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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