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Dog Ears Acclaim Continues to Grow in Leaps and Bounds

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th October 2017
From local beginnings, children’s media company Dog Ears continues to grow, with acclaim now coming from as far as China, with a potential Emmy Kids Award to boot... "From little acorns, mighty oak trees grow" (said someone similar, somewhere).  Which leads nicely-ish into our introduction to Dog Ears, a small but growing children's media company based in Derry, Northern Ireland. Acco...
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What the UK & Ireland edition of Mashable on Snapchat Discover means for digital content & startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd June 2017
There is now a UK and Ireland edition of Mashable on Snapchat Discover.  So what you may say! And that’s perhaps a fair comment. However any doubts that this is just a pie-in-the-sky collaboration, marketing ploy and clever joint marketing campaign, should be immediately dismissed - this launch could be a further sign that traditional publishing and written digital cont...
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Echobox wants to be your dedicated, AI Social Media assistant and Poll Tracker

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd April 2017
There’s a fair bit of stuff going on at Echobox - so forgive us if we try to summarise. Firstly, Echobox uses AI to intelligently automate content distribution on social media for media companies and publishers - taking over the logistics and legwork of social media management. Basically, it is an AI tool and it takes on the role of your social media assistant. They've even given it a name...
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A self interview with Emma Coles of Adlet

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th May 2014
Back in 2008, Emma Coles aunched Ji Ji Kiki, a then-small website selling vintage and handmade jewellery. Fast forward to 2013 and after many, many hours each month of searching around the internet to find bloggers to work with and new places to advertise, Emma just thought there had to be an easier way for both the bloggers and the businesses wanting to work with the publishers to be connect...
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Courier Paper - An interview with the London Startup champions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2014
Courier is a London based newspaper title about startup culture. Launched a year ago as a quarterly publication, Courier focuses amongst other things on the people, passion and the psyche of small business and startups around EC1 and the whole of the big smoke. We picked up a copy a few months back and after reading it front to back, we thought it’d be great to interview founders Soheb Panj...
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An interview with author and writer of the Idler Tom Hodgkinson

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2014
An interview with author and writer of the Idler Tom Hodgkinson...Today (only on the day of publication mind you) is World Book Day. So given our enthusiastic engagement with all ‘days’ and ‘weeks’ of various themes, we felt it only appropriate to take pause for a moment and pay tribute to the humble, yet mighty book. In case it has passed you by, this week has so far been ...
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Startup of the Week - Connu

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
Since it’s World Book Day we felt it was only right that we choose a startup that’s making waves in the literary world to be our latest Startup of the Week - and by choosing Connu that’s just what we’ve done. Connu is a reading app which aims to highlight and raise awareness of some of the best new ‘under-the-radar’ writers out there. On a weekly basis, promin...
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Freelance Journalist and Music Man - A self interview with Gideon Thomas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st February 2014
From MA, to hobby, to blog, to freelance journalism, Music PR and a full blown business. Self Starter of the Week and Startacus member Gideon Thomas shares his journey with Startacus...Can you start off by telling us a little about yourself and your business, what you do, and the journey you’ve taken to get to where you are. I’m a writer, and I’m involved in music journali...
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Drawing every day life - we chat to @bad_drawings

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2013
Every now and again we post on the Startacus Facebook page (handy link included there!) a quote, an image or a pic that we reckon will offer you a little inspiration, motivation, or simply a wee chuckle. After all, there can be a lot to laugh about when starting a business - from the attempting, the starting, the messing up to the hopefully succeeding. So, when we stumbled upon Bad Drawings of m...
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Setting up a Bookstore - What the Dickens?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th August 2013
Setting up a Bookstore - What the Dickens? As you have hopefully noticed, over recent weeks we have been writing articles discussing the ins-and-outs of setting up various businesses. So far, we have covered setting up: a B&B business, a photography business and a magazine business (to name just a few) and this week we are turning our attention to that most traditional of enterprises... the b...
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