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Lineup 2020 announces key speakers, sponsors and themes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2020
The inaugural LINEUP tech event, happening in Derry, Northern Ireland has announced key speakers, sponsors and themes for its 5th March event.  Coming after the news that Allstate NI were partnering with event facilitators Startacus as strategic sponsors of Lineup 2020, it has been confirmed that the event's agenda will focus on women in tech, tech inclusion, the future of work, and the futu...
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Increase Your Talent Retention Without Raising Salaries

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th January 2020
With the UK facing serious skills shortages in a variety of sectors, it’s increasingly important that companies retain the talent that they already have. Whilst many firms focus on salary, research shows that the majority of staff actually prefer benefits to high monetary compensation. As such, it’s crucial that firms review their entire hiring process and internal culture in order t...
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Tackling the climate crisis by reducing commuting

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2020
The initiative from proptech startup Desana that's aiming to reduce employees' travel distances by getting cities and organisations to work together... UK based proptech startup Desana have just launched an innovative initiative that is aiming to tackle the climate crisis by reducing commuting.Their initiative, Cityworks, aims to get cities and large organisations working together to re...
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How to Fund Your Startup Without Going Broke

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2020
Ah, startup funding. For many, their absolute worst nightmare, one that is out to get their wildest dreams and tear them, limb from limb.In a world where we’re often told it takes money to make money, and that a penny saved is a penny earned, gaining access to said pennies is often easier said than done.After all, everyone who’s already been through the grinder and made it through, w...
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Tech Trends That Will Impact the Highstreet in 2020

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th January 2020
The future and success of Britain’s high streets has been long debated. So, what are the tech trends that could help impact the Highstreet in 2020? Ian Jones, founder of LoLo, an app that rewards shoppers for buying and eating from local restaurants and retailers, shares his thoughts... In recent years the future and success of Britain’s high streets has been long debated; what&r...
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BMW Group Financial Services UK Launches Third Startup Collaboration Programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th January 2020
Innovative startups are currently being sought by BMW Group Financial Services UK which has just launched the third instalment of its Innovation Lab, run in collaboration with corporate innovation specialists, L Marks. Having created the UK’s largest network of corporate accelerators, L Marks is now recognised as a leader in business change.  This year’s lab is building on the su...
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How to Avoid Burnout and Find a Healthy Work Life Balance When Starting a Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th January 2020
Entrepreneurs tend to be some of the most hardworking people out there - after all, that’s how they manage to build companies from the ground up, raise enough capital for exciting new projects, and manage growing teams of diverse people. But if you’re starting your own business, it's important to understand that when you’re spending too much time behind your desk, it can be easy ...
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Digital Redbook App for Parents raises £550K Investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2020
The child health app on a mission to become the first nationwide digital redbook, just got a step closer to making their mission a reality... Nurturey, a child health app on a mission to become the first nationwide digital redbook, just got a step closer to making their mission a reality, thanks to a £550K investment that includes investment from the Owners and Directors of Day Lewis Plc, t...
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Microsoft of Cell Therapy?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2020
  The Cambridge-based startup BiologIC Technologies that has created an empowering tool to drive the next wave of biological innovation Cancer. The big C. It’s something that we’ve been working towards a cure for - not Startacus personally - for a long time. One way of going about this is cell therapy, but the barrier is, as always, money. The cost is prohibitive. As...
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Startup of the Week - Penfold

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th January 2020
Penfold - The fintech startup that's making it a doddle for the self-employed, freelancers and contractors to organise their pensions... Pensions are never an easy subject to get your head around. However when you’re self-employed it can be even harder. With recent stats showing that only 14% of the UK’s self-employed people are actively saving for old age, it’s clear that it is...
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Ideation NI Thon at NI Science Festival sets out to solve global issues

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th January 2020
  How do we reduce plastic in our oceans? How can we make the air we breathe cleaner? How can we grow our own food in urban cities? At one-day event Ideation NI Thon, students will get the chance to solve global and local sustainability, environmental, city and health problems.  Taking place on 13th February 2020 at the UU Magee Campus Great Hall, thanks to Major Sponsor Ulster Univer...
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NI startup ESTHER takes flight to New York

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th January 2020
Northern Irish tech startup ESTHER, a peer-2-peer giving platform allowing charitable donors to give money directly to people living in poverty in their own city, heads to New York for a 4-day fact finding mission. The Belfast-based startup won an all-expenses paid trip to New York (taking place 21st - 25th Feb 2020) thanks to their startup pitch competition win at leading 2-day tech ev...
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