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Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2020
The lowdown on the #SmallBusinessCrisisNow campaign from Wenta... Wenta, leading social enterprise for startups and small businesses, have set up a Government petition for cash grants to be extended to small businesses that don’t qualify for Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR). The petition is being run alongside the digital campaign of #SmallBusinessCrisisNow and has already at...
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Leading VCs discuss the future of innovation in a post COVID-19 world in new webinar series

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2020
Thoughts, advice and perspectives shared by leading VC investors discussing the future of innovation in a post COVID-19 world... Days after the announcement of UK’s Future Fund, a few of the most prominent VC investors in Europe and the US came together to share perspectives on the current market, the innovations to watch and to give advice to founders in a new online “Ecosystem&rdq...
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HackBack aims to solve SME COVID-19 issues

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th April 2020
Remote hackathon #HackBack is aiming to address the issues the small and medium businesses will face in the coming Covid19 recovery. With the successful completion of Ireland’s first fully remote, international hackathon event, What The Hack announces their second remote event, #HackBack, taking place over the 2 days of May 30 & 31. Founded by Sophie Benoit and Caitlin Hafer, the Dublin...
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Hyper Poland secures further investment to develop magnetic railway technology

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd April 2020
Further development of magnetic rail system thanks to investment raised by innovative Polish company Hyper PolandOne of Poland's most innovative companies, Hyper Poland, has just secured over half a million euros investment. The money raised will enable the business to extend its research on passive magnetic levitation technology, adapting it to existing railway infrastructure and building a ...
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Belfast EdTech company Komodo supporting locked down families globally

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2020
Coronavirus crisis leads to big increase in demand for maths learning tools created by Belfast EdTech company Komodo Learning... Belfast EdTech company Komodo Learning has seen a fourfold increase in global demand for its maths learning tools as parents look for resources to help their children keep learning during the coronavirus lockdown. Komodo is a maths learning system for children a...
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Shepherd, property performance management platform secures follow-on funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2020
Further funding secured by innovative PropTech and InsurTech startup Shepherd, the innovative property performance management business... Good news from Shepherd, the innovative property performance management business, who have secured follow-on funding from Earthworm, an investor focused exclusively on sustainable projects.The £1.1m investment will enable the business to conti...
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MedAll helps medics to share and collaborate on research during lockdown

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2020
MedAll launches an innovative International Virtual Medical Conference to help medics share and collaborate on important research during lockdown.In the current Covid-19 environment, now more than ever, healthcare professionals need to be collaborating and sharing their research findings.  Typically medics present, discuss and debate their latest findings at Conferences. However, in the curr...
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Stats show that Covid-19 is affecting both vulnerable and established businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th April 2020
Funding Xchange data reveals that the impact of the crisis is spreading from the most vulnerable businesses to more established businesses... There is a concerning trend that the financial impact of the Covid19 crisis is now hitting hitherto safe established businesses according to research being undertaken by Funding Xchange, the online platform appointed by the Government to help businesses d...
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Future Fund may not encourage investors to invest

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th April 2020
Enterprise Investment Scheme Association welcomes new Future Fund, but questions how attractive it is to private investors to invest on current terms. The membership organisation for many of the investment funds supporting the future high growth and technology businesses in the UK, the Enterprise Allowance Scheme Association (EISA), has welcomed the Government’s ‘Future Fund’ an...
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Young Foodies launches Mighty Small, the supermarket of small brands

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th April 2020
Young Foodies launches Mighty Small, a new online supermarket with community at its core, dedicated to small independent challenger brands. Despite the taxing impact of COVID-19, many small FMCG businesses will see opportunity in pivoting to online to boost sales. But how do they find and sell to the consumer? Step foward Mighty Small, an ecommerce platform launched by Young Foodies, al...
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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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