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'Makemoji' Founder Tyler Breton Talks to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st December 2014
Everyone and their gran has a fancy phone these days, meaning staying in touch and communicating has never been easier! With the evolution, of these devices, so too has our methods of communicating; enter 'Emojis'; the newest means of presenting what we mean. We thought it wise to chat to the Founder of Makemoji - a 'Social Network For Emojis' Tyler Breton, about emojis, the internet and...
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Financial news round-up for small business - Nov 14

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st December 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting. The introduction of the freelance tsarThe introduction of a freelance tsar this month indicates the government are taking self-employed workers more seriously. General confidence is also up among Britain's army of small businesses and the self-employed but there is a large consensus tha...
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Chivas The Venture

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th November 2014
If you’re an aspiring social entrepreneur then this recently launched comp ought to be right up your street. Chivas Regal are on the hunt for the most promising social entrepreneurs from all around the world to take part in The Venture. This global competition will see up to 20 of the most promising ideas and early stage startups being selected to take part in the overall final and have the...
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Sheffield Startup Weekend App Could Save NHS millions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2014
Sheffield’s Startup Weekend has never failed to put on a seriously impressive show and of course this year’s event, which took place last weekend, was no exception. For those of you who may not know, Startup Weekend, which takes place in cities across the world, is an intensive competition and learning opportunity in which teams carry a business proposition from the idea stage to mini...
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12 days of business giveaways - Startaclaus to return

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th November 2014
Last year we ran 12 days of pre-Christmas giveaways with some fabulous business themed gifts and prizes going to the self starting, small business and startup up community. And we’re delighted to report that last week Startacus received a call from the big man himself, Mr Startaclaus saying he’d love to come back and help out again. We want to do our bit to help the season of goodwil...
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50% Discount on Share: Summit tickets for Startacus Members

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st November 2014
Interested in the Sharing Economy? - Startacus Members get 50% of tickets to the first Share:Summit We are delighted to announce that courtesy of our pals over at The Share:Summit all Startacus members can get 50% off the price of a standard ticket to this new and exciting London event. That means instead of £149 (the price for everyone else) our community will only pay £74.50 + booki...
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3D Printed Nano Sculpture- World's Tiniest Woman

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st November 2014
Once again we have 3D printing to thank for making our jaws drop in speechless awe, as we discover yet another wondrous application for this burgeoning technology Jonty Hurwitz (engineer and artist) has used a form of 3D printing to forge what is believed to be the smallest representation of the human form ever created… and yes, it’s really REALLY small. In our age of biggest &lsqu...
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Could you be the GREAT Face of British Business?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th November 2014
Fancy becoming a GREAT Face of British Business? Well if you run a small business based in the UK, you just might - thanks to this new competition. The Business is GREAT campaign and BT are on the hunt for the most inspiring and exciting small businesses in Britain today. Whether you’ve helped your small business get into new markets in an innovative way or you’ve developed new ways...
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Nacue Varsity pitch competition grand final

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2014
The excitement and pressure is mounting for the folks at The National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) with the grand final of their Varsity Pitch competition, taking place this Friday (21st November 2014) and forming a climatic finish to their Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations. Specifically designed for innovative young business owners and aspiring entrepreneur...
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Interested in the Shared Economy? - Win a Media Pass to the Share:Summit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2014
We love a good collaboration here at Startacus HQ. (Subtle link to our Collaboration Space; showcasing startups, ideas and projects) We’ve been invited to Share:Summit in London at the end of this month, but sadly we can't make it so we’ve decided to SHARE our media pass with one of YOU, the self starting, collaborative, good eggs from our community.  An excellent idea, if ...
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Need Startup PR? Win Startacus’ new premium Startup publicity package

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2014
A month or so ago we told you of our exciting plans to provide startups with an affordable publicity and startup PR option via our very own startup publicity programme. The aim was to make sure that as we continue to grow the Startacus platform our members are given the chance to gain extra publicity, as quickly as possible and at a cost effective price.    We are now happy to share th...
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The Web Summit in Numbers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th November 2014
Now that Web Summit 2014 is slipping away into a hazy (but very happy memory) we decided to take a look at some of the impressive figures that have arisen over the past week as a way of demonstrating its incredible size ….and to put a stopper on it so to speak. Billed as Europe’s biggest tech event, Web Summit certainly matched the expectations of everyone involved. The People 22...
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