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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Platform-X

Sir Richard Branson’s Platform-X Accelerator Calls For Startups To Revolutionise Rail Travel

Sir Richard Branson is looking for the top disruptive innovators to help transform the future of the railway with a new accelerator programme – Platform-X. Platform-X is a joint venture between Virgin Trains on the East Coast and Virgin StartUp, which is designed to find the next generation of travel startups who could help revolutionise […]

Foodpreneur 2017

Calling All Food Entrepreneurs – Apply For Virgin StartUp and intu Nationwide Competition ‘Foodpreneur 2017’

Virgin StartUp and intu are on the hunt to find the UK’s top food and drink businesses in a nationwide competition – Foodpreneur 2017. The Virgin StartUp ‘Foodpreneur‘ competition is in partnership with intu – a Shopping centre owner – and it aims to highlight and celebrate Britain’s best food and drink startups. Past winners, […]

Little Fish Event Management

Share Your Start-Up Story: Little Fish Event Management

Little Fish Event is a corporate event management agency supporting business to business organisations with their internal and external corporate events.  Lindsey Fish, 32, is part of the growing number of women re-inventing their work life by setting up their own businesses while on maternity leave. She launched Little Fish Event in June 2014, which inspired the opening of her […]