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intu hunts disruptive retail & leisure startups for new accelerator programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th June 2017
intu, owner of many of the UK’s largest and most popular shopping centres, such as intu Trafford Centre, intu Lakeside and intu Metrocentre, are on the hunt for innovative startups to work with as part of their new innovation programme, intu Accelerate. Applications are now open for startups to apply, so read on for all the details... The intu Accelerator programme aims to develop and colla...
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JLAB - the Startup Accelerator Programme from the John Lewis Partnership is back

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th March 2017
If your startup is focused on catapulting the retail shopping experience into the future, then you may well be delighted to hear that JLAB, the startup accelerator programme from the John Lewis Partnership, is back open for applications for its fourth year. With Waitrose also joining the programme to make JLAB 2017 even more valuable, we thought it wise to share all the key details and handy link...
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Future of Retail Store, Camden Market

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th July 2016
Our pals at IncuBus ventures have teamed up with London’s world-famous Camden Market to create a space where the most innovative and exciting retail startups can demonstrate and showcase their work.    The collaboration has seen the Launch of a 2,000 square foot dual-floor prime retail space in the markets North Yard which benefits from the passing weekly footfall of over 500,000....
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FashTech and Retail startups wanted for JDWORKS Startup Programme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th July 2016
Innovation specialists L Marks, well known for their corporate & startup collaboration programmes with the likes of Belron, BMW, Topshop and John Lewis, have recently partnered with N Brown, the North West based retail giant to deliver the JDWORKS Startup Programme. With an ambition to find innovative startups working within the retail, credit, and fashion spaces, and a closing date that is f...
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Startup of the Week - Thriftify

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2016
As we all know, over the last number of years, more and more charities have been embracing the retail sector and have a presence on many of our high streets. Whilst charity retail is therefore undoubtedly a growing sector, it tends to be of the “bricks and mortar” variety only - with few, if any, charity retailers taking advantage of the internet. Having identified that charities are ...
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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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5 Retail Innovations to Dissuade Complacency

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2016
We have been shopping for hundreds of years. We’re fairly sure how it works. Yet even the retail industry in which we participate practically daily can be improved upon and be a platform for innovation. It just goes to show that all business is evolving, always. Here for example, are five retail innovations that show us that we should never rest on our laurels. i.Dummy... Creepy mannequins...
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Startup of the Week - PostBoxed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th February 2016
We’ve all been there.Ordered something online, patiently waited for it to arrive and then we miss the delivery. We open the front door and rather than our coveted item lying waiting in the hallway, we find a card from the postman or courier explaining where said item now is.  Of course whilst we might be lucky and find a friendly neighbour has accepted the delivery on our behalf, it&rsq...
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Are you a market changing retail startup?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th February 2016
Are you a retail startup looking for rapid growth? Then you’ll be interested in this. The good folk at IncuBus London are back on the hunt with their IncuBus Retail Class 2 at Camden Market booked in to run from May 16th - August 5th 2016. After the success of the first programme, IncuBus are once again ready to take on the next cohort of market changing retail startups, ideally tackling Fo...
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Startup of the Week - Decorator's Notebook

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th July 2015
Into interior design or simply on the lookout for a new accessory to enhance your home? There are of course a plethora of places where you can look - some obviously a lot better than others! Our latest Startup of the Week is one such place and they’re on a mission to prove that design, quality and ethics can go hand in hand. Decorator’s Notebook is an online platform where you can di...
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