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AccelerateME - The accelerator for students by students

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th December 2017
Current or recent students (up to 2-year alumni) at University of Manchester with businesses at ideas-stage & beyond take note - AccelerateME, a 12-week programme aimed at supporting 'student lead' early-stage startups get to the next level, closes for applications ASAP. Run for students, by students, AccelerateME is a 12-week programme ran at the University of Manchester, via student society...
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Startup World Cup to kick-start a NI Startup towards global grand final

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th December 2017
Heads up! The Startup World Cup is coming to Belfast and offers the chance for one NI startup to pitch for a $1m investment prize in San Francisco. The NI regional pitch heat, (happening at the fab looking Ormeau Baths in Belfast on the 16th Jan '18) will see which of NI emerging tech startups will secure a place in the grand final and get one step closer to winning a $1m investment pri...
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Nestlé crown Good-Loop winner of The Next Big Thing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st December 2017
Good-Loop have been crowned the 2017 winner of The Next Big Thing start-up pitch competition after successfully winning over Nestlé and scooping the top prize at ad:tech London. Fourteen finalists pitched for the opportunity to collaborate with Nestlé via the [email protected]é open innovation platform. Good-Loop was crowned the winner for their tech-for-good solutio...
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Corporate Accelerator Programmes - the good, the bad and the ugly

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th November 2017
The 'Whitespace Ventures Corporate Innovation Club' has published its first report, compiling insights and ideas from leading voices in corporate innovation. Titled The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Corporate Accelerator Programmes, the report brings together key themes from the latest bi-monthly gathering of the Whitespace Ventures Corporate Innovation Club members. The Club is formed of a commu...
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Meetup to become part of WeWork

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th November 2017
So there you have it - earlier today we heard that global platform Meetup (they provide a space for folk to arrange and attend 'in-real-life' meetups) were to be acquired by global office space providers WeWork (they provide spaces and offices for entrepreneurial folk and businesses to work, co-work...and meetup). And then Meetup posted this...It does make good business sense if you think about i...
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John Lewis Partnership & L Marks back WeFiFo

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th November 2017
'Airbnb for your kitchen table' startup WeFiFo have been backed by the John Lewis Partnership and investment specialists L Marks, following WeFiFo’s participation in JLAB, the leading UK retail accelerator programme. Boosting WeFiFo’s mission to bring social eating and communal dining to the UK and beyond, WeFiFo had previously spent 12 weeks on the JLAB programme, working alongside p...
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The Budget Tightrope – between Brexit and a Minority Government

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd November 2017
Pulling apart the Autumn UK Budget 2017 – business expert Carl Reader tells you what your small business might need to know... "The Chancellor had his work cut out delivering his second Budget of 2017 yesterday. Last time, we had a majority-Conservative government and were still waiting for Brexit negotiations to start. We’re in a very different position now. As expected, Philip Hamm...
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Goal based investing platform Fountain raises first seed round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2017
Fountain, a London based fintech startup aiming to make investment advice more accessible and empower people to achieve their financial goals, has secured it's first seed round. A goal based investing platform, Fountain was born only a few months ago by former Citigroup traders Dann Bibas and Nishil Parekh with a vision to digitize the advisory process and offer bespoke investment plans that revo...
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Cashback App GreenJinn Goes Into Overfunding in the Final 24hrs of Campaign

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2017
Crowdfunding Success! Cashback app GreenJinn, goes into overfunding, raising over £670,000 in their Crowdcube campaign. We recently told you all about GreenJinn, an app offering personalised cashback coupons on everyday groceries, who were aiming to raise £600k via a crowdcube crowdfunding campaign to add new brands and shops and to take their tech to the next level. We are now ...
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'A 'business as usual' budget offers little surprise for UK business owners

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2017
William Buist is a speaker, author and mentor to owner-led businesses. After watching the 2017 UK Budget William had this to say about what the 2017 Budget had in store for the UK's small business and startup community.Key elements of the budget: Every year the country has a budget, a review of the financial position of the country, and sets out the plan of how it will raise, and spend or invest ...
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Black Friday chat bot from Pouch does the business (of finding you the best deals).

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st November 2017
With the amount of deals being offered up for Black Friday, one UK company is doing their best to simplify savings on the biggest shopping day of the year. Pouch shot into the startup limelight this year when they appeared on Dragons den with their free voucher finding browser extension. We of course also featured them on Startacus as an acclaimed Startup of the Week.   So impres...
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Accomable finds a new home at Airbnb

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2017
London startup Accomable, a platform to help people with mobility difficulties find accessible properties around the world has been acquired by Airbnb. Accomable was founded in the summer of 2015 by Srin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley – two childhood friends with Spinal Muscular Atrophy who have travelled all over the world. Frustrated by the difficulty of finding accessible places to stay and...
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