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Ryan Yasin - Petit Pli - Fast Fashion

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 […]

Simon Crowther - flood defence business 'Flood Protection Solutions'

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 […]

Lizzy Hodcroft - The Sweet Beet Food Business

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 […]

business stories

My Startup Story: Why Do We Need Young Entrepreneurs Sharing Their Business Stories

We need young entrepreneurs sharing their business stories because the power to inspiring others and birthing new ideas is to actually become the very inspiration that others need.  This is my second blog post for the magazine and I’m super proud and excited about the upcoming event at WeWork Aldwych on 13th June –  My […]

Ryan Yasin - Petit Pli - Fast Fashion

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 […]

family

How To: Balance Running A Business and Family Life

Raising a family in this day and age isn’t easy when one member of the partnership is working full time – Let’s face it, one salary is seldom enough to provide for everything these days. This also leaves a huge amount of pressure on the other parent to raise a family while generating some form […]

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award - sustainability

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award 2018 – Searching for young innovators with bright ideas tackling the world’s biggest sustainability issues

Are you aged 18-35 or know someone with an idea, product or service that’s tackling the world’s sustainability issues?  Apply for the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award and win a slice of €100k funding to grow your innovation. The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award, organised by Unilever and Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL), aims to celebrate and […]

Simon Crowther - flood defence business 'Flood Protection Solutions'

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 […]

KPMG - Black Entrepreneurs' Award

KPMG launches ‘Black Entrepreneurs Award’ – Supporting Black founders to become investment-ready

The UK accounting watchdog – KPMG – launches the ‘Black Entrepreneurs Award’ aimed at supporting three budding black founders to turn their business dreams into reality. Studies show that Black professionals often face barriers in progressing beyond middle management. This has subsequently led to the growth of Black-founded startups and a growing trend in self-employment. […]

CRL Accelerator programme

CRL’s Accelerator Programme Opens For ‘Product and Hardware Focused Startups’

The Central Research Laboratory (CRL) 6-month accelerator programme is once again open – Supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs running product and hardware-focused startups. CRL is an accelerator, incubator, and co-working space part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund to continue their work of supporting innovative startups to create high-tech jobs. The programme aims to help product-focused startups develop […]