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The Think Outside The Box Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2013
If you’re a Third level student in Ireland (North or South) and you think you’ve got a great idea for a business, the good news is that you needn’t wait until graduating to do something about it. The recently launched Think Outside The Box Awards could be just what you need to make that idea a reality now! The awards which are sponsored by Enterprise Ireland, Invest NI, Cru...
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The CrowdBnk #GreatIdeas competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2013
It’s all very well having that great idea that you think could become the next big thing. However, sometimes having the cold hard cash to help make it happen is what’s needed more than anything. We all know that funding for startups isn’t always the easiest to come by these days, therefore any initiatives or projects that do their bit to help ought to be welcomed with open arms!O...
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Recommend a Friend Competition!!!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2013
Fancy winning £25 Amazon Vouchers for you & £25 Amazon Vouchers for your friend? You better get on it and enter our Recommend a Friend Competition!  From the start it’s been clear that some of you love Startacus almost as much as we do! Any chance we get, we’re telling anyone who’ll listen all about it and if they happen to be interested in self employment, ...
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The Barclays Social Enterprise Weekends

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2013
Could you change the world in a weekend? Well, in reality probably not, however if you have an idea that could potentially do just that then a new initiative by Barclays ought to be of interest. Barclays are facilitating two Social Enterprise Weekends later this month, during which tech entrepreneurs and creative designers will be working together in teams to create and develop new and innovative...
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Business Planning Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th February 2013
If you’re thinking about starting a business, you’ll not really get very far if you don’t create a Business Plan. It’s a mistake to assume that you can just drift along and deal with things in an ad hoc random manner - planning is a must! Whilst for some people drawing up a Business Plan may not be too daunting a task, for others even the very thought of it can be an ordeal...
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The Dotforge accelerator

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th February 2013
Accelerator programmes certainly seem to be sprouting up everywhere these days and when you consider what they can offer to fledgling startup businesses, that’s not exactly a bad thing.One of the newest of these is the Dotforge Accelerator programme which has just put out an open call for applications, so if you’re considering going down the Accelerator route with your business id...
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Social Media Week 2013 (part 1) preview

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st January 2013
Social Media Week 2013 (part 1) It may seem that Social Media Week can come and go every few months or something, but then again, Social Media Week is a biannual global event so perhaps that’s why... That this Global event to continues to grow in importance, just goes to prove exactly how important Social Media and the power of your social message actually can be. Part 1 of this year&rsqu...
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The NatWest UK Fashion and Textile Awards 2013

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th January 2013
As you’d expect for an industry focused on creativity and turning heads, when the Fashion industry does something, it does it a tad differently.That ‘something’ we’re referring to today is the launch of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) awards. Not for them a simple press release or newspaper ad, no - the UKFT launched by having an impromptu Flash Mob Fashion Sh...
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Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th January 2013
Since 1986, Ernst & Young have been running a programme aimed at finding their ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. Having started initially in the US, the programme now runs in more than 140 cities across the globe and is regarded as one of the most important and high profile events of that ilk. Entrepreneurs from every business sector or discipline can apply - whether they work in a smal...
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Based in London and looking to start a business?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2013
Based in London and looking to start a business? Back in the day (okay, like 18 months ago), the team at Startacus held regular 9-5 jobs. However although we were content in our careers, we still used to come up with some great ideas for new and creative projects that unfortunately all eventually fell by the wayside, and never evolved from simply being great ideas in our heads. We often wondered...
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The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2013
If you are a business based on the island of Ireland, don’t miss out on being considered for the Ulster Bank Business Achiever Awards. Now in their 19th year, the Awards are primarily aimed at giving recognition to the achievements of Irish businesses, both North and South of the border.So are you eligible to apply?Well, it’s simply a matter of fitting into one of the designated catego...
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Are you a self starter looking to clear some student debts?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2013
Looking to clear some student debts? This could be a winner... Those folk over at IdeasTap do love a good competition! We had previously highlighted the IdeasTap managed Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund which was offering five young artists £30k each to fund their work for a full year, so we thought it was only fair to let you all know about their newest comp: the Uni Fee Fund.Basically the ...
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