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Choose Love, the pop up shop selling products for refugees

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th November 2017
"Shop to your heart’s content, leave with nothing, and feel great" via Choose Love, the London pop up shop where you can buy real products for refugees. Choose Love is the world’s first shop where you can buy real products for refugees - from emergency blankets to school bags and medical equipment. All funds raised will go directly to Help Refugees, a pioneering organisation work...
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Four reasons why a pop-up can benefit your business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th June 2016
In the last couple of years, more and more brands and retailers have begun to realise the multiple benefits pop-up shops can bring. In fact, the pop-up industry is now valued at £2.3bn with over a third of new businesses predicted to start their life as a pop-up.   From helping young start-ups quickly test an idea and grow their business to giving big retailers the flexibility to cre...
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Startup Van sets up camp in Old Street Station

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th May 2016
We featured the guys from Startup Van back in January as 2 of our ‘ones to watch’ for 2016. Launched back in July 2015 by Founders Graham and Mark, the Ireland-based duo are becoming infamous for filming short videos that give great insight into the going-ons and characters that shape innovative startups and the startup ecosystem itself. Post-January the Dublin team made a trip to Lo...
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25 Pop-Up - Two Days, Two Locations, 50 Designers and one Pop-Up Store

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th March 2016
25 Pop-Up - Two Days / Two Locations / 50 Designers and one Pop-Up Store Aiming to champion Northern Irish Designers and to showcase their work we took a quick look at 25 Pop-Up -  a pop up store that will literally be popping up in two locations over one weekend. Here at Startacus we have championed the power of the Pop-Up store to give both life and inspiration to an otherwise dwindling h...
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The Kiosk Cafe Pops Up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th August 2014
From abandoned park shelter to pop up cafe - Startacus takes a look at the Kiosk Cafe...Here at Startacus we do love highlighting a nice pop-up story - adds a little inspiration to the day - don’t you agree? So this week we thought it would be nice to highlight the development of an abandoned park shelter in Bethnal Green, London that has become known as The Kiosk Cafe. Of course, as with ...
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How to Market Your Popup Shop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th November 2013
Over the past few weeks we have taken on the splendid challenge of compiling a series of posts detailing some of the key things that you will need to consider before you open the doors of your temporary venture.  So far on our popup progress we have delved into; how to select and secure a location for your popup shop, the legalities of running a popup shop and how to source products for your ...
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ISO Spaces - Popups made from Recycled Shipping Containers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th November 2013
ISO Spaces - Popups made from Recycled Shipping Containers...There are few things which are more well suited, or have been more eagerly embraced by the popup phenomenon, than the humble shipping container. We could ramble on all day about how much we love to see these unsightly, rusted heaps of metal transformed into sleek and stunning urban spaces - it just makes us smile.   Aside from...
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Pop up inspiration - Propstore

by: ~ 13th May 2013
If you are in the midst of preparing to run your first pop up shop / space / cafe and so on, you could do no better than to take a look at the Propstore - the National Theatre's unique summertime pop-up riverfront café-bar... Propstore, the National Theatre’s pop up riverfront café-bar is back for 2013. Built with and from the sets and scenery from National Theatre productions...
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The Boxsmall Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th May 2013
The pop-up phenomenon seems to be here to stay - whether it’s a pop-up shop giving an independent creative the chance at running their own retail outlet or the pop-up gallery where artists and artisans alike can showcase their wares - and that’s surely no bad thing. The whole notion of providing a place for people to be enterprising and creative is pretty close to our hearts here at St...
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Digital High Street 2013.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2013
Digital High Street 2013. Technology versus the high street (not). If you own a pop-up shop, retail space or want to start a retail business, but have concerns about the future of the high street, this 2 day event might be for you... The death of the High Street has already written. The story of the commerce takeover and victory, already told, leaving retail favourites Woolworths, HMV and (until...
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