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Seedcorn Business Competition returns for 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th April 2018
The All-Ireland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition is back for 2018, with a total cash prize fund of €280k and the ambition to help early stage innovative companies get investor ready and to introduce them to valuable networks. Aimed at independent ventures incorporated on the island of Ireland (ROI or NI) in the seed, startup or early stages of business development and ideally targetin...
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Scalable startups sought for inaugural Ignite NI accelerator programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th February 2018
Time is ticking to apply for the inaugural Ignite accelerator programme in Northern Ireland. If you’re a startup looking to raise between £250k - £1m in investment, and in the next 12 months, read on... Ignite, who recently launched its first Accelerator programme in Northern Ireland, are currently on countdown for applications from companies based in NI, Republic of Ireland, Gr...
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Recruitment platform SureCert secures £400k

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th January 2018
SureCert, a Belfast-based startup, has secured funding of £400k to develop and launch an online platform that aims to revolutionise and accelerate the recruitment process in industries where a high level of verification is required.  With plans to create six positions in the next 12 months, SureCert is a recruitment platform that sources, stores, shares and analyses high quality verifi...
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Startup World Cup to kick-start a NI Startup towards global grand final

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th December 2017
Heads up! The Startup World Cup is coming to Belfast and offers the chance for one NI startup to pitch for a $1m investment prize in San Francisco. The NI regional pitch heat, (happening at the fab looking Ormeau Baths in Belfast on the 16th Jan '18) will see which of NI emerging tech startups will secure a place in the grand final and get one step closer to winning a $1m investment pri...
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Moment Health - making maternal mental health mainstream

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd December 2017
According to recent findings, 20% of women and 10% of men suffer from antenatal or post-natal depression /anxieties and 23% of women who died between six weeks and one year after pregnancy died from mental health related causes. However research also shows that 80-90% of sufferers recover with early intervention. Early intervention being the key here. Step forward Moment Health, a new ...
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The Belfast Raise Perks the Interest of Startups and Investors Alike

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th October 2017
Hosted in association with the Northern Ireland Startup Forum and Transmit Startups, a new startup event The Belfast Raise aims to pair startup companies with investors and advisors seeking business opportunities. From early-stage startups to scaleups seeking further rapid growth, the  2nd November event will aim to feature five 15 minute funding pitches and five short and snappy intros from...
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Innovation in Northern Ireland - the latest class of 2017

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th October 2017
Following last week's awards ceremony for Invent 2017 - from Connect at Catalyst Inc. - we thought it was a good opportunity to highlight some of the latest innovations and innovative startups coming out of Northern Ireland. These are only a handful of NI’s numerous worthy startups, inspired specifically by Invent. Evy Winner of the Electronics category, Evy is the brainchild of two electr...
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Elemental Software raise £300k for their Social Prescribing Platform

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2017
Tech For Good Company, Elemental Software, which has developed an award winning social prescribing digital platform that connects patients, health and social care professionals and community health & wellness providers, announced today that it has raised £300,000 with the help of ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank. Elemental's platform is a comprehensive social pre...
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Day 2 of Digital DNA upSTART 17 - the startup pitching battle

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th June 2017
Hosted and facilitated by startup go-to community Startacus (that’s us!), upSTART 17 is an integral element of Digital DNA, Belfast and is a two-day startup pitching battle, which will once again take place within a boxing arena. The boxing ring, lights, judges, bells and whistles brings the theatre of the boxing ring to the stage of a startup pitch playing out over a number of rounds, with ...
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Digital DNA upSTART 2017 increases startup pitching prize & extends deadline

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2017
A couple of weeks ago we reported that upSTART 2017 - the startup pitching battle at Digital DNA, had increased the winner prize fund to a fab £150k in value, including £10k hard cash. Digital DNA upSTART 2017 launched in partnership with Startacus (that’s us!), has been looking to invite UK, Irish and European Startups from specific industries, such as Data, Cyber, Fintech...
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