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12 months free use of Zendesk!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2014
Zendesk are offering selected Startacus members who own / found a technology or internet startup company, 12 free months access to a Zendesk regular account valued at over $1000!When we started Startacus, one of our core objectives was to make starting a business...well just that little bit easier. We know that there are great ideas out there - being dreamt up every day by people just like you. W...
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Robotiky- Turns coding into childs play

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2014
Coding is no longer the domain of just the super savvy techno genius that it once was you know - it’s one of a growing group of IT skills which are becoming ever more important in lots of different jobs and businesses. Those of you who are regular patrons of the startup/tech/IT world are probably well acquainted with coding and its useful applications (you may skip the next paragraph if you...
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Finding Reliable Short Term Staff - by Mary McKenna

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2014
Youth volunteering charity vInspired have recently launched a start-up social enterprise called Task Squad, which matches up young people who have proven their skills and reliability through volunteering, with employers who need short term, flexible staff. The scheme, which has had financial backing from Google’s Global Impact Challenge, is being taken forward by new CEO Mary McKe...
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Startup of the Week - Twibfy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th March 2014
No matter how innately creative you may be, there are times when those creative juices need a little inspiration to get flowing freely again.The good news is that getting that inspiration has just got a whole lot easier thanks to our latest Startup of the Week.Twibfy is an innovative platform and app where you can discover, share, submit and organize visual content that inspires you.Aimed at all s...
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Talking taxidermy and breathing stones- Objects Sandbox startup award winners announced

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th March 2014
Oh we do love a spot of creative technological innovation here at Startacus…shock horror…so we are rather pleased that REACT (that’s Research & Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technology) have just announced the 6 teams which are going to be taking part in their Creative Sandbox over the coming 3 months. For those of you who aren't yet familiar, Objects Sandbox is an initi...
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Literary Characters who would have made great Startup Founders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2014
We’re rather chuffed that it’s World Book Day, not only because it means an impromptu literary liaison may well be in order this afternoon, but also because it's given us a much overdue opportunity to merge two of our favourite things; startups and books. Allow us to explain… We have often wondered which of our favourite fictional characters would make the best startup founders...
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Startup of the Week - Connu

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
Since it’s World Book Day we felt it was only right that we choose a startup that’s making waves in the literary world to be our latest Startup of the Week - and by choosing Connu that’s just what we’ve done. Connu is a reading app which aims to highlight and raise awareness of some of the best new ‘under-the-radar’ writers out there. On a weekly basis, promin...
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We Catch up with our 2013 Self Starter of the Year- Jennifer Duthie, founder of Skribbies

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
We are delighted with last weeks launch of our annual self starter awards which aims to recognise the work of early stage self starter / entrepreneur / startup folk who are demonstrating that they’re doing something of note with that big or small idea that they have! The 2013 winner of the coveted ‘Self Starter of the Year’ award was Jennifer Duthie, founder of the innovative fo...
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Self employed stories- Bob Pembroke and RSP Therapies

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
If you have visited us in the last few months you will know that we’ve embarked upon a new inspiring series called “Self Employed Stories” which tells the stories of enterprising folks who have had to overcome very challenging times to fulfill their dreams of self employment. So far in the series we have featured such lovely folks as Alison with her tale of starting her own fitn...
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Businesses with a difference leading the way in growth stakes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
  Even though the downturn ended quite some time ago, trading conditions are still pretty tough for many businesses throughout the US. Companies large and small appear to be fighting a losing battle against low consumer confidence, stagnant wages and expensive overheads. However, there is a small yet significant band of enterprises who are managing to swim against the tide, but how? These c...
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The Playable City Awards are back

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2014
So here we are folks - the Playable City Awards are back! Following last year’s successful event (which of course Startacus featured) and which was won by Pan Studio with their project ‘Hello Lamp Post’ – submissions for this year are now open. For those who don’t know what they are (where have you been people!?) – the second International Playable City Awards ...
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INVENT 2014- Entries Open for N.I.'s Biggest Tech Showcase

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2014
Calling all Northern Ireland based innovators! Time to get your thinking caps on as the INVENT 2014 Awards are now open. This is your chance to get your hands on a shared prize fund of a £33,000!! INVENT 2014 provides the opportunity to showcase the most exciting prototypes for technologies in Northern Ireland. 24 teams will be taken through a programme of workshops and mentorship to pitch ...
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