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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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The Barclays Social Enterprise Weekends

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2013
Could you change the world in a weekend? Well, in reality probably not, however if you have an idea that could potentially do just that then a new initiative by Barclays ought to be of interest. Barclays are facilitating two Social Enterprise Weekends later this month, during which tech entrepreneurs and creative designers will be working together in teams to create and develop new and innovative...
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Startup of the Week - Enthuse.me

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2013
Most of us are pretty aware these days of how important our web presence can be and the impact it can have on our lives, professional or otherwise. We effectively leave our stamp scattered across the web whether it’s on social networking sites or elsewhere and the result can be both a tad messy as well as perhaps less useful in showcasing what we are really all about.Our latest Startup of th...
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Top 5 Typography Tools for Designers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2013
As every designer knows, Typography can be one of the most important aspects of web design yet can be pretty challenging to get right. Well, like virtually everything else these days, there are a plethora of online tools and resources which can make creating and choosing Typography a doddle. Which should you use? Perhaps these for starters - our Top 5 Typography Tools for Designers... What the Fo...
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CIIF - Tapping into the creative potential of Northern Ireland

by: ~ 8th January 2013
The Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) which is administered by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, with sectoral support from Northern Ireland Screen and Digital Circle (the representative organisation for Digital Content businesses in Northern Ireland), is once more on the lookout for businesses and individuals to apply for up to £10k of funding for projects, ideas and initiative...
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Creative Skillset Industry Panels

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th December 2012
If you’re involved in the Creative Industries and you’d like the opportunity to have a say in their future, then you now can, if you get involved with Creative Skillset’s industry panels.There is currently an open call for both employers and creative professionals to join dedicated Industry Panels where they can play an active role in helping shape the future of the UK&rsquo...
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Creating a 'vintage' business - We talk to Hunted and Stuffed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th December 2012
Startacus talked to self starter Ellie Laycock of Hunted and Stuffed about what inspired her vintage startup, running a business and developing business expertise...Ellie has been running Hunted and Stuffed for the last 18 months or so and feels like it is all going great. The idea of her business all came about when she saw a beautiful piece of silk and wanted to bring it back to life. She had al...
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