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On-campus VC firm Campus Capital partners with Lancaster University

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th October 2017
Lancaster University has signed a partnership with venture capital firm, Campus Capital, to bring investment to the region and further strengthen Lancashire’s startup ecosystem. Campus Capital is an external-facing, UK based on-campus VC (Venture Capital) firm and builds early stage, growth focused investment funds for some of the country’s leading universities. Campus Capit...
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Irish early-stage Investment Firm Lucey Fund to host networking event in Belfast

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th October 2017
Irish Early-Stage Investment Firm Lucey Fund are hosting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on October 31st in Belfast.  The Lucey Fund aims to share hints on how to manage finance, get funding and what is the first thing entrepreneurs should do when starting a company. Ask any questions about early-stage startups and get a consultation from the fund that invested in 100+ companies. Who ...
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Sanctus launches 'The Mental Health Pledge' for employers on #WorldMentalHealthDay

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th October 2017
“Bring Your Full Self To Work” – a new pledge for businesses to support mental health in the workplace has been launched by Sanctus, a startup who are on a mission to change the perception of mental health. Launched on World Mental Health Day, (#WorldMentalHealthDay) founding signatories include Redbull, education technology co. Makers Academy and recruit...
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Careers marketplace Jobbio raises additional $10m in Series A

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st October 2017
We recently shared word on Jobbio Higher, a fab next-generation careers event organised by (as the name of the event suggests, global careers marketplace Jobbio). Now we are delighted to announce that Jobbio have raised an additional $10m in Series A funding to accelerate growth in UK & North America with the platform currently growing at a rate of 250,000 talent users a month.&...
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The Environment Now returns with new £10k funding round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2017
Good news for young entrepreneurs in the UK with digital ideas providing environmental solutions - a new funding round via The Environment Now is open and the closing date has been extended until November 14th 2017. The Environment Now is a fab opportunity care of O2’s Think Big that will fund 17-24 years olds up to £10k to create their unique digital ideas to help the environmen...
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MADE Entrepreneur Festival returns for 2017

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th September 2017
An illustrious line-up of entrepreneurs, experts and peers will again be speaking at MADE Entrepreneur Festival, the leading UK premier business event for entrepreneurship. Returning to the Crucible in Sheffield on the 9th November, MADE will aim to give meaningful, practical advice and inspiration from experts and peers who will share their views, advice and experiences on growing and succeeding...
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BMW Innovation Lab steps up a gear for 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd September 2017
BMW Group UK has announced the launch of the BMW Innovation Lab 2018. The new programme builds upon the success of the inaugural Lab in 2016, which saw four out of five incubated startups succeed in building ongoing relationships with the company’s UK commercial operations. The ten-week programme, based at headquarters of BMW Group UK, will enable startups to trial products at scale, receiv...
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Uber London Ltd, "not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence."

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2017
TfL has notified Uber London Ltd that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence, putting it's future as a taxi-hailing app for Londoners in doubt.  Leading taxi-hailing app Uber faces an uncertain looking future in the UK capital as TfL today (22nd September 17) informed Uber London Ltd that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after it's current l...
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SB&G CoLab launched by Sky Betting & Gaming

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st September 2017
Sky Betting & Gaming are looking to startups to deliver the next generation of betting and gaming experiences. Read on for all the details... SB&G CoLab Sky Betting & Gaming has launched its new SB&G CoLab programme, inviting startups and small businesses to partner with the company to tackle some of its key business challenges and opportunities. SB&G CoLab will open its doo...
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WeWork expands across London as co-working space continues to rise in popularity

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st September 2017
Recent research from real estate advisors Savills suggests that UK serviced office take-up has more than doubled in first half of 2017. Taking further well-intentioned advantage of this long term growth trend is WeWork, the leading global coworking space provider, who since launching in the UK have opened 22 offices across London. And there’s more space coming, with the news that WeWork are...
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Belron announce £50k investment in video engagement platform providers, Blitzz

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2017
Further to our news announcement in July, that Drive, the startup accelerator from Belron had invested in two startups from its latest innovation programme, Belron has announced it will also be investing in a third startup who took part in the programme - Blitzz, an innovative video engagement platform.Blitzz is a smart, mobile platform that helps you quickly deploy a high-quality video power...
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Cashback app GreenJinn raises £600k via Crowdcube to ‘Get Britain Saving Again’

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2017
GreenJinn has just launched its crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. They’re raising £600,000 to add new brands, shops and take their technology to the next level. Launched in October 2016, GreenJinn App provides personalised cashback coupons on everyday groceries. GreenJinn believes that everybody should be able to afford good quality products and nutritious food.  Within its fi...
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