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TableCrowd Looks to Crowdfunding to Increase the Power of Their Crowd

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2017
With 1000’s of hosted dinners, 1,000s of diners and an estimated 300,000 opportunities for people to meet, created, TableCrowd are now looking to further expand their online and offline social network by raising £400k via leading crowdfunding site Crowdcube. Startacus (that's us) love a good chit-chat. Startacus also loves a good feed. But, team Startacus admittedly struggles with the...
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Elemental Software raise £300k for their Social Prescribing Platform

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2017
Tech For Good Company, Elemental Software, which has developed an award winning social prescribing digital platform that connects patients, health and social care professionals and community health & wellness providers, announced today that it has raised £300,000 with the help of ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank. Elemental's platform is a comprehensive social pre...
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Match Funding Initiative Means Donations Towards Grenfell Tower Tragedy can be Doubled

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2017
Match Funding Initiative means donations towards Grenfell Tower tragedy can be doubled Since last week when news broke of the horrendous fire which quickly spread across Grenfell Tower, we’ve been wanting to help with the grassroots efforts that have been leading the way in supporting the Kensington residents. With our growing online reach and links between both startups and corporate bra...
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Touchpaper set to Light the Spark between Corporates and Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th June 2017
Touchpaper or touch-paper is a slow-burning paper fuse treated with solution of potassium nitrate or saltpetre used for lighting flammable or explosive devices such as fireworks - or so says Wikipedia anyway. But taking a punt, this may well, in fact, be a very good analogy to compare the relationship that can exist between corporates and startups. Startups - a spark and explosion of ideas a...
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Startup Reposit named Digital DNA upSTART 2017 champion

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th June 2017
Over 2 days at Digital DNA 2017, 35 tech and digital startups competed to be named winner of the upSTART pitch battle 2017.  Competition was fierce as some leading startups from the UK, NI, Irish, and European technology spaces pitched before a panel of industry leading experts and investors, in the hope of laying claim to the overall prize package valued at £150k. With major fields of...
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Day 2 of Digital DNA upSTART 17 - the startup pitching battle

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th June 2017
Hosted and facilitated by startup go-to community Startacus (that’s us!), upSTART 17 is an integral element of Digital DNA, Belfast and is a two-day startup pitching battle, which will once again take place within a boxing arena. The boxing ring, lights, judges, bells and whistles brings the theatre of the boxing ring to the stage of a startup pitch playing out over a number of rounds, with ...
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intu hunts disruptive retail & leisure startups for new accelerator programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th June 2017
intu, owner of many of the UK’s largest and most popular shopping centres, such as intu Trafford Centre, intu Lakeside and intu Metrocentre, are on the hunt for innovative startups to work with as part of their new innovation programme, intu Accelerate. Applications are now open for startups to apply, so read on for all the details... The intu Accelerator programme aims to develop and colla...
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It's day 1 of Digital DNA upSTART 17 - the startup pitching battle

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th June 2017
Hosted and facilitated by startup go-to community Startacus (that’s us!), upSTART 17 is an integral element of Digital DNA, Belfast and is a two-day startup pitching battle, which will once again take place within a boxing arena. The boxing ring, lights, judges, bells and whistles brings the theatre of the boxing ring to the stage of a startup pitch playing out over a number of rounds, with ...
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UX Live – Startups to receive live-streamed Product Feedback at London Tech Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2017
With London Tech Week fast approaching, we picked out UX Live Ecommerce on the 15th June as an event to watch out for - in fact watch too. This is your chance to watch 3 well-known e-commerce startups receive live-streamed feedback from REAL users in front of a panel of experts and audience of top UX leaders / experts. Happening at IDEALondon this is a fab opportunity to witness first-hand what i...
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Forum of Private Business offers up 10 point wish list to the next UK Government

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st June 2017
The Forum of Private Business is encouraging the next UK government to create conditions for an increase in business performance and productivity both in UK trading and exporting overseas. “A one percent increase in productivity achieved across the UK macro economy would add almost £20 billion to our national output. It would also reduce the annual government deficit by around £...
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UK peer to peer car rental company, RideLink, raises over £1m on Seedrs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st May 2017
RideLink, a UK peer to peer car rental platform, also operating in Spain and Germany, has surpassed its £1 million crowdfunding target. RideLink recently announced the launch of its first equity crowdfunding round, aiming to open to investors of all sizes who wanted to own part of the continued expansion of this disruptive car hire model. In the traditionally non-digital car renta...
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The Digital DNA upSTART ‘17 pitching startups are...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2017
Over the last couple of weeks, team Startacus have been shortlisting startups to pitch at this year's Digital DNA upSTART startup pitching competition. Digital DNA upSTART 2017, launched in partnership with startup go-to community Startacus (that’s us!), has been inviting UK, Irish and European wide Startups to apply to pitch at Digital DNA 2017 on the 6th and 7th June. Taking place at St ...
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