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The Streets- Unlocking the potential of the high street

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th July 2015
As most of us can attest to, our high streets have had a pretty tough time of it lately. With the rise in identikit shopping malls, the growth of out of town retail parks and of course the multitude of economic challenges it’s not been an easy few years. However all is not doom and gloom. There are people and initiatives all across the country who are on a mission to fight back and to ...
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TREExOFFICE

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th July 2015
Think all co-working spaces are the same? Well we can pretty much guarantee that they’re not! Admittedly there are certain features and attributes which they all have, but they often have their own quirks and idiosyncrasies which make them entirely unique. In fact our recent feature on Co-Boat proves that very point - it’s a co-working space on a boat - a boat incidentally which will...
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Coboat- Co Working Space on the high seas!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2015
Here at Startacus, we’re huge advocates of co-working. We love everything about it - from the flexibility it offers through to the opportunities it provides for making new connections and inspiring creativity. Recently though we’ve discovered a co-working space which is like no other we’ve come across. It’s a co-working space on a boat - a boat which will be sailing the hi...
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The Happy Cafés

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th June 2015
Fancy a little serving of positivity and happiness with your morning latte? Then we reckon you ought to pay a visit to your nearest Happy Café. Don’t assume though that a Happy Café is just a regular café with particularly cheery staff! It’s much much more than that. In essence it’s a place where people can connect and engage with other people who have a mu...
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Samsung Transparent Trucks

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2015
There is rather a lot of debate at the moment about the influence of technology on our lives.  Often opinions on this hot issue are polarised into 2 distinct schools of thought; those who believe technological advancement is improving the quality of our lives, and those who believe it is detracting from it. However there is one thing on which most people are united; if used properly, and res...
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The 25 Mile Supper Club

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2015
As regular visitors to Startacus will vouch for, we love all things quirky - anything that’s a tad different from the norm and we’re hooked. That’s just one of the reasons why the movement that is The 25 Mile Supper Club had us intrigued from the off. Intrigued too? Read on… The 25 Mile Supper Club movement is all about people sharing their passion for food and communi...
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Creative Space

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2015
Don’t you just love it when something is not exactly as it seems? When ingenuity, creativity, and innovation are in abundant evidence?Yep. Us too.That’s probably why we’re loving this new initiative from drinks manufacturer, Absolut. Their recently launched Creative Space project in Gröndal, Sweden has seen four of their shipping containers being transformed into one u...
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We Walk the Line

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st June 2015
Here at Startacus we’re always on the lookout for innovative, quirky and inspirational ideas and businesses and this week we’ve discovered a business which happens to tick all those boxes. The business in question is We Walk the Line - a social enterprise which aims to empower and encourage more people to go down the self employment route. The people that We Walk the Line is on a mi...
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Crowdfunding Picks of the Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th May 2015
Crowdfunding is a beautiful thing. Whether it's in exchange for equity, or an appropriate reward, crowdfunding has opened up a whole new channel through which people with great (and some not so great) ideas can secure vital funding and tell the whole world about what they are up to. As such avid supporters, we spend a lot of time browsing through all manner of wonderful, weird, and wacky campaign...
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IKEA Furniture Makes Charging Up Easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th May 2015
Thinking of embedding technology into a non-traditional product? This might offer you up a little inspiration... We all have our favourite bits of tech, whether it be our smartphone, tablet or even your computer. We also love convenience, so having the online world at our fingertips is fantastic. There was a time however when the latest tech came with a slew of wires and additional appliances. A...
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Measuring Social Progress in 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th May 2015
‘Social progress’ is a rather difficult thing to define, and yet more challenging to measure, given the substantial range of factors which must be considered before any worthwhile assessment of it might be made.  One of the main challenges of commentary on social progression is the objective nature of the variables involved; what qualities contribute positively to a country's ran...
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What3Words aims to 'address' Global issue

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st March 2015
The good folk at What3Words have devised a new global addressing system in which the world has been divided into 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares each addressed with 3 words randomly selected from the dictionary...Did you know that 4 billion people on this planet don’t have an official address? It’s staggering to think that something that we take so much for granted, is a luxury beyond the ...
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