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North East entrepreneurs sought for new Ignite Accelerator in Newcastle

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th August 2018
Ignite returns to Newcastle, home to its inaugural accelerator programme, to launch a 3-month funded, pre-accelerator programme for up to 20 early-stage businesses. Founded in Newcastle in 2011, Ignite has been investing in and supporting entrepreneurs and startups around the UK ever since, accelerating over 130 startups, historically investing in 25+ companies each year, and mentoring and suppor...
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Urban Massage raises over £2.5m via Seedrs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2018
Urban Massage announces new on-demand wellness services, including fitness and beauty, and immediately raises over £2.5m in investment via equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. This morning (13 Aug 18), Urban Massage, the tech-forward wellness app, announced plans to launch a new suite of wellness services from September this year. At the same time, they launched their public crowdfunding c...
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Kickstarter - Back to Basics with Quickstarter

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th July 2018
With Quickstarter, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter wants to remind people of its smaller roots. Pretty much everyone has heard of Kickstarter, even if they haven’t used it or donated to any campaigns. Founded in 2009, it has become so popular and mainstream that you might be forgiven for thinking it has always existed. From jackets, to videogames, to tabletop and card games, to fidget cub...
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Seedrs expands into investor automation with AutoInvest

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th July 2018
Seedrs’ AutoInvest will allow investors to customise investment criteria from industry sector, stage of business and tax relief eligibility, to automatically invest in equity crowdfunding campaigns. Leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announces a pioneering move for the sector with the launch of its new product AutoInvest. Following recent game changing products such as its Secondar...
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Travideo wants to be your Travel-by-Video Experience platform

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2018
Travel-Startup Travideo aims to be the ‘YouTube for travel’, tackling 'overtourism' by getting travellers off the beaten track, by putting thousands of breath-taking videos shot from all corners of the globe in one place. Startup Travideo wants to be your travel-by-video experience platform and to give lesser known destinations greater exposure and encourage british tourists...
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Trezeo looks to the crowd to target full UK launch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2018
Trezeo, a fintech startup focused on delivering financial stability to the self-employed, today announced its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to help fully launch its income smoothing business account product and kickstart its growth among the UK’s self-employed and gig economy workers. Trezeo is a business account aimed at the self-employed, providing customers with a regular, defin...
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Iceland Innovation Lab seeks innovative startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th June 2018
Iceland Innovation Lab launches in collaboration with L Marks, seeking to self-disrupt and embrace digital methods to future-proof business operations and enhance customer experiences. Iceland Plc has launched the Iceland Innovation Lab accelerator programme to help startups grow through partnership and investment. The Iceland Innovation Lab is a step Iceland is taking to ensure that they remain...
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PLUM, the AI powered personal savings chatbot, returns to Seedrs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2018
AI powered, personal savings chatbot Plum, has launched the UK’s first theme-based investment product allowing user to invest in themes they understand and returns to Seedrs for it's second equity crowdfunding campaign to launch the new retail investment product.  Plum, the world’s first AI-powered money management chatbot, last week returned for it's second equity crowdfunding c...
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CliniShift awarded upSTART startup pitch title at Digital DNA 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2018
CliniShift wins the upSTART startup pitch title at Digital DNA for 2018, battling off against 24 other disruptive UK, NI and Irish startups. The European-wide startup pitch competition – organised and hosted by leading startup publication, community and platform Startacus (that's us) – saw Clinishift win £5k in cash along with a whole host of other prizes.  The 9 upSTART j...
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Launchpad, the award-winning incubator/accelerator building high tech startups in Cornwall

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2018
Launchpad, an innovative, post-graduate incubation & acceleration programme developed by Falmouth University, building high tech startups in Cornwall to meet identified market demand in just 12 months. Fancy earning a no-fees Masters and starting your own business at the same time in something you are passionate about? Step forward, Cornwall-based Launchpad, an innovative, post-graduate incub...
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Lloyd's Lab begins global search for tech talent

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2018
Over ten weeks, tech startups will be given the unique opportunity to work with Lloyd’s market experts to shape the next big innovation.  To meet the ever changing demands of the insurance market, Insurance giant Lloyd’s have just launched a fab innovation sandbox in conjunction with corporate innovation specialists and early stage investors, L Marks and the Boston Consulting Gro...
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Hardware Accelerator CRL Open to Applications

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2018
Product and Hardware based startups, take note! CRL is open once again for applications to their six-month accelerator programme, supporting the next generation of product-focused startups and entrepreneurs and helping them develop crucial aspects of their business to accelerate growth and production.  The Central Research Laboratory, based in the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, West London, is ...
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