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Creating a sustainable fashion brand - an interview with a self starter

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th November 2012
Christopher Pruijsen, youngest-ever President of Oxford Entrepreneurs, youngest-ever Startup Leadership Program Fellow and the youngest Fellow of the RSA in the UK interviews Luis co-founder (Luis and Carolina) of Mamahuhu Colombia, a recent Startup and sustainable fashion brand for hand-made leather goods from Bogota, Colombia for Startacus.  [Chris] I met Luis at a Power of Youth...
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The Joy of Ex and Self employment too...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th November 2012
Anyone who has been through a divorce knows that more often than not it is a pretty stressful process. One person who knows just that is Sally Beerworth. Sally used to work at Saatchi and Saatchi and started her own business whilst she was going through her divorce. Her legal fees were huge, and the divorce also had an immensely personal effect on her too with the result that she had to spend...
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Collaborating to do social good (and a cuppa tea too)

by: ~ 1st November 2012
When we heard of What's Brewin, the monthly meet up in London that involves collaborative chat over a cuppa tea, Startacus thought it best to make a pot, take ten minutes out and ask the What's Brewin team a few questions to find out more...What's Brewin is the brainchild of Make:Good a Design Studio based in London. With Startacus' own collaboration platform nearly ready to unleash itself on the ...
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Internship Programmes for Start Ups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th October 2012
Getting the right staff when you are starting a business is essential. For many startups, providing an internship can be one of the best staffing solutions. In this guest post, Patrick Ross from Volume Marketing interviews Andrew Scherer, Director of Communications at Inspiring Interns and writer of Brilliant Intern and finds out all about running a successful internship programme What are the ke...
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An interview with Medeia Cohan of School for Creative Startups...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th October 2012
Passion. Honesty. Hunger. Medeia Cohan is the Creative Director for the School of Creative Startups, an offshoot of Doug Richard's original School for Startups; borne with the mindset that entrepreneurship can be taught or at least nurtured... School for Startups as the name suggests, is just that - a school that teaches the business basics; so someone is taught to at least practice as a success...
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The Startup Leadership Program - the youngest-ever Fellow tells his story

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd October 2012
Christopher seems to have a tradition of breaking with traditions – now 19 years of age; he has already been elected to a number of board positions and highly competitive fellowships. To top this up he stood out as the only teenager at many of the conferences he attended, and recently Christopher was selected for the Startup Leadership Programme, a highly competitive global training program ...
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We talk PR and Entrepreneurship with Seven Hills co-founder Nick Giles

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th September 2012
Nick Giles is the co-founder of Seven Hills, an acclaimed and award winning campaigning communications company. Named as the UK’s fastest-growing PR consultancy by PR Week magazine in 2012 and listed as one of the UK’s 100 best new firms by, Seven Hills, co-founded in 2010 by Nick Giles and Michael Hayman, has been credited with redefining UK enterprise through init...
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Field Lover

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2012
Inspiration is all around us and in this particular case, possibly quite literally for some of us! Field Lover is a UK based platform which in essence “matchmakes” people looking for land to rent (be that for weddings, festivals, hobbies, horticulture, whatever) with landowners who would like to earn some extra income from their unused fields. Field Lover - brilliant eh? One of those &...
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Working in a shared work space - an interview with Christine James from Blick Studios

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2012
Blick Studios is a social enterprise established with the aim of bringing together creative professionals from varied backgrounds to form a cross discipline, supportive organisation for small and start-up businesses within Northern Ireland. Blick provides business growth support to help incubate start-ups and small businesses from digital and creative industries, and provide affordable work space ...
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How to create an active Community - Startacus chats to Andrew Zarick, Co-Founder of Digital DUMBO...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2012
Sometimes you meet people, if only for a few minutes and they have an impact that can help shape a future discussion, decision, idea, or plan of action! One such person was Andrew Zarick, who was guest speaking at Northern Ireland based startup / culture / music / culture Festival - Culture Tech, back in 2012.We had caught up with Andrew to discuss how Digital DUMBO (a social gathering he had co-f...
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A Co-Working Space fit for a Family - Startacus interviews Third Door...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th August 2012
I love the concept behind the Co-Working space Third Door. As any parent knows, working from home, with children by your side can be tough going, both for you, and your children. Third Door is a flexible co-working space, coupled with an inhouse nursery. The more you say it out loud the more it seems to make sense really. With this in mind, Startacus contacted Shazia Mustafa, Co-Founder of Th...
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A Media outlet to inspire & empower - One&Other chat to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd August 2012
We first visited One&Other back in 2012 and we thought it wise to revist the interview and share again (now June 2014) with the guys to see how much their plans and visions have changed and come true. A media outlet based in York One&Other was set up with the aspiration of sharing good and postive news. Their platform concentrates on local news stories, culture, and conversations that insp...
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