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Disney Accelerator - call for entries

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th February 2014
If you’re a tech startup in the media and entertainment arena, then the recently launched Disney Accelerator would be well worth a look.The Disney Accelerator will see 10 startup companies taking part in a 3 month program in Los Angeles where they will incubate and hone their innovative media and entertainment product ideas.Each startup who take part will receive $20,000 from the off as well...
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The Annual Startacus Self Starter Awards is back open for entries!

by: ~ 25th February 2014
Launched this year in April, the Startacus Self Starter Awards aims to recognise the work of early stage self starter / entrepreneur / startup folk. Yep, people probably just like you - who are demonstrating that they’re doing something of note with that big or small idea that they have! So far we have had some fab weekly winners, who hopefully at the end of 2014 will all be in with a chance...
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Concept Cupboard launches Coding Cupboard

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th February 2014
Our friends over at Concept Cupboard have just launched a new online platform, Coding Cupboard that connects in-need businesses with jobseeking student coders. Aiming to help aspiring young coders gain vital commercial experience, build a real portfolio of work and monetize their skills by the time they leave education, Adam Ball, General Manager of Coding Cupboard, said: “I’m ...
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The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards - entries wanted!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th February 2014
If you’re female and you’re at the helm of an early stage startup, then the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are most certainly worth checking out. Since 2006, these Awards have sought to identify, support and encourage startup projects created by women entrepreneurs from all across the world and right now, they’re looking for entries for this year’s comp. So...her...
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Taggled.tv Wins a Place at Top European Tech Event

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th February 2014
Those of you who are fashionably inclined will no doubt remember that a few months ago we did a feature on très très chic Belfast based v-commerce startup Taggled.tv and now, just in time for London Fashion Week, they have some rather exciting news to share.  But before we get to that, here’s a reminder of what Taggled is all about. Concentrating (for the time being) on t...
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Net Lawman link up with Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th February 2014
Net Lawman provide legal documents and templates to individuals and businesses and for all you new & old Startacus members, that link-up means you’re gonna be able to get a fab 25% discount on their standard prices... Here at Startacus we are aiming to create a ‘pick and mix’ of all the bits and bobs that you might need if you are looking to start your own business, or looki...
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Social Media Week 2014 preview

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th February 2014
As many of you know, one of the core aims of Startacus is to connect people (aka Self Starters) and their ideas with the people, places and services that can help take said ideas forward. And likewise as this is a core aim of this year’s Social Media Week we’re taking a keen interest in all the happenings at this 6th such event. The biannual event is back on our horizon again running f...
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Win 1 month free membership to a new Club Workspace office in London!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th February 2014
Back at the end of 2013, we ran a pretty successful festive comp - the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, aptly helped on by a merry ol’ fellow called Startaclaus! It was all rather fab and helped a few self starters nab some great gifts and pressies and at the same time helped spread a little Crimbo spirit. With Valentines Day fast approaching we’d been thinking about running a similar ...
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The Tenner Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2014
Here at Startacus we’re all about celebrating the self starters of the world - whatever age they may be. After all, entrepreneurship shouldn’t be related to age should it? So when we hear of initiatives and ventures that are helping to promote enterprise and ingenuity, well..quite frankly we love it.The latest such venture to capture our hearts is Tenner.In essence, the mission of...
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1 free month use of Penelope for Startacus members

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th February 2014
As many of you may know, a common issue for many small businesses and startups is that it can be pretty tough to act as though you’re running an established business, especially when you don’t have all those essential support functions. One typical problem is not having a phone system in place that makes your business appear as professional as you and your startup team like to act! We...
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The Handmade Fair

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th February 2014
Whereas just a few years ago, Kirstie Allsopp was known primarily for her tv shows where she helped buyers find their ideal homes, this has now been somewhat overshadowed by her seemingly all-consuming passion for crafts, vintage and all things handmade. Whether it’s upcycling or candle making, her enthusiasm is admittedly pretty infectious.So then...we’ve had the shows, we’ve ha...
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The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd February 2014
If social enterprise is your thing, then we reckon that the recently launched Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme is well worth a look. The programme aims to support anyone who has an idea for a project which can help their local community. It’s not just about new ideas though - if you’re already involved in a social enterprise that is doing just that,...
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