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Financial news round-up - February 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2015
EcWelcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Online Accounting.  Microbusinesses are making a comeback this year, as the government puts more pressure on their own to pay up on time and provide SMEs easier access to public sector contracts. Unemployment also hit the lowest point since the economic crisis. Let’s take a closer look...
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Web Summit Bringing Tech Events to Belfast

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2015
Some truly outstanding news for the people of Belfast now, as Web Summit announces that this June (2015) it will be bringing its unique brand of technological celebrations to your fair city, with the first ever stand alone conference in its history. Speaking of Web Summit history, let's quickly recap on some of the details WebSummit began in 2010 as an informal meet-up of 450 members of Dublin&r...
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The National Business Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th February 2015
Generally, most business competitions are aimed at one particular niche or market sector or indeed one type or size of business. That however is not the case with the recently launched National Business Awards. Now in their 14th year, these awards are aimed at businesses across the board - from the large corporates to the small startups. No matter what industry or sector or indeed size of business...
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Only 5 weeks remain to enter the Shopify 'Build a Business' Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th February 2015
If you want to take part in the Shopify build a business competition then you had better get your entrepreneurial skates on because there are only 5 weeks left for you to register and create your online store.  The Build a Business Competition Shopify is an e-commerce platform which every year holds a Build-a-Business competition in which it challenges enterprising self starters to create a...
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CultureTECH meetup coming to London

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd February 2015
Heard of CultureTECH, the festival of digital technology, media and music which takes place in Northern Ireland every year? Of course you have! But have you heard about their meetup / free drinks shenanigans which will be happening in Shoreditch, London (we reckon you might have heard of that place too) on Thursday, March 5th? Well either way read on - here’s the lowdown... At the Trapeze...
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Startacus Co-Founder recognised in the Maserati 100

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2015
Startacus HQ are delighted to announce that Alastair Cameron, Co-Founder of Startacus has been selected as as one of the Maserati 100. The Maserati 100 is a joint campaign between Maserati North Europe and the Centre for Entrepreneurs to recognise and celebrate 100 successful UK-based entrepreneurs who are giving back to the next generation of entrepreneurs - through investing, mentoring and othe...
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Register as a Digital Shoreditch Open House Now!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2015
Attention co-working spaces, studios and galleries, venues, restaurants, creative spaces, cinemas, meetup networks and anyone else we’ve forgotten to mention! The Digital Shoreditch Festival is sending out an open call for awesome folks like you to host an event as part of this growing annual celebration of all things tech and creative. The Festival We are delighted to be a media partner ...
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Ben & Jerry's Join Their Core Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th February 2015
Although they’re primarily known for their wonderful ice creams, Ben & Jerry’s have also become synonymous with encouraging and nurturing social businesses and projects. One way that they have done just that is through their Join our Core competition and since they’ve just launched this year’s comp, we thought we’d give you all the lowdown on what it’s all a...
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Business Deal from Vitamin - Custom Website and 12 months Subscription for 1k!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th February 2015
Vitamin are offering a very special deal to Startacus members - Custom Website and 12 months Subscription for £1,000!On Monday we announced the winner of our £5k Website Package care of Jump Marketing and their new Website & E-Commerce Solution Vitamin. The lucky team over at ‘Sweet Hangovers’ are now going to avail of the £5,000 Vitamin website package, includin...
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Win 6 months’ free WordPress Care & Maintenance valued at £180 via Stress-Free WP!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2015
Win 6 months’ free WordPress Care & Maintenance valued at  £180 via Stress-Free WP!  If you are the owner of a WordPress Website or Blog read on…. While setting up and using a Wordpress website is a relatively simple affair, maintaining said website or blog can become rather stressful. Whether it be upgrading to new versions, dealing with WordPress plugins, site ...
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The Lloyds Social Entrepreneurs Programme - open for entries

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2015
If you’re in the process of setting up or developing a social enterprise, then this bit of news could be right up your street. Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and the School for Social Entrepreneurs have just launched their call for applicants for their Social Entrepreneurs Programme. Now in its fourth year, the programme aims to support anyone who has an idea which is tackling a social issu...
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Invent2015- NI's Biggest Tech Expo and Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th February 2015
The portable defibrillator, the ejector seat, the Massey Ferguson tractor and even a mug of hot chocolate; yes Northern Ireland has always been at the forefront of diverse innovation. Is now your opportunity to add your name into the mix? Following its wildly successful debut last year Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP) has announced the much anticipated return of its invention competition INVE...
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