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On-demand wellness app, Urban secures major funding boost

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th September 2020
The on-demand wellness app Urban raises £5.9 million on investment platform Seedrs to help it further develop its services and expand to more cities Great news to start the week from on-demand wellness app Urban which has just raised £5.9 million on investment platform Seedrs, tripling its initial target of £2 million. This is Seedrs’ third largest raise this year, and wit...
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Tech Startup Incubator Vi offers access and learning for pre-seed startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th September 2020
Startacus launches Vi, a new 6-week digital programme for pre-seed and pre-accelerator level tech startups to get them ready for investment, growth and scale Colm Long, Former VP, Global Operations at Facebook, Naomi Timperley, co-founder of Tech North Advocates, Femi Kalejaiye, Senior Equity Campaign Manager at Crowdcube, Perdie Alder, Co-founder of Spice Startups and Eamonn Carey, MD of Techsta...
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VC Firm Talis Capital critique Rishi Sunak's Job Support Scheme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th September 2020
Vasile Foca, co-founder and managing partner at Talis Capital outlines why the Chancellor's measures are not enough to tackle the skills deficit and social security issues... Yesterday Rishi Sunak unveiled further details of the UK government’s 'job support scheme’ to support workers’ wages throughout the pandemic, however many feel that it is not enough. Vasile Foca, co-founder...
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Ambition, a new pre-accelerator programme for female entrepreneurs in Donegal launches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th September 2020
Ambition, a pre-accelerator programme run by LEO Donegal and NDRC launches to help early-stage female founders from Donegal take business ideas from concept to pitch... Great news for female entrepreneurs from Donegal with the launch of Ambition, a new pre-accelerator programme run by Local Enterprise Office Donegal in partnership with NDRC. The programme aims to help early-stage female entrepren...
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Rolls-Royce joins the ATI Boeing Accelerator as Partner

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2020
Rolls-Royce partners with ATI Boeing Accelerator, the 3 month programme supporting and backing startups in the UK aerospace industry for its second cohort... Great news from ATI Boeing Accelerator, a three month programme to support and back startups in the UK aerospace industry, as it has just announced that global industrial technology company Rolls-Royce will join as partner for its ...
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NI tech startup Mountain Technologies secures major investment from HBAN angel investors

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st September 2020
  Innovative Northern Ireland-based startup Mountain Technologies secures investment to launch and market its connected ski pass system Great news for Mountain Technologies Ltd, the Northern Ireland tech startup which has secured significant investment from a group of HBAN angel investors and Co Fund II. The investment will be used to market and launch its connected ski pass system designed...
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Logistics and Warehousing Focused Startups Wanted for Wincanton Innovation Lab

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th September 2020
Does (or could) your tech startup offer innovative solutions for the logistics sector? The third edition of Wincanton's innovation programme W² Labs is now open for entries... From robotic automation, demand forecasting, through to people and process planning, Wincanton, the UK’s largest third-party logistics provider, has launched the third edition of W2 Labs - an innovation lab ...
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NI startups to compete for £75k grant to develop innovative port technology

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th September 2020
NI (Northern Ireland) startups will have the chance to win a £75,000 proof of concept grant as part of a new competition launched today by Techstart Ventures and Belfast Harbour, with support from BT. Innovative thinkers based in NI are invited to submit ideas for new technology solutions to assist lone workers at Belfast Harbour or for new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that can delive...
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Unique COVID-19 stimulus initiative launched in Jersey

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th September 2020
PFS, a leading player in the FinTech ecosystem supports the World's First COVID-19 Stimulus Payments Programme of its Kind in Jersey... Innovation in the FinTech sector with the news that PFS is partnering with the Government of Jersey via its unique spend local prepaid Mastercard initiative. The initiative is part of the government’s overall £150 million fiscal stimulus package ...
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Catalyst's Co-Founders Programme strengthens NW innovation sector

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th September 2020
Five of the teams from NI-based Catalyst's first Co-Founders programme in the NW have been successful in securing £10,000 of Innovate UK funding  Great news from NI-based Catalyst which successfully completed its first North West Northern Ireland Co-Founders programme, supporting a new generation of first-time entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups from the region....
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ClinSpec Dx secures £2.4M funding boost for its cancer testing technology

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th September 2020
Major funding secured by Glasgow-based ClinSpec Dx to help further develop its innovative, impactful and early detection cancer testing technology  Efforts to improve the early detection of cancer have received a significant boost with a £2.4 million funding deal to support the further development of innovative testing technology.Glasgow-based ClinSpec Diagnostics Limited (ClinSpec Dx)...
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Move beyond the trend of simplistic AI tools!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th September 2020
Don’t fall for the ‘next best action’ trap! We need to move beyond the current trend of adding simplistic AI tools to sales force dashboards,OKRA will highlight at their 15th September free webinar OKRA, is an artificial intelligence company for healthcare who use AI-powered analytics to save and improve human lives. Here, they share all on their coming-soon free webinar: These...
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