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The Science of a successful Startup (finally explained!)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd February 2014
A couple of weeks ago, with a little time on our hands, we jokingly drew a test tube image outlining what we reckoned the actual science of a successful startup would look like. Albeit, it was all a little jokey - everyone knows that the science of a startup is the formula er-st+fdr/c ², - but after a while, we thought that there is actually a little light humoured truth in all this mumbo-jum...
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Startup of the Week - Eatro

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th February 2014
Over the last couple of years, there’s been a real boom in the so-called Sharing Economy and there have been a plethora of startups created as a result - and that’s surely no bad thing. Sharing is pretty much the main focus of our latest Startup of the Week. Eatro is a new online community and marketplace for sharing homemade food.The concept is really straightforward.If you’re ...
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How to Start a Tattoo Studio

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2014
How to Start a Tattoo Studio - UK Tattooing - it’s one of the oldest art forms known to man… no really! For thousands of years countless civilizations have decorated their skin in an attempt to make a bold statement about something they felt was intrinsic to their existence. Of course for the most part, modern day tattooing is a far cry from the tribal branding and declarations o...
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Entrepreneurial Room 101 - Week 2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th February 2014
It’s the second week of our new feature on Startacus -  “Entrepreneurial Room 101” Last week, buzzwords Pivot and Disrupt, Cold Calling Sales People and 24/7 connectivity were pitched by three self starters to go in Entrepreneurial room 101.  Find out which one was the most popular (or not so popular in fact) proposal and thereby becomes our first entry into the Starta...
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Fashion Project - Fashion as a force for good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th February 2014
It’s London Fashion Week and whilst we are the first ones to admit that we aren’t exactly fashion’s most dedicated followers, we are certainly not ones to shy away from the spotlight…or a challenge for that matter..   That's why we’ve been looking all around to find inspiring/startup fashion type stories which best represent the spirit of Startacus… ...
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A self Interview with Shabby, Founder of TotalTripOut London!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th February 2014
Shabby, a young entrepreneur has just launched her start-up 'TotalTripOut London', a bespoke & private tour firm helping inbound visitors make London and beyond their personal playground. This morning she became a Startacus member and in true self starter style, she sent us an immediate blurb on her journey to date: Check it out and why not send her a message to wish her well!   "A few...
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Startup of the Week - True View

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2014
Hearts. Flowers. Chocolates. They’re everywhere this week. Well...in more places than normal…Why?Well the fact that a certain Valentine’s Day is almost upon us ought to give you a clue.No better time then to highlight a Startup of the Week which is aiming to shake the world of online dating up once and for all. True View is a mobile app which claims to be the ‘new way to ...
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Apps to help your small business work smarter

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2014
Many small businesses are already feeling the benefit of some of the more popular apps available, such as Skype, LinkedIn and Feedly. However, there many others, perhaps less known ones that can support you with all your business needs.The team at Penelope - the virtual phone system for small businesses kindly highlight their current top five apps to help you out with your everyday business n...
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Startacus Entrepreneurial Room 101 - Week 1

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2014
It’s the first week of our new feature on Startacus-  “Entrepreneurial Room 101” We personally have loads of pet hates, disdain, loves, likes and loathes about the whole self starter / startup / entrepreneurial scene - our inability to give all us good folk a universal description explains just that! Taking inspiration from George Orwell’s 1984 and the TV show ...
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Startup of the Week - Conferize

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th February 2014
On any given day, it’s pretty likely that there is an event or conference happening somewhere in the world. If you happen to be an event organiser, it’s becoming an increasingly challenging task - both in terms of planning and creating the event itself but also in terms of attracting an audience.It’d be fair to say too that by relying only on actual attendees and standard ticket ...
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5 New Start-Ups in the Online Education Sector

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th February 2014
5 New Start-Ups in the Online Education Sector With the growing popularity of e-learning platforms, it is no surprise that there has been a rapid surge in online education start-ups, also known as ‘EdTech’ – Educational Technology. We are now in a digital age, where anyone with online access can learn anything, anywhere. Over the last ten years the amount of venture capital fun...
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9 Signs that Coworking not Working from Home might be for You

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th February 2014
Fleur Mcdonald of the rather fab 'Club Workspace' - a growing network of coworking venues in London, writes a nearly tongue-in-cheek article for Startacus on the signs that perhaps coworking might be just what the Doctor ordered! Over to Fleur to explain all: "Sometimes working from home isn’t as comfortable as all that. And you’re beginning to realise your local coffee place is s...
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