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Heard of the One Pound Challenge?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2014
One Man, One Pound, One Year...That is the intriguing tagline that accompanies Alan Radbourne's website myonepoundchallenge.co.uk - and admittedly we were intrigued. Post contacting Alan to find out more about his challenge and Alan also becoming a Startacus member, we thought what better way to find out more about his plan to see how much money he could make from an initial £1 (he...
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Self Employed Stories - Janet the Glitterwitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2014
If you’ve been kind enough to pay us a little visit in the past few weeks you will undoubtedly know that we’ve embarked on a brand spanking new series called “Self Employed Stories”- which is actually quite a bit more exciting than the name would suggest. Basically, in an extra special effort to give all you self starters a spot of entrepreneurial inspiration, we have been...
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4 reasons why women shouldn’t just work in startups - they should run ‘em

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2014
4 reasons why women shouldn’t just work in startups - they should run ‘em... It’s International Womens Day tomorrow (on the date of publication that is) and apart from the paradox that is the fact that this post has been written by a male, we thought it an opportune time to give all our Startacus clan a quick reminder as to why the female of the species make good startup leaders...
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Genes in Space - the game thats helping to find new cancer treatments

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2014
Everyone and their granny loves a good game now and then and here at Startacus we’re no different!  But we, like most of you I’m sure, find that passing a level, collecting a gold star or exploding a pig is something of a hollow victory… we know we could be doing something much more productive with our time… but thats all about to change. Cancer Research UK, in a ha...
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Plastic Bank - Turning one man's trash into another mans treasure

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th February 2014
Now for one of those great win/win/win ideas that we're so fond of here at Startacus... and this time its a really good one  Vancouver man David Katz has had a marvelous brainwave which has the potential to sort out a number of concerning issues which are particularly prevalent within less economically developed nations.  He has devised a system designed to remove plastic waste from th...
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HeuttenPalast - Enjoy the great indoors

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2014
Here at Startacus we love quirky, wacky and unusual things (I know shock-horror right?) We also love it when passionate, innovative and ambitious folks put their great idea to the test and create something marvellous. So you can imagine our sheer delight when we came across a budget hotel in Berlin, created by a pair of innovative friends, where the guests stay in indoor caravans and wooden huts, ...
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Robots to Roam Tate Britain

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th February 2014
Very soon anybody, anywhere will be able to explore the galleries and art works of Tate Britain in the dead of night with the use of remote controlled robots…my what a time to be alive! In a Terminator meets The Da Vinci Code style move, design studio “The Workers” entered the proposal into the first ever IK Prize which aims to reward and encourage creative talent in the digita...
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Heard about the Happy Pig?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th February 2014
Heard about the Happy Pig? Here at Startacus we love to share news stories on startup collaboration, social good, community impact and barter based business models. Take all of the above and add in a pinch of Crowdfunding and you’ve got a story that’s certainly worth sharing! So have you heard about the Happy Pig? A hopefully soon to be realised crowdfunding project that will fund a ...
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Autism Birmingham - the Interview

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th January 2014
Every now and then we like to remind our loyal followers that Startacus -the self start society is not just about starting a business - it’s about all manner of inspiring and passionate folks who have put their best foot forward and worked like crazy to turn their big (or small) ideas into a reality… ...Enter Lisa and Peter Mace This husband and wife team successfully formed “...
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6 Entrepreneurial resolutions for 2014 (how many have you already broken?)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th January 2014
Back at the end of 2013 we made a new year’s resolution to write a post on our entrepreneurial new year’s resolutions. Fast forward three weeks and with said new year’s resolution broken, step forward Startacus member Gemma Pirnie from Your New Crew who tweeted us suggesting an article on ‘Entrepreneurial resolutions for 2014’ would’ve been a good feature for t...
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Startacus Member Ross Harrison on his new book- Acts of Violence

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd January 2014
We’d previously featured Ross Harrison back in June last year, when we chatted to him about his journey into Self-Publishing. Ross Harrison is a writer and self-publisher of science fantasy books and ebooks and since he’s now a fully fledged Startacus member, and he’s just launched his latest ebook Acts of Violence, we thought it only right to find out more about his latest offe...
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Sponsor the Shirt Startup Diary- The big kick-off

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd January 2014
Chris MacRae, the brains behind Sponsor the Shirt has very kindly agreed to keep us up to date with the progress of his project with regular diary posts. He’s off to a smashing start, here’s the first of his updates…. Aftermath of the Big Kick-Off Sponsor The Shirt was an idea I came up with a few months ago on a bit of a whim. As a typical student running low on funds, while ...
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