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Apps World North America has announced its return to The City by the Bay

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st March 2015
Following the overwhelming success of last year’s conference, Apps World North America 2015 is set to become the gold standard in technology conferences, as thousands of people descend on San Francisco for 2 exciting days of technological wonderment.  This May 12th and 13th the Moscone Center will be crammed with hundreds of exhibitors, global giant keynote speakers as well as disc...
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Monthly Financial News Roundup: March 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th March 2015
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting. It’s a mixed bag for SMEs this month, as the 2015 Budget brought with it some interesting developments that show the government could be concentrating more on the needs of freelancers and micro-businesses. Additionally, the Tories managed to sway the small business debate, hosted ...
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Win a ticket to TMRW @ IP EXPO Manchester 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th March 2015
Win a ticket to TMRW @ IP EXPO Manchester 2015 (we've two tickets to give away!!) If you follow Startacus on a regular basis you'll know there's nothing we like more than celebrating a good ol' startup or business themed event / conference giveaway. This week we are back with a “big bang” and a fab opportunity to win a ticket to TMRW - a one-day event on Wednesday 20th May 2015 at Ma...
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The Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition - open for entries

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th March 2015
If you’re a startup or early stage business based in Ireland - North or South, then it’d be well worth your while taking a look at the latest Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition which has just been launched by the good folk at InterTradeIreland. Since its inception, the Seedcorn comp has aimed to help early stage businesses throughout the island of Ireland to become inve...
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The MADE Festival: Sheffield is Back!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th March 2015
It’s that time of year again folks, the Entrepreneur Festival, MADE is back in October and we couldn’t be more excited about it! For those of you who may not remember here’s a little more info on this fantastic annual event... MADE: The Entreprenuer Festival, Sheffield is the UK's premier business event for entrepreneurship.  Now in its 5th year, MADE has educated and inspi...
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The Save Ideas Tap Campaign Builds Steam

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th March 2015
A couple of weeks ago, we were very sad to hear the news that IdeasTap is due to close on June 2nd and we’re sure you were too. To say it is the end of an era is certainly an understatement and it is definitely a loss that will be felt by young creatives and entrepreneurs everywhere. Not familiar with IdeasTap? Well, back in 2008, Chairman Peter Dehan, wanted to set up a charity which could...
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Should you Switch Your Accounting in the New Tax Year?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2015
Our friends over at Freeagent (who wrote us a valentines day song, see below) have been supporting Startacus the last while with their handy online accounting software. So when we watched their explainer video on why you might want to switch your accounts at the start of the new tax year, we thought it only right to share the love back. Over to Chief Accountant Emily Coltman FCA of FreeAgent to ex...
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Put a lid on it

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2015
Have you ever ridden your bike without a helmet? That was a really foolish thing to do, but you are certainly not alone in that regard. In response there is a crowdfunding campaign about to commence that should make carrying and using a helmet much easier for silly folks like you. ‘Put a lid on it’ is challenging a problem that unfortunately needs very little elaboration; people rid...
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Government Report Identifies 4 Entrepreneur Types

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd March 2015
What type of entrepreneur are you? Talk about a loaded question. Loaded, because many of you will now be racking your brains to decide which 'type' you are, whilst others will be rolling their eyes in disapproval at the mere suggestion that 'entrepreneurialism' might be reduced into 4 distinct, mutually exclusive categorisations. Whichever camp you fall into, you will probably concede that the q...
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Lost Facebook Page Likes? This might be why...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2015
Feeling the Facebook fan fallout? If you were one of these social media savvy startups with a lot of Facebook followers, you probably noticed a sharp, sudden or even just subtle drop off in your numbers - however don’t panic! It’s not actually the end of the world; Facebook are simply doing purge work on a lot of their databases. In a bid to ensure accuracy of pages, as well as maint...
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Google’s ‘Drop-in’ Garage to Open Later This Year.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2015
Google is one of the most successful multinational corporations in the world and its search engine is the one that everybody knows about. It has become so successful that using it has become second nature to most. Don’t know the answer to something? ‘Google it’. Need to know more about a certain topic? ‘Google it.’ They’re also pretty savvy when it comes to ent...
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The Santander 60 Second Pitch Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2015
If you’re a university student or recent grad with an idea for a business, then the recently launched Santander 60 Second Pitch Awards would be well worth a look. The awards have just reopened for 2015 and are intended to provide budding entrepreneurs - people just like you in fact, with the opportunity to win up to £1500 as well as that all important support and advice from the Santa...
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