Astra Awards Competition

The Astra Awards Competition: Celebrating The UK’s Top Creative Businesses – Female Founders and Student Startups

Toucan Ventures’ Astra Awards Competition is on the hunt for top best new talent in Female founded businesses, Student startups and the Creative Community. Organised by Toucan Ventures, in partnership with Blooming Founders and NACUE, the Astra Awards competition aims to celebrate Britain’s creative sector, female entrepreneurs and student startups. Applicants can enter into one of […]

Dragons' Den

Dragons’ Den Is Searching For Entrepreneurs In Need Of Investment

The BBC Dragons’ Den is calling for budding entrepreneurs looking for investment to appear on its next business pitching reality TV show. Dragons’ Den is back in production for its 16th series and on the hunt for investment-ready business ideas, inventions or products. The show, which gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business ideas […]

Equity Crowdfunding

Virgin StartUp Launches Equity Crowdfunding Accelerator – CrowdBoost

Virgin StartUp launches equity crowdfunding accelerator – CrowdBoost – for start-up entrepreneurs looking to scale their business. CrowdBoost aims to address the “critical funding gap” for start-ups looking to scale, by teaching entrepreneurs how to maximise  opportunities available through equity crowdfunding. According to Virgin, 42% of start-ups fail in their fourth year due to lack […]

Active Ageing Challenge

Tech Startups – £100,000 Prize Award For The Top Innovative Ideas That Can Help The Elderly Live A More Active Life

Active Ageing Challenge – Centrica Innovations is offering a £100,000 prize award to tech startups with innovative ideas that can help the ageing population live a more active lifestyle. The UK-wide competition aims to support the development of technology solutions that can help people thrive as they get older. According to the Office of National Statistics, […]

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Tech City’s Future Fifty – Targeting Fast-Growing Digital Tech Companies

Future Fifty application deadline is closing shortly for its programme targeting fast-growing late-stage digital tech companies in the UK. Future Fifty companies have raised over $5.3 billion venture capital since joining the programme five years ago. Some of the current cohorts includes, Deliveroo, Onfido, Skyscanner and Zoopla.  The closing date for applying is by 10th January so hurry.

Sport Tech

Sport Tech Hub Incubator Application Open – Aims To Make London The Hub For SportTech Innovation

A new incubator dedicated to making London the hot spot for sport and innovation has opened its first application process exclusively to SportTech startups – Sport Tech Hub. Sport Tech Hub incubator programme, opening in October, is ‘London’s first facility’ aimed at startups driving innovation in physical activity and sport. Backed by London Sport, the […]

Fair By Design

Wayra UK ‘Fair By Design’ – New Accelerator Tackling ‘poverty premium’

Wayra – a Telefónica backed accelerator network – is launching a new startup accelerator programme ‘Fair By Design’ to solve Britain’s so-called ‘poverty premium’. Wayra Fair By Design aims to support seven tech startups yearly to find solutions to prevent low-income families paying more for services such as energy, insurance, borrowing and transport. The three year accelerator […]

Varsity Pitch

NACUE’s Varsity Pitch Competition Is Open – Students & Graduate Entrepreneurs Apply

NACUE’s Varsity Pitch competition is back – The hunt is on for the Top UK students and graduate entrepreneurs with £10,000 up for grabs. The National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs partners with Tata for another year of exhibiting and celebrating the best early-stage business ideas to come out of colleges and universities across […]

Platform-X

Sir Richard Branson’s Platform-X Accelerator Calls For Startups To Revolutionise Rail Travel

Sir Richard Branson is looking for the top disruptive innovators to help transform the future of the railway with a new accelerator programme – Platform-X. Platform-X is a joint venture between Virgin Trains on the East Coast and Virgin StartUp, which is designed to find the next generation of travel startups who could help revolutionise […]

James Dyson

University Graduates & Student Inventors – Apply For The James Dyson Award 2017

The James Dyson annual design competition is looking to award up to £30,000 for an inventive solution to real world problems. Run by the James Dyson Foundation, the award aims to celebrate and publicise the work of young designers on a global platform. This year’s brief is asking entrants to design something that solves a […]