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There was nothing modest about this Startup pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th May 2018
Pitching your startup on stage can be tough going indeed - but here’s some startup pitch inspiration to keep all prospective 'startup pitchers' going, care of our very own co-founder, Alastair Cameron. I was reminded last week of an epic achievement at the first upSTART startup pitch competition that we ran and hosted at Digital DNA, when I saw the hashtag of  #RamadanMubarak trending....
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Countdown begins for startup pitch competition at Digital DNA 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th May 2018
The countdown has begun for upSTART 2018, the UK startup pitch competition, which will take place at next month’s Digital DNA at St. George’s Market in Belfast.  With the competition now in its third year, upSTART 18 – hosted by leading startup publication and platform Startacus (that's us) – has become an integral part of the two-day business and technology event. Th...
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Life is a pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th April 2018
Joel Silverman is the co-founder of KidsKnowBest. With zero background in media/kids/tech, and a career as a Mayfair hairdresser he pitched and raised investment from the president of the Marriott Group. Joel explains all... "Being a Mayfair hairdresser is not only an amazing career, it also helps open doors from ideas you dream of. I am co-founder of KidsKnowBest, together with my long time frie...
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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 Pitchbot.vc 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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How to Create Engaging Presentations That Will Win New Clients

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th October 2017
There are few situations in the workplace that induce the level of stress that giving a presentation does. Not only do you have to speak in front of an audience, but oftentimes the quality of your presentation will decide whether a potential client gives you their business or not. There are many different roads to giving an engaging and effective presentation, there is no one strategy which is su...
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The Digital DNA upSTART ‘17 pitching startups are...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2017
Over the last couple of weeks, team Startacus have been shortlisting startups to pitch at this year's Digital DNA upSTART startup pitching competition. Digital DNA upSTART 2017, launched in partnership with startup go-to community Startacus (that’s us!), has been inviting UK, Irish and European wide Startups to apply to pitch at Digital DNA 2017 on the 6th and 7th June. Taking place at St ...
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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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Tips for Pitching Entrepreneurs in 2 Minutes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2016
Your moment has come… it’s pitching time! Here’s two minutes worth of tips to help maximise your chances of success.   Nerves won’t help you now- They serve no purpose at all, and could actually ruin your chances success, so you must get them under control.  Many an entrepreneur has been reduced to a jittering wreck by a pitching opportunity that was foiled by...
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