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Finalists for LEVELUP startup pitch comp announced

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2021
  The early-stage NI startups selected to pitch at LEVELUP 2021, the 2-day event taking place on 21-22 April as part of Derry & Strabane Enterprise Week have now been revealed... Taking place as part of the LEVELUP 2021 event on 21st and 22nd April, we’re delighted to announce the 12 fab startups that have been shortlisted for the LEVELUP startup pitch competition for early stage ...
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Female Founder takes on fast fashion industry with eco-conscious children’s clothing range

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th April 2021
Aimear Lynch, founder of My Pet Lamb and one of our Impacting Founders gives us the lowdown on her eco-conscious startup and business journey to date As we draw to the close of our ‘Impacting Founders’ programme which saw Startacus support NI-based female founders, we are meeting and hearing the stories from some of the fantastic founders who participated to learn more about their s...
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Startacus brings virtual speed networking to Derry & Strabane Enterprise Week 2021

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th April 2021
  The latest addition to the LEVELUP agenda is an online Speed Networking event, in partnership with Allstate NI and powered by Netminds. Come along and make new connections! Even though in-person networking might not be taking place right now, the virtual world is opening up huge opportunities. And whilst the pandemic may have led to this year’s Derry and Strabane Enterprise Week tak...
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Naurt - the next GPS, only better

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th April 2021
  The innovative Brighton-based startup, Naurt, that has created a plug-and-play toolkit for high-precision, beacon-free tracking GPS is all well and good, and it has served us well for some time now, minus the odd dead-end our satnav has turned us down, but it’s not all that accurate.  It isn’t possible, for example, to find your way through a building using GPS. You migh...
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Fleex - remote working made better

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th April 2021
The lowdown on Fleex, the startup that helps companies provide remote employees with all they need to make working from home more comfortable Anyone who is used to working in an office and has suddenly been forced to work at home for around a year now has likely felt the effects of an unsupportive or too-hard chair, hunched over with a laptop on your knees, bad lighting, or even missing necessa...
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Investors and Industry pros announced as LEVELUP startup pitch judges

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2021
Judging panel now revealed for the LEVELUP startup pitch comp for early stage NI startups taking place at Derry & Strabane Enterprise Week - entries open until 10th April With just over 2 weeks to go until the LEVELUP startup pitch competition for early stage NI startups, the judging panel has now been revealed. Delivered by Startacus and in partnership with Derry City and Strabane Distric...
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LEVELUP announces key speakers, panelists and sponsors

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2021
  Key speakers, panelists and sponsors announced for the LEVELUP event, taking place on 21-22 April as part of Derry & Strabane Enterprise Week Details of the key speakers, panelists and sponsors for the LEVELUP event that is being delivered by Startacus and taking place during Derry and Strabane Enterprise Week have just been announced! Following on from last year’s LineUP event...
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Small Business Advice as The COVID-19 Pandemic Begins to Slow

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th April 2021
As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, here is an overview of a few of the key things that you can do to help set the foundation for a stronger year ahead Though we are not out of the clear yet, there are many reasons to be hopeful that Spring 2021 can bring our books back into the black. The weather is getting warmer, vaccinations are on the rise, and consumers can practice what many of us cal...
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Launching a new drinks brand? Why it needs to be functional...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd April 2021
Richard Horwell, owner of Brand Relations, a specialist food and drink marketing and branding company shares his insights on why functionality is now key if you are launching a new drinks brand I have a strong admiration for consumers' savviness and ability to pick out the products they want and form a loyalty to them, despite the mass of advertisements projected at them every day. So, when cre...
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Startup of the Week - Leaf Envy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd April 2021
The lowdown on Leaf Envy, the startup that wants to help us all become plant parents and grow our indoor jungle of dreams... Even if you don’t have a garden or an outside space, you can still enjoy the joys of nature thanks to indoor plants. Of course, the thing is that many of us assume that we’re just not the green-fingered type and that a plant would simply be a short-lived addit...
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5 Tips for Promoting Startup Employee Wellbeing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd April 2021
Make sure that you have happy employees in your startup right from the beginning, by applying some of these basic tips... There is a lot to consider as you launch your startup, so much so that it can feel like you’re being pulled in many different directions at once. One thing that can often get forgotten about, or not given full attention to, is employee wellbeing. The company owner is s...
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Huge rise in dog weddings leads Feast It and Poppy’s Picnic to launch dog wedding planning service

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st March 2021
"Mutt-rimonials" are on the horizon thanks to Woof Weddings, the UK's first dedicated wedding planning service for dogs Off the back of recent lockdown announcements, Feast It, the UK’s largest events planning company, has seen a rush of couples desperately trying to find a date to tie the knot this summer. If you thought the Summer of Love was limited to humans, you’d be wrong. Do...
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