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Self employed stories- Alison's journey from prison to pool-side.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2014
As it’s a brand new year, we’ve decided to redouble our efforts to inspire you potential startup business folks by introducing a new weekly feature called ‘Self-Employed Stories’. We’ll focus on people who we feel have shown great determination and passion for their business idea in the face of considerable challenges. It’s Week number 1 and in true Startacus fa...
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Pets4Pets - WWF gives kids free reign with their advertising

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2014
As the old adage goes (and as many a veteran news reporter will gladly tell you) never work with children or animals. But apparently the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) either didn't get the memo, or have elected to take a rather more optimistic standpoint by working with both of them together! With the tagline “Advertising thought by kids to get adults thinking” their new ‘Pets4Pets&...
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The Soundtrack to Your Startup Journey

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th January 2014
In keeping with our recent efforts to dial up the funny factor on Startacus we’ve created a hypothetical record label ‘Startachord’ to create an album which would best describe the rollercoaster journey of starting your own business! The resulting mish-mash mix-tape is the product of hours of lively debate in the Startacus office, which was regrettably coupled with several equall...
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Wasbar - The Lovely Laundrette

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th December 2013
You may remember a few weeks ago we featured a great little story about Your Hero Delivery - a superhero laundry service that became so popular it had to close…since then we have discovered a very unusual laundrette called Wasbar and as a result are fairly convinced that a secret laundry revolution is underway… here’s why. It is hard to imagine anywhere less inspiring than the...
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Arfah Farooq, tell us all the 'Discoverables' we need to know

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2013
Arfah Farooq is 22 years old and co-founder and relationships director of Discoverables; a gameful platform that enables young people to identify, develop and showcase the key strengths and skills needed to succeed in work and in life… "In my final year of university where I was doing a degree in Media and Communication at Goldsmiths I wasn’t quite sure where I wanted to go. I stumbl...
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Glove Love

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2013
Sometimes bad things happen to good’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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