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Catalyst for Change

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2018
The Liverpool startup, Oh This Way, that's providing alternative education and training for creative people, bridging the gap between education and industry.  Older generations like to complain that the young are lazy and brought up wrong, and that this generation and then this generation will be the cause of the world ceasing to spin. But then along come people like Robyn Dooley to pro...
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Startup of the Week - Twine

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th February 2017
Let’s face it. No matter what type of company you start, chances are you will need to avail of the services of a creative at some point. You might need a Graphic Designer to create your logo or a Photographer to take some pics for your website. Either way, it generally can be a bit of a chore to find the right person for the job at hand. However, that need no longer be the case, thanks to ou...
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School for Creative Startups - Open Call

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2014
Our friends at School for Creative Startups are on the hunt for their next cohort of fab and talented creative entrepreneurs. So if you've got a creative skill or idea, but the business part gives you the heebie jeebies, then this call out might just be for you. Let’s start with a little explanation. The  aforementioned "fab and talented creative entrepreneurs" is gathered from our ow...
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The h.Club 100 search is on

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2014
Calling all movers and shakers in the Creative Industries - the h.Club 100 wants to hear from you!In case you’re not aware, the hClub 100 is an annual UK wide search for the most innovative and inspirational people working in the creative industries over the last 12 months.The comp aims to give some real recognition to those entrepreneurs and self starters who are going above and beyond - th...
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Creative Wanted for £1k Concept Cupboard & Ticketmaster Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2013
Here at Startacus, we like interesting mashups between startups and big businesses - especially when it is the individual, the self starter that benefits. In fact, check out our own recent £1k link up with Marketest for our self starter award (*self promotion done) or our feature on the £50k e-commerce startup comp that Shopify are currently running as good examples. So when we heard ...
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The Hothouse Programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th May 2013
Think that intensive accelerator type programmes are only for startups and businesses in the tech and digital sectors? Well, here’s one that’s very different. Hothouseis aimed solely at the creatives - the craft makers. Interested? Here’s what you need to know. What is it?Hothouse is part of the Crafts Council’s Professional Development Programme for makers and consists of...
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Shellsuit Zombie

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th November 2012
When us folk here at Startacus come across something that we really like, we just can’t keep it to ourselves and this week we came across something we reckon you’ll really like too - in the form of Shellsuit Zombies. Shellsuit Zombie is a project aiming to give young creatives a proper voice and as you’d imagine, is run by young creatives themselves. There are various stran...
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Collaborating to do social good (and a cuppa tea too)

by: ~ 1st November 2012
When we heard of What's Brewin, the monthly meet up in London that involves collaborative chat over a cuppa tea, Startacus thought it best to make a pot, take ten minutes out and ask the What's Brewin team a few questions to find out more...What's Brewin is the brainchild of Make:Good a Design Studio based in London. With Startacus' own collaboration platform nearly ready to unleash itself on the ...
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Scanners Night

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th September 2012
Here at Startacus we love finding out about all sorts of interesting people, places and things and then of course letting you guys know all about them too. And the latest of these is the curiously named Scanners Night. For those of you who don’t know ( don’t worry, we didn’t either), a “Scanner” is a term coined by the American author Barbara Sher and describes s...
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Creative Mornings - start the day in the right way...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th September 2012
Hardly a week goes by these days without some new conference, unconference, event or festival being promoted targeting the creatives, the entrepreneurs and the startups. All good to see! However for many of us the location, the costs and the practicalities of being away from “work” for a few days at a time is far from ideal, no matter how interesting the speakers and the workshops may ...
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