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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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#WewillGather

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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Startacus follows the Brown Signs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2012
At first, we felt that this featured website, followthebrownsigns.com, seemed rather wonderfully whimsical. However then, we realized it is much much more and thought it best to share Amanda Hone’s site with you all. So the story goes (and this is the very abridged version). Amanda Hone has a fascination for brown signs. The brown signs that you pass by every day, and probably on most occas...
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Unusual Inventions - the Post it Note

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th October 2012
In the coming week or two, we launch the collaborative section on the Startacus site. So we thought it only fair to give a timely nod to perhaps one of the best collaborative offline tools invented - the post it note. Where would we be without post it notes? Probably scribbling on pieces of paper I would imagine. However, the lowly post it note, the antithesis of the paperless office, can be use...
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The Incredible Edible project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th October 2012
One way to really appreciate how good an idea is, is when it gets emulated or replicated in other places. And if you’re looking for one of the best examples of that, look no further than the Incredible Edibleproject. In 2008 Pam Warhurst, from Todmorden, Yorkshire first came up with an idea of doing something positive and more productive with some of the area’s public spaces. Her idea...
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