London Writers Awards

London Writers Awards 2021 developing diverse writers across the publishing industry

The London Writers Awards – an annual development programme for diverse writers from across London – is open for submissions.  Sponsored by Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and supported by Arts Council England and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the London Writers Awards 2021 is organised by Spread the Word – a London’s literary development charity –  and it is focused […]

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Saving the world of dental care with their plaque-detecting Artificial Intelligence technology – uunn

The height of the coronavirus pandemic forced dental practices across the world to shut down and it changed how dentistry is being delivered to people. This shift, however, has placed the founders of uunn – Gina Dorodvand and Hawaa Budraa – as the first to create and use artificial intelligence (AI) to detect plaque on teeth, from […]

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Nigerian Startups: win ₦1 Million in the AgroHack Challenge to transform Nigeria’s fishery and agriculture food sector

Applications are open for the AgroHack Challenge and they are looking for young Nigerians with innovative ideas to revolutionise the nation’s fishery and agriculture sector. AgroHack Challenge is aimed at using innovation to create new jobs, tackle food security, and boost food production and profit for Nigerian farmers in Lagos, Kano and Kaduna. The competition, powered […]

Black Fund

New fund ‘Common Call’ launched for UK Black-led charities and social enterprises supporting communities impacted by Covid-19

Charities and social enterprises – led by Black founders and people of colour – can now apply to receive a new grant funding of up to £3,000 to ‘socially empower’ their community-focused impact work.  The Common Call fund is jointly set up by Do It Now Now (DINN), an open innovation organisation working to socially […]

Google for Startups

New training programs by ‘Google for Startups’ to boost the growth of European and Israeli startups

Google for Startups launches three new initiatives to ‘level the playing field for underrepresented founders’ and support startups using technology to upgrade their local economies. The recently announced new set of programs – Immersion: Black Founders, Immersion: Women Founders, Google for Startups Accelerator – is open to European and Israeli startups and founders tackling today’s […]

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Plus X presents BRITE – a new £5 million funded innovation programme for local businesses to grow and bring their ideas to market

Plus X Brighton – an innovation workspace – partners with the University of Brighton to launch BRITE (Brighton Research Innovation Technology Exchange) designed to support local businesses to grow and ‘drive job creation’ post-lockdown. BRITE is a three-year collaborative project which has received up to £5 million in funding from the European Regional Development Fund […]

Swiss Kickstart

Swiss innovation platform ‘Kickstart’ is searching for 100 tech startups looking to expand into Switzerland

The Zurich-based innovation platform Kickstart has launched its latest round of applications for the next cohort of later-stage tech startups, from around the world, interested in entering the Swiss market. Kickstart, a spin-off of Impact Hub Zurich and founded by digitalswitzerland in 2015, will be selecting 100 entrepreneurs to join its three-month equity-free growth programme and […]

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Black VC investor ‘Impact X’ – why people of colour and women founders in Europe are ripe for funding

Too often we have heard stories of minority-led businesses, in particular those within Europe, having their ideas sometimes treated with contempt or misled into thinking they are not investment-worthy. Well, this black-owned venture capital firm Impact X Capital, launched in 2018, is tired of discussing these problems and are actively funding people of colour and […]

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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 […]