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Crowdcube raise more than £10 Million for UK Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th August 2013
Back at the end of May, we announced the launch of our crowdfunding portal in partnership with leading UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Our aim was to provide a dedicated crowdfunding portal for both new startups and established businesses. And as of last week, we were chuffed to hear that Crowdcube has become the first equity crowdfunding platform in the world to raise more than £10m fo...
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The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards 2013

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th August 2013
Scottish based businesses take note - the Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards are open for entries and you’d do well to apply - that is of course, if you’re a business that has fully embraced digital technology and the internet and what it can bring.The awards which are now in their fifth year aim to recognise innovative and creative work being carried out within the digital arena ...
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Startacus celebrates its 1st birthday with updated virtual workspace area

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th July 2013
It’s our 1st birthday today, and boy are we having a super fine day. Startacus came about because we realised that although there are lots of great ideas out there, being dreamt up every day by people just like you, when it actually comes to doing anything with those ideas, it can be a whole different story. Finding the information, the support, the people and the places that can help can b...
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The Entrepreneurial Exchange Entrepreneur of the Year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th July 2013
Scotland’s Entrepreneurial Exchange has come a long way since it started in 1995, and can now boast a membership of some 400 entrepreneurs who between them head up companies with a collective turnover of over £14 billion. So, when it comes to business and all things enterprise related, these guys know what’s what.Their original intention when starting out was to create a platform...
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The HP Smart Business Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th July 2013
Now in their second year, the HP Smart Business Awards have just been launched and once again the organisers are on the lookout for some of the UK’s best small and medium businesses.There are 6 categories of business that can enter, namely: Community: - those small businesses that have become an integral part of their local communities by creating a positive and real difference to its e...
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The David Manley Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2013
The David Manley Awards... A couple of weeks ago we featured the Arthur Guinness Projects. These awards were specifically for Irish ideas - North and South to celebrate and reward the next chapter of Irish talent and creativity, specifically in the areas of Music, Sports, Arts and Food. Previously the Arthur Guinness Fund had rewarded projects that were aiming to make a social impact, and as t...
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The Digital Health Masterclass

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2013
If you’re a startup in the digital health sector, you might want to check out the Digital Health Masterclass, a new initiative from Johnson & Johnson. The programme which is aimed at driving growth in the healthcare sector, will see 20 startups receiving a range of support and mentoring and will focus on helping them: to identify key areas of growth for their businesses to refine the...
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The Arthur Guinness Projects

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th July 2013
If you’re based in Ireland and have an innovative or inspiring idea in Music, Sport, the Arts or Food, then we reckon you’ll be pretty enamoured with The Arthur Guinness Projects.The Guinness organisation aren’t just synonymous with the ‘black stuff’ you know - they’re doing a lot more besides and the recently launched Arthur Guinness Projects is a prime example...
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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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