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We’re liking the look of Joto - An Internet connected drawing board

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd February 2017
It’s kinda like a load of stuff we’ve seen before. A part digital made physical product. But Joto, we think, is looking 100% blooming brilliant. Joto is an internet connected drawing board that makes digital content into a physical thing by drawing it with a pen type device. Winner of the Design Museum ‘Design of the Year public vote’,  Joto is currently at the stage ...
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We're liking the sound of Rebel Book Club

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st February 2017
We're liking the sound of… Rebel Book Club The what? Rebel Book Club? Yep, Rebel Book Club is much like you’d expect - it’s a book club, but with an application process to be approved to then attend. London based.  So why are you writing about it on Startacus? Well the type of books they read range from books focused on creativity, motivation, business, entrepreneurshi...
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Polar Bear Startup Pitching not for the cold hearted

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th February 2017
We’ve written plenty about startup pitch competitions here at Startacus. But if you want shock value, we think this one pretty much beats the rest. Think ice bucket challenge x 100, whilst also giving your startup pitch, and you’ve kinda got the concept of Polar Bear Pitching. We only heard about Polar Bear Pitching just after this years event had already taken place (14th a...
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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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