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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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Tradeschool - barter based learning

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th February 2013
Tradeschool - Fed up having to pay to learn? If so, perhaps this collaborative learning space that operates on a barter basis may just float your boat. Trade School is an alternative learning space where you pay for a class with a barter item that your teacher proposes, items such as food, supplies, help etc.It’s a bit like a communal crowdsourcing of talent where the teacher after proposi...
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Startup of the Week - Musiquity

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th February 2013
If you’ve ever thought about learning a musical instrument, chances are you had to do a bit of research first. Figuring out which instrument you should buy, how difficult it would be to learn, and of course who could teach you are just a few of the questions that have to be considered. Getting the answers to those questions however hasn’t always been the easiest - until now that is, th...
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Startup of the Week - Done Not Done

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2013
Making lists of all the things that we have to do is something that most of us tend to do at the start of every day, week or whatever. There’s nothing quite like having a list and then crossing the things off once done - gives a real sense of achievement doesn’t it? Or is that just me? that again, a list of the things that we “have to do”. “Have&rdq...
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So you want to be Mark Zuckerberg?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2013
So you want to be Mark Zuckerberg? Well if you do, these pointers from EntrepreneurXpress, might just help you out along the way...Anyone who is within 50 metres of a laptop or a computer or a phone would have herd of Mark Zuckerberg. Often called a genius, a mastermind and sometimes a villain (think about The Social network), Mark Zuckerberg is not only the world’s youngest billionaire but ...
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Startup of the Week -

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2013
Most of us are pretty aware these days of how important our web presence can be and the impact it can have on our lives, professional or otherwise. We effectively leave our stamp scattered across the web whether it’s on social networking sites or elsewhere and the result can be both a tad messy as well as perhaps less useful in showcasing what we are really all about.Our latest Startup of th...
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Top Startup & Enterprise Festivals 2013 UK & Ireland

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2013
Top Startup & Enterprise Festivals 2013 UK & Ireland Surprisingly as much as startup themed and related events and festivals are often ten a penny, it can be rather hard to find all the UK and Irish based events listed all in the one place. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, we thought it would be a least a good idea to at least get the ball rolling and list all the top Startup & Ente...
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Startup of the Week - SellanApp

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th January 2013
Ever had an idea for an app but not a clue as to how to go about getting it made? Well, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week, getting it made just became a whole lot easier. SellanApp is a platform where you can mock-up, crowdfund, develop and publish Mobile Apps in the Apple App store.In essence, it works like this:- Anyone, regardless of technical knowhow or expertise can add an idea for an...
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