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New campaign launches to address disproportionate lack of support for disabled entrepreneurs.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th July 2022
Leading disability-focused organisations join forces to launch the #Access2Funding campaign - calling on the VC and investment community to improve the representation, opportunities presented to and experience of disabled founders. A congress of disabled entrepreneurs and leading disability-focused organisations have joined forces to launch a ground-breaking campaign this Disability Pride Month...
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The Finalists of DBACE 2022 are revealed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2022
The lowdown on the innovative young visionaries that are in the running for this year's Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs. The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs (DBACE), in collaboration with MeWe360, have announced this year’s finalists for the annual awards programme that aims to uncover the UK’s brightest young entrepreneurs aged 18-30 years ...
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LetterOne commits £1million over two years to support the Centre for Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th February 2022
LetterOne, the long-term investment group, is committing £1million over two years to support the Centre for Entrepreneurs, a leading UK entrepreneurship foundation which aims to make Britain more entrepreneurial. The funding will support two important strands of work: reinvigorating CFE’s policy and research work with two significant projects; and fostering the next generation of e...
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New Scottish female entrepreneur fund to be launched

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th February 2022
Good news for female founders in Scotland as Investing Women restructures for growth and reveals plans to launch a new IW AccelerateHER Fund. Scotland’s pioneering all female angel group Investing Women Angels (IWA) has announced major growth plans as it restructures ahead of launching a new IW AccelerateHER Fund for female-founded companies in Scotland. The group plans to collaborate wi...
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Donegal SCALE-X seeks innovative tech startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th May 2021
Applications are now open for Donegal SCALE-X, a new 12-week accelerator programme for innovative tech startups with ambitions to grow globally We know there are lots of accelerators out there - but this one’s a tad different! Donegal SCALE-X has been built by investors - for entrepreneurs. And it’s currently open for applications! Here’s what you need to know: This 12...
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Female Entrepreneurs Powering Economy and Communities Celebrated

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2021
The f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign that's showcasing the inspirational female entrepreneurs who are running small businesses and supporting their communities at the same time Some of the UK’s most inspiring entrepreneurs have been recognised for their powerful contribution to society, the economy and communities. As part of its annual f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100&rsqu...
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Top VCs discuss whether the pitch process is failing female entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2020
  Insights from Speedinvest, Amplifier, La Famiglia and Redstone, four of Europe’s leading early stage venture funds, on current VC funding for female founders and what changes are needed Overall VC investments in 2020 are at par with previous years – but in Q3 2020, venture capital funding for all female founders is on pace for its worst year since 2017(US data). In the week of...
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Ambition, a new pre-accelerator programme for female entrepreneurs in Donegal launches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th September 2020
Ambition, a pre-accelerator programme run by LEO Donegal and NDRC launches to help early-stage female founders from Donegal take business ideas from concept to pitch... Great news for female entrepreneurs from Donegal with the launch of Ambition, a new pre-accelerator programme run by Local Enterprise Office Donegal in partnership with NDRC. The programme aims to help early-stage female entrepren...
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Five new tech startups launched every hour in 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2020
According to analysis by the Centre for Entrepreneurs, business formations reached new record in 2019 with more than five new tech startups launching every hour... Impressive stats just announced by the Centre for Entrepreneurs with the news that more than five new tech startups launched every hour in 2019 - leading to a record 681,704 new business formations over the year. These findings are the...
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Debunking 7 equity crowdfunding misconceptions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2018
The lowdown on equity crowdfunding and some common misconceptions care of upSTART 2018 Major Sponsors, Seedrs.  "Equity crowdfunding can often be a shrewd way to fund a business. Yet there are certain misconceptions that could lead to an entrepreneur mistakenly discounting it as a viable funding option: 1. A capital injection is the sole benefit from equity crowdfunding Not so. Although fu...
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