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Beam - crowdfunding to help homeless people get into employment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2018
Homelessness is a sad, frightening, and important topic. With 8000 people sleeping on UK streets and a further 200,000 ‘hidden homeless’ - those with only temporary accommodation, like hostels or even the backseat of their car - it is strangely easy to forget that these absurdly large numbers represent actual people. That’s 280,000 individual human beings. We have written before ...
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HENRi@Nestlé aims to shape next generation agripreneurs and to empower better nutritional health

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th January 2018
Startups take note! Time is ticking to apply for two education and employability themed projects currently live on HENRi@Nestlé, the Nestlé innovation platform that partners with startups and entrepreneurs to create innovative, high-potential and scalable solutions to core social and business challenges. To address these challenges, the HENRi platform promotes a range of innovation ...
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Choose Love, the pop up shop selling products for refugees

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th November 2017
"Shop to your heart’s content, leave with nothing, and feel great" via Choose Love, the London pop up shop where you can buy real products for refugees. Choose Love is the world’s first shop where you can buy real products for refugees - from emergency blankets to school bags and medical equipment. All funds raised will go directly to Help Refugees, a pioneering organisation work...
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The Workary wants to help make public libraries work

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th October 2017
We are liking the sound of The Workary, a group of co-working spaces across London that support public libraries by transforming under-utilised space into affordable 'work' & 'life' spaces for local startups, entrepreneurs and residents. Facilitated by London based Wimbletech CIC, this social impact project works in partnership with local Councils to transform under-utilised library space int...
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Tech For Good Startups aiming to make an Impact

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd May 2017
While much big business has some small department set up for charitable works and philanthropy, few make social good their core ideal. For that, we often have to look to startups. From money-for-nothing charitable giving to protecting densely-packed communities from fire, technology-powered social good - or philanthropy tech - PhilTech for short (cheers, Amy Williams of Good-Loop for aiming to coi...
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Beyond Good Business 2017 on a mission to impress

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th May 2017
On 23 May, London’s Royal Institution of Science will be host to Beyond Good Business 2017: a day of panels, talks and workshops centred around the role of disruptive, mission-driven businesses and startups in instigating a change in the business world. This innovative ‘playground’ conference is designed to be as fun as it is enlightening, and will include: Live pitching eve...
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Blue Patch annual Business Awards open for nominations

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th May 2017
If your UK business has a natural focus on sustainability, you might be interested to know that Blue Patch’s annual Business Awards have opened again for 2017. Blue Patch, an ethical business directory and community for high quality, British made, sustainable goods & services, are for the second year, opening up the opportunity for SME’s and fledgling businesses to nominate themse...
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How startups can contribute positively to the world around them

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2017
Marcus Franck is founder of London-based startup, Franck Energy. He is an expert in renewable energy technology and helps UK homeowners switch to green solutions. Here he writes how startups can contribute positively to the world around them... "There’s no doubt that running a startup contributes to a very hectic lifestyle, and often it can become the centre of your world for prol...
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London’s first Cross-University Social Enterprise Festival

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2017
A week long Cross-University Festival dedicated to promoting social enterprise and supporting entrepreneurs in delivering social impact through business kicks off this week in London. Intrigued? Here’s all the details... The Social Enterprise Festival 2017 is brought to you by City, University of London in partnership with Santander and Queen Mary University of London and offers up a mix of...
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Lava Mae offers a smart solution to help with homeless hygiene

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th February 2017
Many of you will have seen the odd pop-up library or bus in your time. Great for helping communities that live in remote areas to gain access to books and learning. But what about a ‘pop-on’ shower bus that provides showers to the homeless? We looked at Lava Mae who are doing just that… The idea for Lava Mae was conceived when Founder Doniece Sandoval heard the cries of a homel...
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