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Mary McKenna chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th July 2018
Investor and Tech advocate, Mary McKenna chats to Startacus at Digital DNA 2018, about Women in Tech, education, STEM, Elemental Software, the NI startup ecosystem, and an entrepreneur-in-residence initiative she is heading up in girls school St Mary's College in Derry, NI.  Mary McKenna is a well known Donegal based technology entrepreneur and angel investor.  She c...
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Startup of the Week - Robotify Vivero

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th July 2018
The startup that's teaching coding by enabling children to control real life robots remotely... We all know that robots are going to have a huge impact on industry in the future, therefore it’s more important than ever that our children learn all they can now about robotics. Of course, prohibitive costs and indeed location has meant that this is often beyond the reach of many children or in...
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Yodomo - helping creativity to prosper

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2018
The lowdown on Yodomo, the platform that's helping creative learning prosper, combining quality instructional video with e-commerce. The internet is an invaluable tool; the sum of all human knowledge at our fingertips. And also it has cats. If you want to learn how to do something - almost anything - there are guides and courses and talented amateurs sharing their knowledge and experience. ...
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Koru Kids - Innovation in childcare

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2018
Koru Kids - the London based startup that's providing the perfect childcare solution for modern families with affordable, convenient after-school and nanny care. Raising children is not an easy task from any angle. While many new parents and expecting parents-to-be think about things such as whether they are in a good school district, whether they are making enough money to support a child, and h...
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GrantFairy - the scholarship app for students

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th May 2018
The lowdown on GrantFairy - the innovative UK scholarship app for students, that matches them with scholarships, bursaries and grants...Student debt is a crippling weight that many university graduates have to live with, and that we as a society have come to accept as just a part of life. Tuition fees are excruciating, and combined with basic living expenses while you’re actually at uni...
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Codez Academy empowering young people in Wales to code

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2018
Codez Academy understands that computer science has become as relevant a subject as Maths and English. Here's how they aim to empower the young people of Wales to embrace the world of code and coding.  While most ICT courses give a basic overview on computer use, Codez Academy's goal is to really get into the heart of it and teach young people how to build computer programmes, not just how t...
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General Assembly to be aquired by The Adecco Group

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
The Adecco Group (think HR and Recruitment solutions) have announced a definitive agreement to acquire General Assembly (think education and career transformation) for $412.5m. The acquisition aims to position the Adecco Group as a leader in the fast-growing up-/re-skilling segment, complementing it's existing solutions and creating significant synergies in Talent Development & Career Tr...
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Startup of the Week - Perlego

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th April 2018
Perlego - The EdTech startup which is on a mission to make textbooks more affordable via its innovative subscription service As we all know, studying can be an expensive business. And therefore anything which can potentially help students save some money ought to be welcomed with open arms - especially when it’s not only helping them save money but also helping them study at the same time.C...
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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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Put Your Social Media On Hold

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2018
Hold - the innovative mobile app that helps students focus in school and gives them the opportunity to get rewardsThese days, it’s rare to see anyone under 40 not glued to their phones. Whether we’re retweeting puppy videos, checking emails, or reading the news, a good portion of the day is, for a lot of people, taken up the little rectangle of knowledge. While it is a great benefit to...
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