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Prime- Supporting Mature Enterprise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th March 2014
It goes without saying that here at startacus.net, nothing makes us jump for joy more than hearing about innovative self starters who have taken the proverbial leap and started their own business…it just makes us happy. We are also huge fans of the ‘underdog’ which is why we are especially excited and inspired when we are introduced to folks who provide much needed assistance t...
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OBI’s billboard renovation campaign

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th March 2014
Here at Startacus, we love it when we hear about people thinking outside the box (or off the wall in this case) when promoting their business - and this is an amazing example of just that! So, when we came across DIY store OBI’s billboard renovation campaign, we just knew we had to share it with you good folk. OBI have taken the concept of billboard advertising to another level. In Germany,...
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Startup of the Week - Pickevent

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th March 2014
With so many business and professional events happening virtually every week, it’s become a task in itself to identify which events are the best and most worthwhile to attend. It’s not just a matter of selecting the event with the best keynote speakers though - there are lots of other things to consider, such as identifying who else is attending and thereby who you should and could pot...
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Rainy Day Box Co- Creator Aly Cranston shares her self starter experience

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th March 2014
We have a chat with our current self starter of the week Aly Cranston about her fab award winning business Rainy Day Box Co and what it means to be a self starter.  What do you think make up the characteristics of a Self Starter? To be a Self Starter you need to be tenacious, driven, extremely hard working and possibly a little bit stubborn. Let's talk about you! Tell us about your business...
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Fillm - the crowdfunding and discovery platform for independent film

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2014
Daniel Diaz, new Startacus member and early stage entrepreneur, tells Startacus his exciting plans to develop and launch Fillm, a crowdfunding and discovery platform for independent film...Incidentally if you are going to launch your own crowdfunding campaign, you should check out our free crowdfunding support package!"I have spent the past year working for a leading Digital PR and Commu...
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Social media: A tool which no business could do without

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2014
Millions of people are reliant on social media sites for all sorts of things. They use it to connect with friends and family, to share their thoughts with the world at large and even to get news and views. Some savvy businesses have leapt onto the bandwagon and used social media to connect with their customers and everyone else, but how can it be done successfully? Individuals and businesses shou...
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Gaolhouse Denim- Stitched-up by prisoners

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2014
How’s this for a conversation starter - “Guess who made my jeans?” Granted it’s not the most obvious of opening lines, but is sure to grab the attention if the answer is “Inmates of Her Majesty's Prison Service.” You see, the prison service has a big problem - they would like the majority of their prisoners to be engaged in a normal working week whilst in priso...
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Self starter launches new mobile game

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2014
It’s shaping up to be quite a good little week for Startacus member Josh Newton. On Monday he was named as the recipient of this week’s Startacus self starter award (round of applause if you please) and now he has some more really exciting news. Yesterday, his brilliant new game Nova’s Dream was launched on the Apple app store, the first game to be released from his app company ...
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Startup of the Week - Full

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2014
Let’s face it - we’ve all got personal goals - whether it’s to eat less processed food or to learn a new language. The reality is though that it’s not always that easy to achieve them - especially when we have so many other things going on at once. Well thanks to our latest Startup of the Week, it’s just become a whole lot easier. Full is an app which lets you track,...
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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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