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Access to Business Finance in NI and ROI

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th April 2015
Access to Business Finance in NI and ROI (excluding the Banks!) Following on from our recent article on the organisations that can support your startup in Ireland (North and South), Donal Leahy, Business Boot Camp Programme Manager at Enterprise NI has kindly offered to write a separate, but inter-linked article on the non-bank finance options which are currently available to businesses, startup ...
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Chicken Town- Crowdfunding Socially Responsible Chicken

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2015
Okay, we get it, you're all sick to the back teeth of hearing about how the foods that you love are going to kill you. They are too high in fat. They are too high in salt. They are too high in sugar. They are evil and if you eat them, untold horrors await you. We're hearing a lot of problems and not many solutions; unless of course you think that "eating more lettuce" constitutes a solution... if...
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Put a lid on it

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2015
Have you ever ridden your bike without a helmet? That was a really foolish thing to do, but you are certainly not alone in that regard. In response there is a crowdfunding campaign about to commence that should make carrying and using a helmet much easier for silly folks like you. ‘Put a lid on it’ is challenging a problem that unfortunately needs very little elaboration; people rid...
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Hillary Clinton 'Ready for Action' Figure

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th March 2015
One of our favourite things about the explosive development of crowdfunding, is that it gives people with quirky, fun and amusing ideas the opportunity to bring them to realisation, in a way that simply wouldn't have been available to them just a few short years ago. Now we ask you, what could be more quirky, fun and amusing, than your very own Hillary Clinton ‘Ready for Action’ figur...
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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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