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Startup of the Week - imotiva

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd May 2013
Let’s face it. Some people are just naturally sporty and partake in all sorts of healthy sporting activities with little or no persuasion. There are plenty of others though who need that extra little bit of motivation and encouragement before they would even dream of doing the same.Well, whichever of those two groups of people you belong to, our latest Startup of the Week should be right up ...
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Startup of the Week - SilkFred

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th May 2013
If you’re a designer in any discipline, you’ll be only too well aware of how difficult it can be to make your mark on the world, as it were, and get your creative work noticed. It has been refreshing then to see a rise in recent years in digital platforms where creatives can actually showcase and promote their wares - something that is exactly what our latest Startup of the Week is aim...
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Startup of the Week - FoodTrade

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th May 2013
Let’s face it. Every market sector has had a tough time of it in recent years and the food industry is no exception. Therefore any business which aims to help an entire industry not only survive but to thrive too, ought to be supported - something that is exactly what our latest Startup of the Week is trying to do.FoodTrade is in essence a search engine for food businesses. Whether you&rsquo...
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Startup of the Week - Hello Fresh

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st May 2013
We’ve all been there. Trying to figure out what to cook for that evening’s dinner and then ending up with the ‘convenient’ but unhealthy choice - the frozen pizza. Well, our latest Startup of the Week is seeking to change just that. Hello Fresh is a startup which is trying to make the cooking of tasty, wholesome and healthy meals at home as easy as possible. On a week...
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Google Glass and Science Fiction

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st May 2013
Google Glass and Science Fiction... We have a lot to thank Science fiction for. Or should we just start calling science fiction - human imagination? After all, much of the ‘science’ and ‘imagination of the future’ that we read and watch on TV ends up becoming a real life technology reality. We have previously featured all sorts of innovative inventions and developments -...
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Startup of the Week - Fluentify

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th April 2013
Fancy learning a new language? From a native speaker? From the comfort of your own home? Well, if so, that’s just become both possible and a whole lot easier thanks to our latest Startup of the Week. Put simply, Fluentify is a marketplace for languages.The online platform uses video conferencing to help those interested in learning languages to connect with native speakers all around the wor...
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Boston bombing Crowdfunding success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st April 2013
It’d be fair to say that very little good has come from the Boston bombings in the States. Apart from the tales of individual acts of bravery and kindness, it’s hard to find many positives in the terror that unfolded last week. However, here at Startacus there are two ‘positive’ elements of the whole situation which really grabbed our attention so we thought it only right ...
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Startup of the Week - WholeWorldBand

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th April 2013
As anybody involved in the music industry will vouch for, it’s certainly changed a lot in the last few years. The demise of high street record stores and the rise in downloads have all played their part in making a musician’s lot a far from happy one - especially when it comes to making money. Therefore the fact there seems to be a bit of a trend in new online businesses which aim to h...
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Business Books for Startups - the Startacus picks

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2013
Here at Startacus we really do appreciate the value of business knowledge and experience. We’re all for people who’ve been there and done that, who pass on their knowledge in a way that makes real practical sense. That knowledge might get passed on through mentoring, through keynote speeches but often it’s simply through the written word. Yep. The ‘business’ books. Lo...
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Charity Water

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2013
Here at Startacus we hardly need to tell you that charities are good. It’s really a given. However we feel it is also fair to say that some charities, entrepreneurially, are better than others. This doesn’t mean that they fund a more worthy source, or are better because the managers earn more money. Rather, how they go about raising and using their money is notable to us as it is, obvi...
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Rails Girls Rocks

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th April 2013
Just a few weeks ago, a video released by went viral. Featuring tech luminaries such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, its core aim was to spread the word of how important it is for young people to learn how to code. Of course it’s not just young people who can benefit from learning how to code - we all can.So whenever we hear about a project or initiative that aims to inspire, mot...
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Hackathon at 30,000 feet

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd April 2013
It’s a week for planes. Our dear friends at The Employable this week wrote about how to become a pilot, the new World War Z trailer has something to do with a plane (albeit, crashing) and now; British Airways are hosting a ‘Hackathon’ Tech Challenge at 30,000 feet. The trip will take participants from San Francisco to London as part of British Airways ‘unGrounded’ ca...
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