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We Are Nana - proof that self starters can be any age...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd February 2013
We Are Nana - proof that self starters can be any age...  Anyone who tells you their best days are gone, needs to take a look at this - ‘We Are Nana’ a community led cafe aiming to get the ‘older ladies’ of Clapton in London working and being enterprising together. With the same principles that apply to the Peoples’ Supermarket, this is another attempt to get a...
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The Do Lectures

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2013
It’s not really a festival, it’s not really a conference either, however by all accounts it’s something pretty special and for anyone who is lucky enough to attend, it’s certainly something they will never forget...What are we rambling on about? The Do Lectures - that’s what... Founded by David and Clare Hieatt, The Do Lectures is a small event with huge aspirat...
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A shopping centre made of Shipping Containers...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th January 2013
A shopping centre made of Shipping Containers...Offering Startacus a bit of self starter inspiration Anyone who watched George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, must have been impressed by Max McMurdo’s eco-office space built from a shipping container. However taking this innovative approach and design onto an altogether new level is the pop up shopping centre in New Zealand, made out of, yes...
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The Big Internet Museum

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th December 2012
Opening its’ ‘doors’ last week to the public, The Big Internet Museum, launched online and attracted over 13,000 visitors in its’ first day, making it a virtual success story that Startacus thought best to report... On the odd occasion when looking at new startups, inventions, ideas - you get that immediate sinking feeling - “why didn’t I think of that?!”...
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Unusual Inventions - The Corn Flake

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2012
Most of us know how important breakfast is for getting the brain going first thing in the morning. What we eat for breakfast may have evolved for many of us from bacon and eggs to healthy oats, skimmed milk and fruit, however the same philosophy still applies that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’. In terms of long term popularity though, after bacon and eggs, the migh...
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Shellsuit Zombie

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th November 2012
When us folk here at Startacus come across something that we really like, we just can’t keep it to ourselves and this week we came across something we reckon you’ll really like too - in the form of Shellsuit Zombies. Shellsuit Zombie is a project aiming to give young creatives a proper voice and as you’d imagine, is run by young creatives themselves. There are various stran...
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by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th November 2012
In a cynical and reactionary world, it's often easy to react badly when something terrible or tragic happens. Someone’s bullied on Facebook- it’s Facebook’s fault. The London Riots are arranged and instigated on Twitter and Blackberry (funny now to think that Blackberry was such a force only 12 months+ago) and it’s Twitter's and Blackberry’s fault for not shutting dow...
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Unusual Invention - Google’s Driverless Car

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2012
Here at Startacus we like to think that our forthcoming collaboration section is a rather innovative approach to pushing the ‘self employed’ wheel, however speaking of wheels, we couldn’t fail to be impressed with Google’s Driverless Car which we would bet shall be coming to a road near you in the very near future...Google eh? First they mapped the roads, then they designed...
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The Cloo App - an Unusual Invention (of sorts)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th November 2012
The Cloo App - an Unusual Invention (or sorts) Well technically this isn't officially an invention since both Apps and Toilets already exist, however this wackiest of startups is looking to combine the two together. Confused? I was too! I promised myself that this article would remain pun free, that I wouldn’t go scraping around the bowl, or take the p%&s with unnecessary jokes, bu...
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The People's Kitchen

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th November 2012
Here at Startacus, we never tire of hearing stories about people who are initiating and leading innovative and inspiring projects that could teach us all a thing or two. The latest such project that we’ve discovered is the aptly named ‘The People’s Kitchen’.In essence this London based community initiative has a clear purpose - “Food by the People for the People&rdquo...
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The Restart Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th November 2012
When we hear of people with a vision based on collaboration and creativity, we know we’ll like them and we reckon you will too. In this instance, the ‘people’ we are referring to are Ugo Vallauri and Janet Gunter, the innovative thinkers behind The Restart Project. The Restart Project is an initiative with admirable aspirations and goals - namely to help promote repair and remak...
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The Dragons' Den 'rejects' that had the last laugh

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th October 2012
Earlier this week (July 2014) we had the pleasure of hearing that Jennifer Duthie - our Self Starter of the Year for 2013 had pitched successfully on the Dragon's Den. It fab to see her great and already trading well business being further validated by the Dragons themself.However not all contestants are so lucky...One of the most disheartening things has to be when you come up with an idea, share...
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