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A virtual Short Film writing contest helping people to talk out more about mental health

Screenwriters from around the world are invited to write a screenplay for a short film tackling ‘the stigma’ linked to people talking out about mental health. The global screenwriting competition, launched by Layla – a Canadian-based mental health service – together with Open Screenplay – an online community helping writers break into the film industry […]

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Do You Need Cash For Your Business? Apply To The BBC Two Dragons’ Den Series 18

Applications for the BBC Two Dragons’ Den next series – a pitching TV reality show – is now open to founders looking to win cash funding for their investment-ready business ideas. Dragons’ Den is back for its 18th series and you can apply to pitch to a panel of the UK’s most successful venture capitalists […]

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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 […]

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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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Winners Of The 2019 eBay For Business Awards – celebrating the UK’s most inspiring eBay sellers

Eleven small and medium-sized businesses from across the UK have been crowned winners of the third annual eBay for Business Awards celebrating the most inspiring eBay sellers with the top prize of £5K awarded to a Star Wars figurine seller. The eBay for Business Awards is a nationwide competition for the best British small businesses […]

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Female Founders: Win £2,000 From Crowdfunder To Boost Your Crowdfunding Campaign For Your New Business Idea

Crowdfunder – a UK rewards-based crowdfunding platform – is running a nation-wide competition aimed at boosting the growth of female-led businesses and they are looking to award £2k funding to the crowdfunding campaign of 12 start-up female founders. The crowdfunding competition, run in partnership with Enterprise Nation, Crowdcube and Everywoman, is part of the Back […]

Collaboration

The Power Of Collaboration

Collaboration is an essential ingredient in keeping up your startup’s competitive edge – Innovation comes when you recognise the undeniable strength in working effectively together. Long gone is the traditional business model where staying competitive is all about ‘outdoing your competitors’. Startups are now outperforming established businesses using the ‘Corporate Innovation‘ model because they’ve been […]

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WeWork London Creators Awards Grand Finale: ‘Wild Card’ Investment Pitch Winner – Joshua Ogunnote

This year’s WeWork London Creators Awards grand finale saw celebrity actor Ashton Kutcher surprise members of the audience by inviting them to pitch and win funding for their business – ‘Wild Card’ pitch. Joshua Ogunnote, founder of a new social media music app ‘Chune’, won the audience member ‘Wild Card’ pitch investment of £13,000 to scale up […]

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Calling London Student & Graduate Entrepreneurs – Apply To Win £20,000 In The Mayor’s Entrepreneur 2019 Competition

Applications are now open for the Mayor’s Entrepreneur 2019 competition and they are looking for London students and recent graduates to submit an innovative idea to address issues facing the capital. The business pitching competition, sponsored by Citi, has now expanded to include three winning startups receiving £20,000 each for ideas submitted under these categories […]

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The Finalists At The MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge – Helping BAME entrepreneurs into corporate markets

Meet the 12 ethnic minority-led founders shortlisted for this years’ MSDUK Innovation Challenge – championing corporate supply chain diversity & inclusion. The MSDUK Innovation Challenge, organised by MSDUK – a charity promoting the inclusion of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) businesses into corporate supply chains – aims to support minority-led businesses to bring their […]