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The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards - now taking entries!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd October 2012
If you are a business based in Ireland, either North or South, the recently launched Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards might be of interest. The main objective of the awards, which are now in their fourth year, is to recognise and promote the best innovations in businesses of all sizes across the island of Ireland.Organisations can enter in one of six distinct categories :- agri food...
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Youth Enterprise Live

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd October 2012
Here at Startacus, we are still learning, and in terms of self starter experience, we are still students of our art, or apprentices to our trade, as it were. In fact we are firm believers that you should never stop learning! With this in mind, we have been avidly following the updates about all that will be happening at the upcoming Youth Enterprise Live with great interest. Youth Enterprise Live...
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Tech Entrepreneurs Week - not long to go!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st October 2012
There seems to be a plethora of conferences and summits at the moment directly aimed at the startup sector, although some seem to far outweigh others in terms of what they offer potential attendees. One of the best aimed specifically at the “technology” startup is the upcoming Tech Entrepreneurs Week. This London based event which is being held over 4 days between 26th and 29th Novemb...
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The Young Illustrators Award 2012

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th September 2012
If illustration or design is your thing, the Young Illustrators Award ought to be on your radar. This world renowned competition seeks to reward the most creative and innovative talent in the illustration and graphics fields and to help that talent get a profile in the global design world.This year's competition is seeking out new talent in 3 main categories : - Illustration including Pattern Des...
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Looking for an Innovation Voucher? This might help...

by: ~ 26th September 2012
Startacus makes no bones about it - we like free stuff! After all, who doesn’t? And free stuff is just what is up for grabs via the Technology Strategy Board’s new Innovation Vouchers scheme.The Vouchers offer support for business ideas related to the areas of agri-food, built environment and space sectors. Unfortunately on this occasion, as much as we love food, chilling outside nice ...
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The AOP / Mozilla Hack Day

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2012
Meeting, connecting and collaborating with other creative and like-minded people is part of our main focus here at Startacus and when we hear of people or places or events with a similar focus, we can’t keep them all to ourselves - we’ve gotta tell! One such event is the upcoming AOP / Mozilla Hack Day...If Web Development or Graphic Design is your thing, it could certainly be worth y...
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App Developer? Do some social good & potentially win a €50k prize at the same time

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th September 2012
If you are an app developer, a competition recently launched by Vodafone ought to be of interest.Now in its’ second year, the Smart Accessibility Awards are run with the support of AGE Platform Europe and the European Disability Forum. The premise behind the awards is to discover and award new smartphone apps that are targeted toward the needs of older people and those with disabilities. Th...
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Wannabe and Wizard App need of funding? Need we say more...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2012
So, let's get the detail out of the way. You have until the 30th September to apply for this Cisco and Infusion lead RAPTOR grant to help you develop a network-based or cloud-based technology solution for either Retail, Transport or the Urban Environment. Interested, or have an idea?The RAPTOR project by the way, aims to address the challenges associated with Start-Up involvement in open innovatio...
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Dezeen Live - get involved...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th September 2012
If Design is your thing, the upcoming 100% Design event being held in London later this month, is probably already on your radar. If not, it is now...100% Design is the largest design event held in the UK and attracts exhibitors, designers, visitors and press from all around the world. Celebrating and showcasing all that is new, innovative and creative in contemporary design, the event is expectin...
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#Startacus looks forward to #SMW12 (Social Media Week 2012)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th September 2012
Whether you are based in London #smwldn Glasgow #smwglasgow or pretty much anywhere else in #theworld or just looking to follow the whole thing online #SMW12 can well claim to be the global event for Social Media fanatics and fans, this year occuring the 24th - 28th September. Social Media Week’s mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sha...
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From small conference to top of the summit - The Dublin Web Summit

by: ~ 10th September 2012
So, like, two weeks ago, we were invited to apply for press passes to attend this years Dublin Web Summit. Me, a journalist? Well, I suppose I am. I am Startacus after all. Fingers crossed we (x2) get to go, ‘cause this is one conference that within a couple of years has gone from small Irish Tech festival to the second largest tech conference in Europe. Perhaps it is the Irish welcome that...
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Interested in an Accelerator Programme that brings out the social best in you?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2012
The Young Foundation have launched a new business support programme – aimed at social ventures that are looking to grow. The Young Foundation brings together insights, innovation and entrepreneurship to meet social needs. With over 50 years' success with social ventures, this accelerator programme is best suited to the social entrepreneur - i.e. the ones who do stuff for for the ‘grea...
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