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UseBecause chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd August 2018
Converting soft skill business books into online, on demand, interactive certified courses with UseBecause.com We found out more by chatting to founder, Kevin Redmond. What do you really remember from the last business book you read? And from what you remember, how much have you implemented? UseBecause reckon that your answer to both questions is 'not much', and they want to do something about it...
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From ‘home to high street’: an interview with Bubblegum Balloons

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st August 2018
We find out more about Hampshire-based Bubblegum Balloons and how and why they decided to start their business from home. "There are many examples of famous entrepreneurs who started their business from home. Steve Jobs was one of those people, having developed the original Apple computer in his garage in 1976. Walt Disney was another; he left the mid-west to start a studio from h...
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NI tech startup scene - Tughans Solicitors chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st August 2018
John McGuckian, Partner at Tughans Solicitors, chatted to Startacus at this year's Digital DNA about the support Tughans can offer startups, what they look for in investable tech startups and the NI & Belfast tech startup scene. Tughans Solicitors have evolved over the past 100 years into one of the largest as well as a leading commercial law firm in Northern Ireland - and further afield in t...
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Bookaxe chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st August 2018
Bookaxe was founded by an internationally published author and a data whizz. Focused on matching readers to their perfect books, we previously featured Bookaxe on Startacus earlier this year, so were delighted to catch up with co-founder Lucy Cruickshanks at Digital DNA '18, where Bookaxe were pitching. Bookaxe is a book discovery platform that uses machine learning techniques to better...
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Bright Idea Education chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th July 2018
Ibrahim Farook, Founder of edtech startup Bright Idea Education and Bright Idea Enterprise, chatted to Startacus at Digital DNA 2018 about his passion for making a real difference for people with dyslexia, and his mission to empower the next generation, by digitalising education, using AR and VR. Ibrahim Farook, Founder of Bright Idea Education and Bright Idea Enterprise, is a proud Dys...
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Planning an equity crowdfunding campaign

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th July 2018
'Startacus Chats' to Hugo de Stacpoole, Campaigns Associate at leading equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs, about how to plan and prepare for a successful equity crowdfunding campaign.   Hugo is responsible for the initial contact with businesses interested in using the Seedrs platform. He is always on the lookout for innovative and disruptive startups that are a good fit and suitabl...
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Naomi Timperley chats to Startacus at Digital DNA 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th July 2018
Industry Fellow Salford Business School Online MSc and LLM Programmes, TEDx Speaker, BBC Dragons' Den survivor, Maserati100, Board of FuturEverything, Co Founder of Tech North Advocates, Chair of Capital Pilot , Founders4Schools speaker, Digital Advantage collaborator, Wakelet champion, IDEA Award ambassador, Naomi Timperley chats to Startacus at Digital DNA and pretty much manages to talk about a...
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Mary McKenna chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th July 2018
Investor and Tech advocate, Mary McKenna chats to Startacus at Digital DNA 2018, about Women in Tech, education, STEM, Elemental Software, the NI startup ecosystem, and an entrepreneur-in-residence initiative she is heading up in girls school St Mary's College in Derry, NI.  Mary McKenna is a well known Donegal based technology entrepreneur and angel investor.  She c...
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How can I take my start-up from ‘home to high street’?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd July 2018
Natalie Lovett, Director of The Whitewed Directory chats about her business and how you can grow your start-up business from home.Technology has given us greater flexibility over when, where and how we work, and has aided a rise in the number of people setting up their own business from home. Getting your business in front of potential customers can seem daunting when you spend much of your day-to...
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Why cybersecurity training is a must

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st May 2018
We spoke with Heather Stratford, CEO at Stronger.tech, who suggested cyber security training is a must for all employees...The very foundation of a strong company depends on how secure it is. When it comes to protecting your company, there’s no such thing as ‘safe enough’. In a world of changing technologies, damaging cybercrime is a committed act that occurs every few seconds. E...
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A discussion on Corporate and Startup Collaboration with the Global Innovation Director at Nestlé

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th January 2018
A discussion on Corporate and Startup Collaboration with the Global Innovation Director at Nestlé. Gerardo Mazzeo is the Global Innovation Director at Nestlé, the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company, with 335,000 employees and more than 2,000 brands in 189 countries. Gerardo has worked at Nestlé in commercial and marketing roles for twenty years and ...
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Why you should 'Shop Fierce and Female' this Christmas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th December 2017
The Shop Fierce and Female campaign, (#ShopFierceandFemale) spearheaded by interiors and fashion brand, Age of Reason, is encouraging the public to buy from independent, female-led brands this Christmas. Care of Startacus, Sophie Turton, director of The Joyful Web, caught up with Ali Mapletoft, designer at Age of Reason, about the inspiration behind the campaign.  What is the message of...
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