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The Space - Open Call

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2014
If you’re the creative type, then the latest Open Call for The Space would be well worth a look. For any of you who may not be aware, The Space is a free online space for artists and audiences from around the world to create and explore exciting new art. Right now they’re on the lookout for projects from artists from a range of industries and sectors - from the creative and digital si...
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Win a Ticket to the Crowdfunding: Deep Impact III Conference Sheffield

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2014
Good news, after our flurry of crowdfunding themed articles, from our overview of the national Crowdfunding: Deep Impact Conference and our interview with Barry James, Crowdfunding thought leader, we return this week with a fab giveaway. We've a ticket to win for the Deep Impact III conference itself and three runners up prizes of free entry to their Crowdfunding Masterclass, which quite convenie...
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The Pitch Grand Final Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2014
The razor sharp amongst you have probably noticed that this year we have taken particular interest in all the news / goings on from The Pitch small business competition. `It came to the forefront of our mind during our Bristol Startup Month (since the competition itself is a product of this great and wonderful city) and we of course vowed to follow its every move as it hurtled towards th...
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The Spark - Eventbrite's Startup Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th October 2014
Do you have an great new idea for an event?  The good folk over at Eventbrite, backed by our friends General Assembly, Moo, and Moneypenny are on the hunt to find the best new event idea in the UK. With only just over a week left to apply, we thought it best to make a bit of event of it, and share all the important details with you all... The competition, aptly named The Spark is a competi...
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The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th October 2014
Since we’re slap bang in the middle of our Startup Cities focus on Dublin, we thought there’d be no better time to highlight the fact that The Irish Times Innovation Awards are back and open for business! For the past five years, the awards have been seeking to celebrate and showcase all things innovative throughout the island of Ireland and this year is no different! Entries are cur...
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Digital Shoreditch Festival Returns

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th October 2014
Between you and me, there’s one thing that we at Startacus HQ probably dig more than anything else every day and that is food. Then of course, we like our coffee, our reading, writing and of course our chats and meetups with all you inspiring self starters.   So that’s why we’re delighted to report that the Digital Shoreditch Festival, which returns in May 2015, will, as we...
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The National Crowdfunding: 'Deep Impact' Conference - Sheffield and up North

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th October 2014
Anyone who follows Startacus on a regular basis will know our long term passion for all things crowdfunding so we're delighted to share the news about a fantastic collaboration between The Crowdfunding Centre and The University of Sheffield which brings the national Crowdfunding: Deep Impact conference to the north for two days. With a Crowdfunding Masterclass on the 12th and the main Deep Impact ...
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Shopify Build-A-Business Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th October 2014
Got an idea for something that you’d like to sell online? Well, we reckon it’s time to make that idea a reality! Not just because we’re kinda obsessed with self starters and people doing their own thing, but also because leading eCommerce platform Shopify have just launched their latest Build-A-Business competition so the timing is perfect! Here’s how it works: First of a...
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Dublin Startup Month

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th October 2014
So far in our tour of UK and Irish cities we have have spent a month looking at the startup / entrepreneurial / creative goings on of Belfast, Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow and Sheffield. We couldn’t be happier to announce that today (Wednesday 7th of October) is a very special day here at Startacus - it’s the first day in our month long examination / showcase of the wonderful Irish ca...
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Apps World Europe 2014 - Win a GOLD pass worth £995

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th October 2014
Fancy winning a Golden Pass to Apps World Europe?  Well, it just so happens that you’re in luck! We have 2 All Access Gold passes worth £995 each to give away to Startacus members! What is Apps World Europe?If you’ve not heard about Apps World then you must have been living under a rock for the past four years! It’s now in its fifth year and has grown to be the leadi...
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Entrepreneurial Sparks Free Accelerator Goes National

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th October 2014
We are delighted to have some great news about our pals at Entrepreneurial Spark! They have just announced an exciting new partnership with Nat West, which will see their unique standard of free business accelerator hubs, expand to 8 brand new locations across all 4 countries of the UK. But before we get to that, a little reminder of what ESpark is all about: The Entrepreneurial Spark programme...
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As Featured On Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th October 2014
Here at Startacus we love highlighting all those places, self starters and startups that provide us all with that much needed inspiration for making starting, growing or sustaining a business as easy as possible. From our weekly features and interviews through to our acclaimed self starter of the week and startup of the week awards, we're on a mission to showcase and sing the praises of as many...
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