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WeWork London Creators Awards Grand Finale: ‘Wild Card’ Investment Pitch Winner – Joshua Ogunnote

This year’s WeWork London Creators Awards grand finale saw celebrity actor Ashton Kutcher surprise members of the audience by inviting them to pitch and win funding for their business – ‘Wild Card’ pitch. Joshua Ogunnote, founder of a new social media music app ‘Chune’, won the audience member ‘Wild Card’ pitch investment of £13,000 to scale up […]

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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.  Beyond ‘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 worked […]

Business Growth - Essential Guide To Startup Funding Stages

Business Growth – Essential Guide To Startup Funding Stages

Funding is essential for any business to grow but trying to raise startup funds can prove to be tricky especially if you don’t know how to get investment. To help you maximise your business success, you need to know where you are and where you are going in relation to funding. Knowing what investment stage you’re […]

My Startup Story

WATCH: A Little Snippet Of What We Did At My Startup Story Event

#mystartupstoryuk – June 13 marked the launch of My Startup Story event as the place for inspirational young entrepreneurs to share their entrepreneurial stories and inspire the next generation of business leaders. The very first group of young speakers to grace the stage at #mystartupstoryuk were the founders of Pouch, Twipes and Onaria Technologies (PlaqueChecker). […]

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My Startup Story 2018 – Join Us At WeWork Aldwych on June 13th

Three weeks to go before My Startup Story and the impatience is growing – But only because we’re excited to network with you all as we learn and celebrate together everything about entrepreneurship, startups, and young people. What’s so special about giving young business owners the platform to share their entrepreneurial journey? The answer:- Empowerment | […]

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: The Influence of Technology on Creativity and Art

The use of Artificial Intelligence goes beyond just automated tasks – How can we prepare for the fourth industrial revolution when AI meets Creativity and Art? Although the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not new, a recent report shows that the technology could add an additional £630bn to the UK economy by 2035. Last […]

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

Surviving the BBC Two Dragons’ Den intense questioning is not an easy feat but the founders of BKD and TEA+ did. We ask these two previous winners of the Dragons’ Den, who had combined winnings of over £100k, to share their experience of successfully pitching their businesses to the Dragons’. Adelle Smith, 36, is the founder of […]

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CEO ADVICE: How To Attract Investors To Your Startup With A Winning Business Plan

Entrepreneurs looking for funding to launch or grow their startups are 16% more likely to succeed with a business plan, according to a recent study from the University of Edinburgh Business School and RWTH Aachen University. The research findings, published mid-last year in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, studied more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and their startups […]

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Innovate UK’s Essential Business Tips For Collaborating With Other Businesses

Collaborating with other organisations can be critical to the success of your business – There are now more ways than ever to identify and explore collaborative opportunities. As well as the possibility of increasing your profits, teaming up with others offers the chance to share creative ideas, grow your network, learn, save money and solve […]

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All Shades Covered – Tommy Williams and Sanmi Ogunmola

Tommy Williams’ e-commerce startup All Shades Covered is re-inventing the Afro-Caribbean hair and beauty industry by changing the way black women shop for hair care products. Tommy, 26, and his co-founder, Sanmi Ogunmola, 28, launched All Shades Covered to provide affordable hair care products directly to customers by cutting out the middleman. The pair, who […]