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Startup Support UK - Organisations That Can Help You Get Started: Part 1

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2015
The idea of starting a business can be quite daunting. You may be wondering where to start or how to go about making that first important step. If you’re one of those people, you’re in luck, as we have taken the time to compile a list of some of the key organisations that we consider a great help for those out there who want to step into and explore the world of business. Whether you...
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The Biggest hindrance to budding entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2015
There are a million and one reasons not to start a business, and a million and one more reasons to actually get out there and do it. So, what is the biggest, baddest bogeyman when it comes to entrepreneurship? What’s the worst thing that stops businesses from ever being created? According to a recent survey by Business is Great, that accolade goes to none other than the age old destroyer kn...
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The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2015
Fancy your chances at winning one of the world’s most prestigious business awards? Then read on because Ernst & Young have just launched their search for the “Entrepreneur of the Year 2015”. Here’s the lowdown… The Entrepreneur of the Year Award originated in the US in 1986 and now has spread to more than 60 countries worldwide and as it has grown in size so ha...
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'Makemoji' Founder Tyler Breton Talks to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st December 2014
Everyone and their gran has a fancy phone these days, meaning staying in touch and communicating has never been easier! With the evolution, of these devices, so too has our methods of communicating; enter 'Emojis'; the newest means of presenting what we mean. We thought it wise to chat to the Founder of Makemoji - a 'Social Network For Emojis' Tyler Breton, about emojis, the internet and...
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How Creativity Sparks Entrepreneurialism

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2014
By Janice Valentine If you consider culture as being the realm into which all sorts of creative streams flow, then there’s much evidence to say that having a rich cultural realm can benefit the business community. Why? Well because these days thriving business communities are those whose employees are innovative. And to be innovative you need to be creative. But not everyone thinks they ar...
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Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2014
Whilst Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou may be perhaps better known as the founder of Easyjet, he’s slowly becoming synonymous with supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship too - thanks in no small part to the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs which he runs in conjunction with Leonard Cheshire Disability. The competition which is now in its eighth year, aims to not only support disabled en...
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15 for 2015 - entries now open

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th August 2014
We think it’d be fair to say that here at Startacus we heart self starters. Lots.So when we hear about initiatives and comps that aim to help self starters in any way, well quite frankly we’re all ears. One such initiative is the recently launched 15 for 2015 competition. Backed by PCG, the not for profit freelancer organisation, the comp aims to give the UK’s independent and en...
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School for Creative Startups - Open Call

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2014
Our friends at School for Creative Startups are on the hunt for their next cohort of fab and talented creative entrepreneurs. So if you've got a creative skill or idea, but the business part gives you the heebie jeebies, then this call out might just be for you. Let’s start with a little explanation. The  aforementioned "fab and talented creative entrepreneurs" is gathered from our ow...
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The brain of an Entrepreneur - finally dissected

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th June 2014
It’s always easy to get caught up in the very serious nature of trying to start and then successfully run a startup or business. So sometimes, here at Startacus we like to lighten things up a tad. How? Well by sharing with you all some of the tenuous links which we have identified between self starters, startups, entrepreneurs, call them what you like -  and things which can affect the ...
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Tom Griffiths - The Belfast Startup Scene- An outsider perspective

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th May 2014
You have probably noticed that May has been designated as our Belfast startup month, where we take a long look at the events, the people and general goings on that make Belfast the startup place that it is. So far we have heard from plenty of local entrepreneurial, startup-type folk who have all been very keen to share what they think of Belfast as a place to start a business. But we wondered &ls...
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