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The World Illustration Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th November 2014
If illustration’s your thing, then you might want to put away those pencils and pens, (digital or otherwise) for a few moments and take a read at this. The Association of Illustrators (AOI) and the Directory of Illustration have come together and just launched a fab new international illustration competition - the World Illustration Awards. Yep - this year the AOI are going global! The Awa...
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The Small Business Saturday countdown begins

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th November 2014
Last year we featured Small Business Saturday UK, a grassroots, non-political, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. And Bob's your uncle, with less than a month to go, we thought it only right to give you all a nudge in the right direction, since Small Business Satur...
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The IMGA Awards are back

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th November 2014
Mobile game developers take note - the International Mobile Gaming Awards are back and once again seeking entries. Now in its 11th year, this is a comp not to be missed - whether you’re an independent developer or you’re part of a larger studio team. Since it started back in 2004, over 5000 mobile games from all around the world have been reviewed - games such as Angry Birds, Candy Cr...
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Web Summit Kicks off in Dublin

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th November 2014
The time has come! Web Summit is finally here. The tech world has descended upon the Irish capital Dublin, in what is arguably the world’s most exciting, innovative, and comprehensive exposé that the global tech industry has to offer! Over the course of the next few days some 22,000 attendees are expected to sample the delights of the Summit, with over 2,000 startups exhibiting, 700...
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Win a Ticket to the Digital DNA Conference in Belfast

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th October 2014
Northern Ireland Folk lend me your ears.  Good news, after our recent flurry of event giveaways with Dublin’s Web Summit, London’s Apps World and Sheffield’s Crowdfunding Deep Impact Conference, we’ve got a Northern Ireland based startup / innovation / entrepreneurial event giveaway - namely two tickets for the Digital DNA conference up for grabs. Yep - two...
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Submit your Startup!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th October 2014
Submit your Startup! When we relaunched our Collaboration space back in June, we reckon we went a step further in offering a fab place where self starters can submit their startups, ideas and projects for the world to see. And as you’d imagine, we are still busy beavering away at Startacus HQ to try and evolve and improve that space. Over the coming weeks and months we will add extra user ...
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NACUE Startup Career Launchpad

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th October 2014
What's life in a startup really like? Exciting? Inspiring? Terrifying? If you are thinking about turning your hand to a role within a startup, or indeed taking the plunge with a new business of your very own, your head is probably buzzing with questions about what it's really like. Luckily the folks over at NACUE (that's the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs) have create...
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The Space - Open Call

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2014
If you’re the creative type, then the latest Open Call for The Space would be well worth a look. For any of you who may not be aware, The Space is a free online space for artists and audiences from around the world to create and explore exciting new art. Right now they’re on the lookout for projects from artists from a range of industries and sectors - from the creative and digital si...
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Win a Ticket to the Crowdfunding: Deep Impact III Conference Sheffield

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2014
Good news, after our flurry of crowdfunding themed articles, from our overview of the national Crowdfunding: Deep Impact Conference and our interview with Barry James, Crowdfunding thought leader, we return this week with a fab giveaway. We've a ticket to win for the Deep Impact III conference itself and three runners up prizes of free entry to their Crowdfunding Masterclass, which quite convenie...
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The Pitch Grand Final Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2014
The razor sharp amongst you have probably noticed that this year we have taken particular interest in all the news / goings on from The Pitch small business competition. `It came to the forefront of our mind during our Bristol Startup Month (since the competition itself is a product of this great and wonderful city) and we of course vowed to follow its every move as it hurtled towards th...
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The Spark - Eventbrite's Startup Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th October 2014
Do you have an great new idea for an event?  The good folk over at Eventbrite, backed by our friends General Assembly, Moo, and Moneypenny are on the hunt to find the best new event idea in the UK. With only just over a week left to apply, we thought it best to make a bit of event of it, and share all the important details with you all... The competition, aptly named The Spark is a competi...
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The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th October 2014
Since we’re slap bang in the middle of our Startup Cities focus on Dublin, we thought there’d be no better time to highlight the fact that The Irish Times Innovation Awards are back and open for business! For the past five years, the awards have been seeking to celebrate and showcase all things innovative throughout the island of Ireland and this year is no different! Entries are cur...
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