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 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 over […]

Equity Crowdfunding

Virgin StartUp Launches Equity Crowdfunding Accelerator – CrowdBoost

Virgin StartUp launches equity crowdfunding accelerator – CrowdBoost – for start-up entrepreneurs looking to scale their business. CrowdBoost aims to address the “critical funding gap” for start-ups looking to scale, by teaching entrepreneurs how to maximise  opportunities available through equity crowdfunding. According to Virgin, 42% of start-ups fail in their fourth year due to lack […]


Zain Khan – Balancing My ‘Bump’ Business With My 9 to 5 Job

Learn how to keep a full-time job and a business from part-time entrepreneur Zain Khan whose daily struggle is running his networking app business ‘Bump’ alongside his 9 to 5 job. Zain, 25, created Bump to help people share their social media information all at once and much easily. The ‘one stop social’ app, launched late […]

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 […]


Co-Founder Story – Going Into Business With My Friend

The saying goes that friends should never go into business together but my partnership with my co-founder has been strengthened by our friendship. Tom Gatzen, together with his friend Rob Imonikhe, co-founded Ideal Flatmate – an algorithm based flatmate matchmaker, which helps tenants find compatible house companions. The 28-year-old tech entrepreneur highlights the highs and […]

Gender Bias

Defying Gender Bias As A Young Female Founder

One thing I’ve realised is that too many investment decisions are made based on judgements influenced by widely held beliefs about someone’s age, gender, education and race. Yang Liu, the founder of JoeyWears – a high performing men’s underwear company – and a former a VC, shares her experience of how she defies gender bias […]

Celebrity Endorsements

How I Got Celebrity Endorsements For My Ethical Startup Tackling Education Inequality

Getting celebrities to endorse your product may seem a stretch when starting a new business – However it’s possible and this is how we gathered celebrity endorsements in our fight against education inequality. Will Adoasi is the founder of ‘Vitae London‘ – a watch company that buys school uniforms for children in South Africa with […]

Less than £500

CEO ADVICE: How To Launch Your Startup With Just Less Than £500

A new Yell Business research shows that 40% of small businesses launched in the UK were started with just less than £500 – No more losing sleep over startup costs.  The survey of 1,500 SME’s also revealed that a further 32% started with £250 or less, with 93% of these businesses turning over profit in the […]


AllShadesCovered – Tommy Williams and Sanmi Ogunmola

Tommy Williams’ ecommerce startup AllShadesCovered is re-inventing the Afro-Caribbean hair and beauty industry by changing the way black women shop for hair care products. Tommy, 26, and his co-founder, Sanmi Ogunmola, 28, launched AllShadesCovered to provide affordable hair care products directly to customers by cutting out the middle man. The pair, who met while working […]

Young Female

How To Survive As A Young Female Entrepreneur When Building A Technology Business

To my fellow and aspiring young female entrepreneurs – I sometimes think that the closest feeling that you could possibly equate to starting your business is the same as if you were having a baby. No, I’ve never had a child, I’m still far too young. However, I have experienced the labour pains, the unconditional […]