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Our alternative Candidates to fill the vacant 'Dragon's Den' Seats!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2015
With the upcoming departures of Kelly Hoppen, Piers Linney and Duncan Bannatyne from the BBC’s Dragons Den, we’ve been abuzz with talk and debate about who should fill their empty seats. We’ve come up with a number of ingenious solutions; guaranteed to make the show just as inspired as it was at the beginning and as cut throat and as business oriented as any of Alan Sugar’s...
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Startup of the Week - DateMy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2015
Since Valentine’s Day is almost upon us once more, we thought it’d be quite apt to feature a startup which has love at its very core as our latest Startup of the Week. DateMy is an online matchmaking platform which effectively enables you to help someone you love find love. All together now...Aaah… Here’s how it works: As a Matchmaker, you firstly sign up and create a ...
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Recruitment Entrepreneur - open for entries

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th February 2015
James Caan, leading entrepreneur and ex Dragon is on the lookout once more for self starters in the recruitment sector who want to grow or develop their recruitment businesses. Since setting up his Venture Capital fund Recruitment Entrepreneur, James has invested in seven startups within the sector. The investment isn’t purely financial though - successful startups also receive intensive...
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Startup of the Week - Unbits

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th February 2015
Into technology, design and innovation? If the answer’s a resounding yes, then we reckon you’re going to love our latest Startup of the Week. Unbits is a store for the digital age - a place where you can discover the latest emerging tech products from some of the most innovative brands in the world. In essence the platform is aimed at two distinct user groups - the consumers who love...
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Startup of the Week - Just Got Made

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th January 2015
Over the last few years the UK has seen a real resurgence in small scale manufacturing - with artisan craftspeople and independent designers and makers alike helping to give the economy a well needed creative boost. This resurgence in ‘making’ has in turn led to the creation of our latest Startup of the Week. Just Got Made is an online platform where designers and makers can connect...
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The Self Starter of the Year Winner

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th January 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, the time is here; the end has come. All week long the voting has been fierce for who should become our Self Starter of the Year 2014. At long last the votes have been counted and verified and we can now reveal that our Self Starter of the Year 2014 is…SUZANNE NOBLE, with a whopping 35% of the vote! This is the pitch that won her the title! “Imagine you’...
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An app for crowdsourcing sight, Be My Eyes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2015
Every so often we are reminded of the very real potential for flourishing technologies to make a tangible social impact and positive contribution to people’s lives. Not to sound too sappy or anything; but we think that is really important. An innovative little iOS app that we came across yesterday, is a great example of this. Be My Eyes Be My Eyes is a new app, that launched on January 15...
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Startup of the Week - Zoolafix

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2015
If partying is your thing, then our latest Startup of the Week will be right up your street. Zoolafix is an innovative new online marketplace which connects local partygoers (or Fixers) with guests who want to try out authentic nightlife experiences when they're in unfamiliar cities. Tourist traps be gone! It works in a pretty straightforward way. Basically Fixers create online profiles about t...
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The Office of the Future

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2015
What will the office of the future look like? We don’t mean ‘will there be robotic assistants and virtual co-workers’ but rather, on a more basic level, what will the structure and fabric of the office look like? It’s a question that Dutch design firm RAAAF have had a stab at exploring, along with the help of artist Barbara Visser. The results of their collaboration have ...
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UK Based Startup and Business Accelerators

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2015
You’ve come from concept to Startup – now what? Manage to magic business out of thin air and your startup is successful overnight? Lucky you! For the rest of us however – Startups take work, training and time in order to grow to the levels we need them to in order for them to be successful. Even Facebook had to learn to walk before it could run. There are a lot of ways to do...
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Engineering a new way of working - New platform EngLancer has the solution

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2015
In the great city of Manchester an innovative new online outsourcing platform, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise seed funding through equity crowdfunding site Seedrs.  The aptly named EngLancer allows you to outsource engineering tasks including design, drawing and modelling in a handy and cost effective way. Comparisons are already being drawn between the new service and existing...
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Shoreditch based Imaginary Café Serves up platters of nothing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2015
Well it was only a matter of time wasn't it? What with cereal only cafés and crisp sandwich restaurants making the headlines lately, no one was surprised to hear of the launch of the most alternative eatery yet to hit the UK high street. 'Imaginary Café' has the spurious accolade of being the first UK café to specialise in the serving of...absolutely nothing. Yes, hungr...
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