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Ebay shoppable windows

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2013
Ebay shoppable windows...If you are a regular reader of Startacus, you’ve probably picked up by now that we do like any type of innovation or creativity linked with “saving the high street”. From pop up shops, a pop up village (yep you read that right) to trader markets, and conferences addressing the future of the high street, we do like to feature the good news and inspiration...
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20 awards of £500 to give away - check this creative based comp out

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2013
We have featured IdeasTap a few times on Startacus. Competitions and awards really do seem to float the boat over at IdeasTap HQ and previously we have highlighted competitions such as the Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund, Uni Fee Fund and the Ideas Fund Innovators’ awards so we thought it was wise to highlight the updated Ideas Fund Innovators’ Awards. With a closing date of 5pm on 5t...
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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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Tips and Advice for your first Pop Up Shop experience

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2013
“Pop Up Shop – A temporary retail space in which businesses can showcase and advertise their products on a short-term basis.” Whoever brought this idea to life hit the nail on the head. Pop up shops are exciting and becoming increasingly popular in the UK, promoting some of the most influential and unique upcoming businesses. Here in Britain, we are witnessing high streets chang...
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The Startup Showcase

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2013
You can never have enough festivals, right? Festival derives from the Latin word meaning ‘celebration’ after all. And celebrations are fun! Right?This is certainly what the organisers of The School for Creative Startups are trying to convince people of, at their two day Startup Showcase in London next weekend. It will, in other words, be different from the generic suited and booted sty...
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The FutureEverything Summit of Ideas & Digital Invention

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th March 2013
Hopefully by now, if you are a returning visitor to Startacus, you will kinda get that we are big on the idea makers...not just the established inventors, innovators and creatives - but those who have the potential to do something unique, individual, and creative with ‘that idea’ that remains stuck in the head. The FutureEverything Summit of Ideas & Digital Invention which takes pl...
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The MeWe360 incubator

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th March 2013
Here at Startacus we’re firmly of the opinion that if something sets out to help nurture and develop creative talent, it’s bound to be a good thing. And we’re usually right...In this case the ‘good thing’ we’re referring to is the recently launched MeWe360 incubator. The incubator which launched with a £2 million investment aims to provide financial suppo...
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Basic tips for self publishing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2013
As the title of this piece suggests these are basic tips.  If you are  a self publishing millionaire then you may find them a little beneath your current experience level (just a tad) however if you are a beginner, then hopefull they will help to get you started! Choosing a subjectIt stands to reason that you can’t write a book if you do not have a subject in mind! It’s not...
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Creating a giftware brand - Startacus meets Ellie Ellie

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th February 2013
Making your mark on the design world isn't necessarily an easy thing, so when someone does it and does it well, it's pretty impressive. One such person is Danielle Ellen Plowman, founder of Ellie Ellie - the "sustainable giftware brand with a touch of nostalgia". We were pretty chuffed when Danielle agreed to take a few minutes out to answer a few of our questions on everything from starting ...
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Top 5 Websites for Creative Inspiration

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st February 2013
So, you’re having one of those days. Three cups of coffee in and you still can’t get those creative juices flowing. Whether you’re staring at a blank screen, notebook or a canvas you’re struggling just a little. Of course you could spend a little time on Twitter, have a natter with a few friends on Facebook, but it’s not really helping matters is it? Sometimes we all ...
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