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How to Attract Diverse Talent into Tech

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2019
There are many benefits of diversity in tech and having a diverse team. Here are some ways a company can attract diverse talent into tech. The technology industry is put at the heart of success for British companies as it is head of the pack for driving innovation. This is perhaps down to AI as it has the potential to be transformative and enables businesses and people to thrive in the digital wo...
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Startup Weekend Dublin immigration aims to builds ideas not borders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th February 2019
The first ever Startup Weekend Dublin immigration comes to Dublin this March from the 8th to 10th. Powered by Dublin City Council and LEO Dublin, the 54 hour long event aims help introduce migrants to entrepreneurship and those wishing to solve problems affecting them. We love the 'doing-it', not just 'talking-it' approach and thought wise to share all the details someone would need to know... Mi...
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Teens Unite to Make Sense of Brexit using AI

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th January 2019
The Teens In AI initiative, launched by the award-winning social impact enterprise Acorn Aspirations, in partnership with IPsoft, the global leader in Enterprise AI, ran the Gen Z Hackathon for teenagers at the Leadenhall Building in London over the weekend of 26th - 27th January 2019. Teams of over 50 teenagers came together to explore the meaning of Brexit and the impact it will have on the...
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UKBlackTech partner with PWC to drive greater diversity in Tech

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th October 2018
PwC and UKBlackTech have joined forces in a drive to encourage greater diversity in the technology sector and will host a series of Tech Insight and networking events across the UK, aiming to inspire more young people from a range of backgrounds to pursue careers in technology. The partnership will see PwC and UKBlackTech, which was founded in 2016 by a group of technology leaders passionate...
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Reviewing your inclusivity strategy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th October 2018
With so many good resources and activities taking place a couple of weeks ago during National Inclusion Week, we thought we'd wait a week or two to publish this article from Lisa Forde, MD of online stationery company Dotty about Paper.... after all business leaders should be reviewing their inclusivity strategies, all year round, not just for one week of the year. Importance of Inclusi...
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Fairer Funding Now campaign calls for greater diversity in startups gaining investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th September 2018
Workspace accelerator Huckletree has launched Fairer Funding Now, a campaign calling for greater diversity among startup leaders receiving investment, after a study revealed the extent of discrimination in the funding process, with almost half of startup leaders in the UK and Ireland having experienced or known someone who has faced discrimination while seeking funding. The Huckletree survey...
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Diversifying Entrepreneurship in London - The Power of 25

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th April 2018
Last week, facilitated by Hatch Enterprise and YSYS, 25 women of colour - all entrepreneurs and founders, came together to discuss diversifying entrepreneurship in London and the necessary support and provision of services women of colour need to overcome barriers to succeed in business. It is fair to say that there is still some work to do both within the UK and more specifically within the cont...
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5 ways to improve gender equality in the workplace

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th March 2018
When it comes to fixing gender balance in the workplace, there are plenty of small but hugely impactful changes that companies can implement to make life more comfortable for women in their organisations. Our career partners Jobbio recently shared 5 quick wins that are aimed at helping improve gender equality in the workplace. Over to Niamh Linehan from team Jobbio to explain all...  S...
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2018: The Year We Shatter The Glass

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2018
Nina Ricafort is the Growth Marketing Manager at careers marketplace Jobbio. Here Nina shares three key ways to hire for gender diversity, reduce gender bias in your recruitment process and help make 2018 the year that we Shatter The Glass. "2017 was a milestone year for shedding light upon the challenges and injustices that women still face in the workplace, across all industries. In Februa...
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Diversity in Tech communities and platforms

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2017
We recently had a feature about women in tech, and platforms, groups, and the like that support and advocate them. Diversity doesn’t end with a balance of men and women, however, so we decided to do another feature along the same lines, but a tad broader. Diversity is after all a broad thing, not to mention an important one, so, just as before, we have put together a list of sites, platforms...
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