Textocracy is a fast, easy, and affordable addition to the public consultation or feedback process, giving people a simple, anonymous and free way to text their comments to organisations using any mobile phone. Textocracy provides your unique phone number for constituents to use, a unique URL to an instant data dashboard, easy-to-read and actionable reports of data. Textocracy offers packages for local government and NHS, corporates, small businesses and community and voluntary groups.
Street Support makes it easier to help homeless people. It is a network of charities, voluntary groups and individuals working together to end homelessness. Through its platform people can find services for people experiencing homelessness, and offer their time and resources to local organisations.
PiP iT enables people to pay in person for online purchases ‘bringing cash into the digital age’ Customers can use its digital cash collection platform and go to any Post Office in the UK to load cash onto their eWallet, pay for online purchases in cash and pay a bill in cash. Customer have no need for a bank account or credit card. Business ca allow customers to pay in cash, without the problems of collection, reconciliation, handling or security risks.
Kuorum connects civilians with politicians, by fostering and promoting transparency, accountability and participation. Born in 2013, its founders realised that its mission of bringing politics closer to people should be a global one. Kuorum offers its software in five languages that are accessible to any government, political party, individual politician or citizen around the world. In 2016 it was awarded best technology applied to politics by the Washington Academy of Political Arts and Sciences.
Dotforge plans next move on tech for good
Sheffield-founded tech accelerator Dotforge is working up the next phase of its pioneering programme of support for tech for good businesses in the English north, as two of its accelerator alumni are shortlisted as ‘Northern Stars’. Julian Blake reports. (more…)