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Global Entrepreneurship Week looks to Pass it on

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2012
Mindreading is not one of our own’ specialities, but we reckon this years Global Entrepreneurship Week campaign “Pass it on” is 100% promoting the mindset Startacus is looking to deliver on.. With Startacus’ own self starter Collaboration platform about to launch in the next week or two, we were really delighted to see that the theme to GEW12 is all about passing on the pr...
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The Scottish EDGE launches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th October 2012
Good news this week if you’ve got an idea for a business or are an early stage startup based in Scotland. A new £1 million fund is about to be launched with the primary purpose of helping boost Scottish entrepreneurial activity. The Scottish EDGE fund which is being administered by both Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, will see winning businesses bein...
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Startacus wants Ideas!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2012
Have you hit a brick wall for the second time today? Do you have good creative ideas but feel unsure about what to do next or feel unable to take that next step? The good news is you’re not alone. Many people continue to be baffled by the small print, bureaucracy, terminology, and even language which abounds and which acts like a barrier, preventing them from going any further with their id...
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The Collider 12 Accelerator - with £1 Million to spend...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2012
Looking to make a big bang (sorry), the Collider12 is currently on the look for 10 'B2Brand' Startups and has a pot of £1 Million to spend. The Collider12 programme is open to applications from creative and technology companies based in England and is made possible through Regional Growth Fund (RGF) money secured by Creative England from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (B...
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midemlab

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th October 2012
If you’re developing an app or a startup that you feel is going to provide real innovation in the music industry, you ought to be applying for midemlab. Now in its’ sixth year, midemlab is the ultimate pitch platform for anyone providing innovative digital solutions to help music makers, brands and executives reach, engage and monetize their audiences. To be eligible to apply to the m...
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The Collabor8te initiative

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th October 2012
If you’re a budding script-writer or filmmaker waiting on your lucky break, the Collabor8te initiative might prove to be just that....  Now in its’ second year, the Collabor8te initiative’s underlying aim is to help nurture budding filmmaking teams and help them get their ideas developed, financed and showcased.This year, the initiative, (which is open to any resident of the...
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TechHub heads North

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th October 2012
Aiming for Manchester to be a top 5 European Startup Destination, TechHub Manchester will be opening in November as a shared workspace with both hot-desk and resident desk space for both drop in and permanent startups. Startacus, based in a coworking space itself, appreciates some of the benefits that an open and shared workspace can give to the startup experience. Apart from the obvious banter t...
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The Local Business Accelerators Campaign

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th October 2012
When you are starting a business, getting your name out there is a pretty important task and one which can be quite costly at times. However thanks to a recently launched initiative, that needn’t necessarily be the case. Over 500 regional newspapers across the UK have joined forces with Business In You to create a £15 million boost for promising young businesses through free advertisi...
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Host of Ideas launches Autumn Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th October 2012
Ideas + funding? What's not to love! We take a look at Host of Ideas, a platform that aims to connect these two vital elements together. Recently launched and currently in BETA, Host of Ideas aims to be the go-to place for investment both in the UK and the States. Host of Ideas also runs 3 month long competitions with ten awards celebrating brilliant startups in 10 fast-growing market sectors, w...
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The Smarta 100 - Startacus previews the finalists

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th October 2012
On the 8th November, The Smarta 100 shortlisted finalists will discover their fate as the winner of the Smarta 100 awards is announced and awarded with their £10k prize...Startacus took some time out to review the smarta 100 field.. Announced over the weekend and shortlisted from over 1,200 entries from across the UK, the Smarta 100 identified the top 100 companies that are on track to...
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Startup Loans

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th October 2012
The recently launched Startup Loans initiative has been getting plenty of press, (both good and bad) on whether or not it really is a good option for a young person with an idea for a business to pursue. However, rather than getting our political hats on and giving our own tuppence worth, we thought we’d let you make your own mind up on whether or not it’s for you. Startup Loans ...
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Startacus looks at the Shell Springboard Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th October 2012
It seems like all awards, competitions and prizes at the moment are for the greater good! Just in the last few weeks we have highlighted the Vodafone Foundation - for socially conscious App Developers, The RAPTOR SME Small Grants Programme for Apps related to the Retail, Transport or the Urban Environment, and The Young Foundation have launched a new business support programme – aimed at soc...
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