Young People

A third of Britain’s young people looking to start a business are turned off by lack of access to finance, business skills and contacts

A new study – commissioned by the charity New Entrepreneurs Foundation – shows a third of British young people struggling to kick off their entrepreneurial dreams due to poor access to finance, business skills and contacts. The report, gathered by YouGov, looks into Britain’s youth entrepreneurship and the barriers faced by would-be entrepreneurs. The internet-based market […]

female entrepreneurs

Launch of AllBright – 1st Funding Platform Aimed At Female Entrepreneurs

AllBright funding platform – ‘first of its kind’ – is aimed at female entrepreneurs to tackle the funding gap between female-led and male-led business in the UK. Founded by Debbie Wosskow, of Love Home Swap, and Anna Jones, CEO Hearst Magazines UK, AllBright will look to discover, fund and support Britain’s ‘best’ female entrepreneurs from start-ups to established […]

Cyber Security

Government partners with Tech Start-ups to launch ‘Cyber Security’ Accelerator

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport partners with Wayra UK and cyber security agency GCHQ to develop a new ‘cyber security’ tech – aimed at protecting the UK from cyber attacks.   The national cyber security programme is part of the government’s £1.9bn plan to help tech startups create the next generation of cyber […]

EDF Energy Pulse Awards

Competition – EDF Energy Pulse Awards – Innovation Challenge

EDF Energy calling start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs for its energy innovation challenge – EDF Energy Pulse Awards. EDF Energy is looking for new ways to address key challenges facing the energy sector through its EDF Energy Pulse Awards competition, which is made up of 4 challenges. Start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs are being offered the chance […]


DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme’s first cohort – 32 SMEs chosen to digitally innovate the NHS

Meet the 32 companies chosen to be the first cohort of DigitalHealth.London’s year-long accelerator programme aimed at making the NHS more efficient. The recently launched innovative programme, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, aims to accelerate the adoption of digital health solutions within the health sector in London. Jenny Thomas, Accelerator Programme Director, said: “We’re […]


Twitter buys a London-based tech startup founded by two young graduates for $150m

Magic Pony Technology – which uses machine-learning to improve low quality images and video – has been bought by Twitter in a reported $150m deal only two years after launching. The London-based tech startup, launched in 2014, uses its software to boost low-quality video recordings via the use of patterns and textures. Rob Bishop and Zehan Wang, […]

Walt Disney

Walt Disney announces the chosen nine tech startups for its 2016 Disney Accelerator

The Walt Disney Company has announced the tech startups chosen for its 2016 Disney Accelerator – a program helping entrepreneurs gain entry into the media and entertainment industry. Disney Accelerator is a three-month program, launched in 2014, to connect startups globally with Disney’s community hub – aims to help them develop their products and consumer experiences. Opened to […]

Rajesh Agrawal

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan appoints fintech entrepreneur Rajesh Agrawal as deputy for business

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has appointed fintech entrepreneur Rajesh Agrawal as his deputy mayor for business to protect jobs following the EU referendum. The newly appointee, Rajesh Agrawal, is the founder of Xendpay, an international money transfer service, and RationalFX, an online foreign exchange service. His role is to champion London’s interests by protecting jobs […]

Love the Sales

Love the Sales wins the £160k #TeaseLondon competition

Love the Sales – a website that aggregates +500,000 sale items into one website for consumers – wins the £160,000 media package in the #TeaseLondon competition organised by Eyetease and Verifone Media. Announced at the opening event of London Tech Week on Monday, the startup will see its services advertised over 16 million times across London on taxi-top screens. Stuart McClure, co-Founder of Love […]

Cavendish Crowd

Cavendish Enterprise launches its own crowdfunding platform – Cavendish Crowd

Cavendish Enterprise launches ‘Cavendish Crowd’ as a response to demand from small businesses for alternative funding options other than bank loans.  Cavendish Crowd, launched by Cavendish Enterprise with Crowdfunder UK, is said to be the “first UK Enterprise Agency crowdfunding platform”. The new initiative aims to support small businesses at a ‘start up’ stage to those looking to grow […]