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What is so enterprising about social?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2015
What are Social Enterprises? That’s the question Dan Matthews kicked us off with at LEF2015’s evening sessions amongst a myriad of fascinating topics explored. Sure there were the pioneers such as John Bird from The Big Issue as well as other exceptional people, some you might have come across before and others not. One of the distinguishing features was for the aspiring entrepren...
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Adobe's Kickbox - an innovation to create innovators

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th March 2015
Ever had one of those mornings, you get into the office, you have some coffee and a snack, and then it hits you like a ton of bricks; that award winning business idea that’ll definitely make millions? We’ve all had that, or at least something very close, but the question remains, “What can I do about it?” Most businesses don’t appreciate employees taking time out for...
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Startup of the Week - Unbits

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th February 2015
Into technology, design and innovation? If the answer’s a resounding yes, then we reckon you’re going to love our latest Startup of the Week. Unbits is a store for the digital age - a place where you can discover the latest emerging tech products from some of the most innovative brands in the world. In essence the platform is aimed at two distinct user groups - the consumers who love...
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How to Start a Business Selling your New Innovative Product

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2015
You could argue that there are only two kinds of businesses – the ones that spring up because there’s a demand, meaning that these enterprises already exist and the innovators, who’ve created something or developed an improvement on something, and just need to get their idea out there. So, if you are looking to start a business selling your new innovative product we’ve pro...
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How Creativity Sparks Entrepreneurialism

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2014
By Janice Valentine If you consider culture as being the realm into which all sorts of creative streams flow, then there’s much evidence to say that having a rich cultural realm can benefit the business community. Why? Well because these days thriving business communities are those whose employees are innovative. And to be innovative you need to be creative. But not everyone thinks they ar...
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The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th October 2014
Since we’re slap bang in the middle of our Startup Cities focus on Dublin, we thought there’d be no better time to highlight the fact that The Irish Times Innovation Awards are back and open for business! For the past five years, the awards have been seeking to celebrate and showcase all things innovative throughout the island of Ireland and this year is no different! Entries are cur...
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Airstoc - A New Angle on Photography

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2014
The first time we heard the term, ‘Drone Footage’ it was with a pause of scepticism that we hastily proceeded to research further, this unlikely sounding new filming technique. Its ultra-modern name is perhaps a mixed blessing. The adventurer in us was suitable intrigued by its sci-fi suggestiveness, but the cynic hastened to think ‘it’s just a techno fad, it will pass&rsq...
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Don't Walk - Dance Instead!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th October 2014
Urban safety just got a little less woefully dull and a lot more entertaining for the residents of the Portuguese Capital Lisbon. Instead of being faced with a functional, albeit tedious, static ‘don’t walk’ man, pedestrians at this crossing the centre of the city were treated to a quirky surprise.  Their little inert man had been replaced by a highly amusing dancing one. ...
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Using Minecraft to Learn Through Games - We Chat to MinecraftEdu

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2014
The very same day that I had arranged a chat with Santeri Koivisto the Co-owner and CEO of TeacherGaming LLC, the company behind MinecraftEdu, fellow Co-Founder Joel Levin had tweeted “For reference, $2.5 Billion is what it cost to send the Curiosity Rover to Mars.”  That tweet was in reference to the news that Minecraft had been reportedly acquired by Microsoft (heard of ‘...
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Seedcamp Drills cash into 7 Super Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2014
They’re at it again… Seedcamp that is, who have once again announced big funding for 7 exciting UK startups! Seedcamp (for those of you giving your screen a puzzled head-tilt) is an early-stage startup seed investment fund and mentoring programme, which completes a round of funding at various locations across Europe annually. They dish out investment of up to £150,000 in exch...
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