UK Start Ups

You Really Have to Be in It, To Win It

Wendy Tan-White | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Wendy Tan-White

Or do you? Several start-up businesses recently told me that they have enough 'traditional interest' to grow their companies satisfactorily over the ...

The Three Unwritten Rules of Graduate Employment

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rajeeb Dey

With thousands of students graduating this summer I wanted to share three rules which you should and need to follow to insure that you rise above your peers and get your dream internship or secure your ideal graduate job.

Bringing It Home: The UK is Ready for Robotics

Huw Davies | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

"How many robots do you encounter during your day?" The answer, I expect, is none... the great news is that we have some fantastic UK entrepreneurs ready, and inspired by the mission, to lead the RAS charge from Europe.

Tinder: A Start-up that Went from Frying Pan to Fire

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

When they created this app called Tinder - with their dreams of Silicon Valley rose and their tinted glasses on - they probably thought they were binding the world with love and all nice things around it... Now, what an irony of time, that the founders of the app that was meant to bring people in love together, are going to slug it out in the court.

Why Robotics and 'Open Innovation' Go Hand in Hand

Huw Davies | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

To the roboticists of course, potential practical applications for such products are endless - including within business, education and security.

Unicorn Hunting

Paul Lees | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

Why don't we have the big ideas that the U.S. seems to capitalise upon so instantly? ... Britain's hesitant risk-taking culture, lack of venture capitalist funding availability, and lack of established mentors in the high tech area are what put Britain at a distinct entrepreneurial tech disadvantage.

Want To Set Up Your Own Food Truck? Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The food industry is a particularly tricky beast to tackle, especially when you’re dying to get involved but are find it increasingly frustrating th...

Start Smart: Ten Top Tips for Start-up Success

Anna Edwards | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Anna Edwards

Every business starts with a good idea. But turning that idea into some serious cash takes more than just thought. During our 'Entrepreneurs: Making It' series, I have spoken to business founders at all stages of the start-up journey. From living room first-timers to seasoned entrepreneurs on their subsequent adventures. Here are some lessons from our series: 10 things that might make your start-up fly.

The Robots Are Coming - UK Mission to the States Is a Go!

Huw Davies | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

Its 8am on a Friday morning and I'm sitting in a busy airport lounge waiting for my flight to San Diego. Why? Because this week is the kick off the week-long entrepreneur Mission to California for UK companies working in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) - and it's destined to be an inspiring one.

Will Silicon South-East Seize the Digital Day?

Sarah Wood | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Wood

South-East England employs more people in tech than the whole of California, but the talent pipeline must be built if the UK is to seize the digital day.

5 Years Old? Put Down That Game Boy. The Coalition Wants You To Start Your Own Business

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Politics

Children as young as five have been urged to start up their own businesses as part of a raft of proposals from David Cameron's enterprise adviser Lord...

Top Tips on Standing Out From the Crowd to Create Start Up Success

Charlie Bigham | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK
Charlie Bigham

Starting out can be difficult, it's hard for smaller brands to get cut through in an industry so big, especially when competing with large producers. I think it's all about making sure your brand is different enough, ensuring that quality is your number one priority and always keeping your focus on the consumer. Everyone who starts a business is different but here are a few tips that might help keep aspiring entrepreneurs on the right track...

Australia Needs a Killer App

Alex Malley | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Malley

How do you develop a culture of innovation? This is the question vexing governments the world over as they struggle to harness the potential of changes in the global economy and seize the opportunities of technological and biomedical advancements.

Back to Reality - How to Find Creative Work After Having a Baby

Lou Mensah | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lou Mensah

It may or may not be true that we become our parents, but I want to be careful of the example I set. These choices are more far-reaching than my own sense of satisfaction. I want my daughter to see me as someone who provides, and someone who is available for her.

The STEM Skills Shortage Is Even More Apparent for Start-Ups

Mansoor Hamayun | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mansoor Hamayun

The work undertaken by STEM companies - both large and small - is extremely important, not just to our economic future, but to the development of our world. Only by ensuring an increased supply of high quality engineering talent will companies like ours be able to flourish.

How I Raised £300k Investment for My Start-Up

Tom Raffe | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Tom Raffe

Raising money for your start-up is difficult, particularly in the UK where "tech city" is still in its early stages of development. The whole process can be time consuming and stressful, particularly when you have a business to run at the same time.

Why Graduates Should Consider Working For A Start-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Britain has a thriving startup and small business scene with more 140,000 new startups launched this year alone, so why do so many students only consi...

Thea Green's Top 10 Tips For Starting Your Own Business

Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In 1999 Thea Green was a Fashion Editor in London. She was just 23 years old. After achieving such an established role at such a young age, no one...

New App Lets You Shop With Google Maps: Pocket High Street

Thomas Church | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

There's something missing on Google Maps: the ability to search by product. If I want to find the nearest shop where I can buy WD-40, or a 27" inner-tube, or a pair of  pink socks, how do I do that? I can't... not easily anyway. That is, until I download Pocket High Street.

The Rise of the Entrepreneur

Doug Richard | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

Entrepreneurs across the country are playing a vital role in driving the UK's economic recovery. Out of the mess caused by the worst financial crisis in living memory, Britain has found itself a new identity as the land of the startup.

Turning to the Bank of Friends & Family to Fund Your Start-up

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

In the last year alone one in five small business owners has turned to the bank of 'friends and family' for start-up capital, and almost three quarters launched their new business ventures with working capital of £2,000 or less.

Performing in the Present Moment

Suranga Chandratillake | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport
Suranga Chandratillake

So how do the most successful sports people ensure they stay in the present moment? Here are four key techniques elite athletes use...

Asa Bennett

How Is This 18 Year Old Changing Young People's Lives?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

18-year old A Level student Abdi Guleid started his first business nearly two years ago, a youth-led private tuition firm called the White Star Academ...

Convert Empty Garages Into Affordable Studios and Workshops for Start-Ups

Steve O'Connell | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Steve O'Connell

Thousands of garages are estimated to be lying empty in London alone. My report, From Lock Up to Start Up has identified 3,275 empty garages owned between just ten housing associations across the Capital. Converting some of these empty garages into basic standard, affordable studios, workshops and commercial space could provide the much needed affordable space that London's start-ups and micro businesses so desperately need.

Fashion Technology London 2014- Part One

Chloe Watts | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

London is known worldwide for it's fashion names, from Alexander McQueen to Kate Moss to Isabella Blow, we have some of the top dogs in the business, but there are a few new members, bringing something a little bit different to the fashion scene and well they are doing nothing but expanding their empires fast.