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The World's Smallest Computer

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th April 2015
Don’t you just love it when things are smaller than you’d expect. As a species we seem to have a strange fascination with making things smaller. We get especially excited when when we manage to make something fit, ‘on the head of a pin’; as though that were some unsurpassable measure of smallness. Technology has long been the object of our miniaturizing obsession, and now...
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Chicken Town- Crowdfunding Socially Responsible Chicken

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2015
Okay, we get it, you're all sick to the back teeth of hearing about how the foods that you love are going to kill you. They are too high in fat. They are too high in salt. They are too high in sugar. They are evil and if you eat them, untold horrors await you. We're hearing a lot of problems and not many solutions; unless of course you think that "eating more lettuce" constitutes a solution... if...
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Startup of the Week - Flying Vinyl

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st April 2015
Love discovering new music? Then we reckon that our latest Startup of the Week will be right up your street. Flying Vinyl is an innovative new startup which is on a mission to help us all discover the best new alternative music in the UK today - and they’re doing this by creating a subscription based service. In essence, if you sign up as a member and agree to pay a monthly subscription, y...
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The US vs.European Business Culture Differences

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st March 2015
There are many similarities between the business culture in the United States and Europe and we can learn a great deal from the way both conduct their business. There are however a few subtle differences that many business experts have picked up on and here's just a few that may well just ring true... Financing a Business Endeavour First of all, within the private sector, European business owner...
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SocialHub aims to breathe life back into the local business sector

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st March 2015
New Startup SocialHub aims to breathe some life back into Local Businesses and Tourism by showcasing what they have on offer...In a world immersed in technology, browsing and shopping online is becoming the number one way to purchase your favourite products or find out about what you might want to do where you live. And, with more and more people are using the internet to find out what's...
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Startup Support UK – Organisations That Can Help You Get Started: Part 3

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th March 2015
The time has come for the third and final instalment of our Startup Support UK feature. We’ve really enjoyed putting together this list of interesting and helpful organisations which all of you budding entrepreneurs should check out – a little help goes a long way. Startup Support UK Part 1 and Startup Support UK Part 2 can be read and enjoyed here! Chamber of CommerceThe Br...
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Students Create New Gadget which Extinguishes Fire with Sound

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th March 2015
Two entrepreneurial students from Mason University in the US have invented a gadget which extinguishes fires using sound waves...(see the video below...) A fire can ignite so quickly, that a lot of the time it is beyond our control. It can be destructive, unstoppable and really, something that must be avoided at all costs. It is all the more impressive then that two university students from...
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Startup of the Week - Morse Toad

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2015
These days we have a plethora of options at our disposal whenever we need to send a message to someone - from email to messaging apps. Whilst those methods are all well and good, sometimes certain messages deserve a little more effort and thought. That just happens to be the thinking behind our latest Startup of the Week. Morse Toad is an innovative new service which sends messages made of chocol...
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Startup Support UK - Organisations That Can Help You get started: Part Two

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd March 2015
Did you read Part One of our Startup Support UK Feature? In it, we featured some unique organisations that can help you get to grips with the world of business and explore the world of self employment. Some of these organisations included The Prince’s Trust, Tech City and Young Enterprise.  We hope that it was informative and you were able to take something away from it, and if you did...
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Starting a 100% Pure Cosmetic Startup Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd March 2015
Everyone loves to smell good (well, most of us anyway!) By giving yourself a quick spray of deodorant in the morning you can smell like almost anything, whether it be vanilla, jasmine or strawberries (sweet!). But, have any of us really stopped to think about the different ingredients that are in our favourite main-brand deodorants and antiperspirants? Sometimes the rush of life gets in the way, a...
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Google’s ‘Drop-in’ Garage to Open Later This Year.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2015
Google is one of the most successful multinational corporations in the world and its search engine is the one that everybody knows about. It has become so successful that using it has become second nature to most. Don’t know the answer to something? ‘Google it’. Need to know more about a certain topic? ‘Google it.’ They’re also pretty savvy when it comes to ent...
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Startup of the Week - bio-bean

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2015
Let’s face it - when we’re standing in the queue at our fave local coffee house waiting for that all important morning espresso, we’re probably more concerned with how good the barista is than what happens to the café’s coffee waste. That however is not the case with the co-founders of our latest Startup of the Week, bio-bean. These guys have managed to create an inn...
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