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Josh Richards - Crowdfunded Spaceman to Mars (Potentially)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th October 2014
Mars One seeks to send the first humans to the red planet, and they want to do it via crowdfunding! This seems like it’s right up our street, so Startacus got in touch with Physics comedian, and potential spaceman, Josh Richards, to get some information on the life of a spaceman. Hi Josh, so you’re one of the short-listed candidates for Mars One; Tell us about the Mars One v...
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SFN Expo - From Zero Funding to World Class Event!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th October 2014
Having gone from absolutely no funding, with only some people skills, books and ideas, Neil McLean talks to us about starting the SFN Expo, one of the biggest Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Events in Scotland.  So Neil, tell us all about the SFN Expo“The SFN Expo is Scotland’s first ever Sport, Fitness & Nutrition Exhibition. It’s held in Scotland’s biggest event v...
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Bits and Bytes - Teaching Kids a Bit about Coding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd October 2014
With businesses and employers looking for more and more, especially when it comes to their tech departments, we look at ‘Bits and Bytes’ an “exciting and fun card game that teaches children the fundamentals of computer coding”. We talk to founder and Startacus Collaborator Andrew Mills to find out more! Bits and Bytes is a card game for children, but tell us a little ...
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Localoids - Startacus Self Interviews

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2014
We've all had travel troubles before, but Localoids is aiming to fix that with their new platform, so we spoke to our latest self starter of the week Prashant Lagisetti to see what they can offer and what they plan to do, to help travellers and locals alike.We love the name, but what actually is Localoids?  “Localoids is an international community with a simple aim: we want to hel...
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Chainy - Clever Collaboration for Creative People

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2014
Startacus Collaborator ‘Chainy’ could very well become the new wave for creative networking. We talk to team member Oleg Tikhturov, about their idea, inspiration and journey.  Connecting creative people, that’s the goal for Chainy – but what exactly is it? “Chainy is an online platform that connects creative people from music, design, fashion, photography a...
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Sheffield Twitter Movement Going National

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2014
Phil Vintin is our favourite kind of self starter.  Of course we love self starters in general, but when someone goes above and beyond expectations in the service of their community, we are particularly impressed. HelpMyCity (which started life as HelpSheffield) is a set of Twitter accounts, established by Phil as a kind of local information service. The idea is a simple one. People who can...
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Using Minecraft to Learn Through Games - We Chat to MinecraftEdu

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2014
The very same day that I had arranged a chat with Santeri Koivisto the Co-owner and CEO of TeacherGaming LLC, the company behind MinecraftEdu, fellow Co-Founder Joel Levin had tweeted “For reference, $2.5 Billion is what it cost to send the Curiosity Rover to Mars.”  That tweet was in reference to the news that Minecraft had been reportedly acquired by Microsoft (heard of ‘...
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OweYaa; One favour Can Change Everything!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd September 2014
In the world of startups and Collaboration, what better form of philanthropy is there than trading favours? We talk to Startacus Collaborators, the OweYaaTeam, and find out about their new platform for helping the world. For anyone who hasn’t seen the platform, what is “OweYaa”? “OweYaa is a place for people to trade favours and connect with each other better. In shor...
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School for Creative Startups Comes to Sheffield

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd September 2014
It’s Sheffield Startup Month here at Startacus, a great opportunity to showcase the city as the hotbed of entrepreneurial talent that it is. We have been especially impressed with the number and variety of creative Startups which are sprouting up and spreading their creative ways all over the city… like a wonderful rainbow of creativity. It seems we are not the only ones who have no...
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Heavens to Betsy- A Sheffield Creative Startup Journey

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2014
One of the things that is becoming abundantly apparent the further we progress into our Sheffield Startup Month is that Sheffield is a city with a broad range of fascinating and innovative startups and is becoming something of a hub for creative startups. Just like ‘Heavens to Betsy’, who make limited edition skirts and dresses for little girls using vintage fabrics and patterns. It i...
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Immortal Skateboards - Crowdfunding a New Product

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2014
Here at Startacus we love the notion of starting up, especially when you make something new! That’s exactly what happened with ‘Immortal’ Skateboards, a new startup that has used 3D printing Technology, Prototyping and Crowdfunding to make their product a reality. We spoke to Paul Hallet, Startacus member and participating collaborator, to learn more about their story.If you are ...
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NN Comics - Self Publishing, PR and Crowdfunding; Telling a Story

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th September 2014
In the future more and more people will be starting their own businesses, and will have their stories told. However there is one group of people who are making stories their actual business! Since self starting and self publishing are two of our fave things here at Startacus, we just had to catch up with the folk behind local new publishing startup - the NN Comics Team!  If you are planning o...
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