CRL ACCELERATOR 2020

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 […]

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 […]

Black British Founders

Faces Of The ‘often unsung’ Black Founders Nominated At The Black British Business Awards 2019

These are the faces of the British black founders competing in this year’s Black British Business Awards – representing the very best black rising stars across the UK’s diverse business sector. Now in its sixth year running, The Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards) aims to celebrate and spotlight the “often unsung contributions” of black business […]

Academy

Female Founders Academy NOW OPEN – Supporting BAME women to build sustainable businesses

London-based enterprise charity Hatch partners with NatWest bank and BlackRock Gives to launch a new click-and-mortar academy aimed at supporting ethnic-minority female entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses – Female Founders Academy. Applications are now open to join the Female Founders Academy’s first two incubator programmes – the BAME Female Founders LaunchPad for business at idea […]

crowdfunder

Female Founders: Win £2,000 From Crowdfunder To Boost Your Crowdfunding Campaign For Your New Business Idea

Crowdfunder – a UK rewards-based crowdfunding platform – is running a nation-wide competition aimed at boosting the growth of female-led businesses and they are looking to award £2k funding to the crowdfunding campaign of 12 start-up female founders. The crowdfunding competition, run in partnership with Enterprise Nation, Crowdcube and Everywoman, is part of the Back […]

The Luxury Student

A Private Members Club Helping Students Get “The Finer Things In Life” – The Luxury Student

Driven by the need to tackle the misconception held by many high-end brands about young people not being able to afford a wealthy lifestyle, 27-year-old Aileen Gilani quit her law degree to turn her lifestyle blog – The Luxury Student – into an online private members club for students “who seek the finer things in […]

social impact

Getting The Right Partnership For Your Social Impact Business

There is a magical space when you want to have a positive social impact and you come together with someone equally as passionate and you start working together. Through conversation, you realise what values you operate from, what assumptions you make about life and what principles influence your decision-making. For example, let’s say you both […]

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 […]

Baldwins

Time To Kick-start Your Ideas With The ‘Baldwins KickStart Young Entrepreneur Awards’

Applications now open to win £10,000 grant and many more prizes at the Baldwins KickStart Young Entrepreneur Awards to kick-start your business ideas. Baldwins KickStart is a national award program, which finds and develops the next generation of business leaders by helping them take the first step into the business world. The competition gives financial […]

young black female

Challenging The Status Quo As A Young Black Female Police Officer And A Creative

When I first joined the police, I thought I was going to correct all of society’s ills in one huge go and put an end to issues like racism and violence immediately. But now I’m realising that change comes through the little things that we do. For this year’s International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating and […]