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CEO of Young Enterprise NI shares her thoughts on Belfast, its future and its young people

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th May 2014
Our month long look at Belfast as a startup city is slowly drawing to a close - and what a month it has been. We have had a huge range of opinions from both within the city and much further afield, some positively glowing with praise and others cutting in their criticisms. To begin the winding down of the month we thought it would be interesting to get the opinions of someone who has lots of expe...
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Niall O'Loughlin of 99designs talks to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th May 2014
99designs is the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace, connecting startups, small businesses, marketing agencies and other organizations with more than 300,000 graphic designers from 192 countries around the world. Since its founding in Melbourne, Australia in 2008, 99designs has hosted more than 250,000 design contests for customers and has paid out in excess of £50 milli...
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We chat to Belfast based online ticketing and events registration startup Get Invited

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th May 2014
A fresh new startup has emerged on the Belfast startup scene. Get Invited is a next generation online ticketing and event registration service that not only helps event organisers increase ticket sales, but provides insight into their customers and their feedback about their event. They’re a team of passionate designers and developers who organise events themselves so they know what matters...
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A self interview with Alex Rose of Who Can Fix my Car?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th May 2014
Alex Rose, Startacus member and Marketing Manager of new startup Who can Fix My Car recently joined the car servicing and repairs platform having previously worked as the automotive industry manager for Google. Going from Google to Who can Fix my Car, seemed an interesting journey, so we asked Alex to self interview on Startacus to tell us all about What is www.whocanfixmyc...
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An interview with James Hind of Carwow

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd May 2014
Like most folks, here at Startacus we are rather fond of cars... "fond" being the crucial word. We are not experts on the inner intricacies of the combustion engine, nor do we have any desire to be. But leave us in something of a sticky wicket when it comes to choosing a set of shiny new wheels... how can we make an informed decision when 80 % of the information on automobile geared sites consists...
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An interview with the founder of 'Agora'- The business run by an online community

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th May 2014
Allan Szymczyk is the founder of Agora Food & Beverages - nothing revolutionary about a Food and Beverages Company perhaps.  However the idea behind Agora is to create a business that is completely run by an online community so that it benefits society & its business stakeholders as much as it benefits its shareholders. Fab idea and whilst there's some way to go to make it a fully fl...
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A self interview with Emma Coles of Adlet

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th May 2014
Back in 2008, Emma Coles aunched Ji Ji Kiki, a then-small website selling vintage and handmade jewellery. Fast forward to 2013 and after many, many hours each month of searching around the internet to find bloggers to work with and new places to advertise, Emma just thought there had to be an easier way for both the bloggers and the businesses wanting to work with the publishers to be connect...
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Tom Griffiths - The Belfast Startup Scene- An outsider perspective

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th May 2014
You have probably noticed that May has been designated as our Belfast startup month, where we take a long look at the events, the people and general goings on that make Belfast the startup place that it is. So far we have heard from plenty of local entrepreneurial, startup-type folk who have all been very keen to share what they think of Belfast as a place to start a business. But we wondered &ls...
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'Belfast for Startups'- Local tech entrepreneur Dave Patterson shares his thoughts.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th May 2014
We are absolutely over the moon and jumping for joy that May is our Startup Cities Belfast Month - a whole 4 weeks dedicated to all things Startup in the lovely city of Belfast. Last week we had a chat with Dave Patterson, CEO of Belfast based digital ecommerce business ‘Sophia’ where he told us all about his innovative rapidly growing business. Now we pick his brain again (figurative...
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'Belfast for Tech Startups'- Local tech entrepreneur Dave Patterson shares his story.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th May 2014
You can’t fail to have noticed that May is our Startup Cities...Belfast Month, a whole 4 weeks dedicated to all things Startup in the lovely city of Belfast...Woo! The city has a thriving tech community with plenty of home grown brands looking to make it big on the world stage. During a recent Belfast Startup networking event we were lucky enough to run into one such company ‘Sophia&r...
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Belfast for Startups- the good, the bad and the ugly

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th May 2014
When its comes to startups and all things startup-related Mary McKenna is a lady who knows what she’s talking about. She has had a long career launching and developing start-ups in the UK and US and was the first person ever to receive an MBE for Digital Technology, Innovation and Learning… mighty impressive stuff! She is also from Northern Ireland, so who better to cast a discerning...
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An interview with Dan Ware, founder of beFriend

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2014
Startacus member Dan Ware reckons he is onto a winner with his new “Meet People...Make Friends” app beFriend . It’s a friend discovery app one might say. We touched base with Dan to find out more about the concept, the problem, and his plans for the future, asking a few friendly questions along the way... So this is a new way of connecting with people - is the idea that you...
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