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Why I’m using my social enterprise profit to fight for social justice in sub-Saharan Africa

The world is changing and it’s time that we come together as one and at the forefront of this social change. With the desire to push for social justice, Will Adoasi launched his ethical watch company ‘Vitae London’ in 2015 and uses the profit – made from the sale of its own branded watches – […]

The Sharing Economy Global Summit

The Sharing Economy Global Summit 2020

The Sharing Economy Global Summit 2020 is a two-day event of learning, networking and sharing strategies on solving the issues affecting sharing economy startups. Hosted by Lloyd’s of London – the insurance marketplace – the summit brings together sharing economy stakeholders from across the globe to share information and tactics, tested and vetted through real-world […]

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Future Of HR: Will your next manager be a chatbot?

In these challenging times, there’s no doubt in my mind that technological advances in AI are set to propel the HR function into the unknown. Failure to adopt this new technology will be a risk to our competitive advantage. Our world is constantly changing and since the onset of the industrial revolution, our working lives […]

Education

Doing My ‘bit to increase access to Maths and Computer Science education’ in Nigeria

Tolulope Ogunremi is a 21-year-old Computer Science and Mathematics graduate and she is ‘passionate about adequate education for all’, which led her to set up two not-for-profit organisations – Coders of Colour, supports more young people from underrepresented backgrounds into tech, and Project Hezi, which tackles education inequality in Nigeria. “I am passionate about adequate education […]

Lucy Hughes - MarinaTex

Share Your Startup Story: MarinaTex – the substitute to single-use plastic bags using ‘fish waste’

The fight against single-use plastic continues well-beyond 2020 and this marine bioplastic design – MarinaTex – wants to exchange plastic in food and drink packages with its own alternative made from fish waste. Created by Lucy Hughes, 24, in 2018 for her final year undergraduate degree project, MarinaTex is the result of over 100 prototype […]

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Meet The Adebanjos – How we got the Netflix deal for our TV Show without mainstream backing

Andrew Osayemi and Debra Odutuyo (pictured above – left and right) are the creators of the popular British TV show Meet The Adebanjos – a comedy series about a British-Nigerian family living in London. After facing several rejections by some UK mainstream television producers, they decided to raise their own funds to independently produce 50 episodes […]

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The 5 Networking events ‘led by young people’ to jumpstart your Media and Creative career

These networking events – created by young people – should be on your new-year-new-me list if you are looking to kickstart your career within the media and creative sector. With research figures showing the UK’s creative sector contributing more than £100 billion per year to the economy and employing around 2 million people, there is […]

Emotional Intelligence

Why Emotional Intelligence and not technical skills determines career success

Ever thought about your emotional intelligence? Well, how human you are is what you will always be remembered for and organisations look for this when searching for future leaders. Emotionally intelligent employees have always been the difference for high performing organisations. By placing emphasis on recruiting the values and behaviours expected over the technical qualifications […]

Extinction Rebellion

Lessons From Extinction Rebellion – What can they teach us about viral marketing and business branding

Traditional management theory tells us that sustainable advantage means protecting our companies against competitors, imitators and outside influences – So what lessons can Extinction Rebellion teach us about viral marketing to boost a business brand. The world has changed. Customers and communities no longer want to be treated as passive consumers. They want to be […]

Idea Exchange

UCL Innovation & Enterprise presents – Idea Exchange: where co-founders meet

Idea Exchange: where co-founders meet is a free open event helping founders expand their network and find a co-founder for their business. Hosted by University College London – Innovation and Enterprise, this networking event is an opportunity to tell someone about your business or social enterprise idea (without giving too much away) and meet someone […]