These Two Young Entrepreneurs Share Their Experience Of The Dragons’ Den And Winning Investment For Their Business

As the hunt continues for the new batch of entrepreneurs to appear on the next 16th series of The BBC Two Dragons’ Den, surviving the Dragons’ intense questioning is not an easy feat. We ask these two previous winners of the Dragons’ Den, who had combined winnings of over £100k, to share their experience of […]

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Young Entrepreneur Bags £30,000 Investment From Dragons’ Den For His Mobile Billboard Advertising Business

 Last night’s episode of Dragons’ Den saw 22 year-old solo founder Edward Hollands secure £30,000 investment from ex-career banker entrepreneur Jenny Campbell for his lorry billboard business ‘DrivenMedia’. The “highly investable” young entrepreneur discovered his innovative idea while staring at blank truck trailers in a traffic jam, also ‘broke the record for the fastest Dragons’ […]


Co-Founder Story – Going Into Business With My Friend

The saying goes that friends should never go into business together but my partnership with my co-founder has been strengthened by our friendship. Tom Gatzen, together with his friend Rob Imonikhe, co-founded Ideal Flatmate – an algorithm based flatmate matchmaker, which helps tenants find compatible house companions. The 28-year-old tech entrepreneur highlights the highs and […]

Gender Bias

Defying Gender Bias As A Young Female Founder

One thing I’ve realised is that too many investment decisions are made based on judgements influenced by widely held beliefs about someone’s age, gender, education and race. Yang Liu, the founder of JoeyWears – a high performing men’s underwear company – and a former a VC, shares her experience of how she defies gender bias […]

Celebrity Endorsements

How I Got Celebrity Endorsements For My Ethical Startup Tackling Education Inequality

Getting celebrities to endorse your product may seem a stretch when starting a new business – However it’s possible and this is how we gathered celebrity endorsements in our fight against education inequality. Will Adoasi is the founder of ‘Vitae London‘ – a watch company that buys school uniforms for children in South Africa with […]


Top 10 Growth Hacks To Transform Your Support Service Business

Billy Allan is the founding partner of Aliter Capital – a investment firm focused on growing small and mid-sized UK support service companies. His firm invests up to £20 million in businesses, with market value between £20 million to £75 million, where it can use its deep industry knowledge to scale-up quickly the companies it backs. […]


Share Your Start-Up Story – Thriva

Digital Health startup – Thriva – is a use-at-home mail order blood testing kit helping people have better control over their health. Thriva offers the tracking of several health biomarkers from a single finger-prick blood test and the results given within 48 hours. The health tech business, co-founded by Hamish Grierson, 32, just last year, […]


How Can Startups Navigate The World Of Grant Funding

The number one priority for startups and most businesses is accessing finance especially when it’s needed to get the business start up and running. For young entrepreneurs, who don’t have years of experience working full-time or piles of savings in the bank, the challenge is arguably even greater. This makes grant funding a particularly attractive […]

Twipes Wet Wipes

The Student Startup – Twipes – Tackling Britain’s Costly Eco Issue With ‘Flushable’ Wet Wipes

Student entrepreneurs Ellenor McIntosh and Alborz Bozorgi are using their invention – Twipes – to tackle Britain’s environmental issues around ‘flushable’ wet wipes and possibly save taxpayers millions of pounds each year. Twipes is a chemical free ‘biodegradable’ wet wipes, which dissolves in water within three hours and fits into existing toilet rool holders. The […]

Brand Logo

A Beginner’s Guide To Designing The Perfect Brand Logo For Your Business

Your brand logo is the face of the company and ultimately defines your entire business. Designing your business logo is the perfect opportunity to convey your brand, its ethics and personality. Yet, creating an effective design isn’t always an easy task for beginners. You need to ensure that your logo is memorable, unique and leaves […]