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Pets4Pets - WWF gives kids free reign with their advertising

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2014
As the old adage goes (and as many a veteran news reporter will gladly tell you) never work with children or animals. But apparently the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) either didn't get the memo, or have elected to take a rather more optimistic standpoint by working with both of them together! With the tagline “Advertising thought by kids to get adults thinking” their new ‘Pets4Pets&...
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The Daily Table

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2013
Now for a food startup that takes on several social and economic challenges in one foul swoop...just the way we like them! It seems that we are never done hearing or reading about the ever rising price of food and how our society has developed a wasteful attitude towards it. What’s more, we are subject to a daily onslaught of criticism about our eating habits and a near constant plea to ditc...
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The Sunday Assembly

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th November 2013
At Startacus, we are always keen to highlight other spaces and places that are building big or small (but important) communities aimed at making a social impact. From the microscale in We are the Million and the Casserole Club up to the likes of the American tech movement Digital Dumbo and the global social causes site Avaaz, it’s good to see all these sites making a big and yet sometimes ...
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The Depressed Cake Shop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd September 2013
We like cakes. We also like pop up shops. We also love innovative ideas that address social issues. So when we heard about the The Depressed Cake Shop we were hungry to find out more (sorry). Admittedly this story has gathered a lot of press over the last couple of months, so we are not claiming any exclusives here, but the reality is that the more people that hear about it and help spread the wo...
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GrowUp! Urban Farming

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2013
GrowUp! Urban Farming... Last week we featured the innovative and inspiring 'Manchester Veg People' and we were really impressed with their local approach to fresh veg and their determination to give people the opportunity to know where their food has come from. So inspired were we in fact, that we decided to dig a little further into the public’s growing obsession with their food’s ...
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Manchester Veg People- A new practice in fresh produce

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th September 2013
So many of us are particular about the food we prepare at home - for some, organic is the order of the day and for others, only high quality locally sourced produce is fit to grace the table. But surely it’s not possible to exercise the same selectivity when it comes to eating out? One valiant start-up in Manchester thinks it should be - in fact Manchester Veg People have set themselves the ...
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Startacus takes a look at Avaaz.org

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th August 2013
Avaaz.org- From Technology, new nimbleness and flexibility! It seems like everywhere you turn nowadays someone is complaining about the internet - the danger which it poses, the opportunities it affords to criminals, the security it lacks and the privacy which it takes from us. However it is wise to remember that although the rapid growth of the internet and social media may carry certain risks, ...
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InnoApps: App Competition Opportunity

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2013
When Startacus got tweeted (is that the right terminology?) the other day asking to give a shout out about an App themed competition that is closing asap for entries, we thought we could do better than just tweet about it - hence this rather speedy news post to tell all… With a tagline of ‘Innoapps: Get empowered to App the World around you’, you can guess this is a competition...
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NESTA Impact Investment fund - What is it & who is it for?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th November 2012
Startacus loves projects that aim to make a social impact, having a social heart and soul itself, so we are glad to hear of the NESTA Impact Investment Fund that aims to support second stage projects that are making a proven difference. Taking some content right off the Nesta Impact Investments website the funding pot of £17.6 million (yes that’s right £17.6 million) is ide...
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How to keep an ethical heart when selling to people...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd June 2012
Have you ever been to an 'ethical' farmers' market or a craft fair, and the moment you left, regretted not buying, because you know you will never find that product on the high street or online? Well with the Ethical Community, Jason Dainter and Liam Patterson have created an online eco-friendly and natural marketplace, to help address that very issue. Launched back in October 2010, the website s...
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