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Startacus - Marketest Self Starter of the Year Award

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2013
When we launched our Self Starter of the Week award a few weeks ago it was because we recognised that pretty much every early stage startup, entrepreneur, self starter...(call it what you like) loves to get a pat on the back, a mention and a bit of recognition for their big (or small) idea, their project or their business and all that they're doing. So far, we hope you agree that the weekly award ...
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THE BIG DRAW- A festival that's really drawing in the crowds

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2013
We would be the first to admit that our artistic prowess leaves a little to be desired...Picasso's crown is certainly safe for the time being. Those of you who frequent the Startacus Facebook page will no doubt be familiar with doodles and other inspirational scribblings. Although we are in no danger of winning the Turner prize any time soon, we thoroughly enjoy our artistic adve...
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Scottish accelerator goes looking for new chiclets

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2013
Scottish accelerator goes looking for new chiclets... If you are an early stage startup or business and reckon that a little structuring, shaping and support might make your business rule the roost, then this Scottish programme might be for you. With three locations in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the West Coast, and a vision to create and support a business startup renaissance in Scotland, Entrepren...
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Digital Innovation Competition- Game On!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2013
If there's one market whose duty it is to stay at the cutting edge of innovations in digital technology its the gaming industry. Those of you who are familiar will know that the key international players in this sector are engaged in an unending technological arms race which drives innovation and development forward at an astonishing pace. But even with their impressive manpower and near inexhaus...
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by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th September 2013
Collider13 - Productive collaboration between start-ups and brands Those of you with super-long elephant style memories will no doubt remember that last October we featured an exciting accelerator programme called Collider12, which aimed to assist creative marketing startups through mentorship and collaboration with existing brands. This year, the accelerator returns under the fitting name of Col...
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Students! Graduates! Do you want £10k for your business?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th September 2013
Cool - thought that would get your attention! And no panic, no long essay required here - we’re getting straight to the point with this student / grad targeted business comp. The Varsity Pitch Competition is a UK based pitching competition for student and graduate entrepreneurs. There are seven categories to choose from and the seven industry winners will come together to pitch (as the name...
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Digital DNA

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th September 2013
If you happen to either live or be visiting Northern Ireland at the end of this week and you have an active vested interested in digital technologies, you may want to take a look at Digital DNA an all-day event happening in Belfast on Friday 13th. Put Friday 13th September in the Diary (nope, not hide in fear at the date). With the likes of Facebook, Google and BT senior execs speaking and attend...
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Accelerator Academy - Listen-up Start-up!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2013
We love taking a look at accelerator programmes that offer something a bit special and this week we think we've hit the nail on the head with Accelerator Academy, a well established education programme which has tasked itself with encouraging high growth to start-up digital businesses. You'll have to get your skates on though, as all applications must be in by September 15th. What does the progra...
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Britain’s Top Real Role Model

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2013
With the job market still pretty challenging to say the least, it’s no wonder more and more students and graduates are turning towards self employment and creating their own jobs and opportunities. More self starters? That’s music to our ears here at Startacus! We are the Self Start Society after all... Well, if you happen to be one of those students or graduates who is thinking of em...
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Scottish Edge update

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2013
With another £750k up for grabs,  the third round of the Scottish Edge fund closes for applications on the 18th September so we thought best to highlight it for any young Scottish entrepreneur or early stage startups out there. We featured the Scottish Edge fund last year when it was first opened for round one. Since then a colossal £1.2 million has been awarded to some 35 young ...
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Self starter of the week & our Hall of Fame!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2013
Since starting Startacus and the self start society, we’ve quickly realised that self starters like to talk - about themselves, about their ideas, about their projects, about their businesses, about lots of things really. We realised too that other self starters like to listen - and learn - and read - and be inspired. We know when you’re starting out that knowing people are list...
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CultureTECH Update

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st August 2013
CultureTECH Update 9th-15th September 2013 It’s that time of year again, Derry's own week-long festival of digital technology, media, music, art and other geeky stuff. Click here to check out our feature on last year’s CultureTECH event and see what you missed or read on to see what there is to look forward to. For those of you who don't know... CultureTECH is an annual festival whi...
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