CRL ACCELERATOR 2020

Central Research Laboratory – Accelerator 2020 Now Open To ‘Hardware Focused Startups’

The Central Research Laboratory (CRL) 6-month accelerator programme ‘Accelerator 2020’ is open – apply and receive £5k grant towards developing your early stage hardware-focused startup. Accelerator 2020, which runs from January to July 2020, is focused on product development, market validation, commercial strategy and investor readiness. The hands-on programme is open to early stage startups looking […]

eBay for Business Awards

Winners Of The 2019 eBay For Business Awards – celebrating the UK’s most inspiring eBay sellers

Eleven small and medium-sized businesses from across the UK have been crowned winners of the third annual eBay for Business Awards celebrating the most inspiring eBay sellers with the top prize of £5K awarded to a Star Wars figurine seller. The eBay for Business Awards is a nationwide competition for the best British small businesses […]

Academy

Female Founders Academy NOW OPEN – Supporting BAME women to build sustainable businesses

London-based enterprise charity Hatch partners with NatWest bank and BlackRock Gives to launch a new click-and-mortar academy aimed at supporting ethnic-minority female entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses – Female Founders Academy. Applications are now open to join the Female Founders Academy’s first two incubator programmes – the BAME Female Founders LaunchPad for business at idea […]

customers

HOW TO: Turn Your Customers Into Brand Evangelists

If I were to make a radical prediction, it would be that in the coming years, the word consumer will be considered to be rather insulting. In fact, consumerism as we know it is disappearing – It’s gradually being replaced by more meaningful interactions between brands and their customers, one based upon closer relationships and […]

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 […]

Lessons

Top 3 Money Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn To Survive

These financial lessons are a must for every entrepreneur to learn – It’s no secret that new businesses have a high failure rate and the lack of financial control often plays a role. Within the business sector, it’s true to say that money makes the world go round. If you want to secure your future […]

Urenna Cashmere app

Fashion Meets Finance With Urenna Okonkwo’s ‘Cashmere App’

This fintech social savings platform for fashionable millennials is all you need now to live as lavishly as possible without having to dip into your savings – All thanks to Urenna Okonkwo’s Cashmere app. Cashmere app uses MangoPay digital wallet to help young women save regularly each month to spend on luxury items without the need […]

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 […]

'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 […]