MarinaTex - plastic - The James Dyson Award 2019

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 […]

UK Mainstream Media

Why The UK Mainstream Media Is Ready For Diversity

Diversity in the media matters more than ever – The industry cannot possibly claim to be fulfilling its mission to represent the communities it serves when the voices of black people are sidelined. Worse still, a lack of racial diversity can also perpetuate stereotypes and lead to further marginalisation. Much has been discussed in recent […]

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 […]

FinTech

5 Ways FinTech Is Disrupting Financial Services

FinTech has changed the face of the sector – moving out of the mire of analogue and into the dynamic world of digital, improving customer service and making it easier than ever for consumers and business to be in control of their finances. New innovations are undoubtedly around the corner and Fintech is set to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bias

Using My Tech Startup To Stand Up Against Gender, Racial And Disability Bias In The Workplace

Recruitment is just one of the ways that direct or indirect bias can slip into our decision-making. We need to do more to ensure that these biased views have no place within the working environment – That is where my startup seeks to make the change. Mac Alonge created his tech platform ‘The Equal Group’ […]

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 […]