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Tech People Shun Lord Sugar's Approach

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th January 2016
When we consider the qualities of the quintessential entrepreneur, a few images spring to mind.   For many it is the archetypal professional man of a certain age, ruthlessly single-minded, ferociously competitive, and immensely intimidating… someone along the lines of Lord Sugar, perhaps?   But how many people would think of a mild-mannered, inoffensive, likable ‘geek&...
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Startacus' Ones to Watch 2016: The Startup Van

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th January 2016
Here at Startacus we love highlighting the self-starters, startups, places and spaces that are making a difference, or at least aiming to make a difference in the foreseeable future.  Step forward the first of our ‘Ones to watch for 2016’ - The Startup Van We’ve known about The Startup Van for some time - in fact, it was one of their in-the-van startup pitch videos th...
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Social Impact project Seabin makes waves with crowdfunding project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th January 2016
Australians Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski are on a mission to keep the oceans tidy with innovative product Seabin. Grand idea or project that’s likely to sink? Australians Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski are on a mission to keep the oceans tidy with innovative product Seabin. The fab two-some, supported by a seed investment from Australian marine technology development company Shark Mit...
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Alternative to Digital Detox asks you to stop Scrolling!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th January 2016
Starting this Sunday the 10 day #StopScrolling Challenge asks you to embrace your relationship with Technology rather than Digital Detox and avoid entirely. Intrigued? In recent times New Year Resolutions, alongside joining the gym and eating more healthily often include temporarily avoiding and even deactivating ones social media accounts - commonly phrased as a Digital Detox. It is fair to say...
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IoT innovation gets delivered by Dominos

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th November 2015
If there is one thing that the digital age has taught businesses, it’s that they need to innovate constantly.  The opportunities are endless, but you have to reach out and take them before someone else does. Enter pizza chain Dominos, who have just taken a couple of huge strides forward in IoT, and marketing though the introduction of  a geniously simple little gadget. "The Easy ...
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Apps World Gold Pass Giveaway

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2015
With Apps World now just a matter of weeks away, we are delighted to announce that we have 4 GOLD PASSES worth £1025 each to give away! Now in its 7th year, Apps World has steadily grown into the World's leading multi-platform event within the app industry. It is a must-attend inspiring showcase of technology, which attracts experts, innovators, startups, investors, and developers from ever...
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Reimagining innovation in the arts.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2015
Reimagining Innovation in The Arts At Startacus we have long been convinced of the interdependence which exists between enterprise and the arts. Creativity is after all the very lifeblood of innovative entrepreneurship. It is the force that drives progress in commerce and technology, and allows ambitious and impassioned individuals to find new and lucrative ways of doing things. Member of the St...
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Elliot for Water

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th September 2015
Here’s one for you. Did you know that the online search industry is dominated by one mega company? Of course you did. You probably also know that there are other search engines on the market, Yahoo, Bing, and so forth, but unless you are very anti-establishment, the chances are you don’t use them very often.  I mean why ‘Yahoo’ something, when you can ‘Google&r...
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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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Unknown Epic

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd July 2015
Ever feel that you’re stuck in something of a rut? Yearn to do something a tad more exciting that takes you out of your comfort zone? If you’ve answered yes, then adventure company Unknown Epic could be right up your proverbial street. Their mission is quite simple, namely to “inspire people to leave their comfort zones and experience nature in its purest forms”.A worthy ...
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Are you our next self-starter of the week?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th July 2015
Could you be our next self-starter of the Week? The Startacus community is crammed full with amazing people doing amazing things and every week we pick one of them to be our Self Starter of the week. At the end of the year, one of these inspiring people will win our Self Starter of the year award, as well as a treasure trove of amazing startup / business related prizes. What is a self-star...
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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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