WeWork Creator Awards - creative

Creative Entrepreneurs: Apply For WeWork Creator Awards 2018 And Win Up To £280K

WeWork – a global network providing shared office spaces – has launched the application for its ‘Creator Awards’ programme – aimed at supporting creative ideas and entrepreneurs. The WeWork Creator Awards is a global competition recognising and rewarding innovative startups, entrepreneurs, performing artists, and non-profit organisations. Applicants from across the business sector are invited to apply […]

MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge - corporate

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 […]

Business Growth - Essential Guide To Startup Funding Stages

Business Growth – Essential Guide To Startup Funding Stages

Funding is essential for any business to grow but trying to raise startup funds can prove to be tricky especially if you don’t know how to get investment. To help you maximise your business success, you need to know where you are and where you are going in relation to funding. Knowing what investment stage you’re […]

Ojay's Travels - young entrepreneurs abroad

Young Entrepreneurs Abroad – Startup Story Of Ojay’s Travels

Nigerian-based travel and tourism company – Ojay’s Travels – connects people from different cultural backgrounds to meet and socialise together through the art of wanderlust. Founder – Hans Omang and Akwon Otu. Launch Date – 2012 Country – Abuja, Nigeria Success Story – The founders also own another business ‘O-jay Suites & Hotels‘, and both […]

Ryan Yasin - Petit Pli - Fast Fashion

Ryan Yasin’s Fashion Tech Startup ‘Petit Pli’ Is Solving The Issue With Fast Fashion

Ryan Yasin’s fashion technology startup ‘Petit Pli’ combines creativity and engineering to become the answer to tackling fast fashion sustainably. Petit Pli is origami-inspired versatile and waterproof clothes for children, which stretches as they grow. The London-based 25-year-old designer was inspired by his sister, who had just had a baby at the time, to create a […]

Simon Crowther - flood defence business 'Flood Protection Solutions'

I Used My Student Loan to Self-Fund My Business

I often see entrepreneurs bragging about how they dropped out from University to launch a business – I hope this is proof that you can do both. Simon Crowther launched his flood defence business ‘Flood Protection Solutions’ just three weeks after starting his Civil Engineering course at the University of Nottingham in 2012. He explains […]

KPMG - Black Entrepreneurs' Award

KPMG launches ‘Black Entrepreneurs Award’ – Supporting Black founders to become investment-ready

The UK accounting watchdog – KPMG – launches the ‘Black Entrepreneurs Award’ aimed at supporting three budding black founders to turn their business dreams into reality. Studies show that Black professionals often face barriers in progressing beyond middle management. This has subsequently led to the growth of Black-founded startups and a growing trend in self-employment. […]

My Startup Story

WATCH: A Little Snippet Of What We Did At My Startup Story Event

#mystartupstoryuk – June 13 marked the launch of My Startup Story event as the place for inspirational young entrepreneurs to share their entrepreneurial stories and inspire the next generation of business leaders. The very first group of young speakers to grace the stage at #mystartupstoryuk were the founders of Pouch, Twipes and Onaria Technologies (PlaqueChecker). […]

Tryatec - The online sharing economy platform - Sabine Opis and Elena Sokolova

Share Your Startup Story – The Founders Of The Online Marketplace For Renting The Latest Tech ‘Tryatec’ Are Tapping Into The Sharing Economy

Despite trust issues plaguing peer-to-peer (P2P) ‘sharing culture’, predictions show that the UK’s sharing economy transactions could reach £140bn by 2025, according to consultancy PwC. This figure, up from an estimated £7bn in 2015, is on track for continued rapid growth thanks to people becoming more aware of how these sharing economy platforms operate and […]

Lizzy Hodcroft - The Sweet Beet Food Business

How My Food Business Saved My Life And Why Resilience Is Key To Entrepreneurship

When you find yourself waking up in a Mental Hospital one morning, you don’t exactly feel as though you’ll be successful in life – Success at that point meant trying to live a normal life and it certainly was not the type of success I was trying to achieve with my food business. Lizzy Hodcroft, the […]