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Causr - the location-based app connecting people on the go

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th February 2017
Serial entrepreneur and self-starter James Eder is back with new App Causr that aims to connect you to the people & the opportunities that you may have otherwise missed... In 2005 James Eder and his brother Mike launched a platform that over only a couple of years scaled across the UK to reach millions of students, becoming arguably the nation’s top and largest website ...
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First Trust Bank talks up NI’s startup and entrepreneurial spirit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th January 2017
We recently reported on the news that the AIB Start-up Academy Summit was returning to Belfast. With this event in mind we chatted with Des Moore, Head of First Trust Bank to find out more about the Belfast event, the AIB Start-up Academy more generally, and his observations of Northern Ireland’s startup and entrepreneurial scene. Hi there Des, tell us more about the AIB Start-up Academy an...
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German Startup Bodalgo talks up their Voice Over Marketplace

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th January 2017
Bodalgo is a two-sided marketplace startup from Germany. Their marketplace aims to connect clients to the perfect voice over talent and for voice talents to find the perfect jobs. We spoke to Founder Armin Hierstetter to find out more about Bodalgo, how they aim to beat their competitor, scale globally, and his impression of the UK Tech Startup scene post BREXIT... Hi there Armin / Bodalgo, tell ...
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EdTech Startup Perlego branded the “Spotify for student textbooks”

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th January 2017
EdTech Startup Perlego has been branded the “Spotify for student textbooks”. With the aim of making educational content more scalable and affordable, we spoke to Founder Gauthier Van Malderen to find out more about their subscription service that has 'class' intentions...Tell us in 140 characters or less what Perlego aims to do. Perlego which has been branded ...
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5 Successful Influencer Marketing Campaigns

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th December 2016
Influencers are a great way to market to people. They have a huge audience, posts are more likely to be shared by their followers, and just by having your product they are giving it their own seal of approval. The bigger the influencer, the harder it is for anyone but equally big brands to actually get them to be part of a marketing campaign, but the impact of these campaigns is undeniable. Here a...
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Entrepreneur Mum Debbie Craig Launches Autism Software- Boop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th September 2016
Debbie Craig is quite the inspirational entrepreneur.    She is CEO and Software developer of Boop - an innovative multi-platform software designed to engage all of the important people in an autistic child’s life, and the child themself as well.   The idea, came from her own experience of raising a child with autism.   We caught up with Debbie to discuss her jour...
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Moteefe- Reinventing Product Manufacture and Delivery

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd August 2016
Time and time again, studies have revealed that one of the biggest obstacles to entrepreneurship is fear. Many people dream of starting their own business, but the risks associated are often enough to prevent them from moving forward with their ambition. On a positive note, the rise of the internet, and particularly things like e-commerce have helped to alleviate some of the financial concerns ...
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We Chat to Ethical Online Spanish Language School

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th July 2016
Oh, how we love it when good business and social responsibility come together. Phiroza Marker is a Member of our community and is also the co-founder of Spanish Marks, an ethical online Spanish language school which connects tutors and students via online classrooms from anywhere in the world. It is an ethically-focused enterprise which helps to support tutor's communities in Guatemala, with a p...
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Startup Events App yada aims to create a 360-degree event experience

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st July 2016
Mehram Sumray-Roots is the Product Director & Co-Founder of yada, a Event Tech Startup that pitches itself a the complete Events App. With an all-round holistic approach to the events process, we were keen to speak to recent graduate Mehram about her Startup, what makes yada stand out, and what challenges she has faced being a young, post-graduate Entrepreneur... Hi Mehram! You are starting u...
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Challenging Industry Norms - We Chat to Fintech Startup Reposit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2016
The startup landscape of recent times has been dominated by stories success achieved by companies that have reimagined something and challenged industry norms where they see that things could be done more simply and efficiently. Hoping to add their name to a long list of UK startups working to disrupt their market is Reposit - a fintech / proptech startup that has found a far better way givi...
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Digital Content of the Scientific Kind

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd June 2016
A few weeks back Startacus was delighted to welcome the team from SciencePod to our Tech Startup Pitch Battle, upSTART.   SciencePOD is a specialist content creation agency focused on technology, science, medicine and innovation. They offer a platform to create clear and compelling content integrated with a smart magazine publishing tool. They put up a fab fight at upSTART, but sadly didn&r...
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Startacus Chats to Romanna Bint-Abubaker from Modlist

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th June 2016
Startacus Chats to Romanna Bint-Abubaker from Modlist A few weeks ago the Startacus team played host to a pitch battle ‘upSTART Belfast’ in which 27 tech-focussed startups presented their business to a panel of 10 investors and industry leaders in the hope of winning a treasure trove of prizes valued at £50K. All fought valiantly, but none quite so much as Romanna Bint-Abu...
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