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Streetify puts together your ideal high street at home

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th April 2020
Streetify - The innovative e-commerce app that lets you put together your ideal high street at home and saves you money in the process... At the moment, the high street is a distant memory. A fabled boulevard of dreams, where every object our hearts desired could be obtained for an archaic trade of value-assigned paper and metal. Remuneration. Well, okay, perhaps we’re not quite at the po...
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Tech Trends That Will Impact the Highstreet in 2020

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th January 2020
The future and success of Britain’s high streets has been long debated. So, what are the tech trends that could help impact the Highstreet in 2020? Ian Jones, founder of LoLo, an app that rewards shoppers for buying and eating from local restaurants and retailers, shares his thoughts... In recent years the future and success of Britain’s high streets has been long debated; what&r...
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Shopping companion app dip to make the high-street great again

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th May 2019
dip is a new free to download and free to use shopping companion app that will show users relevant deals based on their hyper-location. A young startup team based in Belfast, Northern Ireland is launching a new mobile app intended to disrupt the voucher industry at the end of this month. The app is called dip which is an acronym for Deals in Places. It allows users to access deals, discounts and ...
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Startup of the Week - Down Your High Street

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th March 2019
The lowdown on Down Your High Street, the startup that is aiming to help independent retailers to compete and trade online... Whilst we all realise the importance of keeping the high street alive, we also know that online shopping is here to stay. It can be a difficult balancing act. We may fundamentally want to support our local retailers and traders yet we often end up purchasing products onlin...
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How can I take my start-up from ‘home to high street’?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd July 2018
Natalie Lovett, Director of The Whitewed Directory chats about her business and how you can grow your start-up business from home.Technology has given us greater flexibility over when, where and how we work, and has aided a rise in the number of people setting up their own business from home. Getting your business in front of potential customers can seem daunting when you spend much of your day-to...
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Startup of the Week - NearSt

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd August 2017
As we all know, the internet has had a huge impact on the retail sector and not always in a positive way. As online shopping has surged, the good old bricks and mortar stores have suffered. That however may no longer be the case, thanks to our latest startup of the week. NearSt is a startup which is “on a mission to get all of us back into our high street shops”. Here’s how it...
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CityStasher makes a case for being the Airbnb for left luggage

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2017
Founded in 2015 and based in London, CityStasher is a ‘sharing economy’ solution for left luggage storage (think Airbnb but for your heavy bags and suitcases). Connecting tourists with local hotels and shops who can securely store their bags, both the ‘hosts’ generate revenue and new footfall, and the the tourists save time and money. So what’s the left luggage prob...
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The Streets- Unlocking the potential of the high street

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th July 2015
As most of us can attest to, our high streets have had a pretty tough time of it lately. With the rise in identikit shopping malls, the growth of out of town retail parks and of course the multitude of economic challenges it’s not been an easy few years. However all is not doom and gloom. There are people and initiatives all across the country who are on a mission to fight back and to ...
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TestTown- Seeking creative ideas to help save the high street

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2014
Now a little treat for the self-starter aged 16-30 looking to exercise their innovative muscles - the annual TestTown challenge is back with another round of high street enterprise opportunities available up and down the UK…here’s the low down. The Problem The great British high street has been on something of a low in recent years with the changing shopping habits of the public bei...
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Re-imagining the High Street

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2014
Our high streets are suffering. We all know that. And we all know too that something’s gotta be done about it. Whether it’s supporting those independent shops which remain or starting a popup in an empty unit - we all ought to play our part in making things better.However if you’ve got ideas for making things better on a much bigger scale, a new comp from the Technology Strategy ...
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