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Self Starter of the Week - Hall of Fame 2014

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W/O Monday 5th May 2014

The Self Starter of the Week is...Allan Szymczyk


Allan SzymczykAllan is the co-founder of Agora Food & Beverages - nothing revolutionary about a Food and Beverages Company perhaps. However the idea behind Agora is to create a business that is completely run by an online community in order to create a business that benefits society & its business stakeholders as much as it benefits its shareholders. Fab idea and whilst there's some way to go to make it a fully fledged business, we do like the concept and the aim to collaboratively self start a business! Nice. So, Allan, congrats, you are this weeks Self Starter of the Week! 

Allan Szymczyk's Startacus profile can be found here! 
The Agora website can be found here
The Agora Twitter feed can be found here 


Monday 12th May 2014

The Self Starter of the Week is Emma Coles


Back in 2008 Emma aunched Ji Ji Kiki, a then-small website selling vintage and handmade jewellery. Fast forward to 2013 and after many, Startacus Self Starter many hours each month of searching around the internet to find bloggers to work with and new places to advertise, Emma just thought there had to be an easier way for both the bloggers and the businesses wanting to work with the publishers to be connected - and so the seeds ofher startup Adlet were sown. Having just launched Adlet to the general publishing and advertising public, we reckon that any idea that makes it simplier for publishers and bloggers to make connections with decent and relevant advertisers, (and money as well!) is a startup worth looking at. Emma who has been involved in this space for some time, is hopefully helping aid that pain and therefore we congratulate Emma on her startup. Congrats Emma, you are this weeks Self Starter of the Week! 

Emma Coles Startacus profile can be found here! 
The Adlet website can be found here 
The Adlet Twitter feed can be found here

Monday 19 May 2014

The Self Starter of the Week is Arfah Farooq


She just seems to be....well really busy! Plus apart from being really busy, she just seems to be all about helping other young people discover self starterthemselves, their talents and their skills. If she is not co-founding, Discoverables a website that helps young people find and develop their key skills and strengths, she is helping developing Up - an App that enables young employees to match what they're doing with their personal career goals and soft skills development. Involved in politics, social causes and general all round enterprise, we reckon Arfah is one to watch and we are delighted to see Arfah on the site as a Startacus member. 

Arfah Farooq
Startacus profile can be found here! 
Her page can be found here 
Arfah's Twitter feed can be found here

Monday 26th May 2014

The Self Starter of the Week is Ash Phillips


Ash picked up on our request for content for our month long focus on Bristol as a Startup City and bingo we thought straight away we had found our Ash Phillipslatest Self Starter of the Week! Well, apart from offering to write about Bristol Startups, he is a fab example of a self starter - doing his thang! Apart from running a social enterprise called YENA, a brand consultancy called Midas, a social media agency called Seraph, he has an artistic clothing brand called #Finite. Phew - not bad hey!? YENA is particularly note worthy to Startacus, as YENA stands for ‘Young Entrepreneur Networking Association’. Aimed at supporting entrepreneurs between the ages of 15-30, we reckon this is one enterprise worth keeping a note of. So arise Ash Phillips - our latest Self Starter of the Week.

Ash Phillips Startacus profile can be found here! 
The YENA website can be found here
Ash's Twitter feed can be found here

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