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Crowdfunding Seminar

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th December 2012
Earlier this week we featured an article by Anne Strachan from Crowdfund UK providing all the basics you’d need to know if you’re considering Crowdfunding as an option for your startup. As well as writing great informative articles like this, Anne also regularly hosts and organizes events across the UK advocating Crowdfunding and detailing its’ merits and benefits for businesses....
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The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

by: ~ 11th December 2012
The Guardian Sustainable Business AwardsSometimes it’s easy to think that the only way you can be innovative and make an impact is to go it alone and start your own thing. However, as with our recent post on collaboration where we highlighted that innovation can be born internally from big businesses just as much as from individuals wanting to create the ‘next big thing’, we tho...
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Startacus aims to bring ideas to life

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th December 2012
Back in August when we first revealed Startacus, the “self start society” to you all, we mentioned that we were still busy beavering away at another part of the site. Well...the good amazing news is that we can now let you guys all see the fruits of our labours - we have today launched our collaboration section! We think you’ll find it’s been worth the ...
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The Big Venture Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th December 2012
Following on from the success of last year’s initiative, Unltd have once again committed to the Big Venture Challenge, to help would be social entrepreneurs get the necessary capital to realise their ideas fully as well as to help them scale their projects or ventures. The criteria for entry is pretty straightforward. All submitted ideas must:- provide an innovative and scalable solution to...
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The #Flitched initiative

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd December 2012
A couple of weeks ago, we highlighted the frankly quite awesome Canning Town Caravanserai initiative which is proving properly innovative in its’ approach to regeneration.Well, the good news is that if design, architecture or ecology is your thing, you now can get involved and help to put your stamp on the Caravanserai thanks to its’ #Flitchedinitiative. The project which launched jus...
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Health Hack NI

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd December 2012
A couple of months back we looked at The Healthbox Accelerator- a 12 week programme running from October through to January aimed at providing healthcare entrepreneurs with tailored training and mentoring from experts from all across the healthcare sector. However before the business ‘accelerator’, you first need the idea and the innovation. Feeding this need is Health Hack NI, coming...
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Starter for 6 - Call for Entries

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th November 2012
If you’re based in Scotland and have an idea for a business or project within the Arts or Creative Industries, you’ve only a couple more weeks’ left to apply for the Starter for 6 Programme. If you’re unsure if your idea would fall within the “Creative Industries” remit, here are the main areas it covers: Advertising, Architecture, Art and antiques markets, Comp...
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Craft Skills Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th November 2012
Finding and recognising the UK’s greatest Craft skills champions is the mission of the first ever Craft Skills Awards which opened for entries this week.The Awards are seeking to promote and celebrate the work that Britain’s craftspeople are doing and the important part that crafts play in our future heritage. Individuals, companies, organisations and groups can all apply provided of c...
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RBS EnterprisingU is now open for entries...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2012
Now in its’ second year, the RBS EnterprisingU competition has just reopened and is seeking entries. The ‘business plan’ competition is open to both current students and recent graduates of any UK universities who have an idea for a business. ‘Recent’ is defined as anyone who has graduated within the last 5 years.The application process requires all entrants to comple...
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The Digital Makers Fund

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th November 2012
When something has the underlying objective of helping people “create, not just consume”, it immediately strikes a chord with us here at Startacus and the latest initiative to do just that is the recently launched Digital Makers Fund. The Fund which is backed by a pretty impressive bunch of organisations - Nesta, the Nominet Trust and Mozilla has just announced an open call for ideas ...
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The Springboard Internet of Things Accelerator

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th November 2012
The latest initiative from Springboard, the UK based accelerator programme has just been launched and is pretty unique in that it is the world’s first ever accelerator bootcamp which is specifically targeting the ‘Internet of Things.’ The bootcamp which is now open for applications will see 10 startup businesses working in any area of the ‘Internet of Things’ underta...
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The FSB Streamline Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th November 2012
Contrary to what some in the media would lead you to believe, the economy and its’ recovery does not revolve around the large corporates and the multinationals but instead with the smaller businesses - the retailers, the craftsmen and the startups. It’s refreshing then when these people and their businesses get the recognition that they truly deserve and that is the underlying aim of t...
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