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Female Founders Ambassadors Aims to Inspire

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2018
With research indicating that there are now around 1.2 million women-led small and medium sized businesses in the UK, which contribute an estimated £115 billion to the economy, Enterprise Enfield has launched another initiative to encourage even more women to entrepreneurship.  London-based Enterprise Enfield is an independent enterprise agency offering a range of business support serv...
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The Future’s Bright. The Future’s S**t

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th February 2018
The innovative initiative by Brian Harper of Malvern Hills, that's putting dog poop to very good use! This one might not be a startup, but it would be a waste not to share the progressive idea that may just light the future. Dog walkers are forever hounded to pick up after their best friend - rightly so - but where do those warm little plastic bags end up? In trees, at the side of the pavement, sl...
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Dating app CLiKD launches ‘Love in London’ photography competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th February 2018
CLiKD, a London-based dating app which launched in 2017, has launched a new photography competition inviting people to submit photographs which showcase what Love means to them in London.  Aptly named ‘Love in London’, the photography competition is aimed at celebrating unity and hope in the aftermath of a turbulent year for the capital. The aim being to ...
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Building a business that solves a problem: what I’ve learnt about innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st January 2018
Brett Griffin, CEO and Founder of Pupil Progress, shares all on aiming to build a business that solves a real problem for teachers and what he has subsequently learnt about innovation."Back when I was a PE teacher, I overheard a student having what sounded like an argument with a fellow teacher in the corridor. I’ll never forget the words I heard that student say: “It’s fine, I g...
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Why you should 'Shop Fierce and Female' this Christmas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th December 2017
The Shop Fierce and Female campaign, (#ShopFierceandFemale) spearheaded by interiors and fashion brand, Age of Reason, is encouraging the public to buy from independent, female-led brands this Christmas. Care of Startacus, Sophie Turton, director of The Joyful Web, caught up with Ali Mapletoft, designer at Age of Reason, about the inspiration behind the campaign.  What is the message of...
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Second Time Around for a Tech Entrepreneur

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th December 2017
Henry Cazalet is a founder and Director of The SMS Works, a low cost and reliable SMS API for developers. He has nearly 20 years of experience in mobile and SMS marketing and is keen to help companies of all sizes reduce their business SMS bill. Henry set up his first tech business in 1999 and now is in the process of launching his second! What's changed in nearly 20 years? Hen...
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Moment Health - making maternal mental health mainstream

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd December 2017
According to recent findings, 20% of women and 10% of men suffer from antenatal or post-natal depression /anxieties and 23% of women who died between six weeks and one year after pregnancy died from mental health related causes. However research also shows that 80-90% of sufferers recover with early intervention. Early intervention being the key here. Step forward Moment Health, a new ...
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Choose Love, the pop up shop selling products for refugees

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th November 2017
"Shop to your heart’s content, leave with nothing, and feel great" via Choose Love, the London pop up shop where you can buy real products for refugees. Choose Love is the world’s first shop where you can buy real products for refugees - from emergency blankets to school bags and medical equipment. All funds raised will go directly to Help Refugees, a pioneering organisation work...
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Greengame - making sustainability the norm

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2017
War, as the overused cliché goes, never ends. But as terrible as war is, its capacity for total annihilation perhaps pales in comparison with something that might seem more tame and less immediate: the environment. Breathable air and drinkable water are quite high on the list of things we probably want to keep around, while climate change is something we’d really rather do without (w...
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Independent Derry makes shopping a local affair

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th November 2017
Championing the Vibrant Independent Businesses of Derry. As Small Business Saturday 2017 approaches (Saturday 2nd December) we took a look at one 'shop local' initiative that has taken off in Derry, NI over the past year. Startacus has recently had its eye on a shop local initiative that has taken off in Derry, NI over the past year - Independent Derry. Independent Derry was l...
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Black Friday chat bot from Pouch does the business (of finding you the best deals).

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st November 2017
With the amount of deals being offered up for Black Friday, one UK company is doing their best to simplify savings on the biggest shopping day of the year. Pouch shot into the startup limelight this year when they appeared on Dragons den with their free voucher finding browser extension. We of course also featured them on Startacus as an acclaimed Startup of the Week.   So impres...
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Startup Tracker - the startup search engine

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th November 2017
If keeping tabs on cool, up-and-coming and competing startups is your thing, check out Startup Tracker, a startup search engine which points people to relevant data and information from the world's leading startup information databases. The rise of entrepreneurship gave birth to an entire startup industry. In our information age, data is the new oil and making data about startups available is bot...
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