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#Career Change – From The Banking Sector To Running My Own Healthy Drink Business

Making any career change is tough – Leaving the corporate safety net to take the leap into the entrepreneurial wilderness makes you define what it is to be busy and what hard work actually is. Former banker Kris Ingham discovered the health benefits of amino acids while he was at University over 10 years ago. […]

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Ryan Yasin’s Fashion Tech Startup ‘Petit Pli’ Is Solving The Issue With Fast Fashion

Ryan Yasin’s fashion technology startup ‘Petit Pli’ combines creativity and engineering to become the answer to tackling fast fashion sustainably. Petit Pli is origami-inspired versatile and waterproof clothes for children, which stretches as they grow. The London-based 25-year-old designer was inspired by his sister, who had just had a baby at the time, to create a […]

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I Used My Student Loan to Self-Fund My Business

I often see entrepreneurs bragging about how they dropped out from University to launch a business – I hope this is proof that you can do both. Simon Crowther launched his flood defence business ‘Flood Protection Solutions’ just three weeks after starting his Civil Engineering course at the University of Nottingham in 2012. He explains […]

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How My Food Business Saved My Life And Why Resilience Is Key To Entrepreneurship

When you find yourself waking up in a Mental Hospital one morning, you don’t exactly feel as though you’ll be successful in life – Success at that point meant trying to live a normal life and it certainly was not the type of success I was trying to achieve with my food business. Lizzy Hodcroft, the […]

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#LondonEvent: My Startup Story – An evening of networking, refreshments & startup chats

Join our inspirational #mystartupstoryuk young founders as they discuss how they developed their social impact startups on Thursday 15 November 2018 – #LondonEvent. The IAmNewGen My Startup Story is a series of speaking events inspiring your innovative ideas into reality and it’s back in London with another group of inspirational young founders sharing their startup stories. […]

Mental Health

HOW TO: Spot And Support Your Friends To Improve Their Mental Health Wellbeing

If somebody tells you that they have a mental health issue – Research, Learn, Engage and Educate yourself. Jana Dowling, founder of The 888 Collective, was inspired to launch her own social enterprise startup in August 2017 as a direct response to her personal experience with losing work after suffering mental health issues. After returning back […]

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Business Owners Share Their ‘Insider Tips’ On How They Manage Mental Health At Work

‘Learn your limits….drop some goals’ – We asked the business community to share their insider tips on how they handle mental health at work.  Even after ‘World Mental Health Day‘, these useful tips can still remain relevant and be your go-to-guide for having a healthy work-life balance. Learn your limits Learn your limits – once I […]

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Calling London Student & Graduate Entrepreneurs – Apply To Win £20,000 In The Mayor’s Entrepreneur 2019 Competition

Applications are now open for the Mayor’s Entrepreneur 2019 competition and they are looking for London students and recent graduates to submit an innovative idea to address issues facing the capital. The business pitching competition, sponsored by Citi, has now expanded to include three winning startups receiving £20,000 each for ideas submitted under these categories […]

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Editorial Tech Spotlight On ‘Waalflower’ – A wall mounted wireless charger for tablets

Waalflower is on a wireless mission to make charging your smart devices at home look elegantly stylish and economical at the same time. The wall mounted wireless charger is all about keeping your tablet powered at all times while making it accessible and inexpensive. One part of the hardware sees the product dock easily attach to […]

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Shell Springboard Competition – £350k Funding Pot On Offer To Low-Carbon Businesses

The Royal Dutch Shell is looking to award a funding pot of £350k to the UK’s top leading low-carbon businesses. Applications are now open for the Shell Springboard 2019 national programme, which funds the most innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) tackling Britain’s energy issues. The yearly competition is one of Shell’s two social investment […]