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BMW’s Innovation Lab 2020 returns for latest sprint

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th March 2020
BMW Group Financial Services UK gets ready for its first 10-week innovation lab of 2020 and also opens applications for the next two sprints focused on improving internal customer-led efficiencies or tech solutions that provide valuable data insights and analytics. BMW Group Financial Services UK is currently preparing to welcome two startups that are focusing on the challenge of ‘Embracing...
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Chivas Venture divides this year's $1m Venture Fund between 26 global Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd March 2020
26 Social Enterprise startups share the $1m No-Strings Chivas Venture Fund  Some good news with the announcement that due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, leading blended Scotch whisky, Chivas, will be distributing this year’s Chivas Venture $1 million fund evenly amongst the 26 global finalists. The Chivas Venture has been in operation for six years and it provides $1m in no-str...
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The open-source design of emergency ventilators for COVID-19 patients

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2020
The community-driven team that's on a mission to develop an emergency-use ventilator to aid COVID-19 patients... Open Source Ventilator Ireland is a community-driven team of volunteer engineers, designers, medical professionals, and community builders working together to develop a low-cost and open-source emergency-use ventilator, producible at scale to aid the treatment of COVID19 patients....
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Sport tech, wellness and health tech startups - the world needs you!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2020
Coronavirus is, of course, having a big impact on how many of us keep active. 5-a-side football, OUT. Gyms, OUT. Yoga group sessions, OUT.   But, inspired by how people are giving their time and providing support for people and organisations during the current climate, Sport Tech Hub are adamant that tech products – sport, fitness, wellness and health – can have a huge and i...
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Coming together, apart – an innovation ecosystem during the Coronavirus uptake

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2020
Tzvete Doncheva, innovation ecosystems builder shares her thoughts on how we can all come together (while apart) to face the COVID-19 challenges... "Country-wide lockdown in three of Europe’s largest economies. Travel restrictions imposed in over half of the Old Continent’s states in the race to curb the COVID-19 spread. Europe declared as the ‘epicentre’ of the global cor...
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Positive-ish reaction from small business and startup community to UK Chancellor’s Corona budget

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th March 2020
New Chancellor Rishi Sunak just delivered his first UK Budget. Seeing as he had only just settled into the job and coronavirus cases in UK continue to sadly rise, the feedback from the startup and small business community is, on first glance, pretty positive. Brexit + coronavirus is a pretty tough set of circumstances that the new Chancellor had to juggle with after all.  Anne Kiem...
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Hyper-realistic plant-based meat company THIS™ raises £4.7m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th March 2020
Investment news announced for one of the leading companies in the meat-alternative market THIS™, arguably the world's most realistic meat alternative company has just revealed that it has raised £4.7m in ‘Seed Plus’ investment, led by London-based fund Backed. The other venture capital firms involved in the round are Five Seasons Ventures, Idinvest Partners, Seedcam...
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Rest Less, a Social Enterprise Startup Focussed on the Over 50s, Raises £3 million in Seed Funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2020
Major investment for 'Rest Less', the jobs, volunteering, advice and money information site for the over 50s Investment news from Rest Less, a social enterprise startup offering jobs, volunteering and guidance for the over 50s, with the announcement that it has just raised £3 million in seed funding. Rest Less launched in December 2018 as an online platform, specifically target...
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British entrepreneurs encouraged to apply for world-leading sustainable business competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2020
Green startups and entrepreneurs take note! Planet-saving startups and entrepreneurs can apply today to win up to €500,000 and a place on a six-month bespoke accelerator programme... One of the world’s largest competitions in sustainable entrepreneurship, the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge is now open for entries. Green startups and entrepreneurs based in Britain can ap...
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Allplants, the plant-based meal delivery company completes £3.4M raise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2020
Major investment news from Allplants, the plant-powered, planet-kind online platform and delivery service Fantastic news today from allplants, the plant-based meal delivery company, that has just announced the completion of its £3.4 million funding round on investment platform Seedrs. allplants has attracted over 1,800 investors from its loyal customer base in addition to VC firm Octopus Ve...
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Female founders set to LINEUP for all-Ireland startup pitch comp

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2020
Irish-based female founding tech startups get set to pitch at LINEUP 2020, the one day NI-based event, featuring an all-Ireland women in tech startup pitching competition, keynote speakers, discussions and learnings, focused on tech inclusion, and the future of education and business. Taking place in Derry on 5th March, shortlisted startups will take part in ‘The 20’, and be in with a...
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Research reveals that one-third of British SMEs lost clients due to poor people skills

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th February 2020
People skills really matter to business - as this latest survey shows... Interesting findings announced from a survey undertaken by Tempo, an end-to-end hiring platform trusted by Monzo, Bulb and Starling Bank, indicating the negative impact that shoddy interpersonal skills can have on a fast-growing business.The survey which is part of Tempo’s new ‘Master of More’ campaign has ...
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