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From Surfer to Startup! Ben Fisher of Appdrops

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2014
New Startacus member, Ben Fisher of Appdrops share's his story with Startacus on his journey from Surfing to Digital Marketing to Tech Startup...A little about me. I’m from Cornwall where I spent most of my early days surfing and hanging out on the beach with friends. For the last 6 years I have been based in London working in digital marketing. I decided last year that it was time for a cha...
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Art on Fashion - an interview with Celine Magill

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th February 2014
Since it’s been London Fashion Week (which incidentally ends today) and we like featuring content that is both inspiring, relevant and timely (self promotion done!) we’ve aimed today to  offer up some fashion related shizzle, tailored to that very subject - suits you? But seriously - when we heard about Art on Fashion, the fashion startup, collaborating Art and Fashion into wonde...
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Self Employed Stories: Alices Cupcakes - The interview

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th February 2014
Some of you will already know that for 2014 we’ve decided to make an extra special effort to inspire you potential startup business types by introducing a new weekly feature called ‘Self-Employed Stories’.The series is focusing on people who have shown great determination and passion for their business idea in the face of considerable challenges. It’s Week number 2 and to c...
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The Powers of Networking! An interview with Patrick M Powers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th February 2014
Its apparently International Networking Week, so we pulled out all the stops and interviewed Patrick M Powers - the King of entrepreneurial / meetup networking in London..."I’ve known Patrick for the last couple of years. I say have ‘known’, but rather Patrick has been a contact I’ve made via various social networks, rather than someone I’ve met face-to-face. So whe...
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Freelance Journalist and Music Man - A self interview with Gideon Thomas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st February 2014
From MA, to hobby, to blog, to freelance journalism, Music PR and a full blown business. Self Starter of the Week and Startacus member Gideon Thomas shares his journey with Startacus...Can you start off by telling us a little about yourself and your business, what you do, and the journey you’ve taken to get to where you are. I’m a writer, and I’m involved in music journali...
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Autism Birmingham - the Interview

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th January 2014
Every now and then we like to remind our loyal followers that Startacus -the self start society is not just about starting a business - it’s about all manner of inspiring and passionate folks who have put their best foot forward and worked like crazy to turn their big (or small) ideas into a reality… ...Enter Lisa and Peter Mace This husband and wife team successfully formed “...
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Appamondo - an interview with Michael Smith

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th January 2014
So Intrigued was I (sorry just watched the original Star Wars) when I read Appamondo’s profile bio on Twitter  - “Our Mission - Transform SMBs from desktop to web-based businesses that can be operated from any place, on any device.” that I thought it best to find out more and speak to its Founder Michael Smith about this “mission” and what they’re all about...
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Startacus Member Ross Harrison on his new book- Acts of Violence

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd January 2014
We’d previously featured Ross Harrison back in June last year, when we chatted to him about his journey into Self-Publishing. Ross Harrison is a writer and self-publisher of science fantasy books and ebooks and since he’s now a fully fledged Startacus member, and he’s just launched his latest ebook Acts of Violence, we thought it only right to find out more about his latest offe...
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Self employed stories- Alison's journey from prison to pool-side.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2014
As it’s a brand new year, we’ve decided to redouble our efforts to inspire you potential startup business folks by introducing a new weekly feature called ‘Self-Employed Stories’. We’ll focus on people who we feel have shown great determination and passion for their business idea in the face of considerable challenges. It’s Week number 1 and in true Startacus fa...
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An interview with Amina Nabi of Kinnect2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2014
We always like highlighting up and coming and leading lights in the entrepreneurial scene and we reckon we’ve stumbled upon a cracker here. But it seems that for some, Amina Nabi, will need no introduction. Firstly she is the Chief Exec and Founder of recently launched Kinnect2 - the ONLY social media platform, focusing on bringing people and brands together in real time. She was also recen...
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A Self Interview with Tony Short - Founder of StudioAlt

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2014
StudioAlt is an e-commerce store that supplies physical toolkits to the Digital, Tech and Startup community to help empower & aid collaboration. Intrigued? Well read on for Tony Shorts Self Interview...What is StudioAlt? StudioAlt is an e-commerce store that supplies physical toolkits to the Digital, Tech and Startup community to help empower and aid collaboration. Currently this foc...
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An Interview with Fiona Timba of Packed Munches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th December 2013
Last weeks Self Starter of the week and Startacus member Fiona Timba tells us, amoungst other things, all about her food Startup Packed Munches, how it came to be, how they have managed to get national press coverage and some handy tips for other self starters too. Founders Fiona Timba and Sabrina Hamilton first came up with the idea for Packed Munches in July 2012. They won a ...
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