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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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Collaboration is Key to small Business Growth

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2013
We asked Entrepreneurial-Spark, a hybrid of a business incubator & business accelerator space based in Scotland to reflect on their 1st year anniversary and what a few of their startups have learned and gained from the space...At Entrepreneurial-Spark, we marked a year since our first initial cohort of entrepreneurs entered the Glasgow Hatchery and it put us in a reflective mood. What can we s...
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ESeller's Best New Business Plan Award

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2013
Got an idea for a new business in and around the online retail sector? This then is the competition for you. eSeller Media have recently launched a competition aimed specifically at those who are in essence at the beginning of their business journey. Since this is the time when most of us could do with a little extra help, we reckon there should be more competitions of this ilk around! ...
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Competitive Start Fund - Based in Ireland and looking to fund your startup?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2013
Competitive Start Fund - Based in Ireland and looking to fund your startup? The latest call for applications to the Competitive Start Fund from Enterprise Ireland has just been made and with a closing date of 23rd January you will need to get your skates on if you want to apply. The purpose of the Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of startup companies that hav...
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CIIF - Tapping into the creative potential of Northern Ireland

by: ~ 8th January 2013
The Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) which is administered by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, with sectoral support from Northern Ireland Screen and Digital Circle (the representative organisation for Digital Content businesses in Northern Ireland), is once more on the lookout for businesses and individuals to apply for up to £10k of funding for projects, ideas and initiative...
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The Social Entrepreneurs Fund - Level 2 Awards now open...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th January 2013
Since its launch, the Social Entrepreneurs Fund has provided investment to the tune of £1.5 million for people all across Scotland to help them set up social enterprises and the good news is that it is still doing just that.The Fund’s Level 2 Awards have just re-opened and are open to entrepreneurial individuals in Scotland who are involved in the social enterprise sector. Could that b...
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