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Coming together, apart – an innovation ecosystem during the Coronavirus uptake

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2020
Tzvete Doncheva, innovation ecosystems builder shares her thoughts on how we can all come together (while apart) to face the COVID-19 challenges... "Country-wide lockdown in three of Europe’s largest economies. Travel restrictions imposed in over half of the Old Continent’s states in the race to curb the COVID-19 spread. Europe declared as the ‘epicentre’ of the global cor...
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Positive-ish reaction from small business and startup community to UK Chancellor’s Corona budget

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th March 2020
New Chancellor Rishi Sunak just delivered his first UK Budget. Seeing as he had only just settled into the job and coronavirus cases in UK continue to sadly rise, the feedback from the startup and small business community is, on first glance, pretty positive. Brexit + coronavirus is a pretty tough set of circumstances that the new Chancellor had to juggle with after all.  Anne Kiem...
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Hyper-realistic plant-based meat company THIS™ raises £4.7m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th March 2020
Investment news announced for one of the leading companies in the meat-alternative market THIS™, arguably the world's most realistic meat alternative company has just revealed that it has raised £4.7m in ‘Seed Plus’ investment, led by London-based fund Backed. The other venture capital firms involved in the round are Five Seasons Ventures, Idinvest Partners, Seedcam...
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Rest Less, a Social Enterprise Startup Focussed on the Over 50s, Raises £3 million in Seed Funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2020
Major investment for 'Rest Less', the jobs, volunteering, advice and money information site for the over 50s Investment news from Rest Less, a social enterprise startup offering jobs, volunteering and guidance for the over 50s, with the announcement that it has just raised £3 million in seed funding. Rest Less launched in December 2018 as an online platform, specifically target...
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British entrepreneurs encouraged to apply for world-leading sustainable business competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2020
Green startups and entrepreneurs take note! Planet-saving startups and entrepreneurs can apply today to win up to €500,000 and a place on a six-month bespoke accelerator programme... One of the world’s largest competitions in sustainable entrepreneurship, the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge is now open for entries. Green startups and entrepreneurs based in Britain can ap...
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Allplants, the plant-based meal delivery company completes £3.4M raise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2020
Major investment news from Allplants, the plant-powered, planet-kind online platform and delivery service Fantastic news today from allplants, the plant-based meal delivery company, that has just announced the completion of its £3.4 million funding round on investment platform Seedrs. allplants has attracted over 1,800 investors from its loyal customer base in addition to VC firm Octopus Ve...
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Female founders set to LINEUP for all-Ireland startup pitch comp

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2020
Irish-based female founding tech startups get set to pitch at LINEUP 2020, the one day NI-based event, featuring an all-Ireland women in tech startup pitching competition, keynote speakers, discussions and learnings, focused on tech inclusion, and the future of education and business. Taking place in Derry on 5th March, shortlisted startups will take part in ‘The 20’, and be in with a...
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Research reveals that one-third of British SMEs lost clients due to poor people skills

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th February 2020
People skills really matter to business - as this latest survey shows... Interesting findings announced from a survey undertaken by Tempo, an end-to-end hiring platform trusted by Monzo, Bulb and Starling Bank, indicating the negative impact that shoddy interpersonal skills can have on a fast-growing business.The survey which is part of Tempo’s new ‘Master of More’ campaign has ...
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Google Digital Garage, Raise and RealTime join the LINEUP 2020 Agenda

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2020
In a trio of Derry and Strabane Enterprise related news, Google Digital Garage, Raise and RealTime join the LINEUP 2020 Agenda, the one-day event happening on the 5th March. Google Digital Garage Startacus is delighted to be in partnership with Google Digital Garage to offer two workshops at LINEUP 2020, the one-day tech event that will take place during Derry Strabane Enterprise Week 2020. G...
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Interior design platform eporta launches innovative project management features

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th February 2020
Launch of new project management features enables Interior designers to say goodbye to old school manual admin.Further innovation in the interior design industry with the news that eporta are launching a suite of revolutionary project management features. Founded in 2015 by ex-Zoopla Strategy Director, Aneeqa Khan, the eporta online platform brings together global furniture manufacturers, interio...
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Newable acquires boutique flexible office start-up Bold

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd February 2020
Exciting news for London-based space-as-a-service startup, Bold with its acquisition by Newable NewFlex, the leading provider of branded office solutions, powered by Newable, has acquired London-based space-as-a-service startup, Bold. Bold offers asset owners a creative and boutique flexible office space brand designed to attract entrepreneurs and innovators, with spaces characterised by daring a...
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JumpStory rolls out AI-powered image search and success prediction tools

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd February 2020
The "Netflix for images' startup JumpStory, continues to innovate thanks to its $1 million investment Innovation in visual imagery for marketers with the news that JumpStory, an AI-based digital content platform, has released its AI-powered search and success prediction tools in 40 new languages, having secured $1million investment. This in turn is bringing the platform ever closer to its go...
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