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Startup of the Week - Promise or Pay

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd April 2014
Now that 2014 is well and truly underway, New Year and all those resolutions we made may seem a very long time ago. How many of us start the year with the best intentions and then gradually other things get in the way and it becomes harder and harder to stay disciplined and keep up the momentum.Well...that need no longer be the case, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week.Promise or Pay is an in...
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A self-interview with Harry McAlister of Ample Earth

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th April 2014
On Monday, Harry McAlister was awarded with this week's Self Starter of the Week award. Harry McAlister is the Co-founder of Ample Earth: a global social enterprise that uses powerful animated videos to help worthy ideas getheard, so that life on Earth can survive, and thrive. (tough not to give Harry the weekly award after that Worldly reason). So, like all Self Starters of the Week, we gave Har...
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Guilty Pledgers - the fundraising app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd April 2014
We all have those songs don’t we…the ones whose cringe-worthiness is universally acknowledged and yet somehow manage to make it onto our music players. “How did that get on there?” we may nervously chuckle when one of our guilty pleasures is suddenly exposed to the world by the (supposedly) indiscriminate ‘random’ playlist. A hasty switch to the ‘coolest&...
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Genes in Space - the game thats helping to find new cancer treatments

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2014
Everyone and their granny loves a good game now and then and here at Startacus we’re no different!  But we, like most of you I’m sure, find that passing a level, collecting a gold star or exploding a pig is something of a hollow victory… we know we could be doing something much more productive with our time… but thats all about to change. Cancer Research UK, in a ha...
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Starting a Charity - Some Key Information

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th February 2014
Starting a Charity - Some Key Information Much of the time, starting something amazing doesn't necessarily mean starting a business… self-starters come in all shapes and sizes and, not surprisingly, have all manner of different big and small ideas. Sometimes these ideas are all about helping to make the world a better place and if you fall into that category then perhaps you might want to ...
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Fashion Project - Fashion as a force for good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th February 2014
It’s London Fashion Week and whilst we are the first ones to admit that we aren’t exactly fashion’s most dedicated followers, we are certainly not ones to shy away from the spotlight…or a challenge for that matter..   That's why we’ve been looking all around to find inspiring/startup fashion type stories which best represent the spirit of Startacus… ...
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Heard about the Happy Pig?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th February 2014
Heard about the Happy Pig? Here at Startacus we love to share news stories on startup collaboration, social good, community impact and barter based business models. Take all of the above and add in a pinch of Crowdfunding and you’ve got a story that’s certainly worth sharing! So have you heard about the Happy Pig? A hopefully soon to be realised crowdfunding project that will fund a ...
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The Depressed Cake Shop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd September 2013
We like cakes. We also like pop up shops. We also love innovative ideas that address social issues. So when we heard about the The Depressed Cake Shop we were hungry to find out more (sorry). Admittedly this story has gathered a lot of press over the last couple of months, so we are not claiming any exclusives here, but the reality is that the more people that hear about it and help spread the wo...
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GrowUp! Urban Farming

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2013
GrowUp! Urban Farming... Last week we featured the innovative and inspiring 'Manchester Veg People' and we were really impressed with their local approach to fresh veg and their determination to give people the opportunity to know where their food has come from. So inspired were we in fact, that we decided to dig a little further into the public’s growing obsession with their food’s ...
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Casserole Club

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th August 2013
“Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours....” Quite often or not good news stories are quickly washed over and eaten up by all the bad news we regularly get to hear about. However, here’s a good news story we reckon will get you chomping at the bit...Hungry for more? So the basic premise behind Casserole is simple. Casserole links people who love to cook with people who liv...
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