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The HP Smart Business Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th July 2013
Now in their second year, the HP Smart Business Awards have just been launched and once again the organisers are on the lookout for some of the UK’s best small and medium businesses.There are 6 categories of business that can enter, namely: Community: - those small businesses that have become an integral part of their local communities by creating a positive and real difference to its e...
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The David Manley Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2013
The David Manley Awards... A couple of weeks ago we featured the Arthur Guinness Projects. These awards were specifically for Irish ideas - North and South to celebrate and reward the next chapter of Irish talent and creativity, specifically in the areas of Music, Sports, Arts and Food. Previously the Arthur Guinness Fund had rewarded projects that were aiming to make a social impact, and as t...
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The Digital Health Masterclass

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2013
If you’re a startup in the digital health sector, you might want to check out the Digital Health Masterclass, a new initiative from Johnson & Johnson. The programme which is aimed at driving growth in the healthcare sector, will see 20 startups receiving a range of support and mentoring and will focus on helping them: to identify key areas of growth for their businesses to refine the...
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The Arthur Guinness Projects

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th July 2013
If you’re based in Ireland and have an innovative or inspiring idea in Music, Sport, the Arts or Food, then we reckon you’ll be pretty enamoured with The Arthur Guinness Projects.The Guinness organisation aren’t just synonymous with the ‘black stuff’ you know - they’re doing a lot more besides and the recently launched Arthur Guinness Projects is a prime example...
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Want to tell your Startup story?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th July 2013
Want to tell your Startup story? A couple of months ago we asked for any self starter or startup (who was interested of course!) to share their tale on a weekly basis with Startacus - The Self Start Society. We had a fantastic response and since then we’ve had some wonderful articles from a variety of individuals all in the early stages of starting their own businesses, launching their st...
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The Investor Pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2013
Getting funding for a business is never easy - you’ve got to put the work in, to convince the funder - be that funder a bank or a business angel - that your business is worth it and that they are going to receive a return on their investment. The thing to remember too is that there are lots of other entrepreneurs out there - lots of other startups - all vying for that same pot of cash. ...
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Startup Rally drives the startup point home

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2013
Setting off on the 12th August from London, Startup Rally will visit 9 European cities - all notorious for having strong startup scenes, in just a 19 day period.  Startup Rally aims to break ‘local tech bubbles’, by visiting 9 European cities - all notorious for having a strong startup scene and to build networks and communication between the cities and the visiting startup rally...
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Pitch at Web Summit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2013
Fancy promoting your startup at Europe’s biggest tech conference?Well you can, if you enter PITCH, which is a comp being held at the upcoming Web Summit in Dublin. It’s expected that hundreds of startups will be battling it out to pitch on the main stage and win the coveted accolade of being deemed 2013’s Best Startup.When you consider that there are expected to be over 7000 atte...
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Free Startup Day for wannabe Design and Craft Businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2013
Are you a recent UK Graduate Designer wanting to “Start, Run or Grow your own Design or Craft business”? If so, this free one-off event, could give you the foundations you need to draw together your big idea...Free and worthwhile stuff is always good we think (free and worthwhile being the clincher)! So when we heard about The Design Trust Start Up Day at New Designers, London (a 2 wee...
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Looking for £1 Million for your Startup?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2013
Forgive the tabloid style headline to this article - but it is a rather noteworthy statement after all - and we ain't telling porkies either! Interested in finding out more? Then read on! The Million Pound Startup competition is back. Last year Digital Shoreditch, raised the Startup Competition bar, with their aim to create a £100 million company, based in London. Last year’s competit...
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20 awards of £500 to give away - check this creative based comp out

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2013
We have featured IdeasTap a few times on Startacus. Competitions and awards really do seem to float the boat over at IdeasTap HQ and previously we have highlighted competitions such as the Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund, Uni Fee Fund and the Ideas Fund Innovators’ awards so we thought it was wise to highlight the updated Ideas Fund Innovators’ Awards. With a closing date of 5pm on 5t...
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Camp Nothing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2013
A little while ago we ran a feature on the frankly quite awesome Good for Nothing initiative which is all about ‘smart folk collaborating and experimenting to solve stuff that matters.’Since then more and more people have been getting involved with the result that Good for Nothing chapters are popping up all over the place. And the good news is that lots more are on their way since the...
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