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The Innovation Expo

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2013
Healthcare innovation is a surprisingly under discussed area for start-ups, despite being arguably one of the most rewarding fields to work in. Next month’s NHS based Innovation Expo in London will provide a format for entrepreneurs from the medical world to pitch their wares at the massive two day event in London’s Royal Docks.The potential for promotion is substantive with more than ...
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by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th March 2013
Last week marked the release of a new YouTube channel, called beBusinessTV. The channel is a joint project by two large Irish firms, digital company beActive and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Programme. In essence, it’s a new YouTube channel designed specifically for “entrepreneurs, Mumpreneurs, risk takers, people with new ideas, students who are thinking outside the bo...
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A Sneak Peek at Culture Tech 2013

by: Ethan Loughrey ~ 25th February 2013
Last week marked the exciting launch of the 2013 CultureTECH (capitals are essential) festival. Although it doesn’t actually begin until the 9th of September, that presumably leaves plenty of timeto get excited for it... So what is there to be excited about? Well the festival in itself is a must for geeks in all their many varieties. Over the course of the weeklong experience, so...
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London Web Summit

by: Ethan Loughrey ~ 25th February 2013
London Web Summit The London Web Summit launches on Friday and is, by most professionals’ reckoning, one of the ‘must attend’ features of the start up calendar. Designed to bring together a multitude of minds from various tech fields, it proclaims to be an exciting amalgamation of multi-nationals, start-ups, media, finance and investment, and advertising specialists.Said minds c...
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SponsorsHive - the marketplace for Event Sponsorship

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd February 2013
Corporate and independent sponsorship is a massive global business and one which recent website start-up, ‘SponsorsHive’is seeking to make a name for itself in. Its premise is simple. Presently, Event coordinators and planners often spend large amounts of time and effort in trying to coerce companies to sponsor their events. It is, according to SponsorsHive founder Sean Obedih, a &ldq...
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Handmade in Britain - Designer Makers take note

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2013
Handmade in Britain - Designer Makers take note   November to many of us may seem like months away (probably because it is!), however to many Design Makers in the UK, November is an important date to think about right now. Confused? Let Startacus explain all... The 8th - 10th of November are the dates when the Handmade in Britain Contemporary Crafts and Design Fair takes place in Chelsea, L...
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The Think Outside The Box Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2013
If you’re a Third level student in Ireland (North or South) and you think you’ve got a great idea for a business, the good news is that you needn’t wait until graduating to do something about it. The recently launched Think Outside The Box Awards could be just what you need to make that idea a reality now! The awards which are sponsored by Enterprise Ireland, Invest NI, Cru...
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The CrowdBnk #GreatIdeas competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2013
It’s all very well having that great idea that you think could become the next big thing. However, sometimes having the cold hard cash to help make it happen is what’s needed more than anything. We all know that funding for startups isn’t always the easiest to come by these days, therefore any initiatives or projects that do their bit to help ought to be welcomed with open arms!O...
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Recommend a Friend Competition!!!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2013
Fancy winning £25 Amazon Vouchers for you & £25 Amazon Vouchers for your friend? You better get on it and enter our Recommend a Friend Competition!  From the start it’s been clear that some of you love Startacus almost as much as we do! Any chance we get, we’re telling anyone who’ll listen all about it and if they happen to be interested in self employment, ...
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The Barclays Social Enterprise Weekends

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2013
Could you change the world in a weekend? Well, in reality probably not, however if you have an idea that could potentially do just that then a new initiative by Barclays ought to be of interest. Barclays are facilitating two Social Enterprise Weekends later this month, during which tech entrepreneurs and creative designers will be working together in teams to create and develop new and innovative...
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Business Planning Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th February 2013
If you’re thinking about starting a business, you’ll not really get very far if you don’t create a Business Plan. It’s a mistake to assume that you can just drift along and deal with things in an ad hoc random manner - planning is a must! Whilst for some people drawing up a Business Plan may not be too daunting a task, for others even the very thought of it can be an ordeal...
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The Dotforge accelerator

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th February 2013
Accelerator programmes certainly seem to be sprouting up everywhere these days and when you consider what they can offer to fledgling startup businesses, that’s not exactly a bad thing.One of the newest of these is the Dotforge Accelerator programme which has just put out an open call for applications, so if you’re considering going down the Accelerator route with your business id...
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