Secrets To Help Your Start-up Thrive

Sarah Willingham | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Sarah Willingham

It is that time of year when many of us start to re-evaluate our life goals and long-term plans, and for some of us that means reviewing our current b...

How We're Helping The Hospital That Saved So Many In The Tunisian Terror Attack

Tony Callaghan | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK
Tony Callaghan

Within a split second everything had changed and suddenly gunfire echoed along the beach. People were screaming in terror and running in a desperate panic to find safety. Nobody really knows how to react when terror hits.

Teen Who Claims Parents Cut Her Off Over Black Boyfriend Raises £10K For College Tuition

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

An American teenager who claims her parents cut off her off because she has a black boyfriend has raised more than $12,000 (£10,000) to pay her colle...

Join Our Legal Challenge Against Our Authoritarian Surveillance Regime

Silkie Carlo | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK
Silkie Carlo

The Snoopers' Charter re-introduced the same powers that have just been declared illegal - and added new, even more intrusive, ones. But creating a new law for 2017 cannot let the Government circumvent the human rights law that protects us. So today Liberty has launched The People vs the Snoopers' Charter - a legal challenge against this authoritarian surveillance regime, backed by the ordinary people subjected to its gaze.

Finance Modernised By Bitcoin - Part 1

Paul McNeil | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Paul McNeil

Economies have controlled almost all aspects of human life ever since money was introduced to society. Money makes the world go around and money is power, and power is money. Any escaping of this principle is nearly an impossible effort, unless of course, you have chosen to live in the wild.

Working The Crowd

Dan Andersson | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Dan Andersson

For too long, some of the best ideas have been held back because it's been too hard for them to raise money. With the economic tightening since the major debt crisis of 2007/8, and the increasing financial uncertainty of Brexit, borrowing money has become even tougher for entrepreneurs.

'Slug Infestation' Prompts Nottingham Student To Crowdfund For A Better Flat

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A student who claims she was duped into living in a “mouldy”, slug-infested flat is attempting to crowdfund £4,800 so she can move out. Chantell...

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.