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DocTap

DocTap – Alex Hamilton

Alex Hamilton’s health tech startup ‘DocTap’ is the Uber for doctors making private healthcare more affordable for everyone. DocTap‘s private GP service helps people get last minute doctor’s appointment on the same-day from as little as £29. The 29 year old army Captain turned entrepreneur discovered his business idea after developing a chronic-back problem, while serving with the Irish […]

young entrepreneurs

Celebrating Young Entrepreneurs Awarded In The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016 gives major recognition to young entrepreneurs for their successful startups and to organisations supporting youth entrepreneurship. Over a 1,000 people were named in the Honours list, which was released last week Friday as Her Majesty celebrated her 90th birthday. Some of the young business owners, aged 35 and under, awarded MBEs […]

Debut

Debut – Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor’s career app ‘Debut’ is reinventing how students apply for jobs – A new role can start from just simply playing a mobile game. The interactive mobile app, for both students and graduates, provides an alternative process to the current system of using a career’s website or job boards. Charles, 25, was inspired to close the gap within […]

Disperse.io

Disperse.io – Denis Konoplev and Felix Neufeld

Denis Konoplev’s Disperse.io technology concept uses wireless sensors to monitor overcrowding and give real-time information to help people avoid busy locations. The life-saving tech idea aims to prevent overcrowding, which leads to crushing and injury – It uses wireless sensors to monitor people’s movements at events, in cities and around public transport networks. Denis, 24, […]

Family Business

5 Insider Tips For Running A Successful Family Business

Running a family business still has a negative stigma but it doesn’t really deserve the bad press it receives as they are some of the most successful around the globe. With people pictured arguing with their siblings or parents, getting the balance right when running a family business can be difficult but it can also […]

Equity Crowdfunding

Virgin StartUp Launches Equity Crowdfunding Accelerator – CrowdBoost

Virgin StartUp launches equity crowdfunding accelerator – CrowdBoost – for start-up entrepreneurs looking to scale their business. CrowdBoost aims to address the “critical funding gap” for start-ups looking to scale, by teaching entrepreneurs how to maximise  opportunities available through equity crowdfunding. According to Virgin, 42% of start-ups fail in their fourth year due to lack […]

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, […]

collaborating

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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Tech City’s Future Fifty – Targeting Fast-Growing Digital Tech Companies

Future Fifty application deadline is closing shortly for its programme targeting fast-growing late-stage digital tech companies in the UK. Future Fifty companies have raised over $5.3 billion venture capital since joining the programme five years ago. Some of the current cohorts includes, Deliveroo, Onfido, Skyscanner and Zoopla.  The closing date for applying is by 10th January so hurry.

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 […]