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Startup of the Week - Cinegif

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st November 2012
None of us can have failed to notice the impact that Gifs have had over the last few years. Thanks in no small part to social media, animated gifs are created, shared and go viral almost instantly. However whilst they certainly have their comedic value, they also can play a major part in promotional and marketing strategies. Integrating a Gif into an email newsletter or as part of a website design...
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The Twitter Fiction Festival? #Startacusfindsoutmore

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2012
We had previous written about the history of the twitter hashtag. But the Twitter Fiction Festival? Collaboration is nothing new within the art and literary World. But we have to admit there is something intriguing about the Twitter Fiction Festival kicking off at the end of this month... Twitter is perhaps the most innovative personal storytelling device of our generation and they are now hostin...
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A Young Entrepreneurs Tale - From Graduate, to unemployed, to celebrated entrepreneur in 12 months

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2012
My name is Paul Malone and I am the Editor of Newry Times – - an online newspaper which provides the latest news and views free of charge for people in the Newry and Mourne Area (In Northern Ireland). Newry Times is fast approaching its first birthday and it is fair to say it has been a baptism of fire. I and two friends started Newry Times in November 2011 after we grad...
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Startacus looks at the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2012
Seeking to recognise the very best of university enterprise, the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards returns for a second year with a £50k fund for the overall winner too! It’s a shame that for some of us, being a self starter comes a little too late - but for those of you who are currently still at University or up to 5 years out, this competition must surely float the boat if you have an e...
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Startup of the Week - ShareDesk

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th November 2012
Here at Startacus we get inspiration from all sorts of things - from the first coffee of the day through to discovering the latest quirky pop-up innovation. One of the most inspiring things though is when we find out about people doing their own thing. We thought that we should start giving these people and their Startups a little ‘shout out’, so we’re going to start doing just t...
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How bad ideas can turn into fab ideas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th October 2012
Guest writer Jo Haigh gives Startacus an honest outlook on taking on two apprentices and surprises herself with the results... "I have recently taken on two young apprentices as part of a Government funded scheme to allow them to complete their NVQ qualifications whilst gaining valuable “on the job” experience. I admit freely that, in the first place, I did not take these people on a...
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Startacus looks at Somewhereto_

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2012
Getting people doing that thing that they love is a key mantra for us here at Startacus, so anything that helps to spread that mindset is pretty close to our hearts, which is why we love the philosophy of Somewhereto_. Somewhereto_ is a movement to liberate underused, disused and empty spaces in the UK and get everyone thinking creatively about their communities. In simple terms, this means that ...
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Internship Programmes for Start Ups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th October 2012
Getting the right staff when you are starting a business is essential. For many startups, providing an internship can be one of the best staffing solutions. In this guest post, Patrick Ross from Volume Marketing interviews Andrew Scherer, Director of Communications at Inspiring Interns and writer of Brilliant Intern and finds out all about running a successful internship programme What are the ke...
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Open Cinema

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th October 2012
Here at Startacus, we believe that there are many dormant self starters out there with potentially explosive ideas and inventions. Much like with the Startacus platform, we are hoping to inspire others to pick up their creative tools, we love the ideology of the Open Cinema which is a nationwide network of film clubs specifically programmed and for homeless and socially excluded people. The minds...
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The Kaleidoscope Festival - Aiming to Inspire others

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th October 2012
With its’ aim of ‘inspiring others to do something great’ we are digging the vibe of the Kaleidoscope International Creative Festival which is to be held at the Barbican Hall, London on the 27th and 28th November. A barrier for many creative types is that some ‘how to’ Events and Festivals are more catered for either the techy startup person or the next wannabe Appre...
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The Battle of Ideas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th October 2012
I am not too sure about you, but when I was at school, I did love a good old classroom debate. Often initiated in one of those personal social education lessons, ( was that what it was called?), the debating of ideas and issues made an otherwise sterile school day seem just that little bit better. How else could you get that teenage angst out, when schooling offered you little chance to let your v...
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Good for Nothing - Collaboration for a Cause!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th October 2012
Bearing in mind that we look at lots of new websites every day, it takes a lot to get us here at Startacus excited these days. However with Good for Nothing, we reckon we might have just found one of our spiritual cousins - and thought it best to share the good news. Good for Nothing gets smart folk together with a plan - the plan being that they collaborate together to ‘solve stuff that ma...
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