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Startup of the Week - Jamplify

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th March 2013
Whether you’re a musician or a filmmaker, it’s pretty much a given that you’d want your work to get out there, to get recognised and for people to start spreading the word as it were about what you do. Building up a following or a fan base is something that if you’re vying for commercial success ought to be right up there on your agenda.Word of mouth helps of course as does...
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The Place Station

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th March 2013
The goal of The Place Station is to make the most out of public and private sector buildings and land not currently being used, with the intent of benefiting “social and community entrepreneurs” hoping to transform their area. Where locations have fallen into disuse or been abandoned, the Place Station basically wants to reverse the trend and give them a purpose. The Localism Act of 2...
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Winner of the Playable City Award

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2013
Remember the whole way back to November when Startacus first informed you of the Playable City Awards for 2013? No? That’s okay, we’ve put a hyperlink in to remind you. Feel free to click it. Anyway, the idea was to promote a sense of playfulness around Bristol city through artwork or creativity with creative technology being a core requirement; and the winners have bee...
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Startup of the Week - Pheed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2013
When a Startup just happens to be one of the most downloaded free apps in the App store, surpassing the likes of Twitter and Facebook, it’s a pretty impressive feat.The Startup that we’re referring to and which just happens to be our latest Startup of the Week is new social network, Pheed. You may not know it yet, but we reckon you soon will.Pheed is a social platform that enables its...
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The Innovation Expo

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2013
Healthcare innovation is a surprisingly under discussed area for start-ups, despite being arguably one of the most rewarding fields to work in. Next month’s NHS based Innovation Expo in London will provide a format for entrepreneurs from the medical world to pitch their wares at the massive two day event in London’s Royal Docks.The potential for promotion is substantive with more than ...
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Community How To

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2013
Here at Startacus we’re only too aware of how important it is to get advice, tips and knowledge from other people who’ve been there and done that, as it were - and of course to share that same advice, tips and knowledge with others. So, when we come across something that in a sense does just that, we feel duty bound to pass it on!The ‘it’ we’re referring to is Communi...
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The Edible Bus Stop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2013
The Edible Bus stop as an idea is so original, and at the same time so simple, that you just have to take a moment and marvel at it. It is, at its most basic, an attempt to transform nondescript and unsightly areas of the London bus routes into presentable green spaces. And yet, it is also much more.The concept was designed initially as a guerrilla garden project for a bus stop in South London an...
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Payroll Local with Brixton Pounds

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th February 2013
Payroll Local with Brixton Pounds. Intrigued? Startacus outlines this London based initiative currently doing the rounds (and pay packets too).In 2009 Brixton, a district in South London followed other towns in England like Totnes in Devon and Strand in Gloucestershire, in introducing a form of local currency. Intended as an alternative to the pound sterling, it provides an interesting case study ...
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Startup of the Week - PreApps

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2013
If you’re an app developer, you’ll know just how difficult it is to get your app to market and then once it’s there get it noticed. After all, app development and marketing are two very different things - an issue which our latest Startup of the Week is doing its best to rectify. PreApps is a new platform where apps can be previewed before they actually get released.The idea is ...
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Test Town - aiming to reinvent the Town Centre

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th February 2013
Young Self Starters at the ready - TestTown is an innovation challenge for 16-25 year olds from across the UK to come up with original and innovative uses for Britain's town centres... Town Centres and High Streets have taken a battering over the last few years. Apart from the odd leafy suburb, there aren’t too many UK high streets that haven’t felt the effects of both the ongoing rec...
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Startup of the Week - Give Mondays

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th February 2013
Usually when we are researching Startups for this feature, we tend to choose businesses that have developed new products or platforms or innovative services. This week however, it’s slightly different. Our Startup of the Week is more of a community - a movement, if you like. And we just love it!Give Mondays is an anonymous community of givers who start the week with a random act of kindness ...
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City Unrulyversity

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th February 2013
City Unrulyversity You’ve probably heard of pop up shops, restaurants and even pubs, but what about a University? Well if you're a wannabe entrepreneur and based in and around London, City Unrulyversity may just for you... Brought to Tech City by Unruly, a Global leader in Social Video Advertising, City Unrulyversity is a free pop-up University with an aspiration to “inform, inspire ...
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