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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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Tech-Startup Job Fair Silicon Milkroundabout returns

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th May 2013
One of the biggest struggles for Tech Startups is finding the talent and skill sets needed to strengthen and grow their existing teams. Whilst the recession still means that ‘generalist’ candidates are unfortunately pretty much ten-a-penny, the IT sector doesn’t have it so easy, and often still struggles to find suitably qualified and experienced IT employees. Trying to remedy t...
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All-island Ireland Seedcorn competition for startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st May 2013
Are you an Irish Startup looking for a prize? Yep, thought that would get your attention. Now that we’ve got your interest - do read on - it could be well worth your while! Those good folk over at InterTradeIreland have just (in the last few days) launched this year's all-island Ireland Seedcorn competition for startups and early stage startups. Big bucks of a prize fund worth €280,00...
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Love your Local Market

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th April 2013
Here at Startacus we love hearing about innovative projects and initiatives which are trying to improve and regenerate our beleaguered high streets and towns, so when we first heard about the Love your Local Market campaign, we knew it’d be something we’d love. And we do. Now in its second year, Love your Local Market is a national campaign which aims to showcase all sorts of markets ...
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Digital Shoreditch 2013 Festival

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th April 2013
With a vision to emulate the success of SXSW, the music, film, and interactive conference and festival held annually in Austin, Texas, Digital Shoreditch, the London based Festival, is back, even bigger and bolder than before. An exciting prospect - one which we thought we’d find out a little more about. We’ve got to confess at this point - we do have a bit of a vested interest in the...
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Music Tech Fest

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th April 2013
Music and tech under one roof. Like the sound of that? Well, if so, next month’s Music Tech Fest is the place to be. The event which takes place between 17th - 19th May in London aims to bring together all sorts of people with a passion for music tech - from startups and developers through to artists and performers - they’ll all be here. Major industry brands will collaborate and ...
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The EBN Congress - Startacus finds out more

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2013
With Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-Founder, Sir Tim Smit, Co-Founder of the Eden Project and Richard Florida - famous author and urban theorist all due to speak at the EBN Congress next month, we thought we ought to find out a little more about this pretty awesome event. The event which focuses on the themes ‘Digital’, ‘Cultural’ and ‘Social Innovation’ and how you c...
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