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 […]

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 […]

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 particularly attractive options for […]

Twipes Wet Wipes

The Student Startup – Twipes – Tackling Britain’s Costly Eco Issue With ‘Flushable’ Wet Wipes

Student entrepreneurs Ellenor McIntosh and Alborz Bozorgi are using their invention – Twipes – to tackle Britain’s environmental issues around ‘flushable’ wet wipes and possibly save taxpayers millions of pounds each year. Twipes is a chemical-free ‘biodegradable’ wet wipes, which dissolves in water within three hours and fits into existing toilet roll holders. The environmentally-friendly […]

PR

Learn How To Do Your Own PR With A Small Budget

Creating a strong and effective PR or marketing campaign doesn’t always require a large budget – With research and a few DIY strategies, you can kick off your project with a small amount of money. If there is someone who understands building something brilliant with a minimal budget, it’s startups and entrepreneurs. Budgets are often […]

Seed Funding

How We Successfully Raised £250,000 In Seed Funding For Our Tech Startup

Matthew de la Hey of inploi – a jobs network for the hospitality industry – shares the fundraising story of his tech startup, which recently closed £250,000 in seed funding from several investors including the CEO of a large multinational hotel chain, a LinkedIn client executive, and a Geneva-based family office.   The new investment boosts inploi’s total […]

Equity Crowdfunding

A Young Investor’s Guide To Equity Crowdfunding

For young investors looking to enter the world of crowdfunding as your first investment venture – We invited Luke Lang, co-founder of leading equity crowdfunding platform ‘Crowdcube’, to share his tips on what to look for before supporting a startup financially. Equity crowdfunding has grown at a rapid pace since it came into being just five […]