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Want to tell your Startup story?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th July 2013
Want to tell your Startup story? A couple of months ago we asked for any self starter or startup (who was interested of course!) to share their tale on a weekly basis with Startacus - The Self Start Society. We had a fantastic response and since then we’ve had some wonderful articles from a variety of individuals all in the early stages of starting their own businesses, launching their st...
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The Investor Pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2013
Getting funding for a business is never easy - you’ve got to put the work in, to convince the funder - be that funder a bank or a business angel - that your business is worth it and that they are going to receive a return on their investment. The thing to remember too is that there are lots of other entrepreneurs out there - lots of other startups - all vying for that same pot of cash. ...
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Startup Rally drives the startup point home

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2013
Setting off on the 12th August from London, Startup Rally will visit 9 European cities - all notorious for having strong startup scenes, in just a 19 day period.  Startup Rally aims to break ‘local tech bubbles’, by visiting 9 European cities - all notorious for having a strong startup scene and to build networks and communication between the cities and the visiting startup rally...
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Pitch at Web Summit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2013
Fancy promoting your startup at Europe’s biggest tech conference?Well you can, if you enter PITCH, which is a comp being held at the upcoming Web Summit in Dublin. It’s expected that hundreds of startups will be battling it out to pitch on the main stage and win the coveted accolade of being deemed 2013’s Best Startup.When you consider that there are expected to be over 7000 atte...
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Free Startup Day for wannabe Design and Craft Businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2013
Are you a recent UK Graduate Designer wanting to “Start, Run or Grow your own Design or Craft business”? If so, this free one-off event, could give you the foundations you need to draw together your big idea...Free and worthwhile stuff is always good we think (free and worthwhile being the clincher)! So when we heard about The Design Trust Start Up Day at New Designers, London (a 2 wee...
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Looking for £1 Million for your Startup?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2013
Forgive the tabloid style headline to this article - but it is a rather noteworthy statement after all - and we ain't telling porkies either! Interested in finding out more? Then read on! The Million Pound Startup competition is back. Last year Digital Shoreditch, raised the Startup Competition bar, with their aim to create a £100 million company, based in London. Last year’s competit...
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20 awards of £500 to give away - check this creative based comp out

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2013
We have featured IdeasTap a few times on Startacus. Competitions and awards really do seem to float the boat over at IdeasTap HQ and previously we have highlighted competitions such as the Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund, Uni Fee Fund and the Ideas Fund Innovators’ awards so we thought it was wise to highlight the updated Ideas Fund Innovators’ Awards. With a closing date of 5pm on 5t...
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Camp Nothing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2013
A little while ago we ran a feature on the frankly quite awesome Good for Nothing initiative which is all about ‘smart folk collaborating and experimenting to solve stuff that matters.’Since then more and more people have been getting involved with the result that Good for Nothing chapters are popping up all over the place. And the good news is that lots more are on their way since the...
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The Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2013
If you’re part of a Social Enterprise that’s been in operation and trading for at least the last two years, the recently launched Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards should certainly be worth a look.The Awards aim to help existing social enterprises to grow and develop by providing financial funding as well as business support. The entire prize fund for the awards is a prett...
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Test Town - the finalists compete

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2013
Back in February we wrote an article on Test Town -  the innovation challenge for 16-30 year olds from across the UK which asked them to come up with original and innovative uses for Britain's town centres... Test Town was an exciting new Carnegie UK project, and the 70 submitted ideas were put forward to a panel of ‘experts’ who shortlisted down to 12 finalists. Those 12 final...
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Special offer on Market Research

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th June 2013
Quantitative market research is the use of numerical analysis to provide information useful to businesses. It is often about asking and surveying your potential client’s feedback on your business idea, product, or service, and collecting information relating to a company’s potential customers. It allows start-up entrepreneurs, managers, and businesses to make decisions based on co...
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Make Things Do Stuff

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th June 2013
Let’s face it. The entrepreneurs of the future are right now sitting in classrooms, playing in playgrounds and maybe just maybe dreaming of what they’re going to do one day...Whilst traditional education of course has its place, it’s recently been great to see all sorts of new initiatives and projects being developed with the aim of inspiring, motivating and educating our childre...
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