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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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Sherston - The Popup Village

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th June 2013
If you’re a regular visitor to Startacus (and if you’re not why not!), you’ll know that we are a tad fond of the old popup phenomenon. Whether it’s a pop cinema, shop or restaurant - we love ‘em all and we try and do our bit to give them a little publicity and promo when we can.The popup that we’re featuring today though is very different - it’s an entire ...
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Crowdfunding funds and jobs for small business - We are the Million

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th June 2013
‘Kickstarter with a conscience’ is the press release tagline for the new crowdfunding platform ‘We are The Million’ (love the name) aiming to boost small business concerns in South London. Launched last week, We Are The Million, is a new crowdfunding platform that aims to boost small businesses in South London by helping them raise much needed funds to grow and create new ...
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Turkish Protesters Crowdfund over $100k for an Ad in the New York Times

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2013
With political protest in Turkey building daily - and with at the time of writing, the storming of Taksim Square by Turkish Riot police in full operation - it is interesting to see that crowdfunding has played an important part in the political protest that has engulfed the Turkish Nation. With a tag line “Activists - We hear you. Protesters - We are you. You have power. You can speak your ...
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Camp Nothing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2013
A little while ago we ran a feature on the frankly quite awesome Good for Nothing initiative which is all about ‘smart folk collaborating and experimenting to solve stuff that matters.’Since then more and more people have been getting involved with the result that Good for Nothing chapters are popping up all over the place. And the good news is that lots more are on their way since the...
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Make Things Do Stuff

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th June 2013
Let’s face it. The entrepreneurs of the future are right now sitting in classrooms, playing in playgrounds and maybe just maybe dreaming of what they’re going to do one day...Whilst traditional education of course has its place, it’s recently been great to see all sorts of new initiatives and projects being developed with the aim of inspiring, motivating and educating our childre...
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Shapeways - the 3D marketplace and community

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th June 2013
If you’ve already tried your hand at the wonder that is 3D printing, you’ll need no convincing about how important this technology is. But if you haven’t tried it and you’d like to, we know just the place. Now admittedly, we know that there are FabLabs appearing all over the place where you can witness this digital fabrication first hand, however this other ‘place&rsq...
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The Make Works Tour

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2013
If you’re a Scottish based designer, artist or maker, you’re going to love this innovative initiative from the inspirational design company, Make Works. Fi Scott and Vana Coleman, the design duo behind Make Works are spending this summer going on a 3 month tour of Scotland where they aim to find and visit 180 Scottish factories, makers, foundries, workshops and small businesses. Trav...
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