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Diversifying Entrepreneurship in London - The Power of 25

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th April 2018
Last week, facilitated by Hatch Enterprise and YSYS, 25 women of colour - all entrepreneurs and founders, came together to discuss diversifying entrepreneurship in London and the necessary support and provision of services women of colour need to overcome barriers to succeed in business. It is fair to say that there is still some work to do both within the UK and more specifically within the cont...
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Life is a pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th April 2018
Joel Silverman is the co-founder of KidsKnowBest. With zero background in media/kids/tech, and a career as a Mayfair hairdresser he pitched and raised investment from the president of the Marriott Group. Joel explains all... "Being a Mayfair hairdresser is not only an amazing career, it also helps open doors from ideas you dream of. I am co-founder of KidsKnowBest, together with my long time frie...
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Bigmoose - great coffee served with social good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd April 2018
Bigmoose Coffee Co. - The Welsh coffee shop that's on a mission to help the homeless and vulnerable in Cardiff We have written previously about startups helping the homeless get into work, with the likes of Beam and TAP. With around 280,000 homeless people in the UK alone, homelessness is a big issue (no pun intended) that needs to be addressed, and more and more startups are appearing to do just...
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John’s Crazy Socks Spreads Happiness Through Socks

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2018
John’s Crazy Socks, the startup on a mission to spread happiness through socks, whilst donating 5% of its profits to the Special Olympics. It has long been an accepted fact that if someone wants to show a little personality, a little spark of life, a little craziness, then no matter what their attire, the way to do it is with socks! From simply mismatched to thoroughly outlandish - blue and...
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The Startacus Startups of the Week 2017

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th December 2017
It’s that time of the year again folks - time to take a look back at the innovative, interesting and often ingenious businesses that have been given our Startup of the Week accolade over the past year. Drum roll please…The Startacus Startups of the Week 2017. OpenPlay - an online sports marketplace which is on a mission to get and keep more people active. KitMapper - a peer-to-peer ...
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Ding - smart doorbell innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2017
Ding is a doorbell. It’s smarter than a normal doorbell, but not as smart as a smart doorbell. The Ding team considers these to be overly complicated, over-engineered, and generally overly high-tech things that most people don’t want in their homes. Ding is simpler and more refined. On the outside, a slim unit with grey or brass button, on the inside a fabric-covered speaker designed t...
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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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The Startacus Startups of the Week 2016

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th December 2016
As another year draws to a close, we thought it’d be quite timely to give another little shout-out to the fab startup businesses that have received our Startup of the Week accolade over the past 12 months. Some are innovative, some are quirky but they’re certainly all inspirational. So without further ado, here they are - the Startacus Startups of the Week 2016. BonzaQuote- an online ...
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The Startacus Startups of the Week 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th December 2015
Over the past 12 months we have featured some amazing startups in our coveted Startup of the Week feature - from innovative apps to all new subscription services - inspirational one and all. Since the new year is almost upon us, we thought that it’d be quite timely to give another little mention to all those startups who have received the Startup of the Week accolade this year. We therefore ...
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Festival of Icons Belfast

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th October 2015
The inaugural year of an annual event is always a tricky one. Will it attract a crowd? How will it differentiate itself from comparable events? Will attendees see value for their time? These questions flooded my brain on route to Belfast last week for the first ever Festival of Icons. I had a more than usual interest in this one since Startacus was well acquainted with the organisers, had given ...
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