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The Ben & Jerry's Join our Core Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2013
Ben & Jerry’s might be known primarily for their rather fine ice creams, but since they launched over 30 years ago, they’ve done their fair share at trying to develop and promote social businesses too. When they launched they set out to create a business that had a product as well as an economic and social mission and they’ve certainly achieved their goals. In keeping with th...
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The Other Voices Innovation Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th April 2013
If you're into music or TV or tech (or potentially all three) and have an innovative idea then you may be interested in the recently launched Other Voices Challenge. Intrigued? Read on: Other Voices, the Irish based Music TV show / live event, famed for bringing international and Irish bands and musicians to a tiny Church in Dingle, Co Kerry has been on somewhat of a journey this year. With satel...
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The InnoTech Summit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th April 2013
If you are an early stage Tech startup looking to learn from leading entrepreneurs and meet with investors the InnoTech Summit which takes place in London on the 26th April might be for you. The UK internet economy is (thankfully) an industry that is growing - and with Technology startups and hubs in key UK cities on the rise, the InnoTech Summit is a timely reminder that so much has been do...
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The Creative Business Mentor Network

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th April 2013
If you’re a creative business in the film, TV, digital media, advertising or gaming sector then the recently launched Creative Business Mentor Network may be worth a look. The network which is run by NESTA in partnership with PACT, IPA, Hospital Club, UKIE and Creative Skillset, aims to help ensure that the UK’s most innovative and exciting creative companies realise their true potent...
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Nacue’s Startup Career Launchpad

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th April 2013
There’s a pretty serious Enterprise Conference happening in London in the next couple of weeks so we of course thought we should tell you folk all about it... The two day conference is being organised by NACUE the leading body representing young Entrepreneurs in the UK and takes place on the 18th and 19th April in central London. The event is aiming to “to connect the biggest names i...
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Digital High Street 2013.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2013
Digital High Street 2013. Technology versus the high street (not). If you own a pop-up shop, retail space or want to start a retail business, but have concerns about the future of the high street, this 2 day event might be for you... The death of the High Street has already written. The story of the commerce takeover and victory, already told, leaving retail favourites Woolworths, HMV and (until...
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Startup Saturdays

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd April 2013
Back at the end of January we highlighted the Emma Jones and Enterprise Nation inspired Startup Workshops that are running across London in IKEA stores during the rather handy evening time (for those with full time and day time commitments) of 7pm - 9pm. At an also rather reasonable £20 these workshops were aimed at inspiring and motivating attendees to do ‘that thing’,‘st...
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Developers Love Bacon

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd April 2013
We promise not to ham up this feature on developers Love BACON - the two day tech conference about all things that developers love...(but we might...just a tad...) Let's cut straight to the matter of the name - it stands out. BACON is a conference that not only focuses on the corporate stuff, the business stuff, but also the techy stuff that developers really like to talk about and work on - all ...
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The GeoVation Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd April 2013
Got an idea that you think could help businesses improve their environmental performance? If so, the recently launched GeoVation Challenge ought to be right up your street.GeoVation is an initiative which is funded and managed by Ordnance Survey and is all about encouraging open innovation to address communities’ needs. A core element of the initiative is the running of specific challenges w...
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The Red Bull Amplifier launches...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2013
Whether at this point you’ve only got an idea, or you’re already an early stage startup, if it revolves around ‘making music experiences better’, the folks behind the recently launched Red Bull Amplifier want to hear from you. What is it?In many ways Red Bull Amplifier is an accelerator programme but as they state themselves quite clearly: - “This is no ordinary &lsq...
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Northern Ireland’s Social Innovation Camp

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
Derry, the UK City of Culture 2013, is to host a 48 hour coming together of ideas designed to solve social problems from June 14th- June 16th. The two day event is run by Social Innovation Camp who deliver similar events throughout the UK. This is how it works: There is an 8 week open call from 25th March during which the organisers have asked people interested in the project to send in idea...
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The Startup Showcase

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2013
You can never have enough festivals, right? Festival derives from the Latin word meaning ‘celebration’ after all. And celebrations are fun! Right?This is certainly what the organisers of The School for Creative Startups are trying to convince people of, at their two day Startup Showcase in London next weekend. It will, in other words, be different from the generic suited and booted sty...
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