Nine of the UK’s most promising ‘tech for good’ startups have received £400,000 of funding from Social Tech Trust to take their life-changing innovations to the next level.
Through its ‘Tech to Unite Us’ grant programme, the nine will get £45,000 each, along with additional business support and mentoring, to scale their technologies and impact more lives.
These pioneering, early stage startups have been lauded for complementing the purpose of Social Tech Trust – to transform lives with tech.
Vicki Hearn, Social Tech Trust CEO, explains, “The ventures we’ve backed have social transformation at their heart and are delivering tech innovations that promote equality in the areas of Communities, Health and Wealth. With our funding and support, they’ll have the best opportunity of securing later-stage investment so that they can continue to grow, maximising their social impact.”
Beam – crowdfunding platform for employment training for homeless people.
Carefree – a tech-driven social intervention designed to support and sustain unpaid carers, the invisible workforce that underpins our social care sector.
Chatterbox – a platform that enables high-skilled refugees to do work that leverages their skill set and ultimately facilitates rapid socio-economic reintegration of these refugees into society.
Feebris – a mobile health platform, powered by AI, that enables non-medical users to diagnose and monitor complex health conditions in the community.
On Our Radar – uses simple mobile technology to support vulnerable communities.
RightsDD – building software to help companies identify, address and report on modern slavery in their supply chains.
StreetBuilder – a web platform that helps ordinary people to transform their neighbourhood.
The Tribe Project – a social action initiative utilizing technology to support pensioners and carers.
Workerbird – helps low-wage workers collect what they deserve.