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Tech in the North of England documentary maps out the regions current scene

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th May 2017
Tech in the North of England - watch this documentary that paints a fab picture of the current tech scene in the North of England.Sometimes reading article after article about startups can be tough going, especially if you are 'on the go', or if you'are just about to sit down for the night, after a busy day of business (and expresso's). With this in mind, and if you've an hour or so spare to focus...
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SMEs or Big Businesses? Which are Dominant in your Area?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th August 2015
In 2014 UK entrepreneurship reached a record high with some 581,173 new businesses being registered, the vast majority of which were freelancers and SMEs.   Indeed, the explosion in entrepreneurship which has taken place in recent years serves to highlight the substantial contribution that such businesses make to the economy, on both a local and national level.  For example, did you k...
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Courier Paper - An interview with the London Startup champions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2014
Courier is a London based newspaper title about startup culture. Launched a year ago as a quarterly publication, Courier focuses amongst other things on the people, passion and the psyche of small business and startups around EC1 and the whole of the big smoke. We picked up a copy a few months back and after reading it front to back, we thought it’d be great to interview founders Soheb Panj...
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The Playable City Awards are back

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2014
So here we are folks - the Playable City Awards are back! Following last year’s successful event (which of course Startacus featured) and which was won by Pan Studio with their project ‘Hello Lamp Post’ – submissions for this year are now open. For those who don’t know what they are (where have you been people!?) – the second International Playable City Awards ...
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Startup Experts - we want you!!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th August 2013
Startup Experts - we want you!! Stop. Collaborate and Listen. Startacus is starting to generate some serious traffic and that’s fab. One of our main goals is to not only to have our finger on the pulse of what’s happening out there in ‘world startup’ - but to also be that pulse - we want to know about all the ‘what’s happenings’ of the startup and entrep...
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Winner of the Playable City Award

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2013
Remember the whole way back to November when Startacus first informed you of the Playable City Awards for 2013? No? That’s okay, we’ve put a hyperlink in to remind you. Feel free to click it. Anyway, the idea was to promote a sense of playfulness around Bristol city through artwork or creativity with creative technology being a core requirement; and the winners have bee...
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Techstars comes to the UK

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2013
Considered by many to be the best accelerator program in the world Techstars recently made the headlines by announcing its first ever program outside the US. Its choice of location? None other than London. There’s already a very vibrant startup and tech scene in London so it’s a pretty natural choice although the UK government and initiatives like Tech City have also apparently pl...
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The Innovation Expo

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2013
Healthcare innovation is a surprisingly under discussed area for start-ups, despite being arguably one of the most rewarding fields to work in. Next month’s NHS based Innovation Expo in London will provide a format for entrepreneurs from the medical world to pitch their wares at the massive two day event in London’s Royal Docks.The potential for promotion is substantive with more than ...
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The Edible Bus Stop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2013
The Edible Bus stop as an idea is so original, and at the same time so simple, that you just have to take a moment and marvel at it. It is, at its most basic, an attempt to transform nondescript and unsightly areas of the London bus routes into presentable green spaces. And yet, it is also much more.The concept was designed initially as a guerrilla garden project for a bus stop in South London an...
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Payroll Local with Brixton Pounds

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th February 2013
Payroll Local with Brixton Pounds. Intrigued? Startacus outlines this London based initiative currently doing the rounds (and pay packets too).In 2009 Brixton, a district in South London followed other towns in England like Totnes in Devon and Strand in Gloucestershire, in introducing a form of local currency. Intended as an alternative to the pound sterling, it provides an interesting case study ...
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