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A free website has been launched to support local businesses across Northern Ireland

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th November 2020
Support Local NI, a new tech-for-good platform launches to support and sustain local businesses in Northern Ireland enabling consumers to browse, discover and support independent creators entrepreneurs and families A local entrepreneur based in Holywood, County Down has launched a tech-for-good project called ‘Support Local NI’, a free to use website that will help support and sus...
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Choosing An Outsourced Creative Expert: A Beginner’s Guide

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th August 2020
There are hundreds of different outsourced solutions that start-ups can choose to save themselves time and money, and even more providers on the market. As such, you need to make sure that you choose the right service provider that will offer you the support that you desire. When it comes to choosing a creative expert, be it a designer, copywriter or photographer, it can be tough to find the ind...
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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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