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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 […]

NEWGEN Young Fashion Designers

The NEWGEN Fashion Designers Set To Disrupt The British Fashion Industry

Seventeen young fashion designers have been chosen by the British Fashion Council (BFC) to receive support through its NEWGEN initiative fostering the ‘very best emerging talent‘ in the British fashion scene. This year’s winners will receive funding, mentoring, training support plus a show at London Fashion Week. The NEWGEN scheme aims to build the next generation […]

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Young Entrepreneur Bags £30,000 Investment From Dragons’ Den For His Mobile Billboard Advertising Business

 The 15th series of Dragons’ Den saw 22-year-old solo founder Edward Hollands secure £30,000 investment from ex-career banker entrepreneur Jenny Campbell for his lorry billboard business ‘DrivenMedia’. The “highly investable” young entrepreneur discovered his innovative idea while staring at blank truck trailers in a traffic jam, also ‘broke the record for the fastest Dragons’ Den […]

Entrepreneurship

Top News RoundUp – Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017, Motus Innovations Is This Year’s NACUE Varsity Pitch Winner & Tech City’s Future Fifty Calling For Applicants

This week’s news roundup of what’s happening in the business world starts with the celebration of this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week to meeting the student winner of NACUE Varsity Pitch 2017.  NACUE Varsity Pitch 2017 Competition Winner – Motus Innovations Motus Innovations is this year’s Varsity Pitch competition winner for its disruptive idea in using […]

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The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017 Shortlist – The Finalists For The ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ Category

The Great British Entrepreneur awards has announced its shortlisted nominees competing to be this year’s ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’. Now in its fifth year, the NatWest backed awards programme celebrates hard-working innovative entrepreneurs in Britain and their impact on the UK economy. This year’s awards includes 11 categories, including Family Business of the year, […]

Sport Tech

Sport Tech Hub Incubator Application Open – Aims To Make London The Hub For SportTech Innovation

A new incubator dedicated to making London the hot spot for sport and innovation has opened its first application process exclusively to SportTech startups – Sport Tech Hub. Sport Tech Hub incubator programme, opening in October, is ‘London’s first facility’ aimed at startups driving innovation in physical activity and sport. Backed by London Sport, the […]

Virgin Foodpreneur

Our Top News Roundup: Virgin Foodpreneur 2017 Winner, The 5 Startups Joining John Lewis Retail Tech Accelerator & The Startup Helping People Find Their Perfect Housemate.

Our weekly news roundup of what’s happening in the business world from this year’s winner of the Virgin Foodpreneur to the startup helping people find their ‘Ideal Flatmate’.  Virgin Foodpreneur 2017 Finalist – The Snaffling Pig Co Founders of the Snaffling Pig Co, Nick Coleman and Andrew Allen, have won this year’s Virgin Foodpreneur competition […]

Clean Tech

Mayor Sadiq Khan Launches New £1.6m Clean Tech Incubator And Shares His Vision To Make London The World’s Leading ‘Smart City’

#LondonTechWeek: New £1.6M Clean Tech incubator ‘Better Futures’ launched as the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan shares his vision to position London as the ‘world’s leading smart city’. Speaking at the launch of London Tech Week, yesterday, Sadiq Khan called on the global tech community to help tackle issues such air pollution, housing and the […]

Small Businesses

Forum of Private Business Sounds A ‘Mayday’ Distress Signal For Small Businesses

The Forum of Private Business – a dedicated small business support group – is urging UK’s politicians to recognise the country’s economic strength in relying on its five million small businesses. Last week’s general election resulted in a ‘hung Parliament’ with no single party achieving the 326 seats needed to gain the majority – the Conservative […]

James Dyson

University Graduates & Student Inventors – Apply For The James Dyson Award 2017

The James Dyson annual design competition is looking to award up to £30,000 for an inventive solution to real world problems. Run by the James Dyson Foundation, the award aims to celebrate and publicise the work of young designers on a global platform. This year’s brief is asking entrants to design something that solves a […]