Building Futures: Where Are The Big Ideas for UK Housing?

Paul Drury | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Paul Drury

The housing crisis affects so many people around the UK, it's one of the pressing social problems of our time. As well as a social issue, it creates r...

Kickstarting A Dream Into Reality - The Highs And Lows

Louis McIntosh | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK
Louis McIntosh

We all have good ideas or dreams whereby we can progress financially, spiritually, morally etc....but we don't necessarily act on them. Why not? Well,...

Dare To Dream - How Shimon Peres Helped Found The Start Up Nation

Jon Medved | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Jon Medved

Shimon Peres once said that "in Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology".

Alan Barnes' 'Saviour' Has PR Bill Paid By Kind-Hearted Strangers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

The woman who helped raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for disabled OAP Alan Barnes has had the costly PR bill she was left with paid for by kind...

Crowdfunder To Buy Museum A Mummified Head Might Be The Weirdest We've Seen

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

A London museum has started a crowdfunding campaign to purchase a mummy - and those who help them out will get their hands on some rather unusual than...

Three Ways To Get Realistic About Finding Funds for Your Startup

Sasha G Brown | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Sasha G Brown

I have been writing and providing consultancy for years, and a lot of budding entrepreneurs who visit me come with unrealistic expectations regarding their startup.

How This Heartbreaking Photo Of An Elderly Man In Need Sparked £187k In Donations

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A fundraising appeal for an elderly man who sells ice lollies on the street to pay his wife’s medical bills has reached $249,141 (almost £187,000)....

Crowdfunding Tips From DatePlay's Funding Journey

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech
Vana C. Koutsomitis

We have had valuable support and feedback from both investors and the public and thought it would be worthwhile to compile some 'top tips' for creating a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Encouraging More Women to Get Into Tech by Crowdfunding for DatePlay

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Tech
Vana C. Koutsomitis

There are so many women out there who have dreams of starting their own companies but do not have the confidence to follow through; I hope to change this. I have already had so many people contact me following The Apprentice to tell me that I've inspired them.

Could Crowdfunding Be the Answer to TfL's Financial Woes?

Keith Prince | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Politics
Keith Prince

As the financial pressures on Transport for London (TfL) grow, it is more important than ever that it considers alternative ways of financing its grow...

Paediatric Nurse Receives Donations From Past Patients To Help Sick Husband

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A paediatric nurse has received an influx of donations from the families of the children whose lives she helped save. Tracey Clohessey's husband Peter...

The Smart Money Is on the Local Economy

Dan Andersson | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Blockchain has been having a bit of a 'moment' over the past year, with some of the world's largest banks joining forces to create a framework for usi...

How To Start a Business Successfully: Six Key Tips From a Top Business Investor in Creative Businesses

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Carolyn Dailey

Did you know that creative entrepreneurs are part of the wider creative industries now worth almost £80 billion to the UK economy? Have you ever thou...

This Kickstarter Wants To Make The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Comedy

An organisation on crowdfunding website Kickstarter is spearheading a plan to make London a better place - by replacing all Tube adverts with pictures...

The Junior Doctors' Fight to Protect Our NHS Has Been Powered by People

Dr MH Ruhe Chowdhury | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK
Dr MH Ruhe Chowdhury

People from all walks of life and industries have come together to lend their voice to this once in a generation campaign According to my mother, I...

Arts Crowdfunding: Is It Embarrassing?

Polly Silver | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Polly Silver

When London pianist Clifford Slapper decided to run a crowdfunding campaign for his new album (hint hint: here is the link), he knew that some people ...

It's Not Me, It's You: Why I'm Breaking Up With London

Carolina Are | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

Ah, London, I've loved you so. In our nearly five-year relationship I tried to make the most out of our time together, I've tried to please you in every way, but still it wasn't enough. It's got to be over.

The Government Are Banking on Digital

Dan Andersson | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Andersson

Banks have dined out for centuries on being that reliable secure connection for our money, take that away from them and make it an instant automated process and, at least in theory, you're taking away their reason to exist.

GoFund My Abortion? Why I Gave Money to a Total Stranger on Twitter

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK Tech
Hannah Jane Thompson

Pro-choice? No. Just pro-half of humanity. Abortion is never anyone's first choice. But it should always be an option if the worst happens. The idea that I would have nowhere to turn had one of my tests shown up two red lines, fills me with such pale and skin-crawling horror that I can barely even contemplate it.

The Day I Stopped Going for the Easy Option

Carolina Are | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

In today's fast-paced job market, you hardly have time to stop and think. Whether I was at work waiting on a client to dial in to a weekly call, or just out for pleasure waiting for a friend to arrive, the image I had in my head was the same. I kept seeing the timer from our work spreadsheets software rolling on and on, telling me I really didn't have time to waste.

Five Times I Worried Our Indie Series Was Doomed to Failure...

Steven Bloomer | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Steven Bloomer

If I've learnt anything from this project it's to embrace each challenge as an opportunity. If you really want to make your film, nothing should stop you. In our experience, often that 'fatal' wound contains the silver bullet you were looking for.

Communications That Include Us All

Devi Clark | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Devi Clark

When it comes to people with additional needs, everyone has their unique set of needs and abilities. Filisia addresses this by offering full customisation of the hardware and software and numerous activities, so users can pick what suits them best.

Well-Wishers Help NHS Medic In Coma Journey Back To Britain

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

An NHS medic who was left in a coma after a tragic accident in America has moved thousands into raising more than £100,000 to fly him back to Britain...

Crowdfunding Take A Bow: UK Now A Worldbeater For Start-Ups

Nicola Horlick | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK
Nicola Horlick

Of the remaining £881 million of business lending in 2015, the report estimates that loans were made to over 10,000 SMEs in the UK. The top industry sectors lent to were manufacturing, engineering, transport, utilities, finance and retail.

The Crowdfunding Revolution

Sir Clive Sinclair | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Tech
Sir Clive Sinclair

I find it hard to imagine a bigger change coming over entrepreneurship that we are witnessing right now, courtesy of Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and several other companies in this growing financial arena.