Maya Lingam - EcoSpot - Sustainability

How EcoSpot aims to simplify sustainability using a collective effort

We are often bombarded with messages about reducing our carbon footprint and leading more sustainable lives but it can be difficult to know where to start. Maya Lingam, founder of early-stage startup EcoSpot has used her personal experiences to design a solution. She explains: “The idea for EcoSpot came about a year ago when I […]

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Swiss innovation platform ‘Kickstart’ is searching for 100 tech startups looking to expand into Switzerland

The Zurich-based innovation platform Kickstart has launched its latest round of applications for the next cohort of later-stage tech startups, from around the world, interested in entering the Swiss market. Kickstart, a spin-off of Impact Hub Zurich and founded by digitalswitzerland in 2015, will be selecting 100 entrepreneurs to join its three-month equity-free growth programme and […]

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The young people, around the world, helping to fight Covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic has spread around the world, young people working with charities, businesses, universities and grassroots community organisations have been playing their part in the fight against Covid-19. Hanna Winter is more used to making the children in refugee camps laugh, rather than clowning around on a Zoom conference call. But for the […]

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Black VC investor ‘Impact X’ – why people of colour and women founders in Europe are ripe for funding

Too often we have heard stories of minority-led businesses, in particular those within Europe, having their ideas sometimes treated with contempt or misled into thinking they are not investment-worthy. Well, this black-owned venture capital firm Impact X Capital, launched in 2018, is tired of discussing these problems and are actively funding people of colour and […]

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The six global food startups in the race to feed billions of people and reduce our carbon footprint

From plant-based pork combating diseases to microbes converting greenhouse gas into food – these sustainable food innovations are some of the ideas competing for the Food Planet Prize award aimed at remodelling the global food sector. Ending hunger by 2030 is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and it looks like we might be falling […]

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Ideas on how to save us from Coronavirus apocalypse? The European Commission wants to fund you with €164 million (over £148 million)

Startups and SMEs are invited to urgently apply for funding from the European Innovation Council to create technologies and other innovations to help in treating, testing and monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak. With a budget of €164m (over £148m), the Commission is looking to fast track the awarding of the EIC grant in this round of […]

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Manufacturing in the UK vs China: The trials of getting a new product to market as a young startup

Although UK inventors may have been behind products such as the Dyson airblade hand dryer, the Brompton bicycle and the wind-up radio, the country’s manufacturing sector has declined significantly in recent years – However, it is still currently contributing 11% of GVA. Joanna Montgomery, whilst studying for a Master’s degree in digital media and interaction […]

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The founder of this bioplastic cast for broken limbs – Cadget – wants to save money for doctors and reform patient experience

Cheaper and much lighter than both the 3D printed and current Orthopaedic casts which are made from plaster or fibreglass – Cadgets’ bioplastic material cuts down on operation time as it requires no extra casting equipment. This next-gen waterproof cast can easily be stretched like a sheet and individually moulded to each patient, which then hardens […]

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Launch of the BYP Network App – a tech startup tackling diversity problems facing companies struggling to employ black talent

The essence of community was the topic of discussion at the recent launch party of the BYP Network app – a technology startup connecting corporate companies with Black professionals looking for job roles and a career support system. Dubbed as the ‘LinkedIn for black professionals‘, the app launch event was held earlier this year at Cargo, […]

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Why I’m using my social enterprise profit to fight for social justice in sub-Saharan Africa

The world is changing and it’s time that we come together as one and at the forefront of this social change. With the desire to push for social justice, Will Adoasi launched his ethical watch company ‘Vitae London’ in 2015 and uses the profit – made from the sale of its own branded watches – […]