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The Boxsmall Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th May 2013
The pop-up phenomenon seems to be here to stay - whether it’s a pop-up shop giving an independent creative the chance at running their own retail outlet or the pop-up gallery where artists and artisans alike can showcase their wares - and that’s surely no bad thing. The whole notion of providing a place for people to be enterprising and creative is pretty close to our hearts here at St...
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The Nokia Asha Developer Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th May 2013
If you’re an app developer, making your mark on the world and getting your app noticed isn’t necessarily the easiest thing to do, so it’s always good to hear about initiatives and projects that are helping app developers do just that. The latest of these has just been launched by those stalwarts of the telecoms world, Nokia.Their recently launched Asha Developer Competition is lo...
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Tech-Startup Job Fair Silicon Milkroundabout returns

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th May 2013
One of the biggest struggles for Tech Startups is finding the talent and skill sets needed to strengthen and grow their existing teams. Whilst the recession still means that ‘generalist’ candidates are unfortunately pretty much ten-a-penny, the IT sector doesn’t have it so easy, and often still struggles to find suitably qualified and experienced IT employees. Trying to remedy t...
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All-island Ireland Seedcorn competition for startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st May 2013
Are you an Irish Startup looking for a prize? Yep, thought that would get your attention. Now that we’ve got your interest - do read on - it could be well worth your while! Those good folk over at InterTradeIreland have just (in the last few days) launched this year's all-island Ireland Seedcorn competition for startups and early stage startups. Big bucks of a prize fund worth €280,00...
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Love your Local Market

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th April 2013
Here at Startacus we love hearing about innovative projects and initiatives which are trying to improve and regenerate our beleaguered high streets and towns, so when we first heard about the Love your Local Market campaign, we knew it’d be something we’d love. And we do. Now in its second year, Love your Local Market is a national campaign which aims to showcase all sorts of markets ...
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Digital Shoreditch 2013 Festival

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th April 2013
With a vision to emulate the success of SXSW, the music, film, and interactive conference and festival held annually in Austin, Texas, Digital Shoreditch, the London based Festival, is back, even bigger and bolder than before. An exciting prospect - one which we thought we’d find out a little more about. We’ve got to confess at this point - we do have a bit of a vested interest in the...
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Music Tech Fest

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th April 2013
Music and tech under one roof. Like the sound of that? Well, if so, next month’s Music Tech Fest is the place to be. The event which takes place between 17th - 19th May in London aims to bring together all sorts of people with a passion for music tech - from startups and developers through to artists and performers - they’ll all be here. Major industry brands will collaborate and ...
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The EBN Congress - Startacus finds out more

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2013
With Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-Founder, Sir Tim Smit, Co-Founder of the Eden Project and Richard Florida - famous author and urban theorist all due to speak at the EBN Congress next month, we thought we ought to find out a little more about this pretty awesome event. The event which focuses on the themes ‘Digital’, ‘Cultural’ and ‘Social Innovation’ and how you c...
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The Pefondes Social Economy Prize launches...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st April 2013
We all know that unemployment is an issue throughout Europe at the moment and indeed has been for the past few years. It stands to sense then that with such a major social problem, there are always people trying to come up with innovative solutions, so it’s good to hear of any organisations and bodies who aim to reward and recognise those initiatives.One such organisation is the Network of t...
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The MBA World Trophy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th April 2013
If one were to tell you that the MBA World Trophy was to be held over three days from May 16th – May 18th, you could be forgiven for believing it was a major American sports event. And you’d be half right; it is indeed a major event, though sports don’t play a part. In fact you’d be 75% correct given that it’s an American sponsored event. Rather, the three day compen...
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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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