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The Return of Fund 101

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd June 2013
Got an idea for a business but just need that little bit of cash to get you going? Or maybe you’ve already started a business but could do with a few extra pounds to help take it to that next stage.If either of these scenarios ring true for you, the recently re-launched Fund 101 could be worth a look. Fund 101 is an initiative run by the folks over at Enterprise Nation which provides small ...
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Digital Innovation Contest - Fashion

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th May 2013
Got an idea for a digital innovation that could be applied to the fashion industry? Well, this comp might be worth a look.The British Fashion Council, IC tomorrow and the Tech City Investment Organisation have just launched the Digital Innovation Contest - Fashion in a bid to discover new innovations and ideas that could be developed and used within the fashion sector. The competition wi...
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Dublin Launch48

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th May 2013
Attend a typical startup or business event and you’ll generally come away with something - new contacts perhaps, new ideas or at the very least some business cards of people that you’ve met. There’s one event though where attendees generally come away with a lot more - they leave with a business. Yes - a tangible business.Launch48 takes place over a weekend and has one major goal...
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Startacus launches crowdfunding portal

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2013
Startacus - The Self Start Society (that’s us then) are excited to announce that we have linked up with leading UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to provide a crowdfunding website for both new startups and established businesses.As many of you no doubt know only too well, raising finance can be one of the main barriers that many startups and small businesses face and since crowdfunding is f...
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CRAFT - call for entries

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd May 2013
If contemporary craft and design is your thing and you’re looking for new ways of showcasing and promoting your work to buyers, then next year’s CRAFT event may just be for you.Handmade in Britain and Clarion Events have come together to create the UK’s first trade event for designer makers.The event which is due to take place from the 12-14 January 2014 at London’s Earls C...
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Startups wanted to tell their tale

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th May 2013
Wanted: As many exciting early stage startups as possible to tell us their step by step taleAt Startacus, we appreciate that when you’re in the early stages of starting your own business and launching your startup, a little (or on this occasion regular) publicity is a rather important commodity. We thought long and hard about how we could help and have decided to use our platform to help yo...
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The Hothouse Programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th May 2013
Think that intensive accelerator type programmes are only for startups and businesses in the tech and digital sectors? Well, here’s one that’s very different. Hothouseis aimed solely at the creatives - the craft makers. Interested? Here’s what you need to know. What is it?Hothouse is part of the Crafts Council’s Professional Development Programme for makers and consists of...
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The Pitch 2013

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th May 2013
The folks over at The Pitch put it quite simply. If you have a brilliant business or business idea, then you really need to be part of Britain’s biggest small business competition. Yes that’s right - if all you have is an idea at present, you can enter too. Here’s the lowdown on the competition which incidentally is now in its 6th year! Who can enter?Well, if you are aged 1...
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Wayra UnLtd

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th May 2013
If you’re involved in a digital Startup where making a positive and substantial social impact is at the root of everything it does, the recently announced Wayra UnLtd Academy might be of real interest.It’s come about due to a new partnership between UnLtd, one of the world’s leading supporters of Social Entrepreneurs and Wayra - the tech start-up accelerator programme run by Tele...
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Le Web London

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th May 2013
Le Web is the leading European tech conference, bringing together thought leaders and entrepreneurs from many of the world's top technology companies. This year, the London leg, happening on June 5th and 6th, will focus on the New Sharing Economy, also commonly known as “collaborative consumption”. As Le Web’s press release explains:“This movement represents a major econom...
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The Boxsmall Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th May 2013
The pop-up phenomenon seems to be here to stay - whether it’s a pop-up shop giving an independent creative the chance at running their own retail outlet or the pop-up gallery where artists and artisans alike can showcase their wares - and that’s surely no bad thing. The whole notion of providing a place for people to be enterprising and creative is pretty close to our hearts here at St...
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The Nokia Asha Developer Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th May 2013
If you’re an app developer, making your mark on the world and getting your app noticed isn’t necessarily the easiest thing to do, so it’s always good to hear about initiatives and projects that are helping app developers do just that. The latest of these has just been launched by those stalwarts of the telecoms world, Nokia.Their recently launched Asha Developer Competition is lo...
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