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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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London Web Summit

by: Ethan Loughrey ~ 25th February 2013
London Web Summit The London Web Summit launches on Friday and is, by most professionals’ reckoning, one of the ‘must attend’ features of the start up calendar. Designed to bring together a multitude of minds from various tech fields, it proclaims to be an exciting amalgamation of multi-nationals, start-ups, media, finance and investment, and advertising specialists.Said minds c...
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City Unrulyversity

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th February 2013
City Unrulyversity You’ve probably heard of pop up shops, restaurants and even pubs, but what about a University? Well if you're a wannabe entrepreneur and based in and around London, City Unrulyversity may just for you... Brought to Tech City by Unruly, a Global leader in Social Video Advertising, City Unrulyversity is a free pop-up University with an aspiration to “inform, inspire ...
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The Barclays Social Enterprise Weekends

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2013
Could you change the world in a weekend? Well, in reality probably not, however if you have an idea that could potentially do just that then a new initiative by Barclays ought to be of interest. Barclays are facilitating two Social Enterprise Weekends later this month, during which tech entrepreneurs and creative designers will be working together in teams to create and develop new and innovative...
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We Are Nana - proof that self starters can be any age...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd February 2013
We Are Nana - proof that self starters can be any age...  Anyone who tells you their best days are gone, needs to take a look at this - ‘We Are Nana’ a community led cafe aiming to get the ‘older ladies’ of Clapton in London working and being enterprising together. With the same principles that apply to the Peoples’ Supermarket, this is another attempt to get a...
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The Big Venture Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th December 2012
Following on from the success of last year’s initiative, Unltd have once again committed to the Big Venture Challenge, to help would be social entrepreneurs get the necessary capital to realise their ideas fully as well as to help them scale their projects or ventures. The criteria for entry is pretty straightforward. All submitted ideas must:- provide an innovative and scalable solution to...
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The Brick Box - Using Art to open Doors

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th December 2012
“The problem with the Arts, the Business, the scene.” - Me, Dec 2013. Sweeping statement aside, there is a problem as I see it. You’re either in the scene or you’re not. Now don’t get me wrong, I would argue that you are better off out of it anyhow, whether “it” refers to some local business club, or arts association , whatever - work with the established...
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by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th November 2012
In a cynical and reactionary world, it's often easy to react badly when something terrible or tragic happens. Someone’s bullied on Facebook- it’s Facebook’s fault. The London Riots are arranged and instigated on Twitter and Blackberry (funny now to think that Blackberry was such a force only 12 months+ago) and it’s Twitter's and Blackberry’s fault for not shutting dow...
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Startacus looks at the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2012
Seeking to recognise the very best of university enterprise, the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards returns for a second year with a £50k fund for the overall winner too! It’s a shame that for some of us, being a self starter comes a little too late - but for those of you who are currently still at University or up to 5 years out, this competition must surely float the boat if you have an e...
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