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Arfah Farooq, tell us all the 'Discoverables' we need to know

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2013
Arfah Farooq is 22 years old and co-founder and relationships director of Discoverables; a gameful platform that enables young people to identify, develop and showcase the key strengths and skills needed to succeed in work and in life… "In my final year of university where I was doing a degree in Media and Communication at Goldsmiths I wasn’t quite sure where I wanted to go. I stumbl...
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Why Startups are like Rock n Roll Bands

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th December 2013
Tongue in cheek perhaps, but admittedly still in the spirit of Rock n Roll, this is an almost no holds barred article on why Startups are like Rock n Roll bands… Some esteemed entrepreneur type folk seem to want to suggest that being an entrepreneur is the new Rock and Roll. We are all Rock Stars apparently, our music is the startups we create, and the drugs, the energy that ‘the sce...
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Startup in Residence 2014

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th December 2013
Got big plans for your startup in 2014? If so, this recently launched comp from Dell is certainly worth a look. The competition will see 2 companies being given the opportunity to base themselves at Dell’s UK Head office in Thames Valley from April 2014 and to become a Startup in Residence. The benefits of that? Well, for a start there will be dedicated work space for up to 10 employees, ...
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Sponsor the Shirt - Student has great idea up his sleeve

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st December 2013
It is probably stating the obvious, but here at Startacus we love it when determined self-starters put their imagination and creativity to good use...it’s kind of our thing. That`s why when we came across a young man named Chris MacRae who is doing just that, we leapt at the chance to get on board and lend a helping hand.  You see, young Chris is a student of psychology at St Andrew's ...
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Ed Molyneux – from RAF pilot to entrepreneur

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th November 2013
In November 2013, online accounting software company FreeAgent was named among 2013’s fastest growing UK technology firms, securing 8th place on this year’s prestigious Deloitte Fast 50 in recognition of its impressive growth over the past five years; FreeAgent reported a 2128% rise in turnover for the period 2007-2012. Here Ed Molyneux, CEO and co-founder shares his journey from RAF p...
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Global Entrepreneurship Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2013
There are very few things which we at Startacus have a greater sense of common purpose with than Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). For those of you who might not be familiar GEW is the worlds largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship and (like us) they focus on the promotion of enterprising spirit, collaboration, innovation and originality. In the UK, GEW is hosted by Youth Business Int...
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Story of a Graduate Entrepreneur - Hannah Catmur

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2013
Hannah Catmur is a budding entrepreneur and professional designer, graduating in 2011 from University of Leeds with an International Honours Degree in Design and Communications. She is the Founder of Get Out! Explorers, an edu-game for children which will launch in BETA in 6 weeks. Here's her tale... "Get Out! Explorers was imagined during my final year at University of Leeds whilst working ...
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In the Den With the Dragons - Event and Free Live Screenings

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th November 2013
‘Dragons’ Den’- two words that strike fear and inspiration into the hearts of entrepreneurs in equal measure and what better time than during Global Entrepreneur Week (November 18th-23rd) for some of the Dragons to allow us to share in their extensive experiences. In a rare treat, the British Library in partnership with Barclays Bank has persuaded 3 of the show’s most reno...
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The OneStart business ideas competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th November 2013
Got an innovative idea for a biotech business but need a little capital to help make it happen?This recently launched comp by Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable and SR One ( the VC arm of Glaxo Smithkline) is well worth a look. Here’s the lowdown:The OneStart comp is open to life science entrepreneurs aged 35 or under who live or work in Europe or America - North or South who have innovative biote...
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The Centre for Entrepreneurs launches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2013
We might be still in the midst of pretty challenging economic times, but that hasn’t hampered more and more self starters emerging and trying to make their mark on the world by developing their ideas into tangible businesses. And that has been music to our ears here at Startacus. As you’ll know only too well if you’re a regular visitor to the self start society, we’re big a...
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