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Lineup 2020 announces key speakers, sponsors and themes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2020
The inaugural LINEUP tech event, happening in Derry, Northern Ireland has announced key speakers, sponsors and themes for its 5th March event.  Coming after the news that Allstate NI were partnering with event facilitators Startacus as strategic sponsors of Lineup 2020, it has been confirmed that the event's agenda will focus on women in tech, tech inclusion, the future of work, and the futu...
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BMW Group Financial Services UK Launches Third Startup Collaboration Programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th January 2020
Innovative startups are currently being sought by BMW Group Financial Services UK which has just launched the third instalment of its Innovation Lab, run in collaboration with corporate innovation specialists, L Marks. Having created the UK’s largest network of corporate accelerators, L Marks is now recognised as a leader in business change.  This year’s lab is building on the su...
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Ideation NI Thon at NI Science Festival sets out to solve global issues

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th January 2020
  How do we reduce plastic in our oceans? How can we make the air we breathe cleaner? How can we grow our own food in urban cities? At one-day event Ideation NI Thon, students will get the chance to solve global and local sustainability, environmental, city and health problems.  Taking place on 13th February 2020 at the UU Magee Campus Great Hall, thanks to Major Sponsor Ulster Univer...
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NI startup ESTHER takes flight to New York

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th January 2020
Northern Irish tech startup ESTHER, a peer-2-peer giving platform allowing charitable donors to give money directly to people living in poverty in their own city, heads to New York for a 4-day fact finding mission. The Belfast-based startup won an all-expenses paid trip to New York (taking place 21st - 25th Feb 2020) thanks to their startup pitch competition win at leading 2-day tech ev...
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30% of the UK's jobs at risk of automation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2020
The Countries at Risk From Automation! According to new research by MerchantMachine.co.uk, at 82%, the UK takes fourth place in the list of European countries being most ready for automation and robotics, whilst 30% of the UK population’s jobs are at risk of automation. The research also offers insight into the amount of global revenue automation is set to generate in the next thr...
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2019 stats show that the gender pay gap continues

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th January 2020
The gender pay gap continues to be a very real and concerning issue, with recent research by Starling bank showing that in 2019, women earned up to £12,319 less per year than their male colleagues of the same age and within the same industry...  The gender pay gap remains a very real and concerning issue since recent UK research has shown that in 2019, women earned up to £12,319 ...
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Good-Loop closes $1.6m seed round with You & Mr Jones on board

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th January 2020
You & Mr Jones, the brandtech group founded by former Havas chief executive David Jones, has invested in ethical video startup Good-Loop. The UK-based firm today announced it has closed a US $1.6m seed funding round. Good-Loop is an ethical video platform working with companies such as Nestlé, Unilever, Coca-Cola, TOMS, H&M and...
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I'm a celebrity investor, get me tech startups!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2020
2019 saw celebrities contribute to start-up investments in record numbers, surpassing a previous spike in 2015, with celebrities participating in $2.25bn worth of funding rounds towards startup investments in 2019. Using Crunchbase data, Tide looked into which celebrities are the biggest investors in tomorrow’s start-ups and which years and business categories have seen the most celebr...
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Digital DNA Awards 2020 nominations now open

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2020
The lowdown on the Digital DNA Awards, the awards that celebrate the best of the NI Tech industry  It’s that time of year again - the nominations for the much sought after Digital DNA Awards are now open! Now in their 5th year, the Awards are a major highlight for the NI Tech Industry.The Digital DNA Awards which are held in partnership with MCS Group, celebrate the best tech talent, f...
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Five new tech startups launched every hour in 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2020
According to analysis by the Centre for Entrepreneurs, business formations reached new record in 2019 with more than five new tech startups launching every hour... Impressive stats just announced by the Centre for Entrepreneurs with the news that more than five new tech startups launched every hour in 2019 - leading to a record 681,704 new business formations over the year. These findings are the...
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Innovative InsurTech businesses take note - Lloyd’s Lab wants to hear from you

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2020
InsurTech businesses take note! Lloyd’s Lab is back and they are seeking solutions that have the potential to create real commercial value for the Lloyd’s market.  Based in the heart of the world’s specialist insurance market, Lloyd’s Lab offers an environment where new ideas, concepts and products can be tested with the support and active involvement of the world&rsq...
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Sky's the limit for Go Fly Your Kite after All-Ireland Business All-Star accreditation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th January 2020
Prestigious Quality mark achieved by County Down business, Go Fly Your Kit... 2020 has got off to a great start for Go Fly Your Kite, a County Down based family business which has achieved a quality mark signifying it meets the highest standards of service and trust. The business which has just celebrated its 5th birthday, (we're sure the time has flown by!) originated when the founder’s...
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