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The Arthur Guinness Projects

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th July 2013
If you’re based in Ireland and have an innovative or inspiring idea in Music, Sport, the Arts or Food, then we reckon you’ll be pretty enamoured with The Arthur Guinness Projects.The Guinness organisation aren’t just synonymous with the ‘black stuff’ you know - they’re doing a lot more besides and the recently launched Arthur Guinness Projects is a prime example...
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Diary of a Startup - "In the aftermath of disaster"

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th July 2013
Vincent Haywood from Braqes continues his epic startup journey... Missed out so far? Don't fear! Here are quick links to Diary entries  1, 2, and 3 !Vincent begins...In the aftermath of disaster. Pretty dramatic title I think.Last week’s post was panic stations, with Google reader shutting down, a large chunk of Braqes’ functionality was put on hold. Notice I’ve ...
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Three ideas for your new green business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2013
Richard Boothman from Ecoskill continues his series of posts on the green economy and entrepreneurship. He started by outlining what you need to know about opportunities in the green economy, then he discussed what the green economy actually is, followed by a piece on spotting opportunities. Last time around Richard considered why the green economy is a great place to start a business an...
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Attracting Sales - The Startup Blog

by: ~ 6th July 2013
Last week Lauren shared some good news with us all (funding!) and what this funding will mean for her big idea...This week she returns and addresses the all important issue of sales, and attracting sales. Over to Lauren to explain all...I’m not a ‘natural’ sales person, so in order to address the sales aspect of my business I started by thinking about my experience with sales up ...
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Startup of the Week - TeePublic

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd July 2013
T-shirts are one of those wardrobe staples that pretty much everyone owns, so it’s more or less a given that if you’re a startup in the t-shirt world you’ll need to be doing something innovative or truly unique if you’re going to stand out. However, it’s not just about having a quirky design or an eye-catching slogan - there has to be something else. And it is that &l...
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Wildseed Studios launches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd July 2013
Got an idea for an entertainment project that’s original and exciting and creatively brave? Well, the folks over at Wildseed Studios want to know all about it. The recently launched Wildseed Studios is a “next generation entertainment content incubator” which aims to provide up to 50 investments of up to £10,000 each over the next 3 years to self-starters with creativ...
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Real Time Information - An update

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2013
Joshua Boyd from online accountants Crunch, guest writes for Startacus on the impact (so far!) of Real Time Information... Every so often a big change will come to tax law that involves a massive overhaul of the system for whatever reason. The most recent such change was Real Time Information, or RTI. It was brought in with the new tax year back in April. The change affected any business who oper...
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Diary of a Startup - Obstacles and freak-outs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2013
In part 3 of Vincent Haywood's Startup Diary Vincent Haywood talked about the tough decisions you have to make on how you continue to raise capital for your startup.In this week's Startup Diary Vincent returns after a troublesome few days of obstacles, freak-outs, pivoting, and hopeful solutions... "We hit our first major obstacle this week. Should have realised it earlier, but nop...
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Crowdfunding Concerts - we check out Songkick Detour

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2013
Crowdfunding Concerts - we check out Songkick Detour... Ever bemoaned the quality of gigs and concerts you get to attend close to where you live? If you don’t live in a big city, the answer one would imagine ( if you are into music that is) is probably a resounding yes!Recently, apart from going on music forums, facebooking or tweeting the band, or rather directly emailing a band’...
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The Startup Blog - Lauren returns

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2013
Lauren is starting her own business and is sharing a little of her journey on Startacus. (here's a handy link to The Startup Blog - Week 1 and to The Startup Blog - Week 2). This week she shares some good news with us all (funding!) and what this funding will mean for her big idea... This week, I managed to enjoy my first mini celebration in the steps to starting my ...
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Startup of the Week - Pixplit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th June 2013
There’s no doubt that photo apps have been pretty big business over the last couple of years although some are much better than others when it comes down to real innovation. Our latest Startup of the Week is a prime example of just that. Pixplit is a photo app where collaboration is the order of the day. The app which is available on both iOS and Android allows users to simply select a spli...
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Startup of the Week - Craft Candy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2013
As we all know, more and more people are getting into crafts, making anything from knitted cakes and treats, to making actual cakes and treats! However finding local workshops, clubs and likeminded people can be a craft in itself, which is why our latest Startup Of The Week is so very good.Craft Candy is a new way of connecting you to local craft events currently in London, but promises to ad...
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