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The Web Summit takes flight to Vegas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd February 2014
Whilst it appears that details are still being finalised, it seems that the good folk from the Dublin Web Summit (née The Web Summit / The Summit) appear to be on a collision path with the stateside Tech and Startup scene… What we know so far: Called Collision. Organised by Paddy Cosgrove and the Summit team. May. Las Vegas. Big Tech Conference. Chance for startups to have to have a...
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Financial news round-up for Small Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st February 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting, which explores the most important financial news for small businesses - already 2014 seems high-geared to be a year of growth for startups and SMEs.The global economy is on the up The world bank has happy projections for 2014. Its newly released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report ha...
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Entrepreneuring is… A New Startup Blockbuster

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th January 2014
Here at Startacus we spend quite a bit of our time discussing business accelerators… the huge variety of programmes going on out there really gives us something to sink our startup teeth into. And it would seem that we are not the only ones who are inordinately (and lets face it disproportionately) excited by these polytunnels of the business world as we are regularly inundated with request...
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20% discount on Coding Workshops in London

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2014
Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE. Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE. Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE. Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE. Here at Startacus, we’ve written quite a few times on the importance of learning to code and also some of the coding places and spaces that you can he...
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The Digital Innovation Contest - Cross Sector Exploration

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2014
If collaboration and innovation are more than just buzz words to you, then the latest initiative from IC tomorrow ought to be right up your street.The aim of the Cross Sector Exploration initiative is to encourage digital innovation in the following areas:Retail connected retail smart tools for brand loyalty the future store. Events engaging festival audiences: urban engaging festival ...
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Introducing the Becon Economy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd January 2014
Heard about the Becon Economy? Beconomists? Spark Ups?....Nope? Well, read on to find out more... The Becon Economy is an emerging, dynamic and flourishing new sector of the economy and is a term used by Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics and Deputy Dean at London Business School, to describe a new period of economic behaviour which is being pioneered by 18-34 year olds worldwide. Having spen...
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Startacus Self Starter of the Year Winner Announced

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2014
A couple of weeks ago we asked all Startacus Self Starters of the Week to pitch to ourselves and Marketest why they should be considered for the Self Starter of the Year accolade. And the results are in... But let’s have a little recap first of all on how we got to this point. When we launched our Self Starter of the Week award back in September, it was because we wanted to reward the ea...
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Re-imagining the High Street

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2014
Our high streets are suffering. We all know that. And we all know too that something’s gotta be done about it. Whether it’s supporting those independent shops which remain or starting a popup in an empty unit - we all ought to play our part in making things better.However if you’ve got ideas for making things better on a much bigger scale, a new comp from the Technology Strategy ...
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Tech News Round-up 6

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th January 2014
Welcome to the Startacus Technology News Round-up. For those who managed a screen-break over Christmas, our first round-up of 2014 brings you right up to date with all the latest tech headlines for UK businesses - courtesy of marketing and technology blogger Justin Firth. CES Shows The Future The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has hit Las Vegas. CES provides an annual sneak peek of all the...
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New Business wanting to accept Card payments? Well here’s how you can do just that...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th January 2014
One of the biggest challenges when starting up a business is getting a payment system in place that makes you as professional as your intentions. Frustrations abound when you have a client or customer who can only pay with card, especially if you can only accept cash payments. The good news though is that the innovative iZettle service and card reader is one of the best ways to help combat that...
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10% off Whiteboard animation videos via DoodleDirect

by: ~ 12th January 2014
Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE. Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE. Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE. Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE. Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE.  Back in December 2013, (yes, it does now seem an age away now) we were delighted to run 12 da...
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Rockstar Youth incubator gets a visit from Bob Geldof

by: ~ 12th January 2014
You have probably noticed over recent weeks that things seem to have been going a bit rock'n'roll here at Startacus. Not only have we outlined the possible links between startup businesses and rock bands, we've also released a "Soundtrack to your Startup Journey" album and generally had a more 'devil may care' attitude towards proceedings. But all this is nothing compared to what's been going dow...
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