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. […]

Ideal Flatmate

Flat-sharing Social Network Helping ‘Generation Rent’ Find Compatible Housemates Raises £1m From Investors – Ideal Flatmate

The UK’s first algorithm based flatmate matching site aimed at helping ‘generation rent’ find compatible house companions raises £1m within 4 weeks, just as house prices across the UK hit a record high in May. Ideal Flatmate was founded by young tech entrepreneurs Tom Gatzen and Rob Imonikhe after becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack […]

NEWGEN Young Fashion Designers

The NEWGEN Fashion Designers Set To Disrupt The British Fashion Industry

Seventeen young fashion designers have been chosen by the British Fashion Council (BFC) to receive support through its NEWGEN initiative fostering the ‘very best emerging talent‘ in the British fashion scene. This year’s winners will receive funding, mentoring, training support plus a show at London Fashion Week. The NEWGEN scheme aims to build the next generation […]

Young Entrepreneur Dragons' Den Ed Holland

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’ […]

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, […]

Entrepreneurship

Top News RoundUp – Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017, Motus Innovations Is This Year’s NACUE Varsity Pitch Winner & Tech City’s Future Fifty Calling For Applicants

This week’s news roundup of what’s happening in the business world starts with the celebration of this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week to meeting the student winner of NACUE Varsity Pitch 2017.  NACUE Varsity Pitch 2017 Competition Winner – Motus Innovations Motus Innovations is this year’s Varsity Pitch competition winner for its disruptive idea in using […]

Young Entrepreneur

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017 Shortlist – The Finalists For The ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ Category

The Great British Entrepreneur awards has announced its shortlisted nominees competing to be this year’s ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’. Now in its fifth year, the NatWest backed awards programme celebrates hard-working innovative entrepreneurs in Britain and their impact on the UK economy. This year’s awards includes 11 categories, including Family Business of the year, […]

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 […]

Virgin Foodpreneur

Our Top News Roundup: Virgin Foodpreneur 2017 Winner, The 5 Startups Joining John Lewis Retail Tech Accelerator & The Startup Helping People Find Their Perfect Housemate.

Our weekly news roundup of what’s happening in the business world from this year’s winner of the Virgin Foodpreneur to the startup helping people find their ‘Ideal Flatmate’.  Virgin Foodpreneur 2017 Finalist – The Snaffling Pig Co Founders of the Snaffling Pig Co, Nick Coleman and Andrew Allen, have won this year’s Virgin Foodpreneur competition […]

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 […]