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TechIreland publish their mid-year report on Irish startup and tech funding.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2022
The latest Funding Review from TechIreland reveals that Irish Startups raised €746M in the first-half 2022 but early-stage rounds have dropped to a five-year low. Today, TechIreland published their H1 2022 Funding Review. The report shows that 91 Irish startups between them raised €746.2 Million in the first half of the year. This is 20% lower than the same period last year, but 2021 ...
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Urban Art Gallery in Derry to open “Movement” show on Culture Night 2022

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th September 2022
Artist John Kerr set to exhibit a series of personal paintings at The Spot, the urban-art focused gallery in Derry as part of Culture Night 2022. Opening Friday 23rd September as part of the annual Culture Night celebrations, UV Arts will host local artist John Kerr in an urban-art focused gallery in Derry with his solo show entitled “Movement”. John Kerr, artist and current Head o...
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University AI Accelerator programme announces new cohort companies

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2022
The innovative businesses participating in this year’s AI Accelerator, delivered by The University of Edinburgh’s Innovation Hub for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, the Bayes Centre are revealed. A business commercialisation programme, which helps innovative companies using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to maximise their full potential, has announced its new 2022/23 cohort....
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New event connects Scottish scaleups with Global Investor community

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th September 2022
New business event Invest2Scale aims to support Scottish scaleups by introducing them to investors and VCs based across the UK and beyond. A new, in-person business event aimed at supporting the best scale-up companies in Scotland has just been launched in Edinburgh. Led by a group of leading business support organisations, Invest2Scale will help revenue-generating scalable Scottish companies w...
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Ulster Bank supports SheGen2.0 by AwakenHub

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th September 2022
Ulster Bank has once again partnered with AwakenHub to deliver the second iteration of its popular SheGenerate programme. SheGen2.0 will provide targeted support for early-stage female founders and is particularly interested in supporting women who are interested in building their own business. Interested entrepreneurs have just days left to apply for a spot on the all-island programme wh...
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Next generation body armour startup Vikela Armour named winner of INVENT 2022

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd September 2022
Vikela Armour announced as the overall winners of INVENT, a leading Northern Irish competition for innovative startups. Body armour startup Vikela Armour has been named as the winner of this year’s INVENT Awards, a leading Northern Irish competition for innovative startups. Organised by science and technology hub Catalyst with headline partner Bank of Ireland, the annual INVENT Awards ce...
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UK female entrepreneurs wanted for f:Entrepreneur campaign

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2022
Female entrepreneurs from across the UK, take note! Applications are now open to join the #iAlso100, the f-entrepreneur campaign from Small Business Britain. Fantastic female entrepreneurs across the UK are being encouraged to apply for a place in a line-up of Britain’s 100 most impressive female business owners. The f:Entrepreneur campaign – delivered by S...
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PsycApps Raises £1.5m Seed Funding to Fuel Growth of Gamified Mental Health Interventions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2022
Investment success for PsycApps to help it scale and further develop eQuoo, its innovative mental health platform and game. Good news from PsycApps, the UK-based developer of the evidence-based mental health game for teens and young adults, eQuoo, that we've previously featured here on Startacus. The company has just announced  that it has raised £1.5m in seed funding from US-based M...
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Scottish tech startups set to win pod space to showcase at Digital DNA Glasgow

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2022
Calling all tech startups in Scotland! Here's a fab opp to avail of a free startup showcase package at the inaugural Digital DNA Glasgow on 28th September. Fancy showcasing your startup at Digital DNA Glasgow 2022 on the 28th September? Digital DNA has a number of complimentary Startup PODs available for Scottish startups to do just that. Here's the details! Since 2013, Digital DNA has be...
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Crowdfunding success for home and office hospitality platform HOMETAINMENT

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th August 2022
HOMETAINMENT raises almost £400k following a successful crowdfunding round to support further growth and international expansion. Home entertainment and hospitality platform, HOMETAINMENT, has announced it has raised nearly £400,000 (£390,000) in funding through a crowdfunding campaign and is set to scale in London and abroad. The funding round, which was run via Crowdcu...
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Over 60% of employees are comfortable with their employer monitoring them - if they can see the data

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd August 2022
Research by data science company Profusion reveals widespread support for tech to monitor workplaces if employees are kept informed and can challenge decisions. New research by data science company Profusion has revealed a clear opportunity for businesses to improve how they use technology and data to monitor and assess the performance of their employees.   Profusion’s an...
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Hotbed seeking women-led, boundary pushing startups for Overrules its new 10-week programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2022
Calling all fundraising women-led startups! Applications are now open to join Overrules a free 10-week programme from Hotbed. Learn from experts, connect with investors & peers and get funding ready! Women-led startups who want to focus on traction, growth and fundraising - this programme has been created just for you! Overrules is a new remote 10-week programme that’s being launched...
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