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Crowdfunding Theory Vs Crowdfunding Practice

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2015
At Startacus we will always play the marching tune of crowdfunding - it is one of the most useful tools in the entrepreneur’s arsenal, and a must have resource for so many startups. Why is it though, that a lot of companies struggle to utilise it to its fullest potential. We fear we may have figured it out. It’s a simple misalignment of Practice vs. Theory. Taking on board the theoret...
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SuperJam man Fraser Doherty chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th October 2014
There’s a lot going on in Fraser Doherty’s life. Currently crowdfunding £250k for his SuperJam brand might prick your ears up a little. Or perhaps the fact that at aged 24 he has an MBE and an ‘iconic’ Scottish Brand to his name. Ignoring the obvious, “Were you a Yes or No voter” in the  recent Scottish Independence referendum, we wanted to find out a...
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Win a Ticket to the Crowdfunding: Deep Impact III Conference Sheffield

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2014
Good news, after our flurry of crowdfunding themed articles, from our overview of the national Crowdfunding: Deep Impact Conference and our interview with Barry James, Crowdfunding thought leader, we return this week with a fab giveaway. We've a ticket to win for the Deep Impact III conference itself and three runners up prizes of free entry to their Crowdfunding Masterclass, which quite convenie...
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Why Consider Seed Investment via Crowdfunding?- We chat to thought leader Barry James.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th October 2014
Why consider seed investment via crowdfunding? We chat to crowdfunding thought leader, Barry James. Earlier this week we highlighted the Crowdfunding: Deep Impact Conference that returns 'up North' this November to Sheffield. Given our love of all things crowdfunding, be they whimsical, wonderful or very investible, we relished the opportunity to have a chat with those folks who have become the v...
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The National Crowdfunding: 'Deep Impact' Conference - Sheffield and up North

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th October 2014
Anyone who follows Startacus on a regular basis will know our long term passion for all things crowdfunding so we're delighted to share the news about a fantastic collaboration between The Crowdfunding Centre and The University of Sheffield which brings the national Crowdfunding: Deep Impact conference to the north for two days. With a Crowdfunding Masterclass on the 12th and the main Deep Impact ...
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Josh Richards - Crowdfunded Spaceman to Mars (Potentially)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th October 2014
Mars One seeks to send the first humans to the red planet, and they want to do it via crowdfunding! This seems like it’s right up our street, so Startacus got in touch with Physics comedian, and potential spaceman, Josh Richards, to get some information on the life of a spaceman. Hi Josh, so you’re one of the short-listed candidates for Mars One; Tell us about the Mars One v...
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Bits and Bytes - Teaching Kids a Bit about Coding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd October 2014
With businesses and employers looking for more and more, especially when it comes to their tech departments, we look at ‘Bits and Bytes’ an “exciting and fun card game that teaches children the fundamentals of computer coding”. We talk to founder and Startacus Collaborator Andrew Mills to find out more! Bits and Bytes is a card game for children, but tell us a little ...
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6 SME Business Options Beyond Overdrafts

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2014
For small businesses, using a traditional bank account overdraft facility to overcome cash flow problems has become a much less readily available option. Thankfully, there are other alternatives to bank overdrafts emerging for SMEs and the following options are already helping thousands of small firms find financial flexibility when they need it most.1 – Invoice factoring and discounting&nbs...
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Startacus Monthly Financial News Round-up - September 2014

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting. Scotland decided to stay in the UK and the media moved their clairvoyance elsewhere. Meanwhile, September saw more growth for small and micro-businesses, who, it is predicted, will change the face of British enterprise. Ed Miliband also showed his support for the self-employed ‘ar...
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Indiegogo Pilots Forever Funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th September 2014
Crowdfunding is bloomin’ marvellous isn’t it? And if Indiegogo is to have its way, it could be about to take yet another giant leap forward, through its pioneering development of a new ongoing funding scheme. Thus far, all crowdfunding platforms have offered eager campaigners a splendidly simple proposition - reach your funding target, and the money is yours, fail to reach it and it's...
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