crowdfunder

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 […]

Back Her Business

Back Her Business – New Female-only Crowdfunding Programme Launched By NatWest

Back Her Business is a new female-only crowdfunding initiative launched by UK bank NatWest in an effort to boost funding support for female founders. The nationwide programme is in partnership with Crowdfunder and it’s part of the bank’s wider ambition to reduce the gender gap and support 400,000 female-led businesses by 2025. Named as the […]

art business pitching

Pitching Your Business Idea: The Art Of Getting It Right

Getting ready to pitch your business idea directly to investors or showcasing your innovation at a public pitching competition – These young founders share their first pitching experiences and what they could have done differently.  Whether you’re trying to gather monetary support to launch your startup, or you’re simply looking to attract the right network […]

gap

Spot A Gap In The Market – How I Launched My Home Staging Business

Finding a gap in the market for a business idea can be a tricky one and it can’t be forced. It is a lightbulb moment that you will only spot if you are looking out for it. Olivia Conlon left high school at the age of 16 to set up her own home staging business […]

Female Founders

The Female Founders Pitching At One Of The UK’s First BAME Incubator Programme

These Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) female founders have been chosen to pitch their business ideas at one of the UK’s first incubator programme targeting ethnic minority-led startups – Female Founders Accelerator. Launched recently by Hatch Enterprise – a London-based enterprise charity – together with support from NatWest and eBay, the Female Founders Accelerator […]

Starting Up

Three Ways To Protect Your Business Funds When Starting Up

There is no bigger threat to your startup than a lack of revenue when starting out as a small business owner. With such a small chance of surviving past the five first years, the work you put into building a solid foundation for yourself and safeguarding your business might just be what you need to […]

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 […]

Varsity Pitch

NACUE’s Varsity Pitch 2018 Winner Is WASE – a social enterprise startup turning sewage waste into energy and clean water

The £10,000 top prize at this year’s UK-wide Varsity Pitch competition goes to Tom Fudge – founder of WASE – a water treatment startup developing technologies to help provide sanitation and energy to remote communities in developing countries. Varsity Pitch, a national business pitching competition organised by the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs […]

'Wild Card' pitch - WeWork London Creators Awards 2018

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 […]

Finalists at WeWork London Creator Awards Competition

Meet The Five Finalists Pitching To Win Up To £280k At The WeWork London Creator Awards 2018

Five creative entrepreneurs have reached the final round of the WeWork London Creator Awards competition to pitch their innovative startups and win a share of £280k in funding. The WeWork Creator Awards is a global competition recognising and rewarding innovative startups, entrepreneurs, performing artists, and non-profit organisations. Since March 2017, WeWork has hosted more than 31,000 attendees […]