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ProtectBox - Cyber Security decisions made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th October 2017
Cyber security gets more important with each passing day. More and more individuals and businesses go online, expand their online services, collect and store personal and payment information online, take advantage of cloud-based services, and so on. The online world is increasingly a land of opportunity for nefarious ne’er-do-wells and scoundrels and the like. More than ever, then, cyber s...
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Parkio - the driver's friend offering a smart city solution

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2017
Parkio was one of the startups to pitch at upSTART ‘17, the annual startup comp which Startacus runs in partnership with the fab folk at Digital DNA, and since then they have continued to gather momentum. Developed by Rob Kramer from Austria and Mihai Negrean from Romania, Parkio is a smart cities solution app that connects drivers with parking spaces - the kind of simple idea that we ...
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IoT Cloud Platform Wia Raises €750k in Seed Funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd August 2017
We like to think we can spot a winner here at Startacus HQ - and therefore we are delighted to announce that previous Startacus startup of the week Wia, have secured a rather impressive seed investment of £750k for their leading Internet of Things cloud platform. The seed investment round of €750k came from Suir Valley Ventures, the entrepreneur-led venture capital fund, with ...
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Day 2 of Digital DNA upSTART 17 - the startup pitching battle

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th June 2017
Hosted and facilitated by startup go-to community Startacus (that’s us!), upSTART 17 is an integral element of Digital DNA, Belfast and is a two-day startup pitching battle, which will once again take place within a boxing arena. The boxing ring, lights, judges, bells and whistles brings the theatre of the boxing ring to the stage of a startup pitch playing out over a number of rounds, with ...
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Startups to head to Belfast to battle for £150k prize

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th April 2017
Applications are open until the 28th April to apply to pitch at upSTART 2017, the startup pitching battle from Digital DNA, with the fab news that the winner prize fund has increased to a whooping £150k in value. Digital DNA upSTART 2017, launched in partnership with Startacus, are currently on the lookout for the most impressive startup in Europe to win the coveted upSTART 2017 title. In ...
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upSTART 2017 - Applications open for 50k startup pitch competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th March 2017
***Since original publication - the prize fund has been increased to a package of £150k! Click here for updated details!*** In 2016, high potential start-ups from across Europe travelled to Belfast, a culturally diverse city full of opportunity and an appetite for growth and change. The start-ups battled for a now £150k prize in front of a panel of globally recognised judges. The pit...
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Digital Content of the Scientific Kind

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd June 2016
A few weeks back Startacus was delighted to welcome the team from SciencePod to our Tech Startup Pitch Battle, upSTART.   SciencePOD is a specialist content creation agency focused on technology, science, medicine and innovation. They offer a platform to create clear and compelling content integrated with a smart magazine publishing tool. They put up a fab fight at upSTART, but sadly didn&r...
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Barclays Small Business Manager talks Fintech, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2016
Few aspects of running a business have changed as significantly in recent years as banking and finance. The ever-growing influence of ‘digital’ has paved the way for fintech innovations to thrive, revolutionising the way that businesses complete transactions and raise capital, as well as business customers expectations of their financial service providers. Amongst this much-altered la...
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upSTART Prize Increase and Judges Announced

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2016
Two pieces of exciting news about the Startup Pitch Battle upSTART Belfast taking place at DigitalDNA on the 8th June (You can apply to take part here)   The Prize is Growing and the application deadline has been extended!  We are delighted to announce that the winner’s prize continues to grow and is now valued at £50K. In the past few weeks the team have managed to ...
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