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Neurovalens set to disrupt weight-loss industry after £1.1m funding round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th July 2017
Neurovalens, a Belfast based healthtech startup that specialises in combining neuroscience and technology to solve health issues, has secured funding of £1.1m – its largest investment to date. Neurovalens, will now launch Modius, a wearable headset device aimed at combining neuroscience & tech to reduce body weight and fat. Neurovalens, a Belfast based healthtech startup that spec...
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Scattr set to make brands 'game' for a pass the parcel style giveaway App

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th April 2017
We took a look at early-stage startup Scattr - the pass the parcel style app that offers users the chance to win brand giveaways from their favourite brands, restaurants and hotels. Scattr embraces the love of sharing, and Scattr users have the opportunity to pass-on the chance of winning, to their friends and family, should they not bag the giveaway themselves. The young Northern Irel...
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Startups to head to Belfast to battle for £150k prize

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th April 2017
Applications are open until the 28th April to apply to pitch at upSTART 2017, the startup pitching battle from Digital DNA, with the fab news that the winner prize fund has increased to a whooping £150k in value. Digital DNA upSTART 2017, launched in partnership with Startacus, are currently on the lookout for the most impressive startup in Europe to win the coveted upSTART 2017 title. In ...
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Demo-day at jailhouse aims to lockdown future startup investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd April 2017
Prison walls are never built to scale, but startups are. We took a look over the recent StartPlanetNI demo-day at Crumlin Road Gaol, with their current cohort of startups pitching for their ‘big break’ and to hopefully lockdown future investment... We love a good startup pitch competition or accelerator program demo day here at Startacus HQ. From the bizarre but super 'cool', Polar Be...
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AIB Start-up Academy Summit peaks with over 250 NI Entrepreneurs in attendance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th February 2017
The AIB Start-up Academy Summit visited Belfast last Thursday evening for the Northern Ireland leg and final stop of its all-Ireland tour which had also visited Galway, Cork and Dublin over the last few weeks. The excellently attended evening event, held in Life Church Belfast, brought together local NI startups and key business influencers for an evening of learning and networking. Bre...
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UK Accelerator, StartPlanetNI Invites Local and International Startups to Belfast Launchpad

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th April 2016
After a highly successful first cohort which has helped to establish Belfast as a go-to location in the UK and Europe for high-growth potential startups, Northern Ireland’s international tech accelerator StartPlanetNI is once again open for applications. StartPlanetNI This 3-month programme beginning in September 2016 is for technology-focused startups who have been in operation ideally le...
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StartPlanetNI ‘phase one’ ends with ‘demo day’ at the Castle

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2016
We’ve followed the progress of the inaugural participants on StartPlanetNI, Northern Ireland’s only private equity backed start-up accelerator programme with interest since its launch back in June last year. We reported back in October that StartPlanetNI had had around 300 applicants for the first programme that was undertaken at 112 Donegall Street, a purpose-designed accelerator and...
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25 Pop-Up - Two Days, Two Locations, 50 Designers and one Pop-Up Store

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th March 2016
25 Pop-Up - Two Days / Two Locations / 50 Designers and one Pop-Up Store Aiming to champion Northern Irish Designers and to showcase their work we took a quick look at 25 Pop-Up -  a pop up store that will literally be popping up in two locations over one weekend. Here at Startacus we have championed the power of the Pop-Up store to give both life and inspiration to an otherwise dwindling h...
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MedTech Startup Elemental - using Tech to improve community healthcare

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2016
Northern Ireland Startup Co-Founders Leeann Monk and Jennifer Neff of MedTech Startup Elemental are just back from Barcelona after attending last week's Mobile World Congress. Fresh off the plane we took this opportunity to catch up with both ladies to find out more about their digital health startup, their journey over the last 12 months and their experience of the Mobile World Congress itself. ...
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Startups sought for Propel Programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2015
If you need investment, free work space, mentoring, expert workshops, & pitching opportunities, but don’t want to part with any equity or cash, then this opportunity could be for you.   The Propel Programme Northern Ireland’s government investment body Invest NI is on the hunt for high-growth potential startups with an export focus to join their 2015 / 2016 Propel Programme....
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