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The next generation inventors ‘creating’ to fix our health and the planet

With ideas hailing from sustainability, med-tech, sport-tech and mental health – these newest generation of inventors are creating to solve our health issues and the ecosystem. The founders are the recent cohorts joining the Central Research Laboratory (CRL), the UK’s first purpose-built hardware accelerator for product designers inventing ‘for societal good’. Selected from over 85 […]

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Facebook launches ‘Community Accelerator’ for leaders to boost the growth of their online groups

The newly launched Community Accelerator program will see Facebook invest up to $3 million – over £2 million – in the leaders of online communities making an impact in the world. Part of Facebook’s Community Leadership program, which invests in people building communities globally, the six-month initiative will train, mentor and fund 80 communities to […]

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Ideas on how to save us from Coronavirus apocalypse? The European Commission wants to fund you with €164 million (over £148 million)

Startups and SMEs are invited to urgently apply for funding from the European Innovation Council to create technologies and other innovations to help in treating, testing and monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak. With a budget of €164m (over £148m), the Commission is looking to fast track the awarding of the EIC grant in this round of […]

CRL ACCELERATOR 2020

Central Research Laboratory – Accelerator 2020 Now Open To ‘Hardware Focused Startups’

The Central Research Laboratory (CRL) 6-month accelerator programme ‘Accelerator 2020’ is open – apply and receive £5k grant towards developing your early stage hardware-focused startup. Accelerator 2020, which runs from January to July 2020, is focused on product development, market validation, commercial strategy and investor readiness. The hands-on programme is open to early-stage startups looking for […]

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Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award 2018 – Searching for young innovators with bright ideas tackling the world’s biggest sustainability issues

Are you aged 18-35 or know someone with an idea, product or service that’s tackling the world’s sustainability issues?  Apply for the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award and win a slice of €100k funding to grow your innovation. The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award, organised by Unilever and Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL), aims to celebrate and […]

Music Startups

International Music Summit Accelerator 2018 Is Searching For The Next Generation Of Music Startups

Music Startups – Do you have an innovative idea that could change the future of electronic music? IMS Accelerator is a brand new platform aiming to spotlight and support the next wave of innovative music startups. The International Music Summit is a thought leadership platform dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for electronic music and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Platform-X

Sir Richard Branson’s Platform-X Accelerator Calls For Startups To Revolutionise Rail Travel

Sir Richard Branson is looking for the top disruptive innovators to help transform the future of the railway with a new accelerator programme – Platform-X. Platform-X is a joint venture between Virgin Trains on the East Coast and Virgin StartUp, which is designed to find the next generation of travel startups who could help revolutionise […]

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 […]