Shell Springboard finalists - funding pot

Shell Springboard Competition – £350k Funding Pot On Offer To Low-Carbon Businesses

The Royal Dutch Shell is looking to award a funding pot of £350k to the UK’s top leading low-carbon businesses. Applications are now open for the Shell Springboard 2019 national programme, which funds the most innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) tackling Britain’s energy issues. The yearly competition is one of Shell’s two social investment […]

Business Growth - Essential Guide To Startup Funding Stages

Business Growth – Essential Guide To Startup Funding Stages

Funding is essential for any business to grow but trying to raise startup funds can prove to be tricky especially if you don’t know how to get investment. To help you maximise your business success, you need to know where you are and where you are going in relation to funding. Knowing what investment stage you’re […]

Ideal Flatmate

Flat-sharing Social Network Helping ‘Generation Rent’ Find Compatible Housemates Raises £1m From Investors – Ideal Flatmate

The UK’s first algorithm based flatmate matching site aimed at helping ‘generation rent’ find compatible house companions raises £1m within 4 weeks, just as house prices across the UK hit a record high in May. Ideal Flatmate was founded by young tech entrepreneurs Tom Gatzen and Rob Imonikhe after becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack […]

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: The Influence of Technology on Creativity and Art

The use of Artificial Intelligence goes beyond just automated tasks – How can we prepare for the fourth industrial revolution when AI meets Creativity and Art? Although the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not new, a recent report shows that the technology could add an additional £630bn to the UK economy by 2035. Last […]

CEO ADVICE - Writing A Business Plan

CEO ADVICE: How To Attract Investors To Your Startup With A Winning Business Plan

Entrepreneurs looking for funding to launch or grow their startups are 16% more likely to succeed with a business plan, according to a recent study from the University of Edinburgh Business School and RWTH Aachen University. The research findings, published mid-last year in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, studied more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and their startups […]

Dragons' Den

Dragons’ Den Is Searching For Entrepreneurs In Need Of Investment

The BBC Dragons’ Den is calling for budding entrepreneurs looking for investment to appear on its next business pitching reality TV show. Dragons’ Den is back in production for its 16th series and on the hunt for investment-ready business ideas, inventions or products. The show, which gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business ideas […]

New Thriva(1) - founder Hamish Grierson with his co-founders Tom Livesey, Eliot Brooks

Share Your Start-Up Story – Thriva

Digital Health startup – Thriva – is a use-at-home mail-order blood testing kit helping people have better control over their health. Thriva offers the tracking of several health biomarkers from a single finger-prick blood test and the results are given within 48 hours. The health tech business, co-founded by Hamish Grierson, 32, just last year, […]

Startups - Finding Your Money Route

How Can Startups Navigate The World Of Grant Funding

The number one priority for startups and most businesses is accessing finance especially when it’s needed to get the business start-up and running. For young entrepreneurs, who don’t have years of experience working full-time or piles of savings in the bank, the challenge is arguably even greater. This makes grant funding particularly attractive options for […]

Equity Crowdfunding

A Young Investor’s Guide To Equity Crowdfunding

For young investors looking to enter the world of crowdfunding as your first investment venture – We invited Luke Lang, co-founder of leading equity crowdfunding platform ‘Crowdcube’, to share his tips on what to look for before supporting a startup financially. Equity crowdfunding has grown at a rapid pace since it came into being just five […]

Pitch@Palace

Pitch@Palace 6.0 – Application Open

Tech entrepreneurs / startups – Are you looking to promote your business idea for investment opportunity then apply for Pitch@Palace 6.0. Set up by The Duke of York in 2014, the initiative aims to help UK businesses grow by attracting investors and mentors. The latest Pitch@Palace is opened to technology startups from a wide area: […]