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Interview with David Senior from Lowdown

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2014
As you know here at Startacus we love to bring you the lowdown about exciting and innovative startups that we reckon have a real potential to shake things up a bit. We also love to bring you handy tips, hints and advice to help you navigate the fast paced ‘go go go’ journey of starting and growing your own business. One of the best (and worst) things about getting your startup off the ...
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The Open Hand Project- 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2014
Yesterday we announced that our current self starter of the week is a gentleman from Bristol named Joel Gibbard. Joel is the brains and passion behind a really interesting enterprise called ‘The Open Hand Project’ which has made incredible strides in the development of affordable robotic prosthetic hands. Using one of our absolute favourite things (3D Printing) , and his expert knowle...
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The Pitch 2014- Britain's biggest small business competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2014
As we’re sure you know by this stage, June was our Startup Bristol month…and those of you with a razor sharp intellect will no doubt have spotted that it is now July and are probably wondering why we are still chatting about it. The truth is that we’ve made a special concession here at Startacus and are declaring that it is still in fact June, just so that we can squeeze in news...
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We chat with Northern Ireland based startup, Receet...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2014
Hopefully you won’t have failed to notice that here at Startacus we've recently been having a real focus on certain regional startup hotspots across the UK and Ireland that we reckon are of particular note. So far in our 'Startup Cities' series, Belfast, Bristol and Glasgow have been getting the Startacus treatment, which has seen us giving an insight into the people, passion and ...
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Ejamsi- A men's tie that is also a wallet

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2014
Startacus member Silvestre Ramos has come up with a brilliantly simple idea- a men's tie that is also a wallet. He has spent a long time designing and developing his product called Ejamsi and is now in the process of crowdfunding via kickstarter. We loved his original and quirky idea and were keen to learn more, so we invited him to tell us more with a Startacus self interview…. and here i...
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Turning your passion into a profession

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th June 2014
The People Stories create beautiful books that share visual insights for turning passion into profession. Facts and figures do not motivate a creative mind like the power of an emotive story. Roz Ware, Director shares with us her story and the lessons she has learned. Over to Roz to explain all... The People Stories: So, designed to overcome text-heavy entrepreneurial advice, we delve into the m...
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We chat with Russ Carley about his innovative disaster relief shelters Bodopods

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th June 2014
Kent based Industrial Designer, Russ Carley, recently showed his concept design for a disaster relief shelter, Bodopods, at the Makegood festival of culture, creativity & entrepreneurship as part of his School for Creative Startups course.  That S4CS event was filled with all sorts of interesting people doing all sorts of interesting things - people like Natalia Komis who recently did a ...
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Neighbourly-a social network that connects community projects with businesses keen to lend a hand!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2014
Throughout our Bristol startup month we have been hearing one statement repeated over and over again… Bristol has a thriving tech startup scene, and through our explorations we have found plenty of evidence in support of that! The city seems to be a booming hub of techno activity with innovative new companies springing up all over the place! One such startup is neighbourly, a social networ...
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A Self Interview with Natalia Komis of iamsociable and iamadventures

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th June 2014
We recently met Natalia Komis Founder of iamsociable and iamadventures at the School for Startups Makegood Festival in London.  Seeing our affinity with iamstartacus and our own 'iam' brand we thought it only right to find out from Natalia more about her business ventures, and a great place to start our mini series of features on some of the fab startups we met at the event. What ma...
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Frugl - a Q&A with founder Suzanne Noble

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2014
Love London but think ‘doing stuff’ can be a tad on the expensive side? That needn’t be the case thanks to the innovative new events app Frugl. Since we’re a curious bunch here at Startacus we decided to have a chat with Suzanne Noble, Frugl Founder, Startacus member to find out some more about what it’s all about... So, Suzanne, what made you want to switch from the...
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Self Interview with Steamer Lane Clothing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th June 2014
We started planning Steamer Lane Clothing or (rather our aspirations to start a business together) by checking it against four essential criteria- the viable business test. Firstly it needed to be home made, in the sense that we could be almost completely self-reliant using our own initiative, skills and labours without the need for expensive equipment or ultra-specialist personnel. Secondly, it...
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We interview Jobr, the new app thats becoming the Tinder of Jobs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2014
If there is one thing we are certain of here at Startacus, it’s that searching for a job is no fun whatsoever. Not only can it be a rather unpleasant experience but it is also laborious, time consuming and involves an inordinate amount of reading dull and repetitive vacancy adverts. Those of you are partial to a spot of online dating may well be familiar with a location-based app called tin...
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