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Startup of the Week - BananaBerry

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2015
As we all know, food waste is a major problem in the UK and therefore any enterprise, initiative or project which aims to address that problem ought to be welcomed with open arms. Our latest Startup of the Week is one such enterprise and from what we’ve seen, they’d be welcomed anywhere! BananaBerry is a social enterprise that utilises surplus fruit and vegetables to create smoothies,...
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NACUE Varsity Pitch Competition 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2015
Our pals over at NACUE (that’s the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs) are once again on the hunt for student / graduate entrepreneurs who reckon their business has the potential to hit the big time. Returning once again is their Varsity Pitch Competition, now a mainstay of the UK’s entrepreneurial event circuit, and an annual showcase of the marvellous innov...
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OFF3R- The Tinder of Equity Crowdfunding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2015
OFF3R is the Tinder of Equity Crowdfunding Lisa Simpson once made a characteristically concise commentary on ‘copycat’ culture, “Anything that's the ‘something’ of ‘something’ isn't really the ‘anything’ of ‘anything’”.  I wonder if the episode had been created in 2015 would the line have been written differently? It s...
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Digital DNA- A Month Long Digital Showcase

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2015
Belfast's Digital DNA certainly has come a long way since we reported on its inaugural event over 3 years ago.  What was once a single-day event, attracting a modest but highly motivated audience of business and technology enthusiasts, has blossomed into an ambitious and exciting month long event, with a wide remit of topics, a diverse list of attendees, and a fast-growing reputation as one ...
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Microsoft Ventures London Accelerator

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2015
Are you ready to supercharge your startup?   That’s the question being asked by one of the world’s largest technology companies, as they once again head off in search of disruptive and passionate tech startups looking to grow, partner and prosper to join their London accelerator.   Microsoft Ventures has grown into a global force in entrepreneurial support provision, with...
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Startup of the Week - Inkpact

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th August 2015
Whilst digital marketing is an absolute essential for all businesses these days, there is still a place for things which are a tad more traditional. What’s more, embracing the traditional can be a surefire way of helping a business stand out from the crowd. This is in fact what our latest Startup of the Week is on a mission to achieve. Inkpact is an innovative new service which specialises...
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Startup of the Week - Moteefe

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th August 2015
Whether you’re fundraising for a charity or are simply seeking a new way of getting the message out about your brand, our latest Startup of the Week would be well worth a look. Moteefe is a new platform which enables both individuals and organisations to design and sell their own branded clothing. Here’s how it works: Simply choose a product to design and then make it your own. You ...
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SMEs or Big Businesses? Which are Dominant in your Area?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th August 2015
In 2014 UK entrepreneurship reached a record high with some 581,173 new businesses being registered, the vast majority of which were freelancers and SMEs.   Indeed, the explosion in entrepreneurship which has taken place in recent years serves to highlight the substantial contribution that such businesses make to the economy, on both a local and national level.  For example, did you k...
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Pay-per-minute Coworking Spaces

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2015
No doubt about it the traditional office workspace has changed almost beyond recognition in the last 50 years… and what a blessed relief. Co-working, and creative collaborative workspaces have really come into their own over the last few years, with more and more freelancers, entrepreneurs, and self-starters finding these a progressive alternative to the stuffy and (lets face it) rather de...
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everywoman Academy: Advancing Women in Technology Ticket Giveaway!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2015
Over the past year we have had the pleasure of bringing you news from Everywoman, a great organisation that is making it their mission to encourage and nurture the advancement of women in business.  Their events are always interesting, inspiring, and certain to provoke discussion. In October, they will be hosting the 2015 Everywoman Academy; Advancing Women in Technology, a 1 day event de...
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Barriers to Starting a Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd August 2015
It's often not always that easy to take an idea and turn it into something real. There can be many barriers which get in the way - some are personal such as a negative mindset or fear, whilst others can arise via other people - being told that an idea won’t work, that it's a waste of time, that it won't last, it won't scale or it won't make money…you get the drift! Dealing with thes...
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Startup of the Week - Vrumi

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th July 2015
The sharing economy startup that will enable you to rent a workspace in a private home...Fed up with working in coffee shops or just not at the stage where you can afford an office of your own? Or perhaps you just fancy the thought of working somewhere new. Either way, our latest Startup of the Week could be right up your street. Vrumi is a new platform which allows users to rent spaces in priva...
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