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Social media: A tool which no business could do without

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2014
Millions of people are reliant on social media sites for all sorts of things. They use it to connect with friends and family, to share their thoughts with the world at large and even to get news and views. Some savvy businesses have leapt onto the bandwagon and used social media to connect with their customers and everyone else, but how can it be done successfully? Individuals and businesses shou...
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Gaolhouse Denim- Stitched-up by prisoners

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2014
How’s this for a conversation starter - “Guess who made my jeans?” Granted it’s not the most obvious of opening lines, but is sure to grab the attention if the answer is “Inmates of Her Majesty's Prison Service.” You see, the prison service has a big problem - they would like the majority of their prisoners to be engaged in a normal working week whilst in priso...
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Self starter launches new mobile game

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2014
It’s shaping up to be quite a good little week for Startacus member Josh Newton. On Monday he was named as the recipient of this week’s Startacus self starter award (round of applause if you please) and now he has some more really exciting news. Yesterday, his brilliant new game Nova’s Dream was launched on the Apple app store, the first game to be released from his app company ...
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Startup of the Week - Full

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2014
Let’s face it - we’ve all got personal goals - whether it’s to eat less processed food or to learn a new language. The reality is though that it’s not always that easy to achieve them - especially when we have so many other things going on at once. Well thanks to our latest Startup of the Week, it’s just become a whole lot easier. Full is an app which lets you track,...
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12 months free use of Zendesk!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2014
Zendesk are offering selected Startacus members who own / found a technology or internet startup company, 12 free months access to a Zendesk regular account valued at over $1000!When we started Startacus, one of our core objectives was to make starting a business...well just that little bit easier. We know that there are great ideas out there - being dreamt up every day by people just like you. W...
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Robotiky- Turns coding into childs play

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2014
Coding is no longer the domain of just the super savvy techno genius that it once was you know - it’s one of a growing group of IT skills which are becoming ever more important in lots of different jobs and businesses. Those of you who are regular patrons of the startup/tech/IT world are probably well acquainted with coding and its useful applications (you may skip the next paragraph if you...
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Finding Reliable Short Term Staff - by Mary McKenna

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2014
Youth volunteering charity vInspired have recently launched a start-up social enterprise called Task Squad, which matches up young people who have proven their skills and reliability through volunteering, with employers who need short term, flexible staff. The scheme, which has had financial backing from Google’s Global Impact Challenge, is being taken forward by new CEO Mary McKe...
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Startup of the Week - Twibfy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th March 2014
No matter how innately creative you may be, there are times when those creative juices need a little inspiration to get flowing freely again.The good news is that getting that inspiration has just got a whole lot easier thanks to our latest Startup of the Week.Twibfy is an innovative platform and app where you can discover, share, submit and organize visual content that inspires you.Aimed at all s...
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Talking taxidermy and breathing stones- Objects Sandbox startup award winners announced

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th March 2014
Oh we do love a spot of creative technological innovation here at Startacus…shock horror…so we are rather pleased that REACT (that’s Research & Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technology) have just announced the 6 teams which are going to be taking part in their Creative Sandbox over the coming 3 months. For those of you who aren't yet familiar, Objects Sandbox is an initi...
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Literary Characters who would have made great Startup Founders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2014
We’re rather chuffed that it’s World Book Day, not only because it means an impromptu literary liaison may well be in order this afternoon, but also because it's given us a much overdue opportunity to merge two of our favourite things; startups and books. Allow us to explain… We have often wondered which of our favourite fictional characters would make the best startup founders...
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Startup of the Week - Connu

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
Since it’s World Book Day we felt it was only right that we choose a startup that’s making waves in the literary world to be our latest Startup of the Week - and by choosing Connu that’s just what we’ve done. Connu is a reading app which aims to highlight and raise awareness of some of the best new ‘under-the-radar’ writers out there. On a weekly basis, promin...
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We Catch up with our 2013 Self Starter of the Year- Jennifer Duthie, founder of Skribbies

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
We are delighted with last weeks launch of our annual self starter awards which aims to recognise the work of early stage self starter / entrepreneur / startup folk who are demonstrating that they’re doing something of note with that big or small idea that they have! The 2013 winner of the coveted ‘Self Starter of the Year’ award was Jennifer Duthie, founder of the innovative fo...
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