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Startup of the Week - Wishmindr

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th December 2012
If you’re one of those people who hates Christmas shopping and the stress of buying presents and wondering if what you buy is really what the recipient wants, then our latest Startup of the Week could be right up your street. Wishmindr could help solve your present buying problems forever - and not just at Christmas time. Wishmindr is an online wish-list maker and reminder service...
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Startup of the Week - Run Native

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th December 2012
If there’s one thing that most of us have in common particularly at this time of year, it’s shopping. Whether we have to buy only to our nearest and dearest or a seemingly never ending list of people, it has to be done. For many of us, internet shopping is the only way - offering convenience and choice like never before whilst for others nothing beats the high street. Whilst here at St...
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Startup of the Week - Festicket

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th December 2012
Music festivals these days are big business. No longer simply a gig in a field, they are now all about the whole experience and there are seemingly more and more popping up all the time - from small boutique festivals to the larger ‘something here for everybody’ affairs. Throughout Europe festivals are being held all year long, not simply during the supposed peak summer months. When it...
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The Brick Box - Using Art to open Doors

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th December 2012
“The problem with the Arts, the Business, the scene.” - Me, Dec 2013. Sweeping statement aside, there is a problem as I see it. You’re either in the scene or you’re not. Now don’t get me wrong, I would argue that you are better off out of it anyhow, whether “it” refers to some local business club, or arts association , whatever - work with the established...
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The benefits of business Collaboration

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th November 2012
Collaboration. It does sound rather grand and also slightly alienating, especially as the word seems to have been hijacked as by the tech world. However, fear not - collaborations, whether it’s with scientists in a lab, Whizzkids on their laptops or Coldplay and Rihanna in a studio, all have a pretty simple premise - collaboration is about working together to achieve or reach a common goal o...
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Startup of the Week - Flavourly

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th November 2012
Four Easy Steps to Deliciousness - no, it’s not the name of a new Channel 4 cookery show or the title of your favourite celebrity chef’s latest book - instead, it’s exactly what happens if you become a customer of our latest Startup of the Week. Flavourly is an all new subscription service which delivers a box filled with delicious gourmet goodies to your door every month. Each ...
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**Creative Arts Funding alert - closing date asap**

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2012
If you have creative vision and work as an individual within the Performing arts, Dance, Music, Visual art, Creative producing sectors, then the 19th December is an important date. This is the closing date for the Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund which is offering five young artists £30k each to fund their work for a full year. (in association with IdeasTap) Recognising that there is an inc...
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Startup Success - five award winning businesses started in the last year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th November 2012
Sometimes when you have a great idea, it’s not the idea that concerns you initially but the fear, uncertainty, and lack of knowledge on how to take that idea and make it a workable reality. That wall is often too big a barrier for some people to leap. The visualisation of that idea becoming a reality is however possible, but the process of how you get from concept to practical reality is a ...
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Startup of the Week - Cinegif

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st November 2012
None of us can have failed to notice the impact that Gifs have had over the last few years. Thanks in no small part to social media, animated gifs are created, shared and go viral almost instantly. However whilst they certainly have their comedic value, they also can play a major part in promotional and marketing strategies. Integrating a Gif into an email newsletter or as part of a website design...
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The Twitter Fiction Festival? #Startacusfindsoutmore

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2012
We had previous written about the history of the twitter hashtag. But the Twitter Fiction Festival? Collaboration is nothing new within the art and literary World. But we have to admit there is something intriguing about the Twitter Fiction Festival kicking off at the end of this month... Twitter is perhaps the most innovative personal storytelling device of our generation and they are now hostin...
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A Young Entrepreneurs Tale - From Graduate, to unemployed, to celebrated entrepreneur in 12 months

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2012
My name is Paul Malone and I am the Editor of Newry Times – - an online newspaper which provides the latest news and views free of charge for people in the Newry and Mourne Area (In Northern Ireland). Newry Times is fast approaching its first birthday and it is fair to say it has been a baptism of fire. I and two friends started Newry Times in November 2011 after we grad...
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Startacus looks at the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2012
Seeking to recognise the very best of university enterprise, the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards returns for a second year with a £50k fund for the overall winner too! It’s a shame that for some of us, being a self starter comes a little too late - but for those of you who are currently still at University or up to 5 years out, this competition must surely float the boat if you have an e...
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