This week we launched our tenth accelerator programme and we couldn’t be more excited to tell you about the eight new tech for good startups we're investing in.All the startups we've selected are using technology to tackle tough social and environmental issues - from a renewable energy device for the developing world, to a new tool for managing mental health, to a platform for improving workplace equality, to an app to mobilise citizen engagement - these startups are on a mission to improve the lives of millions of people.
Team: Alex Tupper, Simon DayApptivism is a citizen engagement platform that provides a fact checked spectrum of views on an issue.
Team: Joseph Huang, Justin Johnson, Fatiha Zine, Nicoleta Uzorka-IonAtticus Link is an online platform unifying pro-bono efforts in the UK to improve access to legal advice for all.@atticus_link
Dual Good Health
Team: Anna Stoilova, Morgan PageDual Good are developing a virtual reality app for accurate CPR training that provides real-time feedback in a variety of scenarios.@dualgoodhealth
Team: Hannah Chamberlain, Tex Dunstan, Manisha PandeyMental Snapp is a video diary app that gives people the skills to manage their mental health effectively. Users can record diary entries, tag feelings and rate their mood. For anyone actively managing their mental health.www.mentalsnapp.com@mentalsnapp
How Do I?
Team: Taryl Law, Tom CassonThe world is not designed for people with learning disabilities to live independently. How Do I? is an app that makes step-by-step life skill videos accessible to people with additional needs, creating more inclusive homes, schools and workplaces.www.nfchelpsme.com@NFCHelpsMe
The Local Electricity Project
Team: Samson Sahmland-Bowling, Simon PowellThe Local Electricity Project supplies tools and knowledge to the 1.2 billion people without access to electricity, so that they can build their own electricity generators, using recycled motors and local resources.localelectricity.org
The Hard Yard
Team: Frankie BennettThe Hard Yard delivers tough workouts, designed and led by people who have been in prison.www.thehardyard.co.uk@hardyardlondon
The Organise Platform
Team: Nat Whalley, James ReesThe Organise Platform helps women to share their ideas for better workplaces and work with colleagues to push them to become a reality.www.organise.org.ukOur community plays a big role in supporting startups during the programme, so do get in touch if you can help a team out.