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upSTART 2017 - Applications open for 50k startup pitch competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th March 2017
upSTART - The Startup Pitch Event held at Digital DNA returns for 2017 with a bigger format and a £50k prize - including 10k hard cash! In 2016, high potential start-ups from across Europe travelled to Belfast, a culturally diverse city full of opportunity and an appetite for growth and change. The start-ups battled for a £50k prize in front of a panel of globally recognised judges. ...
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Wincanton’s W² Labs set to drive startup innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th March 2017
British logistics company Wincanton has launched W² Labs – a fab looking new programme aimed at challenging startups from around the world to develop innovative solutions to industry challenges defined by the Wincanton Group. Wincanton is a leading third party logistics and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland working across various industry sectors from defence, milk,...
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Amuse launches ‘world first’ mobile record company Internationally

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th March 2017
What would a record company look like if it was created today and can the next global hit be found through algorithms? These are two key questions that Swedish based startup Amuse think they have answered, with their ‘world first’ mobile record company, that from last week, was available internationally for download. Amuse charts completely new ground in the music industry, allowing u...
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There’s nothing Fair about Self-Employment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2017
If all the self-employed sector needed was a pat on the back for their entrepreneurial endeavours, the UK Spring Budget certainly didn’t deliver. Having a fair tax system for all is totally fine - and the self-employed sector, entrepreneurial in their mindset and actions, certainly don’t expect to be treated with ‘kid gloves’ or with particular special treat...
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Odds are still stacked against female entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th March 2017
International survey highlights the odds are still stacked against female entrepreneurs The odds are still stacked against female entrepreneurs, with women more likely to start their business much later in life and with less access to funding. These were among the findings according to a recent poll by the online graphic design marketplace 99designs who surveyed more than...
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EXPAND London Returns

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2017
Powered by Jobbio, EXPAND London, the careers & tech networking event is back once again in the Capital on the evening of Thurs 9th March 17. Here's our preview... EXPAND London is where the UK’s leading tech companies come together to network with their peers and connect with exciting, relevant talent. With a mission to differentiate EXPAND from the traditional 'careers fair', EXPAND o...
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HR Tech Startup hibob collaborates with Aviva

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2017
Startup and Corporate Collaboration news: HR tech startup hibob and leading UK Insurance provider Aviva have announced a corporate brand partnership to help small and medium sized companies set up their workplace pension schemes. Startacus took a look at the details:  With rollout of the auto-enrolment pension scheme set to be fully complete in the next 12 months or so, UK companies with at ...
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One month’s free co-working space at The Office Group if you sign up for 3 months

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2017
Interested in 1 month free co-working desk space at The Office Group London? The deal: One month’s free co-working space at The Office Group if you sign up for 3 months. We do love a good deal here at Startacus HQ and with this fab offer care of The Office Group we think you may have a great opportunity to get your foot (and laptop) in the door at one of the UK's leading, most creative and ...
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The Women Startup Challenge Europe - only days left to apply!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2017
According to Women Who Tech only Only 7% of all investor money goes to women-led startups. Step forward The Women Startup Challenge Europe, a pitch competition that showcases and funds innovative, women-led tech startups that are solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet. The Women Startup Challenge Europe, organised by Women Who Tech, and held in partnership with Craig Newmark, fou...
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A look at Momentum London - A growth platform for later stage B2B startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th February 2017
The Momentum London programme aims to accelerate relationships between B2B startups and corporates, validate markets and discover commercial opportunities. With Momentum London currently taking applications for their spring cohort, starting on 13th March 2017, Startacus thought best take a look at all the details and share... Momentum London programme... It’s fair to say that startups have...
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Polar Bear Startup Pitching not for the cold hearted

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th February 2017
We’ve written plenty about startup pitch competitions here at Startacus. But if you want shock value, we think this one pretty much beats the rest. Think ice bucket challenge x 100, whilst also giving your startup pitch, and you’ve kinda got the concept of Polar Bear Pitching. We only heard about Polar Bear Pitching just after this years event had already taken place (14th a...
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AIB Start-up Academy Summit peaks with over 250 NI Entrepreneurs in attendance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th February 2017
The AIB Start-up Academy Summit visited Belfast last Thursday evening for the Northern Ireland leg and final stop of its all-Ireland tour which had also visited Galway, Cork and Dublin over the last few weeks. The excellently attended evening event, held in Life Church Belfast, brought together local NI startups and key business influencers for an evening of learning and networking. Bre...
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