My Startup Story

Meet The Young Founders Sharing Their Experience At My Startup Story 2018

We’re looking forward to networking with these inspiring young founders who turned their business dreams into reality at My Startup Story. On June 13th, the I Am New Gen team will be having an intimate, in-depth interview with three startups set up by young people who were inspired to launch their own enterprise. The UK’s […]

Dragons'

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 these founders 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 BKD – a creative […]

Young Entrepreneur Dragons' Den Ed Holland

Young Entrepreneur Bags £30,000 Investment From Dragons’ Den For His Mobile Billboard Advertising Business

 The 15th series 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’ Den […]

scale

How To Build And Scale Your Online Business Without Investment

Many small businesses come with the mindset that they need to be a startup that disrupts their sector – They seek investment, grow and scale quickly but it’s extremely easy to fail on this premise. A premise that is easy to follow given recent government incentives towards startup investment. Never has it been so easy to […]

Co-Founder

Co-Founder Story – Going Into Business With My Friend

The saying goes that friends should never go into business together but my partnership with my co-founder has been strengthened by our friendship. Tom Gatzen, together with his friend Rob Imonikhe, co-founded Ideal Flatmate – an algorithm based flatmate matchmaker, which helps tenants find compatible house companions. The 28-year-old tech entrepreneur highlights the highs and […]

Gender Bias

Defying Gender Bias As A Young Female Founder

One thing I’ve realised is that too many investment decisions are made based on judgments influenced by widely held beliefs about someone’s age, gender, education, and race. Yang Liu, the founder of JustWears – a high performing men’s underwear company – and a former a VC, shares her experience of how she defies gender bias […]

Celebrity Endorsements

How I Got Celebrity Endorsements For My Ethical Startup Tackling Education Inequality

Getting celebrities to endorse your product may seem a stretch when starting a new business – However it’s possible and this is how we gathered celebrity endorsements in our fight against education inequality. Will Adoasi is the founder of ‘Vitae London‘ – a watch company that buys school uniforms for children in South Africa with […]

Growth

Top 10 Growth Hacks To Transform Your Support Service Business

Billy Allan is the founding partner of Aliter Capital – an investment firm focused on growing small and mid-sized UK support service companies. His firm invests up to £20 million in businesses, with a market value of £20 million to £75 million, where it can use its deep industry knowledge to scale-up quickly the companies it […]

Thriva

Share Your Start-Up Story – Thriva

Digital Health startup – Thriva – is a use-at-home mail-order blood testing kit helping people have better control over their health. Thriva offers the tracking of several health biomarkers from a single finger-prick blood test and the results are given within 48 hours. The health tech business, co-founded by Hamish Grierson, 32, just last year, […]

Startups - Finding Your Money Route

How Can Startups Navigate The World Of Grant Funding

The number one priority for startups and most businesses is accessing finance especially when it’s needed to get the business start up and running. For young entrepreneurs, who don’t have years of experience working full-time or piles of savings in the bank, the challenge is arguably even greater. This makes grant funding a particularly attractive […]