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9 Ways to elevate yourself from an average talker to an engaging speaker

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st February 2022
Want to improve your public speaking skills? Marcus Grodentz from Toastmasters International shares some insights on how to do just that.   Imagine the scene. I’m in my office looking out at the docks. Outside it is bleak and so cold that the water in the docks has frozen. Suddenly the telephone rings. Picking up I hear a breathless panicky voice. “I need your help Marcus &nd...
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Hosting A Successful Podcast in 2022 - the stats to know

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st February 2022
With podcasts quickly becoming a huge part of everyday life, Voices, Creative Services Marketplace, Voices, have shared some of the key factors that businesses should be aware of before jumping on the podcast trend. The key statistics show, the number of worldwide podcast listeners os estimated to increase further to over 800 million users by 2025, with the most popular genres are comedy, news,...
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New research shows angel investors make an average of 14.7% return when investing into startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2022
    Envestors, the marketplace for early-stage investing, has just announced the results of its research into the Real Returns of Angel Investing. Founded in 2004, Envestors has helped more than 200 high growth businesses raise more than £100m through its own private investment club. The business, which has matched £100m+ of investment into over 200 companies, is regulated...
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Music App SPOKE Secures £1.1m to Improve GenZ Mental Health Through Music

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th February 2022
    SPOKE, a new app that provides music with mindfulness benefits, has secured a £1.1m pre-seed investment led by Ada Ventures. Based on 18 months of research and development with artists and scientific advisors, the Spoke app combines music with the therapeutic technique of mindfulness, where you focus on awareness of the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and acceptin...
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LetterOne commits £1million over two years to support the Centre for Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th February 2022
LetterOne, the long-term investment group, is committing £1million over two years to support the Centre for Entrepreneurs, a leading UK entrepreneurship foundation which aims to make Britain more entrepreneurial. The funding will support two important strands of work: reinvigorating CFE’s policy and research work with two significant projects; and fostering the next generation of e...
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FoodMarble - innovation to help you decode your digestion in real-time

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th February 2022
The future of digestive health in a pocket-size device - FoodMarble launches its Next-Generation WellTech Digestive Tracking Device for Consumers. A few months ago we highlighted the innovative work that FoodMarble, a leading digital health company in the gastroenterology space was doing and today we're doing that again, as they have just launched the world’s most advanced personal digest...
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Why Corporate Social Responsibility matters to Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th February 2022
Tyl surveyed UK business owners to find out what Corporate Social Responsibility means to them and how this translates into business success. New research by Tyl has found a large majority of UK companies are not well placed to address major health, wellbeing and equality challenges. Despite studies proving that companies who demonstrate a commitment to protecting and empowering employees can s...
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Brick raises $8.5m to build a single API layer for open finance in Southeast Asia

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2022
Brick, a fintech API provider allowing Southeast Asian tech companies to offer in-app financial services with a single line of code, has raised $8.5m to build a single API layer for open finance in Southeast Asia Brick has raised $8.5 million of funding in a Seed investment round led by prominent global venture capital investors Flourish Ventures and the global venture capital firm Antler. Oth...
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All-Island start-up pitch competition BIG IDEAS opens for applications

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2022
Innovative early-stage startups from across the island of Ireland are being sought for the BIG IDEAS pitch competition at Derry and Strabane Enterprise Week with a £4K prize on offer for the winner. Applications are now open for the BIG IDEAS start-up pitch competition aimed at early stage start-ups from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, taking place during the BIG IDEAS event...
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BIG IDEAS 2022 to explore opportunities for post-pandemic innovation and business growth

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th February 2022
BIG IDEAS is a one-day in-person and live-streamed event aiming to inspire existing businesses to explore new possibilities and to encourage early-stage startups and founders to embrace new emerging opportunities. Covid-19 forced us all - businesses and individuals alike - to adapt and change quickly, however the reality is that this change was coming anyway. Therefore, now as we consider our p...
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Sport Tech Hub by London Sport scores a partnership with Decathlon

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th February 2022
A new partnership will see the world’s largest sports retailer, Decathlon, join Sport Tech Hub and London Sport’s vision of making London the most physically active city in the world. Sport Tech Hub was established by London Sport with the purpose of bringing the power of tech innovation closer to efforts to increase physical activity levels in London and beyond. We support founders...
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Let's Talk About Investing: Investment App Launches ‘Lightyear Profiles’

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th February 2022
Lightyear introduces Lightyear Profiles to encourage conversations and make it easy for users to share and get inspiration around investing. Innovative fintech startup Lightyear has this week announced the launch of Lightyear Profiles; a way for investors to share high-level details about their portfolio with friends. It creates individual and personalised web pages for each user showcasing the...
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