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Seedcorn Business Competition returns for 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th April 2018
The All-Ireland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition is back for 2018, with a total cash prize fund of €280k and the ambition to help early stage innovative companies get investor ready and to introduce them to valuable networks. Aimed at independent ventures incorporated on the island of Ireland (ROI or NI) in the seed, startup or early stages of business development and ideally targetin...
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Pre-seed Investor Seed Haus Invests in Three New Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th April 2018
Seed Haus, the Edinburgh based pre-seed investor invests in three new startups working across: Robotics, AdTech, and MarTech that will now join the incubator as part of their second cohort. Founded as a response to the lack of startup funding in the Scottish eco-system, Seed Haus believe entrepreneurs need the most help in the early phases of the business’ life cycle, but that the Scottish ...
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Challenger bank with integrated accounting service goes from beta to launch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th April 2018
Challenger bank, Countingup, a UK business current account with integrated accounting and tax software, goes from from beta to official launch. Challenger Bank Countingup offers accounting and banking in one place for sole traders, freelancers and small businesses. Created in September 2017 by Tim Fouracre, Countingup is VC backed startup who have worked with more than 1,000 small businesses ...
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MadTech Accelerator Collider Looks To Make Further Impact

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th April 2018
Marketing, advertising and commerce tech startups, take note – the latest Collider accelerator programme closes for applications on the 30th April. If you are interested in gaining investment and joining a globally acclaimed accelerator programme designed specifically for your space, then this could be the opportunity for you. With over five years’ experience shaping the future o...
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upSTART, the startup pitch competition at Digital DNA returns for 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th April 2018
upSTART, the startup pitch competition that brings together a whole host of top UK, Irish and European tech startups, Investors and Judges is BACK for 2018 at Digital DNA. Now in its third year, upSTART once again returns to annual leading Irish business and tech two-day conference, Digital DNA which hosts over 3,000 delegates from across the world in Belfast City, Northern Ireland - this year on...
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These FitTech startups want to revolutionise physical activity

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2018
These are the latest FitTech startups looking to change the face of the fitness sector and revolutionise physical activity, as part of startup accelerator programme ActiveLab. Always game for sharing word on innovative startups - here's a brief look at all eleven... Eleven new FitTech companies have joined the battle against physical inactivity via ukactive’s ActiveLab programme which aims ...
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Tech Nation is Born

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd April 2018
Tech Nation is born. Tech City UK and Tech North have now merged and as of this week now come under the singular title and banner of 'Tech Nation'. Now, as the re-launched 'Tech Nation', they are promising to expand their network of growth programmes, events, skills and data resources to reach all corners and clusters of the UK. We reported on the Tech City UK / Tech North merger to Tech...
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Enterprise Nation unveils new platform to deliver the ‘future of business support’

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st April 2018
Enterprise Nation has launched a new £2m tech-enabled platform, built with support from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), as part of its mission to become the UK’s leading provider of business support. Aming to increase the enterprise support group’s reach and resources to deliver accessible advice, support and acceleration on demand to the U...
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Tech for UK and Co aims to take David Davis to court

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th March 2018
A coalition of private individuals and campaign groups, including Tech For UK are backing a claim for a judicial review in the High Court against the Secretary of State, David Davis for exiting the European Union. Chaired by Mike Butcher (Editor-at-large, TechCrunch), and in collaboration with Best for Britain and Our Future, Our Choice!, Tech for UK will aim to bring together the best ...
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Luggage storage service CityStasher re-brands to Stasher

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th March 2018
With over 60,000 bags 'stashed' in total since they launched, Luggage storage startup CityStasher will now be known as ‘Stasher’ – a shorter and snappier brand name, which is also simpler to pronounce across the various geographies in which the business operates.   The name change coincides with the launch of Stasher’s new website, which has also been u...
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The Big Investor Survey 2018 shows interest in startup investing is on the rise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd March 2018
65% of investors say investing in a diversified portfolio of startups would help them reach their financial goals. The problem? They don’t know how to do it. New data shows interest in startup investing is on the rise, driven by lacklustre returns in more traditional asset classes. Goncalo de Vasconcelos, Co-Founder & CEO at online equity investment platform, SyndicateRoom...
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Know Your Company (KYC) Wins Fintech Startup Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2018
Know Your Customer, a platform that automates 90% of manual tasks in anti-money laundering compliance and reduces on-boarding times for corporate clients from 3 weeks to 1 day, last week won the Fintech Startup Challenge in Dublin, hosted by Le Village, a Crédit Agricole accelerator programme.   The Fintech Startup Challenge, Dublin was launched during the&nbs...
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