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by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2014
Less than two weeks ago we premiered our shiny new and improved collaboration space on Startacus - our ‘collaboration 2.0’ if you will.  It's a fabulous space where you can add an idea, work on a project and shout out about your startup - as well as receive great support from our community of self-starters, experts and investors. Needless to say we’ve been bowled over by th...
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School for Creative Startups - Open Call

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2014
Our friends at School for Creative Startups are on the hunt for their next cohort of fab and talented creative entrepreneurs. So if you've got a creative skill or idea, but the business part gives you the heebie jeebies, then this call out might just be for you. Let’s start with a little explanation. The  aforementioned "fab and talented creative entrepreneurs" is gathered from our ow...
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The Pitch 2014- Britain's biggest small business competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2014
As we’re sure you know by this stage, June was our Startup Bristol month…and those of you with a razor sharp intellect will no doubt have spotted that it is now July and are probably wondering why we are still chatting about it. The truth is that we’ve made a special concession here at Startacus and are declaring that it is still in fact June, just so that we can squeeze in news...
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Pitching: Do You Have a Biscuit Strategy?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2014
Pitching: Do You Have a Biscuit Strategy? This is it. You’ve done your research, studied each attendee’s LinkedIn profile and double checked your figures. But what happens when talking fails? What have you got up your sleeve? Your trump card? I am of course talking about the choice of biscuits. Never mind blue chip investment. This is choc chip investment and you need to make sur...
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Self Starter of the Week - Hall of Fame 2014

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2014
Since founding Startacus-the self start society, we’ve quickly realised that self starters like to talk - about themselves, about their ideas, about their projects, about their businesses...about lots of things really. We’ve also realised that we rather like talking and giving credit to these self starters and so the more we can merge those two important factors together...well..the be...
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Business - what's luck got to do with it?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2014
Are you a person who places great stock in the power of good fortune? Do you find yourself picking up pennies off the pavement and hanging horse shoes over doorways in the hope of encouraging that elusive lady luck? It's a belief that often seeps into people's expectations for their business. Others however subscribe to a more realistic mantra, viewing their success and failures as nothing more th...
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Startup of the Week - Boxagon

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2014
Let’s face it - when you’re embarking on something new, it’s always good to get some advice or guidance from someone who’s a little more experienced or who’s in the know. That is something that is pretty much at the core of our latest Startup of the Week. Boxagon is an innovative new platform which enables people to find and share collections of things which go toge...
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Engine Shed Bristol- We take a look

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th June 2014
Our Bristol Startup month is slowly drawing to a close (my how the time flies) and over the course of the past four weeks one thing that we have been hearing repeatedly (aside from how amazing Bristolians are) is that if you are a startup in Bristol there is only one place to be ... Engine Shed.  Now, we know what you’re thinking…‘what a bloomin’ brilliant name’...
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The brain of an Entrepreneur - finally dissected

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th June 2014
It’s always easy to get caught up in the very serious nature of trying to start and then successfully run a startup or business. So sometimes, here at Startacus we like to lighten things up a tad. How? Well by sharing with you all some of the tenuous links which we have identified between self starters, startups, entrepreneurs, call them what you like -  and things which can affect the ...
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Neighbourly-a social network that connects community projects with businesses keen to lend a hand!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2014
Throughout our Bristol startup month we have been hearing one statement repeated over and over again… Bristol has a thriving tech startup scene, and through our explorations we have found plenty of evidence in support of that! The city seems to be a booming hub of techno activity with innovative new companies springing up all over the place! One such startup is neighbourly, a social networ...
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Startup of the Week - PaperLater

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th June 2014
Whilst admittedly many of us get our news fix and do more and more reading these days online, that doesn’t necessarily mean that print is dead. It still has its place and particularly when there’s a little innovation involved - and innovation in print is exactly what our latest Startup of the Week has at its core. PaperLater is a new online service which lets you save all those online...
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Bristol's Big Green Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th June 2014
Our Bristol startup month is well under way now here at For those of you who are perhaps scratching your head in bewilderment, Bristol startup month is a whole month- long feature in which we have taken it upon ourselves to showcase the startups, exciting events, creative stirrings and general quirky goings on of the capital of the south west. By a happy coincidence from June 14th ...
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