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BMW Group Financial Services launches 10 week Collaboration Lab

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th May 2018
Tech Startups take note! With the ambition to drive new thinking, explore new tech and build pioneering solutions, BMW Group Financial Services Collaboration Lab are looking to collaborate with a number of selected innovative tech startups and entrepreneurs during a ten week programme based in Columbus, Ohio, USA.   Based at the Americas Regional Services Center in Columbus, Ohio, selected s...
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Hardware startups and founders offered FREE focused workshops and support

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th May 2018
Hardware startups and founders take note - these FREE to attend workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions care of CRL, the London based Hardware Accelerator and product focused Coworking space, could be the difference between make or break for your product-based business or idea. The Central Research Laboratory, based in the The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes, West London is driven by the opportunity...
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Coconut cracks on with it's banking and accounting app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2018
Coconut, an app-based smart current account, combining banking and accounting services for the freelance and self-employed workforce, has opened 1,000 accounts since launch. Coconut, an app-based smart current account combining banking and accounting services, designed specifically for the UK’s ever-growing freelance and self-employed workforce has reached a significant milestone in opening...
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Win £10,000 with The F Factor!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2018
Are you a young UK based entrepreneur or wannapreneur with a fab idea for an app, a game, or a technology business? If so, you might want to know about The F Factor, the startup competition for 14-25 year old UK entrepreneurs with a chance to win £10,000. Care of the Founders Forum and thanks to their competition sponsor TalkTalk, 5 young bright superstar UK-based entrepreneurs (i...
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KOMPAS COO Maps Out a Future for AI and Us

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th April 2018
Last month, Olivia Higgs, COO of KOMPAS, gave a TEDx talk on Artificial Intelligence after being named as one of the UK’s most inspirational young individuals. At the end of 2017, JCI UK recognised Olivia Higgs as one of the UK’s most inspirational young individuals for her accomplishments in business and economics, and in March 2018 Olivia was invited to Virginia, United States, ...
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iContract raises over £800k to help contractors connect with recruiters

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th April 2018
iContract, the online platform connecting contractors with recruiters, closed its latest round of investment a couple of weeks back - after successfully raising over £800,000. With a pre-money valuation of £3,000,000, the campaign attracted direct investment from long-term strategic investors, as well as 200+ small-sized investors from its own community via the crowdfund platform Seed...
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Storify end-of-life made easier by Wakelet import tool

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th April 2018
When Storify announced last December that it will officially shut down in May 2018, Wakelet a free-to-use content curation platform saw an opportunity, and quickly came up with a solution for Wakelet users to find a new home for their content. Storify, a leading digital publishing tool that allowed users to chronologically order links and social media posts, along with their own no...
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Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator reimagines enterprise innovation - one startup at a time

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd April 2018
Oracle’s Startup Cloud Accelerator focuses on reimagining enterprise innovation through partnerships with startups that foster codevelopment and co-innovation, where both parties win. With applications currently open for five startups to join cohort 2, we thought it wise to share all the key details on this Bristol-based programme. Aiming to help startups scale their enterprise-grade produc...
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Diversifying Entrepreneurship in London - The Power of 25

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th April 2018
Last week, facilitated by Hatch Enterprise and YSYS, 25 women of colour - all entrepreneurs and founders, came together to discuss diversifying entrepreneurship in London and the necessary support and provision of services women of colour need to overcome barriers to succeed in business. It is fair to say that there is still some work to do both within the UK and more specifically within the cont...
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General Assembly to be aquired by The Adecco Group

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
The Adecco Group (think HR and Recruitment solutions) have announced a definitive agreement to acquire General Assembly (think education and career transformation) for $412.5m. The acquisition aims to position the Adecco Group as a leader in the fast-growing up-/re-skilling segment, complementing it's existing solutions and creating significant synergies in Talent Development & Career Tr...
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GovStart seeks tech startups to transform public sector

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
GovStart, a six month growth programme run by PUBLIC, to help tech startups transform the public sector is back and looking for its latest cohort. Launched last year, with a first year cohort including Ask the Midwife, Adzuna, Red Sift, and Cera, £8.1 million in valued contracts signed, and 6 public sector pilots already agreed, we took a look over all the key details a startup would need t...
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Global Digital Week to address the digital skills gap

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
The first Global Digital Week, happening 23rd-29th April, will take place in more than 7 different countries, promoting tech & digital skills. Apparently more than 40% of all jobs are likely to be automated by 2030.  Step forward the first Global Digital Week, happening 23rd-29th April, an initiative run by GDW is a UK- based, Community Interest Company, found by University of Leeds gra...
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