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ESTHER set for success with New York prize

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th June 2019
ESTHER, a pocket-to-pocket giving app which allows a user to give directly to an individual living in poverty, wins an all-expenses paid trip to New York to showcase the business to some of the world’s top technology minds.  A Belfast-based social impact, charity-focused tech startup has won an all-expenses paid trip to New York to showcase the business to some of the world’s top...
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Experiential learning initiative mTech.Academy to build on year 1 success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th June 2019
NI experiential learning initiative mTech.Academy announces plans to expand it's programme for the 2019/20 academic year. The team released it's 2018/19 Report Card at 2-day tech event Digital DNA, detailing the significant impact that the initiative has had on students and teachers over the last year.  Founded by experts from the education and technology communities, mTech.Academy deli...
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The upSTART finalists at Digital DNA 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th June 2019
upSTART, the exciting pitch competition taking place at Digital DNA 2019, will see over 20 disruptive NI-based startups battle it out to determine who will win an all-expenses paid trip to explore the New York tech scene. Whilst there can only be one winner, those shortlisted are: CivicDollars is a social cryptocurrency platform that we have developed to help improve the health of citizens ...
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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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