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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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Pay it forward platform Helpfulpeeps aims to bring back community spirit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd February 2017
Founded by Saf Nazeer and Simon Hills, Helpfulpeeps is on a mission to bring back community spirit in an increasingly disconnected world. Inspired by the principles of paying it forward, Helpfulpeeps is a social network where people share their time, skills and knowledge to help each other for free. There is no transaction or exchange – just ask for help when you want and hel...
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Social Impact project Seabin makes waves with crowdfunding project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th January 2016
Australians Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski are on a mission to keep the oceans tidy with innovative product Seabin. Grand idea or project that’s likely to sink? Australians Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski are on a mission to keep the oceans tidy with innovative product Seabin. The fab two-some, supported by a seed investment from Australian marine technology development company Shark Mit...
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Running to Build Better Communities

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd November 2015
If you can summon the strength to go for a run, you will already know that it can have a huge amount of benefits, not just for you, but for other people as well.  It can help to blow away the figurative cobwebs (or indeed the literal ones), relieving stress, and generally making you feel like a champion!   Combine this with some of the great opportunities for charitable fundraising ...
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