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Collider13

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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Campus Party

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2013
Whether you’re a developer or a gamer or simply someone who’s really into tech, we reckon the upcoming Campus Party would be right up your street.The event which is being held in London for the first time is an annual week long 24 hours-a-day festival where thousands of hackers, developers and technophiles, otherwise known as “Campuseros” get together and embrace all things...
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InnoApps: App Competition Opportunity

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2013
When Startacus got tweeted (is that the right terminology?) the other day asking to give a shout out about an App themed competition that is closing asap for entries, we thought we could do better than just tweet about it - hence this rather speedy news post to tell all… With a tagline of ‘Innoapps: Get empowered to App the World around you’, you can guess this is a competition...
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The Handmade in Britain Christmas Arcade

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2013
Yes, we know that it’s still only August, but like it or not, winter evenings and Christmas are really not that far away! In fact, the days of mulled wine and mince pies will be here before we know it!And if you’re a designer-maker, it would certainly be worth your while to start making some plans about Christmas now!Why? Well, mainly because those fab folks at Handmade in Britain are ...
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Distill Ventures Accelerator

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2013
Earlier in the week we featured the Oxygen Accelerator (closing date fast approaching!) and now we have a little something for all those budding premium spirit brands out there. The Distill Ventures Accelerator is the world’s first such programme specifically designed to assist new and growing premium spirit brands. It sounds like a great opportunity and here's a few of the basics. Born fro...
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