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Manchester Veg People- A new practice in fresh produce

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th September 2013
So many of us are particular about the food we prepare at home - for some, organic is the order of the day and for others, only high quality locally sourced produce is fit to grace the table. But surely it’s not possible to exercise the same selectivity when it comes to eating out? One valiant start-up in Manchester thinks it should be - in fact Manchester Veg People have set themselves the ...
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Pop-up Bikes - Parking, Maintenance and Coffee Pedalling

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th September 2013
At Startacus we try not to complain too much - it generally doesn't do any good...but if there’s one thing that we simply can’t abide, it’s sitting in seemingly endless queues of traffic on our way to or from work -  it just makes our blood boil! If you listen to the hype you would believe that cycling is the magical answer to all such traffic-related misery, but sadly no - ...
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4 Star Trek ideas that are now real life reality

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2013
One of the realities of working in a co-working space where the majority of the other workers or startups are tech or comic or sci-fi fanatics is that it does rekindle your interest and passion for the whimsical - the adolescent passions, and the geek-esque interests of yesteryear. But apart from debating whether Quantum Leap is one of the best Sci-Fi shows of the 1990’s (Danny @UproarC...
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Startacus takes a look at Avaaz.org

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th August 2013
Avaaz.org- From Technology, new nimbleness and flexibility! It seems like everywhere you turn nowadays someone is complaining about the internet - the danger which it poses, the opportunities it affords to criminals, the security it lacks and the privacy which it takes from us. However it is wise to remember that although the rapid growth of the internet and social media may carry certain risks, ...
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Mr Quiffy - The move-around pop-up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2013
As the UK enjoys the much anticipated return of the sun this week, ice-cream vans up and down the country are putting the pedal to the metal to make the most of the remaining days of Summer. However one such van promises to be a an unexpected treat for style-conscious sun-seekers and a bitter disappointment for children seeking sweet refreshment - here's the scoop... (sorry I couldn't resist&helli...
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Casserole Club

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th August 2013
“Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours....” Quite often or not good news stories are quickly washed over and eaten up by all the bad news we regularly get to hear about. However, here’s a good news story we reckon will get you chomping at the bit...Hungry for more? So the basic premise behind Casserole is simple. Casserole links people who love to cook with people who liv...
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Developer Town

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th August 2013
Developer Town Sometimes at Startacus we like featuring some stuff that just stands out. From the best 404 page, the Pop-up Shop turned Stop-up Shop, the suitcase startup, The Obermutten Village and other such wonders - we like to think find some good ol' crackers to spread with you all. In a world of desks, computers and beige walls it’s nice to sometimes just feature th...
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Why I Quit My Graduate Job and Started Up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th August 2013
From Graduate Job to starting her own business - Charlotte Nash of early stage startup Kick Campus tells us her tale...As if by accident, I've started a business. I never thought I would be going down this route - to be honest, until about a year ago I didn't even know what a startup was. I graduated from uni this time last year and traditional careers advice never seems to include "why don't you ...
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My Make Do and Mend Year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2013
If you are a fan of Kirstie Allsopp and her various upcycling, home making and handcrafting programmes, you will dig  "My Make Do and Mend Year" Jen Gale's guest article on Startacus highlighting her quest to make, made do and mend, and buy nothing new for a whole year. Started back in September 2012, we asked Jen to write a post on her self starter journey to date. Over to Jen to explai...
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Deceler8 Me

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th July 2013
Deceler8 Me!! We’ve written quite a few articles on the mindset of working as an entrepreneur, self-starter, freelancer...in fact whatever you wanna be called really. The name is not really that important to be honest, but your mindset and mentality is - after all without your mind working and feeling 100%, the chances are that your business will suffer, now or in the near future. So whe...
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Founders4Schools

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2013
With Ted talks and the like, it’s pretty easy these days to listen to inspirational speakers even if you haven’t heard them in person. A good speaker can of course have a pretty amazing impact and can give you all the motivation you need to start something or even simply to keep on going. And that’s exactly the reason why we reckon that the new initiative Founders4Schools is...
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Ebay shoppable windows

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2013
Ebay shoppable windows...If you are a regular reader of Startacus, you’ve probably picked up by now that we do like any type of innovation or creativity linked with “saving the high street”. From pop up shops, a pop up village (yep you read that right) to trader markets, and conferences addressing the future of the high street, we do like to feature the good news and inspiration...
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