Digitalising social care: An interview with Cera

By | 2020-02-12T15:30:29+00:00 February 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier this month, previous GovStart company Cera Care acquired Mears Care in a deal worth more than £30m. The acquisition will boost Cera’s employee numbers to 2,000, with 20 offices across the country and the ability to deliver more than 10,000 visits a day. We spoke to co-founder Dr Ben Maruthappu about how Cera has grown since leaving the GovStart programme and what their plans are for 2020!

Novoville Survey: Bridging the gap between citizens and their city

By | 2019-12-11T17:23:37+00:00 December 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Local authorities run the risk of letting down citizens that depend on them if they fail to respond to consumer appetites for digitisation of basic services. Earlier this year, citizen engagement startup (and GovStart 2018 participant) Novoville issued a survey, with the purpose of identifying citizens perceptions about the services their local government provides. Here we take a look at the results of the survey, and explore some of the key findings surrounding the digitalisation of local services.

Five Ways to Network at The GovTech Summit

By | 2019-11-08T11:51:42+00:00 November 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With just one week to go until the day of the Summit, here are five ways to make the most of the networking opportunities on offer, and how to connect with some of the most interesting people in the GovTech realm.

Reinventing the Journey to University

By | 2019-08-15T09:43:22+00:00 August 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Chris Worsey, co-founder of Coursematch, speaks to PUBLIC about why he started Coursematch and how joining the GovStart 2019 cohort will help them on their journey to transform the university application process.