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Making the City Playable Conference

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2014
Have you heard of the Playable City award? It’s an amazing annual Bristol-based competition which challenges artists and creatives from around the world to propose new ways for people to engage with the open and public spaces of the city. The whole concept is based around playfulness and injecting novelty, fun and intrigue back into the urban spaces around us, as a counterpoint to the ever...
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The Open Hand Project- 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2014
Yesterday we announced that our current self starter of the week is a gentleman from Bristol named Joel Gibbard. Joel is the brains and passion behind a really interesting enterprise called ‘The Open Hand Project’ which has made incredible strides in the development of affordable robotic prosthetic hands. Using one of our absolute favourite things (3D Printing) , and his expert knowle...
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The Pitch 2014- Britain's biggest small business competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2014
As we’re sure you know by this stage, June was our Startup Bristol month…and those of you with a razor sharp intellect will no doubt have spotted that it is now July and are probably wondering why we are still chatting about it. The truth is that we’ve made a special concession here at Startacus and are declaring that it is still in fact June, just so that we can squeeze in news...
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Engine Shed Bristol- We take a look

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th June 2014
Our Bristol Startup month is slowly drawing to a close (my how the time flies) and over the course of the past four weeks one thing that we have been hearing repeatedly (aside from how amazing Bristolians are) is that if you are a startup in Bristol there is only one place to be ... Engine Shed.  Now, we know what you’re thinking…‘what a bloomin’ brilliant name’...
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Bristol - The UK’s Creative Startup Hub

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2014
Mark Paney is the Marketing Director and Co-Founder of Simpleweb, a passionate web and mobile product development company based in Bristol. Here he shares all his knowledge and experience to pass on the key places, meetups, startups and events synonymous with the startup scene in Bristol."When I was first starting out, the startup scene in Bristol was virtually non-existent. The onl...
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An interview with Playable City Award Winner Shadowing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th June 2014
Its hard to believe that we are over halfway through our Startup Bristol month, but its true! Incase you're wondering what the tommyrot we are talking about, Bristol startup month is a month-long feature in which we are showcasing the startups, exciting events, creative stirrings and general quirky goings on of the capital of the south west. You might remember that just last week we announced tha...
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Networking one step at a time with Netwalking Southwest

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th June 2014
If you have ever been to a networking event you will know that they can be, shall we say, a little trying. It is a fairly universal truth we reckon, that whenever human beings are brought together to converse in a well structured environment at a predetermined time, the potential for awkwardness to ensue is so high that it becomes something of a foregone conclusion. Thankfully for those of us pre...
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Bristol's Big Green Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th June 2014
Our Bristol startup month is well under way now here at For those of you who are perhaps scratching your head in bewilderment, Bristol startup month is a whole month- long feature in which we have taken it upon ourselves to showcase the startups, exciting events, creative stirrings and general quirky goings on of the capital of the south west. By a happy coincidence from June 14th ...
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Playable City Award Winner whose idea will soon come to life on the streets of Bristol.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2014
You may remember that a few months ago we took a good look at the 2014 shortlisted candidates for the Playable City Awards in Bristol. Now in its second year, the awards ask artists and creatives from around the world to propose new ways for people to engage with the open and public spaces of the city… with the winner being commissioned to bring their idea to life on the streets of Bristol...
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Bristol Startup Month

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th June 2014
Startacus has just begun a fab new year-long series in which we will be holding a magnifying glass up to 12 of the UK and Ireland’s most burgeoning startup cities. In May we took a good long look at the Northern Ireland capital Belfast and the people, places, events and startups that make it the great self starter city that it is. Now the spotlight swings south-westward to the banks of the ...
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