Cosmetics Tech

The First Five Cosmetics Tech Startups Chosen To Join L’Oréal and Founders Factory New Accelerator

L’Oréal and start-up platform Founders Factory unveils the five cosmetics tech startups joining its new six month accelerator programme. The joint venture aims to nurture innovative digital businesses to connect more to consumer needs. Each year, L’Oréal and Founders Factory would support and scale five early-stage startups and also co-create two new businesses in the cosmetics tech sector. […]

Global Markets

Great.gov.uk – New digital service helping UK businesses access global markets

GREAT.gov.uk aims to boost the number of British businesses exporting overseas to meet the high demand for UK goods and services. The new online directory will act as a single digital destination for trade and investment, connecting UK businesses with international buyers.  Great.gov.uk was recently launched by the government’s Department for International Trade as part of the push to help a further […]

Creative Tech Accelerator

Creative England And Barclays Launch Creative Tech Accelerator – Eagle Lab Flight

‘Eagle Lab Flight’ is a creative tech accelerator launched by Creative England and Barclays to boost growth in the UK’s creative technology sector. The 12-week programme, which includes workshops, masterclasses and mentoring, will help creative tech entrepreneurs to ‘scale-up’ their business. Barclay’s ‘Eagle Lab Flight‘ is looking to invest £25k in eight creative tech and digital companies, with […]

ActiveLab

ActiveLab Accelerator programme chooses 12 startups to innovate the health and fitness sector

ActiveLab – a newly launched accelerator from not-for-profit health body ukactive – has chosen 12 startups to revolutionise the health and physical sector. ActiveLab aims to stimulate scalable health solutions to help overcome the UK’s physical inactivity epidemic, which is costing the government ‘£20bn each year and causing 37,000 deaths’. The 12-week accelerator programme, supported by […]

Autumn Statement 2016

Tech City UK CEO: How Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement 2016 Affects UK Tech Startups

At a time when the UK technology sector is particularly concerned about its ability to retain talent, it is gratifying to see the Government paying particular attention to the startup community with a number of measures. The Autumn Statement contained good news for the tech and digital sector. The Chancellor showed in his first big […]

London Growth Hub

Welcome To London Growth Hub – New Business Support Tool For Start-ups

London Growth Hub – A newly launched innovative business support tool for London startups by the government.  The London Growth Hub gives entrepreneurs free access to an online business support search tool and events calendar, an interactive guide to London’s incubators, workspaces and studios, and online forums to share best practice and interact with support providers. […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 – Celebrating Entrepreneurs

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a world-wide celebration of entrepreneurship and it’s back in the UK this year. Starting today till 20th November, the week long campaign aims to inspire the next generation to start their own businesses and increase economic growth. There are several events, taking place around the country, for aspiring startup founders or innovators […]

12 Startups

Pitch@Palace 6.0 Selects 12 Startups To Pitch At St James’s Palace

Pitch@Palace 6.0 – a programme set up by The Duke of York in 2014 to accelerate UK businesses – has chosen 12 startups to pitch at St James’s Palace to investors. The selected 12 tech startups, pitching on 2nd November, are: 3D Industries; Codec; Doodlemaths; Drenched LTD; Flock; Jumpack; Mobile Power LTD; OfferMoments; Prison Voicemail; Pzizz; Senergy […]

Young People

A third of Britain’s young people looking to start a business are turned off by lack of access to finance, business skills and contacts

A new study – commissioned by the charity New Entrepreneurs Foundation – shows a third of British young people struggling to kick off their entrepreneurial dreams due to poor access to finance, business skills and contacts. The report, gathered by YouGov, looks into Britain’s youth entrepreneurship and the barriers faced by would-be entrepreneurs. The internet-based market […]

female entrepreneurs

Launch of AllBright – 1st Funding Platform Aimed At Female Entrepreneurs

AllBright funding platform – ‘first of its kind’ – is aimed at female entrepreneurs to tackle the funding gap between female-led and male-led business in the UK. Founded by Debbie Wosskow, of Love Home Swap, and Anna Jones, CEO Hearst Magazines UK, AllBright will look to discover, fund and support Britain’s ‘best’ female entrepreneurs from start-ups to established […]