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Free Startup Day for wannabe Design and Craft Businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2013
Are you a recent UK Graduate Designer wanting to “Start, Run or Grow your own Design or Craft business”? If so, this free one-off event, could give you the foundations you need to draw together your big idea...Free and worthwhile stuff is always good we think (free and worthwhile being the clincher)! So when we heard about The Design Trust Start Up Day at New Designers, London (a 2 wee...
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Looking for £1 Million for your Startup?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2013
Forgive the tabloid style headline to this article - but it is a rather noteworthy statement after all - and we ain't telling porkies either! Interested in finding out more? Then read on! The Million Pound Startup competition is back. Last year Digital Shoreditch, raised the Startup Competition bar, with their aim to create a £100 million company, based in London. Last year’s competit...
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20 awards of £500 to give away - check this creative based comp out

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2013
We have featured IdeasTap a few times on Startacus. Competitions and awards really do seem to float the boat over at IdeasTap HQ and previously we have highlighted competitions such as the Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund, Uni Fee Fund and the Ideas Fund Innovators’ awards so we thought it was wise to highlight the updated Ideas Fund Innovators’ Awards. With a closing date of 5pm on 5t...
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Camp Nothing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2013
A little while ago we ran a feature on the frankly quite awesome Good for Nothing initiative which is all about ‘smart folk collaborating and experimenting to solve stuff that matters.’Since then more and more people have been getting involved with the result that Good for Nothing chapters are popping up all over the place. And the good news is that lots more are on their way since the...
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The Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2013
If you’re part of a Social Enterprise that’s been in operation and trading for at least the last two years, the recently launched Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards should certainly be worth a look.The Awards aim to help existing social enterprises to grow and develop by providing financial funding as well as business support. The entire prize fund for the awards is a prett...
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Test Town - the finalists compete

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2013
Back in February we wrote an article on Test Town -  the innovation challenge for 16-30 year olds from across the UK which asked them to come up with original and innovative uses for Britain's town centres... Test Town was an exciting new Carnegie UK project, and the 70 submitted ideas were put forward to a panel of ‘experts’ who shortlisted down to 12 finalists. Those 12 final...
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Special offer on Market Research

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th June 2013
Quantitative market research is the use of numerical analysis to provide information useful to businesses. It is often about asking and surveying your potential client’s feedback on your business idea, product, or service, and collecting information relating to a company’s potential customers. It allows start-up entrepreneurs, managers, and businesses to make decisions based on co...
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Make Things Do Stuff

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th June 2013
Let’s face it. The entrepreneurs of the future are right now sitting in classrooms, playing in playgrounds and maybe just maybe dreaming of what they’re going to do one day...Whilst traditional education of course has its place, it’s recently been great to see all sorts of new initiatives and projects being developed with the aim of inspiring, motivating and educating our childre...
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The Make Works Tour

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2013
If you’re a Scottish based designer, artist or maker, you’re going to love this innovative initiative from the inspirational design company, Make Works. Fi Scott and Vana Coleman, the design duo behind Make Works are spending this summer going on a 3 month tour of Scotland where they aim to find and visit 180 Scottish factories, makers, foundries, workshops and small businesses. Trav...
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Ignite100 Accelerator info

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2013
With a closing date of the 30th June and an application to submit you’d better get your skates on if you are a web based startup interested in applying for this year’s Ignite100 accelerator program...Based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, Ignite100 is a “mentor-led” accelerator which is due to take place this September.This year, successful startup applicants will also spend two...
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The Return of Fund 101

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd June 2013
Got an idea for a business but just need that little bit of cash to get you going? Or maybe you’ve already started a business but could do with a few extra pounds to help take it to that next stage.If either of these scenarios ring true for you, the recently re-launched Fund 101 could be worth a look. Fund 101 is an initiative run by the folks over at Enterprise Nation which provides small ...
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Digital Innovation Contest - Fashion

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th May 2013
Got an idea for a digital innovation that could be applied to the fashion industry? Well, this comp might be worth a look.The British Fashion Council, IC tomorrow and the Tech City Investment Organisation have just launched the Digital Innovation Contest - Fashion in a bid to discover new innovations and ideas that could be developed and used within the fashion sector. The competition wi...
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