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Stereopublic - Crowdsourcing The Quiet

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th November 2013
Earlier this week we took a look at the amazing ‘Creative Mornings’ and the unprecedented success they have had in expanding their breakfast talk series from humble beginnings in the US to cities all over the world. Now we travel down under to take a look at a participatory art project which is attempting to improve the lives of urban dwellers on an international scale... Peace and qu...
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The Melwood Beer Company- A refreshing startup tale

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2013
Startups, beer and inspirational stories...three of our very favourite things and to our delight we are seeing them being combined more and more as the public's thirst for traditionally brewed beers increases and countless craft breweries spring up all over the place...what’s not to love! You may have seen our recent feature on the Meantime brewing company and the first ever UK crowdsourced ...
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The League of Pragmatic Optimists

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th November 2013
The League of Pragmatic Optimists or LOPO as it’s perhaps better known is a group of Do-ers who in essence want to make the world a better place.LOPO meetings are held in various cities all across the world where people can come together, connect, collaborate, generate ideas and projects, and get a much needed dose of inspiration and positivity. Sounds good don’t you think? As do...
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ISO Spaces - Popups made from Recycled Shipping Containers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th November 2013
ISO Spaces - Popups made from Recycled Shipping Containers...There are few things which are more well suited, or have been more eagerly embraced by the popup phenomenon, than the humble shipping container. We could ramble on all day about how much we love to see these unsightly, rusted heaps of metal transformed into sleek and stunning urban spaces - it just makes us smile.   Aside from...
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Your Hero Delivery - The Superhero Laundry Service

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th October 2013
If you are a regular visitor to Startacus, you’ll know that we are on a mission to bring you stories about inspirational startups who we think are headed for the big time...but not today! In fact Your Hero Delivery is, to all intents and purposes, a complete failure as it no longer exists - it ceased trading after only a few weeks in operation. Why then you may ask, are we giving this appare...
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The Depressed Cake Shop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd September 2013
We like cakes. We also like pop up shops. We also love innovative ideas that address social issues. So when we heard about the The Depressed Cake Shop we were hungry to find out more (sorry). Admittedly this story has gathered a lot of press over the last couple of months, so we are not claiming any exclusives here, but the reality is that the more people that hear about it and help spread the wo...
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Pop-up Bikes - Parking, Maintenance and Coffee Pedalling

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th September 2013
At Startacus we try not to complain too much - it generally doesn't do any good...but if there’s one thing that we simply can’t abide, it’s sitting in seemingly endless queues of traffic on our way to or from work -  it just makes our blood boil! If you listen to the hype you would believe that cycling is the magical answer to all such traffic-related misery, but sadly no - ...
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4 Star Trek ideas that are now real life reality

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2013
One of the realities of working in a co-working space where the majority of the other workers or startups are tech or comic or sci-fi fanatics is that it does rekindle your interest and passion for the whimsical - the adolescent passions, and the geek-esque interests of yesteryear. But apart from debating whether Quantum Leap is one of the best Sci-Fi shows of the 1990’s (Danny @UproarC...
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Drawing every day life - we chat to @bad_drawings

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2013
Every now and again we post on the Startacus Facebook page (handy link included there!) a quote, an image or a pic that we reckon will offer you a little inspiration, motivation, or simply a wee chuckle. After all, there can be a lot to laugh about when starting a business - from the attempting, the starting, the messing up to the hopefully succeeding. So, when we stumbled upon Bad Drawings of m...
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From unemployed to entrepreneur - Startacus chats to YES Network Founder - Carly Ward

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th August 2013
From unemployed to entrepreneur - Startacus chats to YES Network Founder - Carly Ward Here at Startacus we like to think we are pretty good at spreading the word on the people, places and spaces that make a difference to anyone with an idea for a business, who doesn’t necessarily know what to do next. After all, self-starters everywhere often need that proverbial shove in the right directi...
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