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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 – […]

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Do You Need Cash For Your Business? Apply To The BBC Two Dragons’ Den Series 18

Applications for the BBC Two Dragons’ Den next series – a pitching TV reality show – is now open to founders looking to win cash funding for their investment-ready business ideas. Dragons’ Den is back for its 18th series and you can apply to pitch to a panel of the UK’s most successful venture capitalists […]

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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 for […]

Idea Exchange

UCL Innovation & Enterprise presents – Idea Exchange: where co-founders meet

Idea Exchange: where co-founders meet is a free open event helping founders expand their network and find a co-founder for their business. Hosted by University College London – Innovation and Enterprise, this networking event is an opportunity to tell someone about your business or social enterprise idea (without giving too much away) and meet someone […]