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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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MADE- The Entrepreneur Festival Sheffield announces initial lineup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th April 2014
Well folks, the countdown is well and truly underway with just over 5 months left until the fab entrepreneurial festival MADE kicks off once again in Sheffield.  For those of you who are not yet acquainted with the event, we shall forgive you this once and bid you continue reading to find out what you have been missing! MADE the entrepreneur festival is an annual week long event intended to...
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Startacus Room 101 - It’s where all those ‘pet hates’ go

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th February 2014
Startacus Room 101 - It’s where all those ‘pet hates’ go!! Taking inspiration from George Orwell’s 1984 and the TV show with the same name, what we’re doing is asking Startacus members and leading entrepreneurs alike to nominate something to banish into the Startacus Entrepreneurial Room 101 - and for eternity too! Like the TV show - all they have to do is nominate ...
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Entrepreneurial Room 101 - Week 3

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th February 2014
It’s the third week of our new feature on Startacus - “Entrepreneurial Room 101” Last week, the job title “Entrepreneur”, Marketing and Super Hero Mentality were pitched by three self starters to go in Entrepreneurial room 101. Check out which one was the most popular proposal and thereby becomes our 2nd entry into the Startacus HQ cellar! Taking inspiration from Ge...
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The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards - entries wanted!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th February 2014
If you’re female and you’re at the helm of an early stage startup, then the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are most certainly worth checking out. Since 2006, these Awards have sought to identify, support and encourage startup projects created by women entrepreneurs from all across the world and right now, they’re looking for entries for this year’s comp. So...her...
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The Tenner Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2014
Here at Startacus we’re all about celebrating the self starters of the world - whatever age they may be. After all, entrepreneurship shouldn’t be related to age should it? So when we hear of initiatives and ventures that are helping to promote enterprise and ingenuity, well..quite frankly we love it.The latest such venture to capture our hearts is Tenner.In essence, the mission of...
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