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Premium fashion resale service Cudoni secures £1.4m investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2019
Premium fashion resale service Cudoni secures £1.4m investment to support brand growth internationally, at a time when the secondary fashion market is booming fuelled by consumer concerns for sustainability. Premium fashion resale service, Cudoni, has confirmed the backing of key investors to secure a total of £1.4 million worth of investment for the emerging brand. The brand has form...
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ESTHER set for success with New York prize

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th June 2019
ESTHER, a pocket-to-pocket giving app which allows a user to give directly to an individual living in poverty, wins an all-expenses paid trip to New York to showcase the business to some of the world’s top technology minds.  A Belfast-based social impact, charity-focused tech startup has won an all-expenses paid trip to New York to showcase the business to some of the world’s top...
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Experiential learning initiative mTech.Academy to build on year 1 success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th June 2019
NI experiential learning initiative mTech.Academy announces plans to expand it's programme for the 2019/20 academic year. The team released it's 2018/19 Report Card at 2-day tech event Digital DNA, detailing the significant impact that the initiative has had on students and teachers over the last year.  Founded by experts from the education and technology communities, mTech.Academy deli...
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Stashbee announces £1.6m funding round on Seedrs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th June 2019
Stashbee, the online sharing-economy platform for storage space, has announced a targeted £1.6m funding round on leading European investment platform Seedrs, with the aim to be the largest UK storage provider in 2020. At the same time as announcing their targeted funding round, Stashbeeannounces that it has over 820,000 sq ft of leasable space on its platform, holding the equivalent sp...
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The upSTART finalists at Digital DNA 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th June 2019
upSTART, the exciting pitch competition taking place at Digital DNA 2019, will see over 20 disruptive NI-based startups battle it out to determine who will win an all-expenses paid trip to explore the New York tech scene. Whilst there can only be one winner, those shortlisted are: CivicDollars is a social cryptocurrency platform that we have developed to help improve the health of citizens ...
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Lloyd's Lab announces third round of applications

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2019
From data sharing, new insight sources, pricing, risk quantification, product development, next generation claims, through to reducing the burden of compliance and regulation, insurance industry focused tech startups are currently being sought after to join Lloyd's Lab cohort 3. Lloyd’s Lab is the fast-track experimental environment where new concepts, ideas and products can be tested with ...
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Startup Exhibitor package at Digital DNA 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th May 2019
A startup exhibitor package at Digital DNA 2019 gives startups access to 150 Speakers, an estimated 3,000 attendees, 121 investor meetings, a startup pod to exhibit over the two days and 4 x 1 full-access exhibition tickets - and all priced at £419. Digital DNA, the two-day Northern Irish tech event is back! Taking place at St George's Market on the 18th and 19th June, this year, ...
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North-East England startups sought for latest Ignite pre-accelerator programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th May 2019
North-East of England early-stage entrepreneurs and startups take note! Ignite’s 12-week, funded, pre-accelerator programme is back open for applications. Read on for all the details you will need. Open to companies based, or willing to relocate to, or with a material presence in the North East (County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear), the 12-week Ignite programme includes regular ...
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Workplace discrimination and failure to address social mobility costs UK economy £270bn per year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th May 2019
The UK economy is worse off by £270bn per year due to workplace discrimination and failure to address social mobility, according to research by graduate recruitment platform Debut. Debut, a graduate recruitment platform launched in 2015, has released the findings of its ‘Working with class: The state of social immobility in graduate recruitment’ report.  After surve...
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UK leads Europe in scaleup investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th May 2019
The UK leads Europe and are fourth in the world for scaleup investment after US, China and India, according to the Tech Nation Report for 2019.  Tech Nation, a leading scaleup-network for UK entrepreneurs, has announced the release of its 2019 Tech Nation Report with data from partners including Companies House, PitchBook, GitHub, the OECD and Streetbees, and in associati...
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upSTART 2019 countdown begins with top investors confirmed as judges

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th May 2019
Top technology investors have been named as part of a high calibre judging panel for upSTART, Digital DNA’s 2019 startup competition as the countdown for startups to apply begins. A number of top tech investors have been named as part of a high calibre judging panel for Digital DNA’s startup competition. Siobhán Clarke, Partner at London venture capital firm Episode 1 Ventures...
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Energy Sector startups sought for EDF Energy’s 2019 Pulse Innovation Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th May 2019
From solutions for businesses and consumers transitioning to electric vehicles, to innovative ideas to accelerate the electric future through emerging AI, EDF Energy’s innovation accelerator, Blue Lab are on the hunt for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs with the best new ideas that could spark innovation in the energy sector. Part of EDF Group’s Pulse Awards, the 2019 Pulse Inno...
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