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NACUE Varsity Pitch 2018 opens for applications

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th June 2018
Are you are a UK college or university student or a recent UK graduate with a new business or business idea that could be the 'next big thing'? If so, check out the NACUE Varsity Pitch Competition for 2018, there's £10k up for grabs. Applications are now open for this year’s Varsity Pitch Competition 2018, with the opportunity to pitch for £10k equity free cash and a raft of pri...
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International VC firm seek Irish Tech & Entrepreneurship Student for Internship

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th February 2016
Irish students and graduates with a passion for Tech & Entrepreneurship, read on! This U.S. VC firm is on the hunt! Leading international venture capital firm Polaris Partners are on the hunt for a student / graduate from Ireland for a ten week PAID summer internship in Boston. Yes, we repeat, PAID. With offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Dublin, this is the first year that Polaris i...
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The Santander 60 Second Pitch Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2015
If you’re a university student or recent grad with an idea for a business, then the recently launched Santander 60 Second Pitch Awards would be well worth a look. The awards have just reopened for 2015 and are intended to provide budding entrepreneurs - people just like you in fact, with the opportunity to win up to £1500 as well as that all important support and advice from the Santa...
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NACUE Annual Varsity Pitch Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th October 2014
If you’re a student or graduate entrepreneur, who reckons their business has the potential to take on the best your peer group has to offer, then Varsity Pitch 2014 could be the startup competition you've been looking for. Here’s the details: The National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (which is mercifully shortened to NACUE) have just announced the 5th annual ou...
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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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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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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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Britain’s Top Real Role Model

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2013
With the job market still pretty challenging to say the least, it’s no wonder more and more students and graduates are turning towards self employment and creating their own jobs and opportunities. More self starters? That’s music to our ears here at Startacus! We are the Self Start Society after all... Well, if you happen to be one of those students or graduates who is thinking of em...
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Why I Quit My Graduate Job and Started Up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th August 2013
From Graduate Job to starting her own business - Charlotte Nash of early stage startup Kick Campus tells us her tale...As if by accident, I've started a business. I never thought I would be going down this route - to be honest, until about a year ago I didn't even know what a startup was. I graduated from uni this time last year and traditional careers advice never seems to include "why don't you ...
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A Young Entrepreneurs Tale - From Graduate, to unemployed, to celebrated entrepreneur in 12 months

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2012
My name is Paul Malone and I am the Editor of Newry Times – www.newrytimes.com - an online newspaper which provides the latest news and views free of charge for people in the Newry and Mourne Area (In Northern Ireland). Newry Times is fast approaching its first birthday and it is fair to say it has been a baptism of fire. I and two friends started Newry Times in November 2011 after we grad...
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