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Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th October 2013
Now in its seventh year, the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs is currently looking for entries, but with only a matter of weeks before the closing date, time is of the essence.The award which is sponsored by the founder of easyJet, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability aims to both support disabled entrepreneurs and at the same time highlight and prom...
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A call to Action from an Entrepreneur - "Just do it"

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st October 2013
Breda Doherty, Director of tells us her tale and also argues it's better to "go for it", than look back in regret...Nike created one of the most inspiring marketing slogans of all time in “Just do it”. I love that Startacus brings this just do it ethos to their self-start society. I relate to what Startacus are supporting and the benefits it brings. Once I decide there’s...
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Students! Graduates! Do you want £10k for your business?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th September 2013
Cool - thought that would get your attention! And no panic, no long essay required here - we’re getting straight to the point with this student / grad targeted business comp. The Varsity Pitch Competition is a UK based pitching competition for student and graduate entrepreneurs. There are seven categories to choose from and the seven industry winners will come together to pitch (as the name...
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Sent into Space - The DIY Space Mission

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2013
For eons mankind has gazed heavenward in utter awe at the endless expanse of space but for most this is where our direct link to the great abyss ends.  Although the super rich Virgin Galactic promises a fleeting glimpse of near-earth space, for the average Joe or Johanna such experiences remain frustratingly out of reach. That is why we were very excited to come across a pair of intrepid stud...
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Scottish Edge update

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2013
With another £750k up for grabs,  the third round of the Scottish Edge fund closes for applications on the 18th September so we thought best to highlight it for any young Scottish entrepreneur or early stage startups out there. We featured the Scottish Edge fund last year when it was first opened for round one. Since then a colossal £1.2 million has been awarded to some 35 young ...
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From unemployed to entrepreneur - Startacus chats to YES Network Founder - Carly Ward

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th August 2013
From unemployed to entrepreneur - Startacus chats to YES Network Founder - Carly Ward Here at Startacus we like to think we are pretty good at spreading the word on the people, places and spaces that make a difference to anyone with an idea for a business, who doesn’t necessarily know what to do next. After all, self-starters everywhere often need that proverbial shove in the right directi...
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3 Common Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur In A Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th August 2013
3 Common Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur In A Startup...We previously featured Kate Jackson and TableCrowd so we were delighted when Kate offered to write a guest post for Startacus on the subject of '3 Common Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur In A Startup'. Over to Kate:  I left my role as a commercial solicitor in a top City practice around 6 years ago and have since co...
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Want to run your own Startup Community?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th August 2013
Want to run your own Startup Community? If the answer’s “YES” you might be in luck as the YES Network are on the hunt! At Startacus we also recognize that apart from our own rockin’ platform there are a few other self starters out there doing top notch things for the startup and entrepreneurial scene. No favouritism here - we want everyone to know about the top places and ...
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The Entrepreneurial Exchange Entrepreneur of the Year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th July 2013
Scotland’s Entrepreneurial Exchange has come a long way since it started in 1995, and can now boast a membership of some 400 entrepreneurs who between them head up companies with a collective turnover of over £14 billion. So, when it comes to business and all things enterprise related, these guys know what’s what.Their original intention when starting out was to create a platform...
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How can you be part of the green entrepreneur community?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th July 2013
In the final part of his series of posts on Spotting entrepreneurial opportunities in the green economy Richard Boothman highlights how can you be part of the green entrepreneur community..."In this series of blogs I've looked at the green economy and identified opportunities for your new green business. I want to use this final post to summarise what I've said and help you identify the next steps...
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