Meet The Adebanjos - Netflix Deal

Meet The Adebanjos – How we got the Netflix deal for our TV Show without mainstream backing

Andrew Osayemi and Debra Odutuyo (pictured above – left and right) are the creators of the popular British TV show Meet The Adebanjos – a comedy series about a British-Nigerian family living in London. After facing several rejections by some UK mainstream television producers, they decided to raise their own funds to independently produce 50 episodes […]

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A Plastic Alternative ‘made from fish waste’ Wins The 2019 International James Dyson Award

Founder of MarinaTex – Lucy Hughes – is the winner of the 2019 International James Dyson award and £30k prize for her biodegradable and compostable material which substitutes plastic with fish waste. MarinaTex, made from red algae and organic fish waste destined for the landfill, is designed to be a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic, which […]

Extinction Rebellion

Lessons From Extinction Rebellion – What can they teach us about viral marketing and business branding

Traditional management theory tells us that sustainable advantage means protecting our companies against competitors, imitators and outside influences – So what lessons can Extinction Rebellion teach us about viral marketing to boost a business brand. The world has changed. Customers and communities no longer want to be treated as passive consumers. They want to be […]

Idea Exchange

UCL Innovation & Enterprise presents – Idea Exchange: where co-founders meet

Idea Exchange: where co-founders meet is a free open event helping founders expand their network and find a co-founder for their business. Hosted by University College London – Innovation and Enterprise, this networking event is an opportunity to tell someone about your business or social enterprise idea (without giving too much away) and meet someone […]

Independent Designers

Fast Fashion Brands: ‘Why the issue with Boohoo is bigger than us independent designers’

Relatively less is said about fast fashion’s impact on independent designers, but it is certainly emblematic of the persistent struggles that creatives face when trying to compete with larger corporates. In the present day Millenials-influenced fashion era where the craze of Fast Fashion is gradually becoming a major thorn in the flesh of high-end Fashion […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Business Competitions Supporting Young Founders

These carefully selected business competitions and awards offer funding and great publicity to support young founders under 35.  If you’re planning to turn your business dreams into reality and you’re in need of a great source to grow your idea, then check out our pick of organisations that provide cash prizes, mentoring and press exposure to young […]