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Top 5 Places to Learn Coding Online

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th October 2013
The popular consensus at the moment is that Coding is the literacy of the 21st Century and therefore by definition should be something which is embraced by all of us. Let’s face it though - if you’re not that technically minded, learning to code might seem like a pretty impossible and unachievable task - one of those things that ‘other people’ should do. But you know what? ...
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Startup of the Week - AppSeed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th October 2013
Let’s face it. Some of us might have fab ideas for an app but just don’t have the technical know-how to actually make them happen. Well, that could all soon change thanks to our latest Startup of the Week. AppSeed is an app which will enable any one of us to transform our hand-drawn sketches into a fully functional working app in just a couple of clicks. After all, it’s eas...
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Startup of the Week - toucanBox

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd October 2013
If you’re a parent you’ll know only too well how hard it can sometimes be to keep your kids entertained, especially when the weather is not the best and outdoor activities are perhaps less than appealing.Well, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week, keeping your kids engaged for hours regardless of what the weather is like has just got a whole lot easier. toucanBox is a subscription...
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Crowdspeaking with Thunderclap- Take social media by storm!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st October 2013
Crowdspeaking with Thunderclap- Take social media by storm!You might say that social media's usefulness has become a victim of its own success - it is so easy to say something that it is increasingly difficult to make your voice stand out from the crowd. It is also a challenge to tread the line between useful, informative, interesting publicity and just plain spamming - the last thing you want to ...
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Startup of the Week -

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th September 2013
If there is one startup ‘type’ that’s had a pretty big increase in popularity over the past few years, it’s the subscription based business. It seems like you can get virtually anything and everything delivered to your door these days - from coffee to crafts - there are subscription options for them all. However, keeping track of what’s available and finding new sub...
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Phonebloks- A phone worth keeping?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd September 2013
Phonebloks- A phone worth keeping? Phones are disposable right?... Think about it - we spend hundreds and hundreds of pounds on the latest and greatest mobile marvel from one of the tech giants only to find a year later that that little box, which promised so much is suddenly not good enough any more. There are plenty of companies which try to make the most of this sad state of affairs, for exam...
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Startup of the Week - Map of Needs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th September 2013
They (whoever they are) often say that these days the world is a pretty small place. The internet has certainly helped bring us much closer to people in all corners of the world and that surely can only be a good thing. Well, for our latest Startup of the Week, linking people with other people is at the very core of what they’re trying to do. Map of Needs is a new platform which allows peop...
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Regus Connect - Startacus takes a look

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th September 2013
Regus Connect is on a mission to create a hybrid / ecosystem of startups / coworkers / freelancers and interns. Call it  “Co-working the ‘next generation’...” Working in a co-working space, as opposed to working from home, can certainly bring lots of benefits and of course the odd gripe and moan too. In fact, we’ve actually highlighted a few of the advantages of...
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Startup of the Week - 3D Hubs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th September 2013
Whether you’ve already embraced it or not, there can be no denying it - 3D printing is here to stay. In terms of tech advances and developments it’s way up there and we’re probably not even fully aware as yet of just how much of an impact it’s going to have for many of us. From independent jewellery makers and designers through to medical professionals - we’ll all be ...
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Startup of the Week - artFido

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th September 2013
If you’re an artist or into collecting art, you’ll know only too well the frustrations that are associated with buying or selling art in the traditional way - whether it’s the pretty hefty commission fees that auction houses charge or the fact that some of the better known online auction options don’t necessarily cater for the right market. Well, our latest Startup of ...
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Startacus takes a look at Small Business Saturday

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2013
Startacus takes a look at Small Business Saturday... While December may seem for some of us a little way off still, we thought it only right to at least bang the drum about this well meaning and potentially very profitable initiative - the initiative as the title may suggest, being Small Business Saturday which happens on the 7th December. So what's Small Business Saturday about when it’s...
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Our Call to Action - Join the Self Start Society!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2013
What is Startacus, the Self Start Society? Well, it’s a place for the creatives, the dreamers, the innovators, the doers and the thinkers. It’s a place for ideas... We know that there are great ideas out there - being dreamt up every day by people just like you. We know too that when it comes to doing anything with those ideas, it can be a whole different story. Finding the info, t...
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