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CultureTECH meetup coming to London

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd February 2015
Heard of CultureTECH, the festival of digital technology, media and music which takes place in Northern Ireland every year? Of course you have! But have you heard about their meetup / free drinks shenanigans which will be happening in Shoreditch, London (we reckon you might have heard of that place too) on Thursday, March 5th? Well either way read on - here’s the lowdown... At the Trapeze...
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Slick Northern Ireland Creative Business Incubator set to Open

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2015
Based adjacent to the innovative “Peace Bridge” in Derry’s city centre, is Ebrington Square, a formerly disused military barracks and parade ground. The last few years have seen it being renovated and becoming a true cultural hub for the once divided city in Northern Ireland. Ebrington is now a collaborative and shared space for all sections of the community and now, with Eighty...
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Invent2015- NI's Biggest Tech Expo and Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th February 2015
The portable defibrillator, the ejector seat, the Massey Ferguson tractor and even a mug of hot chocolate; yes Northern Ireland has always been at the forefront of diverse innovation. Is now your opportunity to add your name into the mix? Following its wildly successful debut last year Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP) has announced the much anticipated return of its invention competition INVE...
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Stop the Arts Cuts - #13pForTheArts

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd December 2014
Stop the Arts Cuts - #13pForTheArts Let’s start with a little history. Post redundancy, I had (alongside another colleague) the idea to start a business. Long story short, I was left a little uninspired by the support I received and the tick box like criteria that was applied to working out if I was suitable for the, at the time “Go for It” grant to start a business. For anyon...
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Northern Ireland programme Aims to Propel your Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th August 2014
The Northern Ireland based Propel programme, an intensive 12-month accelerator of sorts, aimed at fast tracking innovative startups (and offering up to £20k in finance) is back! Here are all the details... Anyone who visits Startacus regularly will know we have a healthy interest in the startup scene in NI (in fact today alone we've featured some news on NI based Startacus member Stephen He...
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An App Store for Agriculture - An interview with Startup Sixty-5

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd August 2014
An App Store for Agriculture - An interview with Startup Sixty-5 A few weeks ago we interviewed the guys behind Northern Ireland Start-up Receet, acustomer engagement product which gathers detailed retail insights into customer behaviour at independent businesses, and at the same time rewards said customers for sharing that insight. This week along comes another innovative Northern Ireland busin...
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We chat with Northern Ireland based startup, Receet...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2014
Hopefully you won’t have failed to notice that here at Startacus we've recently been having a real focus on certain regional startup hotspots across the UK and Ireland that we reckon are of particular note. So far in our 'Startup Cities' series, Belfast, Bristol and Glasgow have been getting the Startacus treatment, which has seen us giving an insight into the people, passion and ...
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CEO of Young Enterprise NI shares her thoughts on Belfast, its future and its young people

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th May 2014
Our month long look at Belfast as a startup city is slowly drawing to a close - and what a month it has been. We have had a huge range of opinions from both within the city and much further afield, some positively glowing with praise and others cutting in their criticisms. To begin the winding down of the month we thought it would be interesting to get the opinions of someone who has lots of expe...
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A Report Card for Belfast as a Startup Ecosystem

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd May 2014
If you search online for David Kirk you will find that he has been an active commentator of the NI Startup scene and the powers that be within that ecosystem. Based over in California and with a history of Tech Startups and investments under his belt, David thought it was a good time to look back a little and see how the Belfast and more generally NI startup scene has developed in the last decade....
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Belfast- The UK's Best Startup Secret

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th May 2014
We are very excited that May is our Startup Cities… Belfast month! a whole 31 days in which we showcase the vibrant and fast evolving startup scene of the Northern Ireland capital. Rebecca Kincade (a lady in the know) and editor of Northern Irish business blog NI Business Now shares her analysis of the city’s surprisingly active startup scene. Belfast: The UK’s best kept start...
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