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The Big App competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st October 2014
If you’re an app developer or you’ve got an idea for an innovative app, then time quite frankly is of the essence. Why? Well because there are only a few days left for you to enter The Big App competition. The comp which is the latest initiative from the guys at Worth Capital is open to anyone in Europe who is aged 18 - 35 and who has an idea for an app which has the potential to be ...
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National Minimum Wage Increase

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2014
Here at Startacus we do like a good reminder. After all if like us you've a fab but reasonably flat / small team of paid employees the chances are there's a good deal of multitasking and 'pulling in all directions' going on!  So, for those of you with a responsibility towards wages, payroll, administration, cash-flow, managing the books - and probably a whole lot more, take note of this ver...
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Learn new skills with General Assembly and Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2014
We are positively over the moon to announce the extension and expansion of our partnership with the lovely folks at General Assembly. From June of this year Startacus members have been able to avail of a brilliant deal allowing us all 3 months free access to GA’s online video learning platform ‘Front Row’ - with no strings whatsoever! For those of you who have never come a...
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Indiegogo Pilots Forever Funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th September 2014
Crowdfunding is bloomin’ marvellous isn’t it? And if Indiegogo is to have its way, it could be about to take yet another giant leap forward, through its pioneering development of a new ongoing funding scheme. Thus far, all crowdfunding platforms have offered eager campaigners a splendidly simple proposition - reach your funding target, and the money is yours, fail to reach it and it's...
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Seedcamp Drills cash into 7 Super Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2014
They’re at it again… Seedcamp that is, who have once again announced big funding for 7 exciting UK startups! Seedcamp (for those of you giving your screen a puzzled head-tilt) is an early-stage startup seed investment fund and mentoring programme, which completes a round of funding at various locations across Europe annually. They dish out investment of up to £150,000 in exch...
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The Growing Communities Startup Programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2014
If you’re London based and you’d like to help your community have access to more sustainably produced food, then the Startup Programme from Growing Communities would be well worth a look. For 20 years now, the Hackney group have been running a community-led box scheme with produce coming direct from local, sustainable farms and from their own growing sites. They’ve also help...
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School for Creative Startups Comes to Sheffield

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd September 2014
It’s Sheffield Startup Month here at Startacus, a great opportunity to showcase the city as the hotbed of entrepreneurial talent that it is. We have been especially impressed with the number and variety of creative Startups which are sprouting up and spreading their creative ways all over the city… like a wonderful rainbow of creativity. It seems we are not the only ones who have no...
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Startup Cities Dublin, We Need You!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th September 2014
With our Sheffield Startup month now well underway (and going rather swimmingly), it’s time for us to give a cheery wave to the next city in our Startup tour which happens to be Dublin. What better place for the first of our visits to the Irish republic than the nations fair capital, the jewel of its eastern coast and home to one of the most diverse, cosmopolitan and thriving communities in...
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Startup of the Week - Simply Cook

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th September 2014
Let’s face it. Most of us tend to cook the same meals most of the time. Whether it’s spag bol or lentil stew, we all have those dishes that we resort to week in and week out. Trying out something a tad more adventurous often seems to be too much of a chore doesn’t it? Recipes might seem pretty complicated and then there’s the whole issue of not having all the essential ingr...
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Win Tickets to Creative Entrepreneurs Festival!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th September 2014
It’s Sheffield Startup Month here at Startacus during which we are taking a good long look at some of the start-ups, events, meetups and general goings on which make this city the fab self starter place that it is.  One of the most exciting things in the Sheffield entrepreneurial calendar is the annual MADE festival (the UK’s leading entrepreneurial event) and this year it’...
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The O2 Smarta 100 - Still Time to Enter!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2014
We recently highlighted that entering competitions was a key way of gaining your small business or startup some fab free PR, and with this still in the forefront of our minds, we thought it wise to tell you about an opportunity to do just that - and the chance to win £10k too… Our friends over at Smarta HQ are once again gearing up for Smarta 100 Awards, their annual celebration of s...
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The Entrepreneurs' Pub - MADE 2014

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th September 2014
With the UK’s leading startup and entrepreneurial event MADE 2014 only a matter of weeks away, the city of Sheffield is readying itself in anticipation for its week at the centre of the country's business spotlight. One of the city’s venues which is taking particular care is The Great Gatsby which will become the social hub of the festival on Wednesday 24th September when it is set to...
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