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 […]

Clean Tech

Mayor Sadiq Khan Launches New £1.6m Clean Tech Incubator And Shares His Vision To Make London The World’s Leading ‘Smart City’

#LondonTechWeek: New £1.6M Clean Tech incubator ‘Better Futures’ launched as the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan shares his vision to position London as the ‘world’s leading smart city’. Speaking at the launch of London Tech Week, yesterday, Sadiq Khan called on the global tech community to help tackle issues such air pollution, housing and the […]

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 […]

CcHub Diaspora Challenge

Launch Of CcHub Diaspora Challenge To Attract Top UK Tech Entrepreneurs To Help Solve Africa’s Social Problems

Nigeria’s “leading technology and innovation space” Co-creation Hub (CcHub) recently launched the CcHub Diaspora Challenge to fund UK tech entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to tackle Africa’s social issues. The CcHub Diaspora Challenge is looking to engage entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists, from African communities in the UK, to find scalable business ideas to solve Africa’s “brain […]

Voom Bus

Sir Richard Branson’s Voom Bus Tour 2017 – VOOM Pitch

The UK’s “biggest pitching competition” VOOM 2017 is back with a new twist – The Voom Bus will be touring the country for the first time in search for the best new business idea. Launched earlier this month by Sir Richard Branson, the Voom Bus will give regional start-ups the opportunity to pitch their business […]

Entrepreneur

The Mayor’s Entrepreneur 2017 – Shortlist Out

See the student entrepreneurs who made it to the finals and one step closer to becoming this year’s Mayor’s Entrepreneur. The Mayor’s Entrepreneur yearly competition looks to award £20,000 start up fund to a London student entrepreneur with the most innovative idea on how to address issues facing the capital. Check out the shortlisted top ten […]

Low-Carbon

Six Innovative SMEs Competing To Be The UK’s 2017 Best Low-Carbon Startup

These six small businesses are competing to be crowned as the UK’s next best low-carbon startup in the Shell Springboard 2017 competition. The shortlisted startups are through to this year’s Shell Springboard national finals, which aims to scale up businesses with innovative ideas to tackle Britain’s energy issues. Shell Springboard, now in its 12th year, […]

Female Entrepreneurs

Female Founders – New Accelerator Programme Helping Female Entrepreneurs To Grow & Scale Their Businesses

Newly launched Female Founders accelerator programme aims to help London-based female entrepreneurs boost the UK economy. The four months programme announced its first cohorts of 60 female business owners earlier this month, at a private event hosted by J.P. Morgan. Jointly created by Hatch Enterprise and Enterprise Enfield, the Female Founders initiative was developed as […]

Peter Jones

Dragon’s Den Star Peter Jones CBE Crowns Year 11 Students For This Year’s National Enterprise Competition For Schoolchildren

Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones CBE crowns IT equipment hire service Lease 2 Learn as this year’s winners of his national enterprise competition for schoolchildren – Tycoon in Schools. The team of six students all in Year 11, from Westborough High School in Dewsbury, won £1,000 for their business during a ceremony held at Buckingham […]