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Glove Love

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2013
Sometimes bad things happen to good gloves......it’s a sad but inevitable part of life. We’ve all seen them, lying lonely at the bus stop or drenched and filthy by the side of the road - the most perfect of matches, cruelly torn asunder with no hope of ever being reunited. Worse still is that sinking realisation that your favourite debonaire duo has become a leather loner- “who w...
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Creating the perfect 404 page

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd December 2013
Any semi-regular internet user will have come across what is known as a 404 error page at some point or another. These appear as a result of the websites server being unable to retrieve the requested information, usually due to someone clicking a dead or broken link. While they have been around for a while, many websites have started to take advantage of these pages. They are a result of somethin...
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The Daily Table

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2013
Now for a food startup that takes on several social and economic challenges in one foul swoop...just the way we like them! It seems that we are never done hearing or reading about the ever rising price of food and how our society has developed a wasteful attitude towards it. What’s more, we are subject to a daily onslaught of criticism about our eating habits and a near constant plea to ditc...
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Creative Mornings - A Local Idea Goes Global

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2013
Mornings… we wouldn’t exactly say they are our favourite time of day. Granted, there is coffee (which is obviously great) but alongside it comes a serving of dreary eyes, incessant yawning, nodding heads, sardine-can style commutes and innumerable other unpleasantries which often make us wish we had never gotten out of bed in the first place!  Those of you with super-long elepha...
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Story of a Graduate Entrepreneur - Hannah Catmur

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2013
Hannah Catmur is a budding entrepreneur and professional designer, graduating in 2011 from University of Leeds with an International Honours Degree in Design and Communications. She is the Founder of Get Out! Explorers, an edu-game for children which will launch in BETA in 6 weeks. Here's her tale... "Get Out! Explorers was imagined during my final year at University of Leeds whilst working ...
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The League of Pragmatic Optimists

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th November 2013
The League of Pragmatic Optimists or LOPO as it’s perhaps better known is a group of Do-ers who in essence want to make the world a better place.LOPO meetings are held in various cities all across the world where people can come together, connect, collaborate, generate ideas and projects, and get a much needed dose of inspiration and positivity. Sounds good don’t you think? As do...
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ISO Spaces - Popups made from Recycled Shipping Containers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th November 2013
ISO Spaces - Popups made from Recycled Shipping Containers...There are few things which are more well suited, or have been more eagerly embraced by the popup phenomenon, than the humble shipping container. We could ramble on all day about how much we love to see these unsightly, rusted heaps of metal transformed into sleek and stunning urban spaces - it just makes us smile.   Aside from...
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Falcon Enamelware - Cardboard Popup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd November 2013
Falcon Enamelware - Cardboard Popup When we think of the popup phenomenon we will generally envisage innovative and cutting edge startups looking for an exciting and modern way to introduce their product to market or create a bit of excitement - like these - Number 26 Stopup Shop, Propstore and WeArePopup.   But what about a 100 year old enamelware manufacturer with a strictly classical ran...
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Gloucestershire Bike Project - A True Social Enterprise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2013
It’s fair to say that in recent weeks we've been having something of a ‘social enterprise-fest’ here at Startacus, with such inspiring tales as Manchester Veg People, Pop-up bikes and Avaaz.org. Today we keep the wheel turning with an inspirational project which is putting the pedal to the metal with its not-for-profit bicycle refurbishment service that rescues those underloved b...
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Meantime Brewing Co - London Urban Farming and Crowdsourced Beer

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2013
Did you know that beer was first brewed in London in the 1300’s? Needless to say a lot has changed since then, not least of all the UK brewing industry, which has over the last century been under tremendous pressure for international imports which can be brewed faster and cheaper. For a while there it seemed that it was 'last orders at the bar' for the great British Pint… but the stor...
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Your Hero Delivery - The Superhero Laundry Service

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th October 2013
If you are a regular visitor to Startacus, you’ll know that we are on a mission to bring you stories about inspirational startups who we think are headed for the big time...but not today! In fact Your Hero Delivery is, to all intents and purposes, a complete failure as it no longer exists - it ceased trading after only a few weeks in operation. Why then you may ask, are we giving this appare...
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MurMurs - Playful furniture for office environments

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th October 2013
Now for something umm... well... bizarre quite frankly. As you know, here at Startacus we are mad about inventive startups, social media and anything which makes running a business a happier and more productive endeavour...(check out TwitterTape as another mad cap invention for the office)On our quest to find some fun and quirky stories, we came across MurMurs, the new office seats/furry cre...
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