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Impact of COVID-19 on female-led businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2020
  The impact of COVID-19 on female-founded, equity-backed businesses is revealed in new report just released by The Female Founders Forum... The Female Founders Forum, a project by think tank The Entrepreneurs Network, in partnership with Barclays have just released Resilience and Recovery, a new report revealing that female-founded, equity-backed businesses have been worse affected by the ...
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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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Campaign launched to celebrate the UK's Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd September 2020
The launch of the f:Entrepreneur campaign celebrating the inspirational women running their own businesses in the UK A campaign to identify Britain’s 100 most inspiring and multi-achieving female entrepreneurs has officially kicked off, with dynamic businesswomen across the country encouraged to apply to join the ranks of the f:Entrepreneur #ialso 100.Startacus recently launched Impacting F...
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WILD.AI - the AI smart coach for female athletes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2020
WILD.AI is the health tech startup that has created an AI powered, science backed fitness app designed specifically for women... The way that women train athletically is different to the way men train; the nutrition they need for training is different. The majority of health and fitness products, however, are designed for male physiology - often due to an ignorance of the aforementioned differenc...
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Why you should 'Shop Fierce and Female' this Christmas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th December 2017
The Shop Fierce and Female campaign, (#ShopFierceandFemale) spearheaded by interiors and fashion brand, Age of Reason, is encouraging the public to buy from independent, female-led brands this Christmas. Care of Startacus, Sophie Turton, director of The Joyful Web, caught up with Ali Mapletoft, designer at Age of Reason, about the inspiration behind the campaign.  What is the message of...
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Women in Tech communities and platforms of note

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th August 2017
Even in this age of supposed enlightenment, a little authority and power, however minute, meaningless, or even imagined, can then go to people’s malfunctioning heads. Particularly in a still sadly female-deficient industry like tech, when these people are men, the result can be a hostile environment in which the women affected often feel they cannot say or do anything about it. Intelligent a...
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Odds are still stacked against female entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th March 2017
International survey highlights the odds are still stacked against female entrepreneurs The odds are still stacked against female entrepreneurs, with women more likely to start their business much later in life and with less access to funding. These were among the findings according to a recent poll by the online graphic design marketplace 99designs who surveyed more than...
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4 reasons why women shouldn’t just work in startups - they should run ‘em

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2014
4 reasons why women shouldn’t just work in startups - they should run ‘em... It’s International Womens Day tomorrow (on the date of publication that is) and apart from the paradox that is the fact that this post has been written by a male, we thought it an opportune time to give all our Startacus clan a quick reminder as to why the female of the species make good startup leaders...
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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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