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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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Here's one way to rock your startup pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th November 2017
We've written an abundance of content on pitching your startup. From quick tips for pitching entrepreneurs, tips for getting the most out of a VC investor meeting through to even a app that helps you practice your startup pitch.  But not a youtube pitch video from a music tech startup that raps its pitch...Until now that is...Step forward this pretty amusing / clev...
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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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NACUE Varsity Pitch 17

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th August 2017
NACUE (National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs) is a fab charity dedicated to the promotion and support of student and graduate engagement in entrepreneurship and enterprise. Through student-led enterprise societies, programmes, and events, NACUE provides young people with inspiration, support, skill development, and opportunities. The organisation was founded by university st...
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Are you a Northern Star?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th July 2017
Northern Stars 2017 - a Tech North pitch competitionApplications are now open for Northern Stars 2017 - a Tech North startup pitch competition, open to 'Northern' based early-stage tech startups, who've raised no more than £2 million in equity-based investment and have a product on the market that's gained traction.For the first time, all 20 Northern Stars finalists will recei...
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KOMPAS bags €50k as overall winner of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative at Money 20/20

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2017
We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the fab KOMPAS team over the last couple of years and we are therefore delighted to share word that their travel tech startup, which uses Artificial Intelligence to personalise the travel experience, was this week announced the overall winner of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative at Money 20/20, taking home a total of €50k in prize money. ...
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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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Branson’s VOOM Pitch is back for 2017

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd May 2017
Voom Pitch: a leading UK & Ireland pitching competition from Virgin Media Business is back. If you fancy pitching to Richard Branson and to win a share of £1million (€1.2million) in prizes, you'd better read on… Voom Pitch gives UK and Irish startups the chance to pitch to Richard Branson and win a share of £1million (€1.2million) in prizes, and this year the...
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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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The Finalists of the Women Startup Challenge Europe are...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd April 2017
Startacus takes a look at the 10 women-led startups, announced as the finalists of the Women Startup Challenge Europe. A month or so ago, we wrote about The Women Startup Challenge Europe - a pitch competition that showcases and funds innovative, women-led tech startups that are solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet. Organised by Women Who Tech, and held in partnership with Cra...
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