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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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Does RunTheCEO have the legs to create meaningful connections?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th February 2017
We are liking the idea of RunTheCEO. Connecting startups & entrepreneurs with leading CEO's through running, RunTheCEO gives startup founders the opportunity to pitch their businesses to leading CEO’s through an exclusive running event. It’s certainly a fresh way for meeting and greeting with CEO’s that you would perhaps otherwise meet in a meeting room - all suited and boot...
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Polar Bear Startup Pitching not for the cold hearted

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th February 2017
We’ve written plenty about startup pitch competitions here at Startacus. But if you want shock value, we think this one pretty much beats the rest. Think ice bucket challenge x 100, whilst also giving your startup pitch, and you’ve kinda got the concept of Polar Bear Pitching. We only heard about Polar Bear Pitching just after this years event had already taken place (14th a...
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Pitchbot.vc helps you practice your startup pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th January 2017
Pitchbot.vc helps you practice your startup pitch We’ve written and published plenty of articles on Startacus on maximise your chances of success when pitching your startup. From the key slides of a pitch deck to the do’s and don’t of pitch deck presentations to even hand, eye and body language tips for pitching entrepreneurs, we thought we had the whole ‘pitching’ t...
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Apps World investors need your idea

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2016
Pitch your idea at Apps World and accelerate your business. On the 19-20th October 2016 Apps World London will host Project Kairos a startup focused zone at this year's event tailored to provide startups with exposure, new opportunities, brand connections, business leads, & investment. With all this on offer, check out the details below for a quick summary... Pi...
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Startup Fest Europe looks for 50 Startups and Scaleups to Pitch!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th April 2016
With the aim to create a true “West Coast of Europe” Startups scene, Startup Fest Europe is looking for 50 top Startups and Scaleups to Pitch to over 100 partners of toptier Euro & US-based VCs at an event next Month in Amsterdam. From 24-28 May 16, the Netherlands will host a marathon of matchmaking between startups, investors, developers and corporates with fourteen regional inn...
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