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Female Founder takes on fast fashion industry with eco-conscious children’s clothing range

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th April 2021
Aimear Lynch, founder of My Pet Lamb and one of our Impacting Founders gives us the lowdown on her eco-conscious startup and business journey to date As we draw to the close of our ‘Impacting Founders’ programme which saw Startacus support NI-based female founders, we are meeting and hearing the stories from some of the fantastic founders who participated to learn more about their s...
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Startup of the Week - YoungPlanet

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th March 2021
  YoungPlanet is an app that "enables parents to put no longer used children’s things to good use with new families and away from landfill, for free". With Spring firmly on its way, many of us will be turning our attention to spring cleaning and decluttering. And if you've got children there'll no doubt be lots of things that are taking up space that they've either outgrown or no lo...
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Groundbreaking British inventions win global sustainability prize

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd February 2021
For the first time ever, the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge has both a British winner and runner up in the form of innovative startups SoluBlue and Jiva Materials Revolutionary packaging startup, SoluBlue, has been awarded the top prize of €500,000 from the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge, one of the world’s largest annual sustainability competitions. The Cambridge-based start...
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Huckletree’s ‘Sustainable Planet’ themed accelerator seeks purpose-driven startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th February 2021
Innovative, purpose-driven startups with a focus on sustainability wanted to join the latest cohort of Huckletree’s Alpha Programme Applications from innovative startups are now being sought by creative workspace and accelerator Huckletree, for the eighth cohort of its Alpha Programme, a 12-week pre-seed accelerator designed to turbocharge the launch and growth of the most exciting and im...
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ChopValue - the startup that's recycling and repurposing chopsticks

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd February 2021
The lowdown on ChopValue, the Vancouver-based startup that's creating beautiful homeware and decorative products from recycled chopsticks... It may not be the world’s biggest environmental disaster, but every single week, hundreds of thousands, millions of chopsticks are thrown away. Bear with us.  These may be cheap, they may even come free with your takeaway, but that doesn’...
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Renoon - sourcing sustainable fashion with ease

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2021
Renoon is an Amsterdam-based startup that's created an innovative online tool to make sustainable fashion more readily accessible for all The fashion industry has more of an impact on the environment than you might imagine. It is actually considered by the UN Conference on Trade and Development to be the second largest polluting industry in the world, responsible for a full 10% of annual global...
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Startup of the Week - MyPlasticDiary

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th January 2021
The accolade this week goes to MyPlasticDiary, an innovative app which will enable you to track, understand and reduce your plastic footprint It’d be fair to say that most of us want to be more environmentally-conscious and reduce the amount of plastic that we use. It’s not always that easy though. We may have the best intentions to reduce our plastic consumption yet it can still be...
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10 startups solving challenges the aerospace sector faces today

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th January 2021
10 startups solving challenges the aerospace sector faces are selected for the latest ATI Boeing Accelerator. We took a look at the cohort... The latest startups to join the ATI Boeing Accelerator were announced last week with 10 companies joining the programme. The startups for the second cohort were selected from nearly 200 applications, from more than 40 countries and range from Hull to Que...
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Startup of the Week - Whirli

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th January 2021
Whirli is an innovative toy subscription service providing you with access to a huge ever-changing toy box Let’s face it - most of us are trying to think more about sustainability when we’re buying things these days. However with some purchases, it’s not always that easy - like children’s toys, for example. Your child might have yearned for a particular toy but then...
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Reboxed - changing how the world thinks about used tech

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th January 2021
Reboxed is a Brixton-based sustainable commerce startup that's created a smarter, safer, more sustainable way to buy and sell your tech In 2020, Apple was fined €25m by France's competition and fraud watchdog for deliberately degrading the performance of older iPhone models, arguably in an attempt to force users to upgrade; a practice it still applies to older models.  Every year, th...
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