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Code4000 - CODE breaking the cycle of crime

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2017
Code4000 is a UK programme set up to help break the cycle of crime by teaching prisoners coding skills. We found out more about the initiative..  Starting with a pilot of sixteen prisoners at HMP Humber, Code4000 are aiming to build a network of coding workshops in UK prisons, with the aim of giving prisoners a second chance, turning their lives around, and training them in a skills set whic...
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Songfinch turns your Stories into Song

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th February 2017
Imagine it’s a week or so before Valentine's (at time of publication it is) and instead of a personalised card to your loved one, you send them a personalised original song. Step forward Songfinch who are like the moonpig.com (kinda) of the personalised song...read on to find out more. Songfinch is a US startup that aims to craft an original song from a customer's memories, experiences and ...
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Lava Mae offers a smart solution to help with homeless hygiene

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th February 2017
Many of you will have seen the odd pop-up library or bus in your time. Great for helping communities that live in remote areas to gain access to books and learning. But what about a ‘pop-on’ shower bus that provides showers to the homeless? We looked at Lava Mae who are doing just that… The idea for Lava Mae was conceived when Founder Doniece Sandoval heard the cries of a homel...
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Pay it forward platform Helpfulpeeps aims to bring back community spirit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd February 2017
Founded by Saf Nazeer and Simon Hills, Helpfulpeeps is on a mission to bring back community spirit in an increasingly disconnected world. Inspired by the principles of paying it forward, Helpfulpeeps is a social network where people share their time, skills and knowledge to help each other for free. There is no transaction or exchange – just ask for help when you want and hel...
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Pitchbot.vc helps you practice your startup pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th January 2017
Pitchbot.vc helps you practice your startup pitch We’ve written and published plenty of articles on Startacus on maximise your chances of success when pitching your startup. From the key slides of a pitch deck to the do’s and don’t of pitch deck presentations to even hand, eye and body language tips for pitching entrepreneurs, we thought we had the whole ‘pitching’ t...
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The Benefits of quitting the 9-5 and going Nomadic with work

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2016
Torsten Kremser is the Founder of Innovative adventure startup NomadXplore. Here Torsten writes about the benefits you can get from quitting the 9-5 and going nomadic with work instead..."The average life. Working in a Cubical. Every morning into the same box, starring at the same wall, meeting the same colleagues, discussing the same a topics, waiting at the same coffee machine. Day in and d...
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Supercharge Startup Growth Without Raising Money

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th August 2016
Supercharge Growth Without Raising Money Patrick Walsh, serial entrepreneur and the owner of PublishingPush.com which specialises in PR and book marketing. Here Patrick tells the story of a group of entrepreneurs who supercharged the growth of their startup in a non-traditional way, without raising capital.     “Need to grow your business rapidly? You should raise venture ca...
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Startups Breaking Gender Stereotypes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th August 2016
Startups that are Breaking Gender Stereotypes Written by Anna Lemos- Anna is a creative content editor and strategist at Quick Formations, AKA Quick- an online Ltd. Company registration and formation service. Originally a designer, Anna has worked with various startups and SMEs creating graphics, social media campaigns and brand identities to catapult them into the market.  Here, she sh...
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Why is Company Culture so Important?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th May 2016
Author Bio- Anna Lemos is a creative content editor and strategist at Quick Formations aka Quick. Originally a designer, Anna has worked with various startups and SMEs creating graphics, social media campaigns and brand identities to catapult them into the market. Having blogged since University, she took a creative detour into content writing and is now part of the Quick Team. Quick aims to...
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African Comic Company makes a Business out of Superheroes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2016
A gap in the market does not mean a gap in interest or demand. Here is how a small African startup has quietly proven that and taken full advantage of it. While it is true that any character should be relatable to anyone, regardless of race or gender, it’s hardly a lot to ask that people have that little bit extra to relate to. Wonder Woman fans do not consist solely of white females, but g...
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The Modern Startup vs The Traditional Organisation #KRPTWEEK

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th February 2016
KRPT Week is a celebration of the future of advertising from the next generation's perspective. It’s KRPT's last post for Startacus during #KRPTWEEK and it's been fab giving KRPT a window to reach the wider Startup community with articles ranging from the advertising industry in startup culture and startups in youth culture. Today Inder Phull of KRPT reflects on the modern startup compared...
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Startups in youth culture: Skute

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd February 2016
KRPT Week is a celebration of the future of advertising from the next generation's perspective. It’s Day 2 and we’re delighted to be giving KRPT a window to reach the wider Startup community. Today, KRPT consider the impact of startups in youth culture with an exclusive interview with the founder of Skute, the first physically connected social network, to discuss how they see the futu...
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