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Diversifying Entrepreneurship in London - The Power of 25

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th April 2018
Last week, facilitated by Hatch Enterprise and YSYS, 25 women of colour - all entrepreneurs and founders, came together to discuss diversifying entrepreneurship in London and the necessary support and provision of services women of colour need to overcome barriers to succeed in business. It is fair to say that there is still some work to do both within the UK and more specifically within the cont...
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General Assembly to be aquired by The Adecco Group

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
The Adecco Group (think HR and Recruitment solutions) have announced a definitive agreement to acquire General Assembly (think education and career transformation) for $412.5m. The acquisition aims to position the Adecco Group as a leader in the fast-growing up-/re-skilling segment, complementing it's existing solutions and creating significant synergies in Talent Development & Career Tr...
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GovStart seeks tech startups to transform public sector

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
GovStart, a six month growth programme run by PUBLIC, to help tech startups transform the public sector is back and looking for its latest cohort. Launched last year, with a first year cohort including Ask the Midwife, Adzuna, Red Sift, and Cera, £8.1 million in valued contracts signed, and 6 public sector pilots already agreed, we took a look over all the key details a startup would need t...
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Global Digital Week to address the digital skills gap

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
The first Global Digital Week, happening 23rd-29th April, will take place in more than 7 different countries, promoting tech & digital skills. Apparently more than 40% of all jobs are likely to be automated by 2030.  Step forward the first Global Digital Week, happening 23rd-29th April, an initiative run by GDW is a UK- based, Community Interest Company, found by University of Leeds gra...
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Seedcorn Business Competition returns for 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th April 2018
The All-Ireland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition is back for 2018, with a total cash prize fund of €280k and the ambition to help early stage innovative companies get investor ready and to introduce them to valuable networks. Aimed at independent ventures incorporated on the island of Ireland (ROI or NI) in the seed, startup or early stages of business development and ideally targetin...
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Pre-seed Investor Seed Haus Invests in Three New Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th April 2018
Seed Haus, the Edinburgh based pre-seed investor invests in three new startups working across: Robotics, AdTech, and MarTech that will now join the incubator as part of their second cohort. Founded as a response to the lack of startup funding in the Scottish eco-system, Seed Haus believe entrepreneurs need the most help in the early phases of the business’ life cycle, but that the Scottish ...
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Challenger bank with integrated accounting service goes from beta to launch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th April 2018
Challenger bank, Countingup, a UK business current account with integrated accounting and tax software, goes from from beta to official launch. Challenger Bank Countingup offers accounting and banking in one place for sole traders, freelancers and small businesses. Created in September 2017 by Tim Fouracre, Countingup is VC backed startup who have worked with more than 1,000 small businesses ...
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MadTech Accelerator Collider Looks To Make Further Impact

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th April 2018
Marketing, advertising and commerce tech startups, take note – the latest Collider accelerator programme closes for applications on the 30th April. If you are interested in gaining investment and joining a globally acclaimed accelerator programme designed specifically for your space, then this could be the opportunity for you. With over five years’ experience shaping the future o...
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upSTART, the startup pitch competition at Digital DNA returns for 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th April 2018
upSTART, the startup pitch competition that brings together a whole host of top UK, Irish and European tech startups, Investors and Judges is BACK for 2018 at Digital DNA. Now in its third year, upSTART once again returns to annual leading Irish business and tech two-day conference, Digital DNA which hosts over 3,000 delegates from across the world in Belfast City, Northern Ireland - this year on...
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These FitTech startups want to revolutionise physical activity

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2018
These are the latest FitTech startups looking to change the face of the fitness sector and revolutionise physical activity, as part of startup accelerator programme ActiveLab. Always game for sharing word on innovative startups - here's a brief look at all eleven... Eleven new FitTech companies have joined the battle against physical inactivity via ukactive’s ActiveLab programme which aims ...
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Tech Nation is Born

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd April 2018
Tech Nation is born. Tech City UK and Tech North have now merged and as of this week now come under the singular title and banner of 'Tech Nation'. Now, as the re-launched 'Tech Nation', they are promising to expand their network of growth programmes, events, skills and data resources to reach all corners and clusters of the UK. We reported on the Tech City UK / Tech North merger to Tech...
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Enterprise Nation unveils new platform to deliver the ‘future of business support’

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st April 2018
Enterprise Nation has launched a new £2m tech-enabled platform, built with support from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), as part of its mission to become the UK’s leading provider of business support. Aming to increase the enterprise support group’s reach and resources to deliver accessible advice, support and acceleration on demand to the U...
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