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Oxwash - re-engineering the laundry process from the ground up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st December 2021
The lowdown on Oxwash, the Oxford-based green-tech startup that's on a mission to reinvent laundry services as we know them. We have almost everything delivered these days. Whether it’s the weekly shop, a takeaway, or your nephew’s birthday present (shop local!), the ease with which we can have everything brought to us is too tempting to pass up. Just recently, one of the Startacus ...
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Material Evolution secures investment to help transform the foundation industries

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd November 2021
Material Evolution raises $3.4m to support further development of its innovative and sustainable alternative to concrete Way back at the end of last year, we highlighted some Northern Irish startups that we thought would be ones to watch during 2021. So we were delighted with the news this week that one of those startups, namely Material Evolution has just announced that it has raised $3....
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SmartWorkPlus - facilities management innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2021
Magherafelt-based company SmartWorkPlus launches new range of products for enhanced facilities management, thanks to support from the Ulster Bank Accelerator Programme At our recent Work: In Progress event we had lots of discussions on the future of work and how companies are innovating in both how they work and where they work. It’s therefore interesting to see that innovation in the phy...
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Registrations open for Junk Kouture 2022

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th October 2021
Junk Kouture opens registrations for its 2022 competition and continues its partnership with RTÉ to showcase Ireland's young creatives We recently shone a light on the fabulous Junk Kouture, the Irish platform that's on a mission to unleash the creative brilliance of young people and we’re delighted to share the good news that registrations are now open for their Junk Kouture 2022...
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How can SMEs be more sustainable?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2021
Gary Styles, CEO and Founder at sustainability platform Zellar shares his insights on why sustainability matters and what small businesses can do to make a difference Climate change is a big issue but as a small business, you may not think you have much of an impact. However small and medium businesses account for over 99% of the private sector and together can make a huge contribution to the s...
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Why Ethical Accreditation is Essential for Your New Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2021
Tiffany Kelly, founder of Beyond Bamboo, a global community of sustainable products, services and suppliers shares her insights on why ethical accreditation is a must for all new businesses Ignoring the growth in ethical consumerism would be a bold move for a new business, and by bold, I mean foolhardy. Many consumers now see ethics as a key element when purchasing both on and offline. But what...
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5 years’ time – what can customers expect from last-mile delivery?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2021
  Jack Underwood, co-founder and CEO of Circuit shares his insights on the changes that customers can expect to see from last-mile delivery in the future The move to online shopping has accelerated considerably over the past 18 months. In February 2021, 75% of people were shopping online more than they were in March 2020 pre- pandemic. The rise in demand has consequently increased the expec...
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Sourceful - sustainable sourcing made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th September 2021
The Manchester-based startup Sourceful is on a mission to make global supply-chain sustainability more transparent and achievable for every business. We have written quite a lot over the last couple of years about startups dedicated to sustainability. Be they search engines, browser plug-ins, carbon offsetting schemes, turning waste into new products, or many, many others, there are an encourag...
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Beagle - making sustainable and ethical shopping easier

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th September 2021
The startup that's on a mission to help us all shop more sustainably online thanks to The Beagle Button, its innovative browser extension Sustainability. It’s good. It’s vital, in fact, and is slowly becoming more of a part of people’s everyday lives. But it can be tricky to ensure that the products you are buying and the companies you are buying from are actually sustainable,...
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Twig - the fintech that’s on a mission to power the circular economy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2021
  The lowdown on fintech startup Twig and its “Bank of Things” enabling users to turn their things into instant cash. We have written recently about startups helping people to sell or rent their unwanted belongings rather than having them end up in a landfill - startups such as Young Planet and By Rotation, for example. It's clear they're doing their bit to address a huge proble...
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