The Startacus platform – the “self-start society” – was launched in August 2012. Recently, the collaboration element of the site was unveiled, which will allow members to add projects and connect and collaborate to help bring their ideas to life.
The primary objective of Startacus is to inspire, support and motivate people across the UK and Ireland to fully realise their self-start potential. The site aims to make a long-term social impact. Many people have great creative ideas, but are baffled by the bureaucracy, obstacles and even terminology that exists and acts like a barrier, preventing them from going any further with their ideas.
In a nutshell, the ethos behind Startacus and the self-start society is to remove those barriers and to provide a place where those creative ideas can take root and grow.
We are aiming to bring together all people with ideas - be they exploring their creative potential for the first time, or an experienced self-starter or entrepreneur. Fundamentally, Startacus is a place where self-starters and great minds can come together, to collaborate on their big ideas and make them more of a reality.
The Startacus collaboration platform provides a unique dedicated space where projects and ideas can be worked on; where connections between self-starters can be made and where all the tips, resources and tools needed are signposted. Users can create public and private workspaces, request to help others, and seek collaborators to help make their own ideas a reality. If help is only needed with certain aspects of a project or business, bespoke workspaces can be created which are specific to an individual’s own needs.
There is a train of thought that society is broken, that the economy will continue to drag its feet and that employment will be hard to find. However, with the launch of Startacus, self-starters everywhere can get that little bit closer to doing their own thing and making their ideas a reality.
Alastair Cameron is the founder of Startacus, which is aimed at self-starters in the UK and Ireland. The platform aims to be the online place for self-starters to connect, create and collaborate.