BGV fields 11 good players
More than 80 startups have now come through the respected Bethnal Green Ventures tech-for-good accelerator programme. With a 65% survival rate way higher than the wider market, it looks clear that BGV is a good route to sustainable social innovation. As the east London accelerator hosts its latest demo day, Julian Blake looks at the teams and tech coming through. (more…)
£50m govtech fund to boost civic innovation
A new £50m fund to back digital innovation in public services is being developed by a former Downing Street advisor to David Cameron and some of the UK’s most pre-eminent venture capitalists. The fund is set to boost civic projects at home and abroad. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
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.