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Vote for your Self Starter of the Year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2015
A couple of weeks ago we asked each of 2014’s Startacus Self Starters of the Week to pitch to us in 200 words or less, why they should be considered for the Self Starter of the Year accolade. Alongside the fab title and obvious kudos, the Self Starter of the Year wins a fab package of prizes care of key sponsor Marketest, and, Huddlebuy, Net Lawman, Penelope, Creative Barcode, and I...
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The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2015
Fancy your chances at winning one of the world’s most prestigious business awards? Then read on because Ernst & Young have just launched their search for the “Entrepreneur of the Year 2015”. Here’s the lowdown… The Entrepreneur of the Year Award originated in the US in 1986 and now has spread to more than 60 countries worldwide and as it has grown in size so ha...
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The Northern Soho Award for Collaboration

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2014
Our Manchester startup month is now well and truly under way and one thing is becoming abundantly clear- the people of Manchester and indeed the North West as a whole are fiercely proud of their individuality, creativity, drive and general Self Starter spirit (which just happen to be all of the things we love here at Startacus). Northern Soho is one rather fab demonstration of this. It is a Nort...
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Self Starter of the Week - Hall of Fame 2014

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2014
Since founding Startacus-the self start society, we’ve quickly realised that self starters like to talk - about themselves, about their ideas, about their projects, about their businesses...about lots of things really. We’ve also realised that we rather like talking and giving credit to these self starters and so the more we can merge those two important factors together...well..the be...
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The Shell Springboard Awards - Previous Winners

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th November 2013
The Shell Springboard Awards - Previous Winners Oil companies aren’t exactly the first thing that springs to mind when we think ‘eco-friendly’- not to put too fine a point on it.   But as we are ever the optimists here at Startacus, we were delighted to announce again last week that Shell (yes Shell, the oil giant) is to return once again with its springboard programme aim...
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Ideas Fund Innovators

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st October 2013
The latest round of IdeasTap ‘Ideas Fund Innovators Awards’ is currently open and with the aim to award 20 more creative projects with £500 it’s worth taking a gander if you have...unsurprisingly a creative project that needs some cash and you are resident in the UK. Admittedly we do go on about these Ideastap folk a little here on Startacus, however the words awards, mone...
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Travel and leisure entrepreneur competition - you could really go places

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th September 2013
We feature a lot of start-up competitions here at Startacus, and more often than not the prize on offer comes in the form of financial investment in a company or idea. As brilliant as this is, we sometimes think that companies unwittingly overlook one of the most valuable assets that they can offer to a start-up...their wealth of experience! That’s why we are pleased to introduce The Big Id...
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Scottish Edge update

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2013
With another £750k up for grabs,  the third round of the Scottish Edge fund closes for applications on the 18th September so we thought best to highlight it for any young Scottish entrepreneur or early stage startups out there. We featured the Scottish Edge fund last year when it was first opened for round one. Since then a colossal £1.2 million has been awarded to some 35 young ...
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The David Manley Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2013
The David Manley Awards... A couple of weeks ago we featured the Arthur Guinness Projects. These awards were specifically for Irish ideas - North and South to celebrate and reward the next chapter of Irish talent and creativity, specifically in the areas of Music, Sports, Arts and Food. Previously the Arthur Guinness Fund had rewarded projects that were aiming to make a social impact, and as t...
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The Think Outside The Box Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2013
If you’re a Third level student in Ireland (North or South) and you think you’ve got a great idea for a business, the good news is that you needn’t wait until graduating to do something about it. The recently launched Think Outside The Box Awards could be just what you need to make that idea a reality now! The awards which are sponsored by Enterprise Ireland, Invest NI, Cru...
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