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NESTA Impact Investment fund - What is it & who is it for?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th November 2012
Startacus loves projects that aim to make a social impact, having a social heart and soul itself, so we are glad to hear of the NESTA Impact Investment Fund that aims to support second stage projects that are making a proven difference. Taking some content right off the Nesta Impact Investments website the funding pot of £17.6 million (yes that’s right £17.6 million) is ide...
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Startacus looks at the Shine Unconference Event

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th November 2012
On the Shine Unconference 2012 Facebook page, they start with a rather attractive statement "This one is for you, the 'walkers' not the 'talkers'” and with a motto like this, we really could not ignore this 2 day festival for the Social Entrepreneur... Taking place at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre on Rosebery Avenue in London on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November, the Shine Unconfere...
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The Playable City

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th November 2012
If creative technology is your “thing”, the recently launched Playable City initiative ought to be of interest. Watershed, the Bristol based cross-artform venue and producer are producing this innovative project in conjunction with a network of other local organisations who all have a shared and collaborative interest in the creative technology sector.The competition is calling on...
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Silicon Valley Comes to the UK

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th October 2012
Here at Startacus we’re pretty fond of the whole concept of bringing people together, sharing ideas and collaborating and of course of any places, projects or initiatives that do just that. One of the latest to come to to our attention is the forthcoming Silicon Valley Comes to the UK programme.SVC2UK is a not for profit series of industry backed events led by prominent business leaders, inv...
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Global Entrepreneurship Week looks to Pass it on

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2012
Mindreading is not one of our own’ specialities, but we reckon this years Global Entrepreneurship Week campaign “Pass it on” is 100% promoting the mindset Startacus is looking to deliver on.. With Startacus’ own self starter Collaboration platform about to launch in the next week or two, we were really delighted to see that the theme to GEW12 is all about passing on the pr...
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The Scottish EDGE launches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th October 2012
Good news this week if you’ve got an idea for a business or are an early stage startup based in Scotland. A new £1 million fund is about to be launched with the primary purpose of helping boost Scottish entrepreneurial activity. The Scottish EDGE fund which is being administered by both Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, will see winning businesses bein...
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Startacus wants Ideas!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2012
Have you hit a brick wall for the second time today? Do you have good creative ideas but feel unsure about what to do next or feel unable to take that next step? The good news is you’re not alone. Many people continue to be baffled by the small print, bureaucracy, terminology, and even language which abounds and which acts like a barrier, preventing them from going any further with their id...
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The Collider 12 Accelerator - with £1 Million to spend...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2012
Looking to make a big bang (sorry), the Collider12 is currently on the look for 10 'B2Brand' Startups and has a pot of £1 Million to spend. The Collider12 programme is open to applications from creative and technology companies based in England and is made possible through Regional Growth Fund (RGF) money secured by Creative England from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (B...
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by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th October 2012
If you’re developing an app or a startup that you feel is going to provide real innovation in the music industry, you ought to be applying for midemlab. Now in its’ sixth year, midemlab is the ultimate pitch platform for anyone providing innovative digital solutions to help music makers, brands and executives reach, engage and monetize their audiences. To be eligible to apply to the m...
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The Collabor8te initiative

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th October 2012
If you’re a budding script-writer or filmmaker waiting on your lucky break, the Collabor8te initiative might prove to be just that....  Now in its’ second year, the Collabor8te initiative’s underlying aim is to help nurture budding filmmaking teams and help them get their ideas developed, financed and showcased.This year, the initiative, (which is open to any resident of the...
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TechHub heads North

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th October 2012
Aiming for Manchester to be a top 5 European Startup Destination, TechHub Manchester will be opening in November as a shared workspace with both hot-desk and resident desk space for both drop in and permanent startups. Startacus, based in a coworking space itself, appreciates some of the benefits that an open and shared workspace can give to the startup experience. Apart from the obvious banter t...
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The Local Business Accelerators Campaign

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th October 2012
When you are starting a business, getting your name out there is a pretty important task and one which can be quite costly at times. However thanks to a recently launched initiative, that needn’t necessarily be the case. Over 500 regional newspapers across the UK have joined forces with Business In You to create a £15 million boost for promising young businesses through free advertisi...
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