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University-supported entrepreneurs to pitch at live showcase events

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2022
  Two events taking place this month will enable University of Edinburgh-supported start-ups to pitch their companies to an audience of investors, grant funding bodies and fellow entrepreneurs. The programme, which includes PhD students and post doctorates from University of Edinburgh or Heriot-Watt University, is designed to help fledgling entrepreneurs build their skills and take their bu...
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Hazaar - the UK's first zero waste student marketplace.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th February 2022
Created by students, for students; Hazaar is a Manchester-based green-tech startup that enables students to buy and sell their second hand items. We have written before about startups created to promote sustainability in shopping, such as Beagle and its search engine for sustainable products, Twig and its ‘bank of things’ to power a circular economy, or By Rotation and its fight aga...
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Workscan - sourcing work placements made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th November 2021
The lowdown on Workscan, the startup that's on a mission to help connect students with work placements in a simpler, more streamlined and engaging way Finding work placements as a student can be daunting and difficult, and because it’s your first work position, you might not even know what you’re really looking for. There are plenty of platforms available to host these placement off...
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Techstart And Creator Fund Challenge - NI university startups wanted

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2021
Applications now open for students and academics at NI universities with innovative ideas to enter the Techstart and Creator Fund Challenge If you’re a student or academic at Ulster University or Queens University Belfast with an innovative business idea, then this is well worth a look. Creator Fund and Techstart have just come together to launch the "Techstart and Creator Fund Challenge"...
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24 Year-Old Founder Sells Bedroom Startup To UK Education Giant

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th November 2020
  Major success for 24 year-old UK entrepreneur having sold his bedroom-built app to UCAS, the UK's university admission service Fab news for a 24 year-old first-time entrepreneur who built a mobile app company from his bedroom, as he has just announced that the business has been acquired by UCAS, the UK’s university admissions service. What is even more remarkable is that the young ...
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ISOLATION INTERN to help startups recruit specialist talent during Covid 19 restrictions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th May 2020
Blackfinch Launches ISOLATIONINTERN, a platform to help startups recruit specialist talent during Covid 19 restrictions. Partnership initiative with investment and venture capital firms and universities allows startups to enlist the UK’s brightest students and researchers to work from home. Blackfinch Group announces the launch of the #ISOLATIONINTERN platform in partnership ...
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Building a strong foundation for your startup journey via education

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2020
How uni can be of real benefit if you're planning to build a startup... Many successful startups are founded by people who have not followed the traditional educational route. Having a degree is not a requirement for becoming a successful entrepreneur. However, for some people, going through college and graduate school is still the best route.It provides them with a structured way to build the sk...
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Startup of the Week - Paperclip

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2019
The lowdown on Paperclip, the startup that is providing customised marketplaces for universities and their students... As we all know, attending university can be a pretty expensive affair these days. Therefore anything which can help a student to make a little more money during those uni days ought to be welcomed with open arms. Our latest startup of the weekis a business which is doing jus...
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SurreyIDEA scraps tuition fees for investment in ideas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th June 2019
University digital enterprise academy SurreyIDEA, to scrap tuition fees like a conventional university, for investment in their students’ enterprises, taking a percentage of the profits! A win-win all-round, the University of Surrey and the participants will surely hope. A ground-breaking initiative from the University of Surrey is launching an inspiring innovation and digital enterprise ac...
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Haru wins Ulster University Students’ Union Shark Tank competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd April 2019
Haru Ltd, a third-party platform to enable charity shops to accurately price, upload and sell items online wins the Ulster University Students’ Union Shark Tank competition 2019.The winner of the Ulster University Students’ Union Shark Tank competition was announced last night at the glittering UUSU Student Excellence Awards held at the Glenavon House Hotel in Cookstown. Jacques Hill ...
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