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Young Food and Drink Entrepreneur of the Year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st May 2015
The growth in entrepreneurship in the UK has been seen across the board, but one demographic that has produced an especially high proportion of new businesses is the young. Take for instance this inspiring tidbit; in the UK at the moment 80,000 university students are running a business of some sort alongside their studies, and 25% of these students are hoping to make a career of it when the...
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Sheffield music and literature startup weekend

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st May 2015
Of all the Startup Weekends taking place right across the UK and indeed beyond, it’s safe to say that Sheffield’s contribution to this global movement is one of the very best. Over the years they have produced many an inspiring startup story that we have been glad to share with our audience, as they continue to take an innovative and proactive approach to delivering and promoting the ...
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Startup of the Week - RoomPik

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th May 2015
If you’ve ever been looking for somewhere new to live and thinking about house sharing, then you’ll know only too well that it’s never that easy! There are the usual practical issues of checking out the place itself, the neighbourhood it’s in and of course the all important costs. However where it can get a tad difficult is when you are trying to find out a little more a...
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2013 Seedcorn Competition Winners SeeSense Chat to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th May 2015
The May 29th deadline for applications in the IntertradeIreland Seedcorn Investment Readiness Competition is fast approaching.  Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been taking a look at this all Ireland business competition which aims to help early stage businesses in Ireland to become investor ready by mimicking the real life investment process.    But far from being a very ...
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Crowdfunding Highlights of the Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th May 2015
Here at Startacus we are avid and enthusiastic supporters of all things crowdfunding.  For the startup and self-starter it is perhaps one of the most useful of tools to have grown from the digital revolution.  Never before have the enterprising and innovative folks of this world had such a marvellous opportunity to secure vital funding, but also to inspire so many people with the work th...
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Gallery Paintings Take to the Streets

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th May 2015
'Starry Starry Night,Portraits hung in empty halls,Frameless heads on nameless hallsWith eyes that watch the world and can't forget' Don McLean ‘Vincent’ Whether you’re a painting, or a person, you might do well to think on this for a moment. Solemn corridors of art galleries the world over have become an unhappy resting place to unnumbered faces of history; nestled away in dar...
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Are Irish startups tempted by UK incentives?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th May 2015
A conference being held in the Wayra startup accelerator in Dublin earlier this week caused something of a stir by criticising the support available to Irish startups. It claimed that the incentives and assistance needed to nurture early-stage Irish startups, lags significantly behind that offered to their UK counterparts. The conference which was organised by the Lucey Fund, a startup investment...
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Rainy Day Street Art

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th May 2015
If you’re like us, you don’t like rainy days very much and much prefer to be baked in the sun. Rain can be dreary, dull and it definitely isn’t something that inspires us to be productive and to get things done! Not really very entrepreneurial weather, wouldn't you agree? However there’s no rule saying that you can’t turn a negative into a positive and here at Starta...
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Startup of the Week - This GOOD Box

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th May 2015
Try as we might, sometimes making ethical choices can be a tad difficult - whether it’s due to constraints on our time or simply issues tracking down the right types of products. However, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week, choosing ethical products has just become a whole lot easier. This GOOD Box is an innovative new subscription startup which is on a mission to help us all live a...
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Scaling up & Cloud Computing, We Chat with Startup RunAClub

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th May 2015
With the rapid growth of digital technologies and particularly cloud computing, comes no-end of potential innovations for the adventurous and ambitious entrepreneur. Sally Higham, is one such entrepreneurial self-starter, whose fresh and inventive, cloud-based administration system for community clubs and groups ‘RunAClub’ is a fantastic example of how digital innovations can have pro...
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How to Start a Craft Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th May 2015
We all love to get a little creative every now and again - some of us more than others. And if you put your mind to it, you can make a living by doing almost anything, especially if it’s something that you enjoy. Maybe you’re particularly imaginative and good with your hands? If that’s the case, you may be interested in hearing about how to start your own craft business! It can ...
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Get Involved in London Technology Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th May 2015
If you are all interested in technology and enterprise, chances are you’re aware that London has become one of the world’s most innovative cities for technology; it’s a hotbed for creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation. Because of this, London Technology Week is one of the most successful technology festivals in the world. Last year, over 40,000 people attended the festival...
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