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Alice offers social funding through blockchain technology

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2018
Blockchain for social good! London-based FinTech startup Alice is one of the world’s first companies to put Ethereum blockchain technology to practical use in the charity sector beyond simple cryptocurrency donations... In 2013, the Guardian reported that UK charities are missing out on £665m in donations annually. Since then, public confidence in charities has plummeted, reaching its...
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WaytoB - from A to B made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd September 2018
waytoB - The Tech For Good startup, helping those with higher support needs, get from A to B. For many people with higher support needs, getting around without a carer can be difficult, unnerving, and disorienting. Traditional means of navigating might not cut it, as they can be confusing or simply too much in an already stressful situation. On top of this, friends, family, and carers themselves ...
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GoodBox - collection boxes for contactless giving

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd September 2018
GoodBox - The lowdown on the startup that's using digital tech to innovate the fundraising sector Fundraising can be a difficult task, hindered by all sorts of problems from suspicion of an unknown charity, to cost of making their cause known versus what they can raise, to the simplest of obstacles like shaking a collection box at someone unable to reach into their pocket because they have a coff...
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Turn on the Subtitles

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th August 2018
"If you want to teach a nation to read: Just turn on the subtitles". This simple advice might just help make kids become proficient readers... Oli Barrett MBE, amongst many other things, co-founded StartUp Britain, Tenner, and social innovation agency Cospa. Tenner, for example (now run by Young Enterprise), has challenged over 250,000 school pupils to see what they can achieve in one month,...
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Cracked It - Mobile phone repair for social good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th July 2018
Cracked It, is a social enterprise staffed by young ex-offenders and at-risk youths, teaching them marketable phone repair skills and providing the means and opportunity to make money. For things that can cost insane amounts of money, smartphones certainly tend to break a lot. Did you drop your phone? The screen is broken. Sit on it? The screen’s broken. Look at it too hard? Screen’s ...
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Chip[s] Board - an eco-friendly idea well baked

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th April 2018
Chip[s] Board - The startup that's on a mission to find value where others see waste with their eco-friendly material made out of potato peel...It’s slow work, but the world is going through the process of realising that we need to rely more on green, eco-friendly, sustainable...well, everything possible, and making the switch where viable. Building materials, furniture, and cutlery might no...
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Nesta’s ShareLab Fund

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2018
Continuing our series of business articles relating to homelessness and vulnerable people, we take a look at two social good platforms focused on housing. These platforms are both benefiting from funding from Nesta’s ShareLab Fund, a fund supporting organisations to develop and test business models that make an impact on social issues. A look at Fairbnb With 78,180 families ...
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Bigmoose - great coffee served with social good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd April 2018
Bigmoose Coffee Co. - The Welsh coffee shop that's on a mission to help the homeless and vulnerable in Cardiff We have written previously about startups helping the homeless get into work, with the likes of Beam and TAP. With around 280,000 homeless people in the UK alone, homelessness is a big issue (no pun intended) that needs to be addressed, and more and more startups are appearing to do just...
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Work for Good - smarter charity giving for SME's

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2018
Work for Good - the platform designed to make it easier for SME businesses to give to the charities and causes they care about. Giving is good. Few things, excluding fudge, make us feel better than doing good, making a difference, changing people’s lives - usually for the better, except when they deserve it, Gary. Plenty of businesses give to charity, totally out of goodness and not tax pur...
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Catalyst for Change

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2018
The Liverpool startup, Oh This Way, that's providing alternative education and training for creative people, bridging the gap between education and industry.  Older generations like to complain that the young are lazy and brought up wrong, and that this generation and then this generation will be the cause of the world ceasing to spin. But then along come people like Robyn Dooley to pro...
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