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A Review of CultureTech Festival 2012

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th September 2012
Startacus member Gavin Strawbridge was in attendance at the CultureTECH festival that took place in Derry last week. Here is his review...The first ever CultureTech Festival took place in Derry/Londonderry from 29th August to 1st September 2012. There was a great buzz around the city throughout the 4 day event and there was also a great buzz on Twitter too. Over the course of the festival there w...
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Healthcare Startups - Take note!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th August 2012
If you’ve got an idea or are an early stage startup in the healthcare sector, the recently launched accelerator programme by Sandbox Industries ought to be right up your street. The Healthbox Accelerator is a 12 week programme which will run from October through to January and will provide healthcare entrepreneurs with training and mentoring from experts from all across the healthcare sector...
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Startacus previews the CultureTECH Festival...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th August 2012
Firstly, excuse us for our shameless self promotion, but if you do happen to be in Derry, Northern Ireland this Thursday and Friday you will find none other than ourselves, Startacus showcasing at the first ever CultureTECH festival. This all new festival has been described by some as being like ‘a kind of’ mini Irish SXSW festival; this part technology, part culture and part arts Fest...
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The Million Hits Viral Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2012
Startacus has an aspiration to dream up a promo video that goes viral. Anyhow, enough about us! Can you possibly dream up a ‘viral’ that captures a million hits? IdeasTap, a UK platform to support creative people with competitions, funding and advice have joined up with an award winning Production House Toast and Director Stuart Fryer, to offer a lucky ‘creative’ aged 16 t...
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Made - The Entrepreneur Festival

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2012
Made - The Entrepreneur Festival If you're based in or around the North of England and fancy a nice time, the Made Entrepreneur Festival in Sheffield, might be worth a look, especially if you are a budding self starter, looking to network and learn from fellow creatives and innovators. Taking place in Sheffield between 19-22 September, confirmed speakers for 2012 include: Secretary of State for ...
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3 days to build a Startup? Yes, indeed...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2012
Is it really possible to launch a Startup in 54 hours? Well the guys behind Startup Weekend certainly seem to think so. Startup Weekends are weekend long events where entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs get together and spend their time working out ideas and trying to create and build scalable companies. Connections are made, ideas discussed, products are built and Startups are formed.Since t...
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TechStartup Jobs Fair

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th August 2012
Following on from the success it had at the first Job Fair back in January, Tech Meetups are now holding another #TechStartup JobsFair in September. This next event is being held at the Innovation Warehouse in London on September 11th. The jobs fair is one of a number of events being organized  during September by Techmeetups to help startups all around the world to recruit the best talent fo...
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Crafts Council Conference 2012

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2012
If you want to learn how craft contributes to innovation and enterprise, attending this year’s Crafts Council Conference is a must.This year’s Crafts Council Conference takes place at the RIBA, London on September 20th. The aim of “Assemble” is to bring people together to discuss the contribution that craft makes to innovation and enterprise and also the relationship betwee...
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Tycoon In Schools

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2012
An excellent new initiative aimed at promoting enterprise amongst school students has recently been announced by Peter Jones, serial entrepreneur of Dragon’s Den fame. (You know him - he's the one everybody likes.)The Tycoon in Schools programme which will launch officially in November has seen him invest £100,000 of his own money into a competition which aims to motivate and inspire t...
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New fund for Irish based Female led Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2012
If you’re a female entrepreneur based in Ireland, then this new Enterprise Ireland initiative may be of interest. The €250k Competitive Feasibility Fund which they recently launched, has been created primarily to help stimulate high potential business startups by female entrepreneurs.The fund is aimed at assisting female entrepreneurs to investigate the viability of new growth orientate...
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Early stage Business Startup? Win a Marketing Agency for a Year!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2012
Early stage business startup?! Startacus loves free stuff and advice. So when we heard about the Marketing Agency Association competition to “Win a Marketing Agency for a Year” we thought this is one competition we should share! The competition to win an agency for a year is open to entrepreneurs in a startup that has been running less than two years. A shortlist of five business peop...
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Free Office Space for Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th July 2012
If you are a startup who is considering availing of the recently launched Startup Loans scheme, there is now an additional benefit to applying.As well as receiving a £2500 micro loan and access to business mentoring provided by the government, the serviced office provider Regus has now pledged to provide £20 million of free office space to any successful applicants of the scheme.Regus ...
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