Crowdfunding

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.

Strangers Donate £3,000 To Blind Busker Whose Equipment Was Stolen

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A blind guitarist who had his equipment stolen has been left "overwhelmed" after strangers donated thousands of pounds to help him buy new amplifiers....

When Selfish Mothers Unite

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents
Suzy Ashworth

Well I got a whole lot more than I had anticipated when I managed to wangle 24 hours away from my loved ones this weekend. I set off to join the inspirational Molly Gunn, founder of the Selfish Mother blogzine and 24 other (non-pregnant) women who had let themselves off the 'leash' for a day at the spectacular Rathfinny Wine Estate.

How Crowdfunding and Singing Nurses Are Helping My Three-Year-Old Millie Beat Cancer

Lynsey McColl | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Parents
Lynsey McColl

It was in June of this year that we heard the words no parent ever wants to hear. We'd taken our three-year-old, Millie, to the doctor's because she'd been experiencing tummy pains and sickness. A series of tests revealed that Millie had stage four neuroblastoma  -  a rare form of cancer that mostly affects young children.

Why Successful Entrepreneurs Should Back British SMEs

Justin Peters | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Tech
Justin Peters

Investing in small firms is risky business. But with the right strategy - and a bit of luck - rewards can be unlimited. British business investors can now benefit from government schemes which focus on tax breaks to help plough funding into unlisted firms.

In Conversation with a Disruptive Entrepreneur: Jeff Lynn, Co-founder, Seedrs

Annabel Denham | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Annabel Denham

I first interviewed Jeff Lynn in early 2013, when his equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs was in the very early stages of growth but his optimism immu...

The Telegraph's Latest 'Money Makeover' Will Make You Weep

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

The story of a couple who are concerned about their financial situation despite earning £190,000-a-year between them has been given short shrift. ...

Greater Choice Than Ever Before for Investors

Angus Campbell | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Angus Campbell

A recent career change has seen me join a PR agency which brings its own challenges and excitements as with any new job, but it does not mean I will b...

DWP Decides Teen With Bionic Leg 'Not Disabled Enough', Takes Away Her Mobility Car

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager with a bionic leg has been forced to start a fund-raising campaign to keep her mobility car after she was deemed "not disabled enough" to b...