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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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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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