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upSTART 2019 countdown begins with top investors confirmed as judges

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th May 2019
Top technology investors have been named as part of a high calibre judging panel for upSTART, Digital DNA’s 2019 startup competition as the countdown for startups to apply begins. A number of top tech investors have been named as part of a high calibre judging panel for Digital DNA’s startup competition. Siobhán Clarke, Partner at London venture capital firm Episode 1 Ventures...
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Startup Support in...Belfast

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th April 2019
Belfast based startups and entrepreneurs take note - here's the lowdown on key startup support and help available where you are.. Away from the established startup hubs like London, the support for setting up a business in the UK isn’t always so clear. It’s not a lack of support, just a quieter ecosystem that takes a little more work to unearth. We want to help with this by highlighti...
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Northern Ireland startups sought for upSTART 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2019
Entries are now open for upSTART, Northern Ireland’s most exciting startup pitch competition which features an all-expenses paid trip to explore the New York tech scene for the winner.  Part of Digital DNA 2019, powered by PwC, the tech event held in St Georges Market in Belfast in June, upSTART is in its fourth year and this year is exclusively open to startups from Northern Ireland w...
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Northern Ireland startup financing and funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2019
What are the main types of financing and investing options that are available to an early-stage Northern Ireland startup? In 17 minutes, we chatted to Paul O'Brien from the Investment team at commercial law firm Tughans, about the NI funding and financing options that are available to a NI startup, from bootstrapping, friends and family, proof of concept funds, angel investors, VC funds, crow...
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Makematic raise £1m to help brands connect with education through bitesize content

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th March 2019
With the aim of reaching 1 million classrooms and kitchen tables by 2021, Derry-based EdTech startup Makematic have raised £1m to help brands connect with education through bitesize educational animations and live action videos. Founded in 2016, educational media company, Makematic, whose clients and partners include Adobe, Microsoft, Crayola and the BBC, have secured a £1,000,000 see...
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Managing employer and employee relationships

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th March 2019
When employer and employee relationships breakdown. We chat with Patricia Rooney, Partner in the Employment Department at commercial law firm Tughans, about what to do as a business when an employee comes to you with a complaint or grievance, managing a grievance process, when a business has a grievance against an employee, disciplinary processes, managing performance and protecting your busi...
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Startup World cup returns to Belfast for 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2019
The Startup World cup returns to Belfast for 2019 with the NI regionals held on 25 March and once again delivered by Belfast Global Shapers.January of last year saw the Startup World Cup expand to include Belfast in its regionals. This month sees it return once again to give one NI startup the chance to win $1,000,000 investment. The Startup World Cup is an American platform powered by Fenox Vent...
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INVENT 2019 applications sort

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th February 2019
Based in Northern Ireland and have an innovative idea? The lowdown on Catalyst Inc's annual competition INVENT 2019, that showcases and rewards local innovations and proof of concept ideas... INVENT is Catalyst Inc's annual competition, supported by Bank of Ireland UK, which showcases and rewards local innovations and proof of concept ideas that promise the greatest commercial potential...
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IgniteNI looks to build on legacy with 2nd programme and San Fran base

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2019
The IgniteNI Accelerator is aiming to put investment-ready tech companies on a global stage, thanks to their new San Francisco 'landing pad'. With applications set to close midnight 20th January, Startacus thought it time to look back at a number of the startup cohort to have gone through the last IgniteNI accelerator, whilst also offering a handy reminder of all the key details a startup would ...
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Belfast Investment event returns

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th November 2018
The Belfast Raise, a Belfast investment event connecting startup founders with investors, entrepreneurs and mentors is back Thursday 8th November, 2018.   One of the hardest challenge for startups founders is meeting investors and mentors who have been on the business journey. An even harder challenge is for investors and entrepreneurs to meet start up companies who are so busy running ...
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