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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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OmnEbike - An e-bike that regenerates your own energy!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2014
Aiming to make the environment and people healthier, two Strathclyde University masters students Omar Koryakin (Managing Director) and Shwetal Shah (Market Developer) have designed an electric bike that is operated by a powerful hub motor which is attached to high capacity lithium-ion batteries. Shwetal Shah, Market Developer and Startacus member, highlight the miles covered by the young company ...
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Not Another Bunch of Flowers!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2014
Isn’t it marvellous when someone manages to turn a horrible situation into something wonderful? I’m not talking about “Oh no! I let my bananas over-ripen, time to make some banana bread” kind of terrible, but something truly awful and potentially life changing… something like a cancer diagnosis. That’s what happened to Anikka Burton from Sussex in 2011, w...
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The Future of Indie music? The Looplay Team Talks to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2014
In the information age, getting your creative works into the public forum is not difficult, from Youtube to Soundcloud. But, how can you manage your work? Licensing? Getting stolen from? Well, our collaborator ‘Looplay’, aims to change that. So, in a nutshell, tell us; what is ‘Looplay’? “Looplay is an independent music discovery platform where artists can trade...
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Viva la Vita- Fitness on Impulse

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th September 2014
Do you remember when the average person had about 4 choices when it came to staying fit?  In those days the most adventurous workout that many folk undertook entailed doing a little jogging or some overly enthusiastic housework. Thankfully nowadays, choosing how to keep fit has gone the way of the proverbial kid in the candy shop (if you'll excuse the overt reference to unhealthy foodstuffs)...
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Quality Thrives – Inspiration and Motivation for Startups and Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th September 2014
We all know how hard it can be to stay motivated, especially when you’ve just started a new business venture, especially if any spanners happen to land in the works, or even if you just have to change the whole idea! It’s hard work, and it never seems worth it. But for some, the goal of helping other entrepreneurs is the paramount point of business, - take for instance one of the start...
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From Hobby to Exporting Start-up Business - We chat with Harch Wood Couture

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th August 2014
Harch Wood Couture is a family startup business based in Northern Ireland’s County Tyrone that designs and hand sculpts wooden homeware products including chopping and serving boards. Much like our recently featured NI start-ups Receet and Sixty-5, Co-Founder Orlagh McVeigh is participating in Invest Northern Ireland’s Propel Programme, an intensive 12-month accelerator, aimed at ...
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Google Apps for Business specialist Colin Bryce Chats

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2014
Last month here at Startacus we focused on Glasgow Startups and Glasgow as a Startup City. But our focus on the people, places and spaces around Glasgow (and all our other startup cities) doesn’t stop at the end of a given month, so when we had the chance to chat to Colin Bryce from Cobry, specialists in Google Apps for Business, who work with businesses to migrate, manage, and prosper in &...
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A self interview with startup marketer Marc Duke

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2014
A self interview with startup marketer Marc Duke... Marc Duke, startup marketer and Startacus member takes up the challenge and self interviews right here for your reading pleasure. So if you’re interested in finding out what a startup marketer is, what a startup marketer does, and a little more about Marc full stop, then read on! So Marc Duke - how would you describe yourself? I am a B2B...
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A Manchester Startup Tale- Profoundry

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th August 2014
In case you haven't heard, August is our Manchester Startup month - an entire 4 weeks when we delve into the culture, people, events and self starter spirit that makes the capital of the north one of the most vibrant and exciting places in the UK to set up a business. To continue along our current thread of startup inspiration we now have a self starter tale for you, from someone who has ‘be...
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Adverdose Aims To Make Brand Video Advertising Fun

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th August 2014
Two Italian Entrepreneurs, who moved to the UK as part of the Sirius programme, aim to link the consumer to the brand with Adverdose their online platform and app for running brand competitions. Mario Dughi, Co Founder of Adverdose, recently registered on Startacus and showcased their startup in our Collaboration area. So we caught up with Mario to find out a little more about Adverdose, and where...
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An App Store for Agriculture - An interview with Startup Sixty-5

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd August 2014
An App Store for Agriculture - An interview with Startup Sixty-5 A few weeks ago we interviewed the guys behind Northern Ireland Start-up Receet, acustomer engagement product which gathers detailed retail insights into customer behaviour at independent businesses, and at the same time rewards said customers for sharing that insight. This week along comes another innovative Northern Ireland busin...
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