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BREXIT Negotiations and UK Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th November 2017
A month or so ago, the Forum of Private Business called on the UK government to clarify the direction of the Brexit negotiations, as Parliament begins to scrutinise the EU Withdrawal Bill. Ian Cass, Chief Executive of the Forum of Private Business, had said that "...small businesses are increasingly concerned about the lack of clarity and direction of the overall negotiations. Many of them unders...
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Is the UK tech bubble really about to burst, or is it merely deflating...?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd August 2017
As speculation about the fate of the uk tech industry continues, Amit Shah, CEO of HIROLA, weighs in... It’s no secret that investment in tech is declining globally, and it has been for a while. The number of deals being closed is at its lowest since 2012. Some commentators are speculating that the tech bubble is about to burst in a manner not dissimilar to the dotcom bust in 2000. However...
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4% of the world’s startup unicorns are based in the UK

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd August 2017
4% of the world’s startup unicorns are based in the UK - step forward a new National Investment Fund proposed by the current UK Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, which aims to help cutting-edge UK startups become world-leading unicorns (innovative firms valued over $1 billion USD). Currently at 'consultation' stage, The consultation,‘Financing growth in innovative firms’, looks ...
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Why solo entrepreneurs should think twice about their business structure

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th July 2017
Henna Sheth writes for Gorilla Accounting, a technology-driven, accountancy provider for Contractors and Freelancers. Here she discusses why first-time entrepreneurs should think thoroughly about their business structure. As a one-man band, a contractor, or an aspiring business tycoon, the first step to building your empire will be deciding on a financially efficient operating structure...
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Should Computer Science be made mandatory at GCSE level?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2017
Startacus co-founder, Alastair Cameron pondered on this very point on LinkedIn last week, and so we thought wise to continue to ask the question. Should Computer Science be made mandatory at GCSE level as a qualification? In the UK, there were apparently more than 5 million GCSE entries across all subjects in 2017, and of those Computing / ICT made up only 67,800 of those entri...
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Forum of Private Business offers up 10 point wish list to the next UK Government

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st June 2017
The Forum of Private Business is encouraging the next UK government to create conditions for an increase in business performance and productivity both in UK trading and exporting overseas. “A one percent increase in productivity achieved across the UK macro economy would add almost £20 billion to our national output. It would also reduce the annual government deficit by around £...
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techUK launches 2017 Digital Economy Manifesto to challenge the next UK Government

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th May 2017
Who launched political manifesto’s this week? Of course if you’ve in inkling into UK politics, you’ll know that the main political parties of the blue, red, yellow and green launched their manifesto’s in time for next month's general election. However also launched this week, one manifesto stood out to team Startacus. techUK, a leading body and trade association for t...
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Brexit SME Scorecard helps business self-assess their exposure to Brexit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th May 2017
A few weeks ago we promised to focus some of our editorial around the imminent UK General Election - whilst of course ensuring that it was relevant for startups, sme’s and entrepreneurs. So far, we’ve highlighted PostBug - the  ‘online-to-postage’ website allowing groups of people with common interests to send similar postcards or letters to public figures, such as pol...
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TenderScout SaaS scouts public sector opportunities for your business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th March 2017
A key area that many a startup and small business struggle at, is finding the time to search for public sector and government tendering opportunities. If you do then find the time to search for those opportunities, it can then be a minefield to find the right opportunities for your actual business. And, after all that (phew) and you’ve found that said ‘opportunity’, having the p...
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German Startup Bodalgo talks up their Voice Over Marketplace

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th January 2017
Bodalgo is a two-sided marketplace startup from Germany. Their marketplace aims to connect clients to the perfect voice over talent and for voice talents to find the perfect jobs. We spoke to Founder Armin Hierstetter to find out more about Bodalgo, how they aim to beat their competitor, scale globally, and his impression of the UK Tech Startup scene post BREXIT... Hi there Armin / Bodalgo, tell ...
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