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The key to balancing your passion projects with a full-time job

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th October 2018
Tom Evans, Founder & CEO of BleepBleeps, shares his thoughts and experience of balancing passion projects with the reality of a full-time job. "The idea of taking the jump to pursue a business idea is intimidating. And knowing how to juggle that alongside a full-time job can make matters even more stressful. It’s one of the greatest dilemmas I faced while starting my business, like man...
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Get The Shifts - the hospitality temp agency using tech

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th October 2018
Get The Shifts is a Clare-based Irish startup created for the very purpose of connecting hospitality staff with the people who need them. The hospitality sector is one of those that can need extra help at the drop of a hat, and often in only a temporary capacity. Whether a staff member lets you down or you are running a one-off event, you might not have available replacements in your phonebook ju...
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Trezeo looks to the crowd to target full UK launch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2018
Trezeo, a fintech startup focused on delivering financial stability to the self-employed, today announced its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to help fully launch its income smoothing business account product and kickstart its growth among the UK’s self-employed and gig economy workers. Trezeo is a business account aimed at the self-employed, providing customers with a regular, defin...
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5 Benefits of Using Temp Agencies in the Hospitality Industry

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2018
In the hospitality industry, details are important. Those who pay attention to the smallest details will have the most success. However, it is also important for hospitality businesses to understand the market that they are targeting as not every business is pitching to the luxury market. Luxury hospitality is often heavily reliant of procedures being followed. More luxurious hotel chains, for e...
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iContract looks to raise £300k via crowdfunding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th February 2018
iContract, a unique online platform connecting professional contractors with recruiters and employers for job matching and professional networking, is looking to raise £300k via crowdfunding platform Seedrs and currently (at time of publication) sits at 200k+ in investment funded. iContract is a platform built by contractors, for contractors. With its data matching capability, interact...
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Beam - crowdfunding to help homeless people get into employment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2018
Homelessness is a sad, frightening, and important topic. With 8000 people sleeping on UK streets and a further 200,000 ‘hidden homeless’ - those with only temporary accommodation, like hostels or even the backseat of their car - it is strangely easy to forget that these absurdly large numbers represent actual people. That’s 280,000 individual human beings. We have written before ...
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Startup of theWeek - Labour Xchange

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th December 2017
Whilst flexible ad hoc work doesn’t suit everyone, there are times when it can be a perfect solution - both for employees and employers alike. However for both parties it’s not always easy to either find flexible employment opportunities or the flexible staff who can fill them. Until now that is. Our latest startup of the week is on a mission to do just that. Labour Xchange is an onli...
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Jobbio HIGHER set to take the traditional careers event UP a level

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th September 2017
Talent take note. At Jobbio HIGHER, you'll be able to network & connect with some of the UK’s best tech companies & high-growth startups... Forget cardboard stands or paper leaflets, and get ready to immerse yourself in the epicentre of London’s tech scene at Jobbio HIGHER on September 28th 2017 - taking place at the Truman Brewery, a leading East London destination&...
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Remote Mission - the remote jobs site with a social core

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th September 2017
Natalia Komis is an adventure maiden, creative activator, business strategist, serial entrepreneur and friend of Startacus. With her new venture Remote Mission - an inclusive remote jobs site, just about to launch, we wanted to find out more about Natalia's motivation and her mission to help people around the globe live the life that they want, where they want, to do good and to be able to pa...
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Gig economy workers in the Taylor Review: flexibility meets exploitation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2017
Matthew de la Hey is the co-founder and CEO of inploi, a community-driven marketplace, enabling people to discover and apply for hospitality jobs with London’s best employers. Matthew and inploi have spent a good amount of time, thinking and researching around the topics related to the Taylor Review.  Matthew has also talked at an University of Oxford Future of Work even...
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