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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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Startup of the Week - Plant-n-Grow

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th January 2015
If, like many of us, one of your New Year’s resolutions was to eat more healthily, then our latest Startup of the Week will be well up your street. Plant-n-Grow offer a range of grow-your-own kits which can be sown and grown both indoors and outdoors. Their ethos is simply to provide a “full plot-to-plate solution”. The kits can be ordered on a one-off basis directly from the s...
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The Man Who Started a Bus Company

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th January 2015
You may have heard the term ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’ being flung about the place and wondered to yourself… what's that? Does it actually exist? Or is it just a buzzword the folks on the apprentice use to romanticise the harsh and often brutal mechanics of big business?  If you are looking for a demonstration of true entrepreneurial spirit, Northumberland is the place to be...
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10 Misconceptions about Young People and Entrepreneurship in Abu Dhabi

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th January 2015
Russell Dalgleish from WeAreTheFuture writes about challenging misconceptions about business in the middle east following their Abu Dhabi Summit It’s impossible to travel to somewhere unfamiliar such as Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, without conceiving various thoughts as to what to expect. If you've not been there yourself then stop, close your eyes and try and imagine the scene b...
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Island Startup Retreat Will Help You Make Waves in 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th January 2015
It’s the start of 2015 and for those of you prone to a good ol’ startup New Year’s Resolution; we think we have a fab post-Christmas cracker of a startup news story for you. This could really set the wheels in motion for a very successful 2015. First things first though - this article is for you if… You enjoy the sunshine and the odd holiday or working holiday abroad ...
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Startup of the Week - miPic

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th January 2015
If you’re the creative sort and photography is your thing, then our latest Startup of the Week is probably right up your proverbial street. miPic is a social platform for mobile artists and photographers to showcase and sell their images. Using the platform couldn’t be easier. Simply download the free miPic app, submit your best artography images, add some tags and thereby create yo...
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The Startacus Startups of the Week 2014

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th December 2014
Over the last year we’ve featured some amazing startups in our coveted Startup of the Week feature - from innovative apps to all new social networks - inspirational one and all. Since the new year is almost upon us, we thought then that it’d be quite timely to give another little mention to all those fab startups who received the Startup of the Week accolade this year. So without furth...
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Startup of the Week - Grabble

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd December 2014
We all know how convenient online clothes shopping can be but sometimes it can be a real chore too. Hours can be spent poring over websites, and then we forget which site had that ‘must-have’ dress or pair of shoes!   Thankfully our latest Startup of the Week is on a mission to deal with issues exactly like that. Grabble is an online fashion platform which has an innovative Grab...
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Startup of the Week - Provenance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2014
Since we’re right bang in the midst of the festive shopping season, we thought that it would be pretty timely to feature a Startup of the Week which has shopping at its very core. Provenance is an online platform that’s aiming to inform and empower shoppers about the products they can buy whilst also enabling the makers of those products to tell their stories. As a maker, you can cre...
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Want to work in a Startup? We chat to career professional and self starter David Jackson

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2014
Being a self starter (this is Startacus - the Self Start Society after all) isn't just about starting your own business and making a small fortune. Don't get us wrong, that's a nice knock on effect for some and one we regularly like to celebrate here at Startacus HQ. But before all that comes to fruition (fingers crossed) being a self starter is fundamentally anyone doing something positive ...
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Wakie App- Get a wake up call from a stranger

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th December 2014
I recently saw a little internet image that simply and eloquently partitioned the world into 2 contrasting camps. On the left those who, at the sound of their alarm, awaken and immediately spring from their bed singing ‘Oh what a beautiful morning’. On theright, those who would rather chew their own arm off than face the horrors of verticality and wakefulness. Over the years all manne...
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