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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2018 aims to supports women starting businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th October 2018
There’s just a few days to go to the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, the day-long annual UK event, now in its seventh year, is aimed at supporting women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Run by Enterprise Nation, the event, will see hundreds of women self-starters descend on Bristol at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel on Friday October 19. Keynote speaker this year ...
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Innovative Electrical Clip hangs on to win INVENT Awards 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th October 2018
The annual Northern Irish INVENT Awards from Connect at Catalyst Inc, took place last Thursday in Belfast’s Waterfront, during which Gray’s Clip was announced as the overall competition winner.  Sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK, INVENT is an annual competition that showcases and rewards local innovations that promise the greatest potential. It’s an opportunity to gain high-p...
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Vegan food business The Brook tastes crowdfunding success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th October 2018
Vegan food business, The Brook funds 130% in their first three days of its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, with the funds raised going towards launching a new vegan home delivery service, enabling 1000's more people to enjoy nutritious and flavour-packed plant-based meals. Currently, despite a reported 3.5m people following a plant-based diet in the UK and 42% of the p...
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Six startups join Goldacre’s inaugural RElab accelerator programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th October 2018
Leading real estate tech investment firm, Goldacre, has announced the six startups selected for its inaugural RElab accelerator programme, run in collaboration with L Marks, a corporate innovation specialist and early-stage investor. RElab is a 12-week mentor and pilot-led accelerator programme offering startups the opportunity to validate their products with industry leaders, as well as ben...
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Improving Products, Services, Sales and Satisfaction: How Business Surveys Help

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th October 2018
Thanks to the technology that is available today, it is easy to create and customize online surveys. When done right, business surveys on employees, customers, suppliers and the market in general can help to improve major aspect of a business. Here's a few ways how:  Guiding and Improving Product Development This is the age of the consumers, and it is for that reason that listening to what ...
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Emily Crisps bags healthy £1m investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th October 2018
It's been a good week or so for East London startup snack-brand Emily Crisps, spearheaded by founder, CEO and female entrepreneur, Emily Wong, who having successfully raised over £1 million investment in equity crowdfunding, also picked up a prestigious Grocer New Product Award for 2018. The crowdfunding investment via Seedrs will be used to help to accelerate the growth of Emily ...
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Kickstarter launches Designed by Artists

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd October 2018
Kickstarter launches Designed by Artists - Artists and Community alike set to benefit from this new Kickstarter initiative... Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has enabled over 150,000 creative projects to be successfully funded, with over $3.5 billion pledged. Pretty phenomenal stats, wouldn’t you agree? All sorts of projects have been funded, created and indeed supported by all sorts ...
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CRL's latest hardware Accelerator cohort launches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st October 2018
The Central Research Laboratory's (CRL) fifth hardware Accelerator cohort launches, with eight startups joining the 6 month hardware focused accelerator programme based in Hayes, West London, on the former site of EMI Records headquarters. Founded in 2015, the hardware accelerator, based in Hayes, West London (on the former site of EMI Records headquarters), is an accelerator, incubator, and co-w...
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Irish Startups impress at inaugural Newry tech event Innovation Nation 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2018
Irish startups both North and South came to pitch at Innovation Nation 2018, the inaugural, two-day Newry tech event, with Cork startup SmartRoutes claiming the £50k valued prize fund. Irish startups both North and South came to pitch at Innovation Nation 2018, the inaugural, two-day Newry tech event, an event that championed the Newry, Mourne and Down district area of Northern Ireland as a...
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Fintech startup Nebeus aims to bring borderless banking to 2 billion

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2018
Crypto financial services startup Nebeus launches a £1.1m crowdfunding campaign to bring banking services to 2 billion unbanked citizens.   The World Bank estimates that the potential market value of the 2 billion global unbanked, which includes 138 million Europeans, is £380 billion. Step forward Nebeus, a London-based fintech platform which is working to bridge t...
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Digital freight forwarder Zencargo announces its seed plus round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2018
Zencargo, a digital freight forwarder on a mission to simplify global trade, announces its seed plus round, led by LocalGlobe, bringing total funds raised to over $4m. The international shipping business has changed little in the last century - it’s still slow and opaque, with many processes carried out manually and on paper. Step forward Zencargo, a digital freight forwarder that has...
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The startups pitching at Innovation Nation 2018 are...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2018
Just over a month ago we teamed up with the inaugural Innovation Nation 2018 to deliver Ascend, an all-Ireland tech start-up pitch competition, where NI and ROI early-stage startups will be given a platform to showcase their latest innovation. Taking place in Newry in Northern Ireland on Thursday 27 September, the winning startup, to be announced that evening, will receive a cash prize of £...
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