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Startup of the Week - Azoomee

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2016
If you’re a parent and you’d like your child to be able to explore the internet in a safe, controlled and yet fun way, then our latest startup of the week ought to be right up your street. Azoomee is an innovative new platform which is aiming to be a place “where children can be children online”. The platform which is aimed at primary school children will feature heaps of...
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Startup of the Week - Learner Lane

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2014
For many students, it is not always possible to learn everything they need to at school - additional support in the form of extra tuition is often required. Of course finding a tutor to provide that tuition can be a somewhat difficult task in itself. However thanks to our latest startup of the week, that need no longer be the case. Learner Lane is a new platform which helps students find the perf...
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MicroHackers - Teaching Tech for Creative Kids

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th October 2014
Kids today are more and more capable with technology than even their previous generation counterparts, and that is only expected to continue well into the future!Mike Harrison from ‘MicroHackers’ is part of a rising trend in educational startups, that seeks to foster this growth and bring a technological future for kids. Hi Mike, so just to get us started, why don’t you tell us ...
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Using Minecraft to Learn Through Games - We Chat to MinecraftEdu

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2014
The very same day that I had arranged a chat with Santeri Koivisto the Co-owner and CEO of TeacherGaming LLC, the company behind MinecraftEdu, fellow Co-Founder Joel Levin had tweeted “For reference, $2.5 Billion is what it cost to send the Curiosity Rover to Mars.”  That tweet was in reference to the news that Minecraft had been reportedly acquired by Microsoft (heard of ‘...
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Learn new skills with General Assembly and Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2014
We are positively over the moon to announce the extension and expansion of our partnership with the lovely folks at General Assembly. From June of this year Startacus members have been able to avail of a brilliant deal allowing us all 3 months free access to GA’s online video learning platform ‘Front Row’ - with no strings whatsoever! For those of you who have never come a...
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The Big Issue Invest’s Corporate Social Venturing Challenge is back!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th April 2014
Excellent news now for all you socially minded venturesome folks out there - the Big Issue Invest’s Corporate Social Venturing Challenge is back! Whilst the competition’s name doesn't exactly trip off the tongue (indeed its more of a belly flop) we can forgive this minor infraction because otherwise the whole thing is pretty darn top-notch - here’s the details. In what is becom...
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Plastic Bank - Turning one man's trash into another mans treasure

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th February 2014
Now for one of those great win/win/win ideas that we're so fond of here at Startacus... and this time its a really good one  Vancouver man David Katz has had a marvelous brainwave which has the potential to sort out a number of concerning issues which are particularly prevalent within less economically developed nations.  He has devised a system designed to remove plastic waste from th...
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5 New Start-Ups in the Online Education Sector

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th February 2014
5 New Start-Ups in the Online Education Sector With the growing popularity of e-learning platforms, it is no surprise that there has been a rapid surge in online education start-ups, also known as ‘EdTech’ – Educational Technology. We are now in a digital age, where anyone with online access can learn anything, anywhere. Over the last ten years the amount of venture capital fun...
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Startup of the Week - Eulergy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th January 2014
Let’s face it - in universities all across the world there are students who spend their days undertaking innovative and ingenious research. At the same time there are people who are working in companies who also spend their days trying to innovate and to create new and disruptive solutions to business problems. The two rarely meet - until now that is.Our latest Startup of the Week is aiming ...
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Accelerator Academy - Listen-up Start-up!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2013
We love taking a look at accelerator programmes that offer something a bit special and this week we think we've hit the nail on the head with Accelerator Academy, a well established education programme which has tasked itself with encouraging high growth to start-up digital businesses. You'll have to get your skates on though, as all applications must be in by September 15th. What does the progra...
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