Old Street pop-up shop: Who’s your favourite start-up?

Vote to decide who wins space in our pop-up in partnership with Sage One

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In association with Sage’s online software, Sage One, we’ve been looking for start-ups who can fit the theme of ‘love’ to take retail space in the heart of Old Street Underground station from 8-14 February 2016. We’ve seen an outstanding number – and range – of entries from around the country, many of whom we think would make very worthy winners. That’s why we’ve decided to pick our favourite six and give you the honours of choosing your favourite. Two winners will then take the space jointly (if you want to vote twice simply refresh the page to vote for your second favourite).

Each winner will get £750 to kit out their part of the shop and will receive promotion across our networks. Voting will close at midnight on Tuesday 19 January 2016 and winners will be notified and announced on Wednesday 20 January 2016.

There’s a bit more about each of the finalists below:


Our vision is to put love back into confectionery. Our slowly made Lavolio artisan sweets are presented in designer tin boxes, with 30 natural flavours created with nuts, real fruit, chocolate and spices. They are luxuriously indulgent and they make the perfect love-filled Valentine gift.

Little Ondine

Little Ondine re-imagines nail polish. Our innovative fast-drying formula, which is odourless and peels off the nail, bridges the gap between nature and style. UK-based Little Ondine offers an affordable luxury beauty brand to women who want to express their individual style using a premium polish that’s easily changed and kinder to their nails. Made with natural ingredients and patent-pending, our polish is available in 90 shades, is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.


miPic gives people the power to create amazing print products straight from their phone or sell their pics and earn money for free! Give her your ART this Valentines.
– Use your pics to create amazing ‘unique’ print products for your loved ones.
– Upload and sell your pics to a global audience and earn money for free.
– Choose from beautiful hand-made art, design and fashion products and transform your digital pics into ‘real’ works of art!


Ndulge creates handmade natural and organic skincare remedies specialising in dry/sensitive skin. We are committed and passionate about bringing together naturally potent botanicals, oils and butters making exciting remedies that each layer of our skin love. All our packaging is upcycled which is simple and practical.

Senses Candles

We create hand-made, organic, scented candles from our small unit in Dorset. Everything about our brand revolves around recycling, but remaining luxurious. Everything you see in our candles, from the wick to the glass to the ink on our business cards is made from recycled material and can be re-used time and time again.

Sweetly Simple

We currently have a health truck, selling vegan superfood smoothies and sugar-free treats! We would love to serve heart-shaped vegan donuts, raw chocolates, ‘love shots’ (beetroot juice, hibiscus & maca) and ‘beauty shots’ (aloe, cucumber, chia and goji).


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