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The Northern Soho Award for Collaboration

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2014
Our Manchester startup month is now well and truly under way and one thing is becoming abundantly clear- the people of Manchester and indeed the North West as a whole are fiercely proud of their individuality, creativity, drive and general Self Starter spirit (which just happen to be all of the things we love here at Startacus). Northern Soho is one rather fab demonstration of this. It is a Nort...
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Startup Rally picks up pace for 2014 tour

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th August 2014
Two startup car related posts in one day - but more on that later… Last year we featured the Startup Rally, a literal drive around Europe over 19 days where a group of startup Founders accelerated around various European startup cities in an attempt to learn from each other, each startup city and also gain the opportunity to pitch for investment from a whole series of VCs and Angels. And...
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The D&AD Awards are back

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2014
Designers take note - the D&AD Awards are back and they’re looking for creative folk just like you. Since the early 1960’s the awards have helped to inspire a community of creative thinkers by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising. The awards are aimed at showcasing and celebrating commercial creativity in the design world and are recognised globally a...
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Manchester Startup Month

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th August 2014
So it’s the beginning of another month and that can mean only one thing here at Startacus - it’s time for us to begin examining the startup scene of a brand spanking new UK / Ireland City. So far in our startup saga we have spent time looking at Belfast, Bristol and Glasgow, examining the startups, events, people and places that make them the great self starter cities that they are. No...
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Northern Ireland programme Aims to Propel your Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th August 2014
The Northern Ireland based Propel programme, an intensive 12-month accelerator of sorts, aimed at fast tracking innovative startups (and offering up to £20k in finance) is back! Here are all the details... Anyone who visits Startacus regularly will know we have a healthy interest in the startup scene in NI (in fact today alone we've featured some news on NI based Startacus member Stephen He...
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15 for 2015 - entries now open

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th August 2014
We think it’d be fair to say that here at Startacus we heart self starters. Lots.So when we hear about initiatives and comps that aim to help self starters in any way, well quite frankly we’re all ears. One such initiative is the recently launched 15 for 2015 competition. Backed by PCG, the not for profit freelancer organisation, the comp aims to give the UK’s independent and en...
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Financial news round-up for small business - July 2014

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd August 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting.SMEs and freelancers have been given government backing this month, as the rising number of self-employed continues to spark discussion in parliament. On the flip-side, late payments have been found to seriously affect SME success rates, with 60% of small businesses experiencing tardy pay...
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Kath Preston of Oxygen Accelerator chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st August 2014
Kath Preston is the Programme Manager of Oxygen Accelerator, a fab 3 month programme for early stage startups that runs in London and Birmingham - but more on all that later... Choosing the support and investment of a startup accelerator to propel your business can be a major and life changing decision - after all, your startup can suck the life and air out of you on occasion when you go it alone...
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The Big Start Up Loans Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th July 2014
If your business has got off the ground thanks to the financial support of a Startup Loan, then listen up because this recently launched comp is well worth a look. The Big Start Up Loans competition aims to award self starters from all across the UK with a range of fab prizes all in return for a little feedback and insight into their startup businesses. To win the accolade of Startup of the Year...
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99 Days of Freedom- Life without Facebook

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th July 2014
Do you remember a few weeks ago Facebook got itself into a spot of bother as details emerged of a mass psychological experiment that they had carried out on hundreds of thousands of unwitting users? Basically they manipulated the news feed content that people were exposed to in order to gauge whether or not the level of positivity / negativity which people experience had any effect on the kinds o...
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Showcase your startup and win advertising space on Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th July 2014
Advertising your startup or your business venture can be a costly affair. Likewise showcasing your startup and telling the whole world about your big (or small) idea, project or startup can be tough going, especially when for the time being you are a small fish in a rather large startup pond. Helping with these issues has always been a key goal of us here at Startacus - offering a space and a pla...
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Small Business Saturday is back!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd July 2014
Small Business Saturday, which will take place this year on December 6th, encourages consumers to “shop local” and support their local communities, as well as giving small businesses a fab opportunity for visibility and promotion.  Last year's Small Business Saturday was a great success and this year promises to build on that success. It may still seem a long way away, but the sea...
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