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The upSTART finalists at Digital DNA 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th June 2019
upSTART, the exciting pitch competition taking place at Digital DNA 2019, will see over 20 disruptive NI-based startups battle it out to determine who will win an all-expenses paid trip to explore the New York tech scene. Whilst there can only be one winner, those shortlisted are: CivicDollars is a social cryptocurrency platform that we have developed to help improve the health of citizens ...
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Lloyd's Lab announces third round of applications

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2019
From data sharing, new insight sources, pricing, risk quantification, product development, next generation claims, through to reducing the burden of compliance and regulation, insurance industry focused tech startups are currently being sought after to join Lloyd's Lab cohort 3. Lloyd’s Lab is the fast-track experimental environment where new concepts, ideas and products can be tested with ...
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Startup Exhibitor package at Digital DNA 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th May 2019
A startup exhibitor package at Digital DNA 2019 gives startups access to 150 Speakers, an estimated 3,000 attendees, 121 investor meetings, a startup pod to exhibit over the two days and 4 x 1 full-access exhibition tickets - and all priced at £419. Digital DNA, the two-day Northern Irish tech event is back! Taking place at St George's Market on the 18th and 19th June, this year, ...
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North-East England startups sought for latest Ignite pre-accelerator programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th May 2019
North-East of England early-stage entrepreneurs and startups take note! Ignite’s 12-week, funded, pre-accelerator programme is back open for applications. Read on for all the details you will need. Open to companies based, or willing to relocate to, or with a material presence in the North East (County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear), the 12-week Ignite programme includes regular ...
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Workplace discrimination and failure to address social mobility costs UK economy £270bn per year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th May 2019
The UK economy is worse off by £270bn per year due to workplace discrimination and failure to address social mobility, according to research by graduate recruitment platform Debut. Debut, a graduate recruitment platform launched in 2015, has released the findings of its ‘Working with class: The state of social immobility in graduate recruitment’ report.  After surve...
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UK leads Europe in scaleup investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th May 2019
The UK leads Europe and are fourth in the world for scaleup investment after US, China and India, according to the Tech Nation Report for 2019.  Tech Nation, a leading scaleup-network for UK entrepreneurs, has announced the release of its 2019 Tech Nation Report with data from partners including Companies House, PitchBook, GitHub, the OECD and Streetbees, and in associati...
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upSTART 2019 countdown begins with top investors confirmed as judges

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th May 2019
Top technology investors have been named as part of a high calibre judging panel for upSTART, Digital DNA’s 2019 startup competition as the countdown for startups to apply begins. A number of top tech investors have been named as part of a high calibre judging panel for Digital DNA’s startup competition. Siobhán Clarke, Partner at London venture capital firm Episode 1 Ventures...
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Energy Sector startups sought for EDF Energy’s 2019 Pulse Innovation Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th May 2019
From solutions for businesses and consumers transitioning to electric vehicles, to innovative ideas to accelerate the electric future through emerging AI, EDF Energy’s innovation accelerator, Blue Lab are on the hunt for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs with the best new ideas that could spark innovation in the energy sector. Part of EDF Group’s Pulse Awards, the 2019 Pulse Inno...
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Dozens banks over £3.8m to be the new home for your money

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st May 2019
Challenger fintech Dozens announces that it has secured £3.8m in funding, thanks to a highly successful crowdfunding campaign on leading European investment platform Seedrs. New challenger fintech Dozens has announced that it has secured £3.8m in funding, thanks to a highly successful crowdfunding campaign on leading European investment platform Seedrs. Dozens set their funding targe...
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Why Your Small Business Needs a Strong Logo

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th April 2019
One of the most important parts of a brand is its logo. Creating a strong logo is essential for the following reasons... When you build a business from the ground up, then you put a lot of heart and soul into it apart from the money itself. Naturally, you want it to be successful and grow as big as possible. However, merely thinking that can’t make a difference. You need to create a plan an...
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GovTech workspace to launch in London

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th April 2019
PUBLIC, a leading venture firm working to help tech startups transform public services, has joined forces with Huckletree, an innovative workspace accelerator, to open a new curated space in the heart of Westminster, bringing together technology, innovation and public services. At a time when questions abound about how to regulate technology firms like Google and Facebook and how best to support ...
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Serco embraces innovation to help safeguard society and reduce reoffending

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th April 2019
Serco, the International Services company, who operate internationally in defence, justice & immigration, transport, health and citizen services, have launched Accelerate@Serco, its 1st Innovation Programme. They are now looking to tech startups to help shape the future of public service delivery in the justice and immigration sector. Focusing on welfare and rehabilitation, behaviour analyti...
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