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Huckletree goes renegade to raise money for frontline workers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2020
Huckletree launches Renegade Academy, an intensive one-week virtual bootcamp giving donated course fees to support NHS frontline health workers... Remote living / working has some benefits - but not many. PJs as work attire are more acceptable, than if worn in an open office or coworking space for example.  Speaking of coworking, Huckletree, a leading coworking space, knows just how benefic...
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BYP Network sets up £10,000 coronavirus fund for black key workers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2020
Fund launched to support key workers in the black community. BYP Network has established a £10,000 fund to help households with families who are risking their lives to work due to financial insecurities.  This fund will primarily seek to support key workers in the black community who are immunocompromised, chronically ill, asthmatic, elderly, or posing a risk to others within th...
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EUvsVirus Pan-European Hackathon to address COVID-19 challenges

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th April 2020
The lowdown on EUvsVirus, the pan-european hackathon that's aiming to tackle some of the key challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic Over the last few weeks we have seen many examples of creativity, innovation and collaboration from both individuals and organisations who have all risen to the challenges presented by the COVID-19. And we are set to see a lot more, thanks to the pan-European hackatho...
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Accounting firms voice concerns with coronavirus grant schemes for SMEs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th April 2020
Countingup, a VC backed startup building one financial hub for 1m small businesses, and nearly 250 accountancy firms have written to the UK Government to appeal for gaps in coronavirus support for small businesses to be bridged. it's fair to say we've been reporting on concerns about the level of some support that the UK government is offering to the UK startup and small business community. ...
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Covid-19 responses in NI and Ireland championed in latest Startacus roundup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th April 2020
Startacus' latest roundup of Northern Irish tech and startup news, powered by RealTime Recruitment, highlights some of the key brilliant covid-19 focused initiatives and responses that are being, or have been developed across the island-of Ireland.  Coronavirus / covid-19, has understandably dominated our thoughts, work and home lives over the last month or two. In Startacus' latest tech ne...
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Industry survey indicates impact of COVID19 on growth businesses needing investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2020
Growth businesses currently seeking investment need UK government support, EISA Survey suggests... The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) has undertaken a survey with 250 growth businesses currently seeking investment, and it indicates that more than 9 out of 10 of them will close down within the next 12 months if their current investment plans, disrupted by the coronavirus crisis, f...
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Save Our Startups campaign launched

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th April 2020
Britain's startup and tech communities need government help - the Save Our Startups campaign highlights how... Save Our Startups is a new campaign that has just been launched by Crowdcube, with joining partners including industry heavy-weights, Capital Enterprise, Coadec, Draper Esprit, EIS Association, UK Business Angels Association, Seedrs, Tech London Advocates, Founders Forum, and The En...
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Cerebreon the Irish deep learning startup raises £1.5m in seed funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st March 2020
£1.5m seed funding raised by innovative startup that's helping to predict and prevent insolvency... Good news for Cerebreon, the insolvency technology startup with the announcement that they have raised £1.5m in seed funding in a bid to scale support to the UK's most vulnerable consumers to avoid bankruptcy. The Irish startup is working with consumers, financial institutions and in...
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BMW’s Innovation Lab 2020 returns for latest sprint

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th March 2020
BMW Group Financial Services UK gets ready for its first 10-week innovation lab of 2020 and also opens applications for the next two sprints focused on improving internal customer-led efficiencies or tech solutions that provide valuable data insights and analytics. BMW Group Financial Services UK is currently preparing to welcome two startups that are focusing on the challenge of ‘Embracing...
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Chivas Venture divides this year's $1m Venture Fund between 26 global Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd March 2020
26 Social Enterprise startups share the $1m No-Strings Chivas Venture Fund  Some good news with the announcement that due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, leading blended Scotch whisky, Chivas, will be distributing this year’s Chivas Venture $1 million fund evenly amongst the 26 global finalists. The Chivas Venture has been in operation for six years and it provides $1m in no-str...
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The open-source design of emergency ventilators for COVID-19 patients

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2020
The community-driven team that's on a mission to develop an emergency-use ventilator to aid COVID-19 patients... Open Source Ventilator Ireland is a community-driven team of volunteer engineers, designers, medical professionals, and community builders working together to develop a low-cost and open-source emergency-use ventilator, producible at scale to aid the treatment of COVID19 patients....
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Sport tech, wellness and health tech startups - the world needs you!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2020
Coronavirus is, of course, having a big impact on how many of us keep active. 5-a-side football, OUT. Gyms, OUT. Yoga group sessions, OUT.   But, inspired by how people are giving their time and providing support for people and organisations during the current climate, Sport Tech Hub are adamant that tech products – sport, fitness, wellness and health – can have a huge and i...
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