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Startup of the Week - Whisk

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th March 2013
Our latest Startup of the Week may be familiar to any of you who are avid viewers of The Apprentice. During the 2012 series, the startup idea for Whisk was pitched to Lord Sugar by its founder, Apprentice contestant Nick Holzherr and although Nick did not secure the backing of Lord Sugar, he has since managed to secure investment for the business of over £0.5m, and the business is going...
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Startup Loans - we look at three ‘success’ stories

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th March 2013
By providing around £4,500 per loan, the Startup Loans Scheme, has provided 2000 young English Entrepreneurs with the cash injection that they need to start ‘that business’. Combine that with the right mentoring and support programme and it is understandable why this government led scheme is building in popularity at present. One delivery partner for the Startup Loans scheme is ...
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Startup of the Week - Hobzy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
If you’re really ‘into’ a hobby, chances are you spend as much time as you can on it, whether that means every evening or whenever you get a few spare minutes during the day. Of course although you may be all consumed by your pastime, your nearest and dearest may not quite ‘get’ it. So when you happen to meet someone who is just as enthusiastic about your hobby and ca...
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Startup of the Week - Jamplify

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th March 2013
Whether you’re a musician or a filmmaker, it’s pretty much a given that you’d want your work to get out there, to get recognised and for people to start spreading the word as it were about what you do. Building up a following or a fan base is something that if you’re vying for commercial success ought to be right up there on your agenda.Word of mouth helps of course as does...
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The Place Station

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th March 2013
The goal of The Place Station is to make the most out of public and private sector buildings and land not currently being used, with the intent of benefiting “social and community entrepreneurs” hoping to transform their area. Where locations have fallen into disuse or been abandoned, the Place Station basically wants to reverse the trend and give them a purpose. The Localism Act of 2...
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Winner of the Playable City Award

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2013
Remember the whole way back to November when Startacus first informed you of the Playable City Awards for 2013? No? That’s okay, we’ve put a hyperlink in to remind you. Feel free to click it. Anyway, the idea was to promote a sense of playfulness around Bristol city through artwork or creativity with creative technology being a core requirement; and the winners have bee...
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Startup of the Week - Pheed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2013
When a Startup just happens to be one of the most downloaded free apps in the App store, surpassing the likes of Twitter and Facebook, it’s a pretty impressive feat.The Startup that we’re referring to and which just happens to be our latest Startup of the Week is new social network, Pheed. You may not know it yet, but we reckon you soon will.Pheed is a social platform that enables its...
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The Innovation Expo

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2013
Healthcare innovation is a surprisingly under discussed area for start-ups, despite being arguably one of the most rewarding fields to work in. Next month’s NHS based Innovation Expo in London will provide a format for entrepreneurs from the medical world to pitch their wares at the massive two day event in London’s Royal Docks.The potential for promotion is substantive with more than ...
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Community How To

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2013
Here at Startacus we’re only too aware of how important it is to get advice, tips and knowledge from other people who’ve been there and done that, as it were - and of course to share that same advice, tips and knowledge with others. So, when we come across something that in a sense does just that, we feel duty bound to pass it on!The ‘it’ we’re referring to is Communi...
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The Edible Bus Stop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2013
The Edible Bus stop as an idea is so original, and at the same time so simple, that you just have to take a moment and marvel at it. It is, at its most basic, an attempt to transform nondescript and unsightly areas of the London bus routes into presentable green spaces. And yet, it is also much more.The concept was designed initially as a guerrilla garden project for a bus stop in South London an...
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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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