UK Startup

These (Male) Techies Want To 'Bio-Hack' Your Vagina

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

Two men have unveiled a nightmarish plan for 'probiotic supplements' that will 'enable' women to 'biohack' their genitals into smelling like peaches. ...

Five Things I Need to Know Right Now (as An Aspiring Entrepreneur)

Stephanie Holland | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Stephanie Holland

The gap between the hindsight of successful entrepreneurs and the need-to-know of aspiring entrepreneurs is light years.

How to Channel Your Inner Richard Branson

Stephanie Holland | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

When we finally break free from the 9-5 something pretty funny happens: We bring the same habits and routines into our startup, including whatever version of the 9-5 we have been living.

An Entrepreneurial Scotland May Not Be a Scotland for Entrepreneurs

Doug Richard | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

Yogi Berra, the famous baseball coach once said, "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." Scotland is free to choose its identity; but the rhetoric in support of the Yes vote conflates two very different courses of action, which are at odds with one another.

Chat: A Serious Business

Matthew Hussey | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

While Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and the like are locked in an arms race to help users send photos and videos with increasing speed (and discretion), one London based startup is looking to capture a more niche part of the chat market: sending money.

What Makes a Good Mentor?

Yasmina Siadatan | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK
Yasmina Siadatan

Many years ago I was given a tip from a fellow entrepreneur. He said one of the best ways to combat stress and feelings of isolation as a business owner is to find someone who needs your help and support, and offer it out to them. Good old fashioned mentoring!

If Djokovic and Federer Did Start Ups

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

Djokovic slipped a number of times - he took a tumble, shook it off and got back up. Federer's cool demeanor is majestic - the man is almost completely unflappable... If you treat each win (and each loss) as a single step in a long journey then a stumble is temporary, a rejection an opportunity to learn and a criticism a chance to improve and tweak.

What Is Hijacking Your Headspace?

Stephanie Holland | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

In a switched-on world it's not about calming your mind. It's about tricking it into feeling like everything is under control. At least at first. Because overwhelm takes no prisoners, and new business owners are often dazzled by the excitement of getting started.

Techstars London Diary: We Are Your Family Now

Vincent Dignan | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

"Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly." I can think of no more accurate phrase to describe the process of running your own business. It's a quote from Paul Graham, founder of startup accelerator Y-Combinator.

Entrepreneurs Have Careers Too

Malcolm Bell | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Malcolm Bell

Cruising around in a yacht, the sun is shining, and I'm with Playboy bunnies. That's what I had in mind when I decided to be an entrepreneur. I was 15. It's easy to imagine successful entrepreneurs living the good life. Fast cars, private jets, yachts, St.Tropez, champagne, sunshine and rainbows, and for me girls in bikinis, lots of girls in bikinis.

Why Britain's Got Talent

James Caan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
James Caan

Almost half a million businesses have been set up in the UK so far this year. That proves there is a huge amount of entrepreneurial spirit in this country. I was delighted to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) with the announcement of the 10,000th loan awarded by the government-funded Start-Up Loans, of which I am chairman.We've lent £51million to entrepreneurs in under 18 months, ensuring people who are passionate about business can play their part in reviving the economy and creating jobs. But GEW has also reminded me why I want to challenge Britons to do even better.

How to Start Your Business on a Budget

Tom Raffe | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK
Tom Raffe

Starting a business can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be. If you're cash strapped you can get set up and ready to trade for much less than you think. Here's a few money-saving tips on how to start your own business on a budget.

A New Deal for New Business

George Freeman | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Politics
George Freeman

Every good business knows that you can never let a crisis go to waste. To turn this crisis into our opportunity we must, like Mr Meyer and his fire station, start from the basics. The first flagship and most daring policy of an entrepreneurial public sector would be making Britain the best place on earth to start a new business.

How to Get That Elusive Work-Life Balance

Jess Shanahan | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Jess Shanahan

It soon dawned on me that I was doing all that work for nothing. When I wasn't working I was sleeping so that didn't leave much time to spend the money I was making. I decided I needed to make more time for myself.

New Start-up Businesses Booming in Tech City

Reno Charlton | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech
Reno Charlton

London's Tech City, which is in the EC1V postcode, has become the UK hub for new start-up businesses. Recently released figures have shown that more than 15,000 new businesses were created in the area in the past year, which was higher than any other area within the UK.

Why Is the Press Reluctant to Promote Startups?

Hannah Lippitt | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech
Hannah Lippitt

Despite the ongoing media hyperbole about startups, entrepreneurships and how these creative, disruptive businesses are going to change the everyday nature of our lives, it seems that we as a nation are extremely slow on the uptake of new technology and quite cynical about trying anything new.

Charlie Thomas

Policy Maker Turned Entrepreneur On Why The Government Must Modernise To Help Start Ups (INTERVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

Helen Keenan is the founder of toddlers and children's clothing range Little Punk London. A driven and tenacious woman, Keenan uses the lessons she le...

London: Europe's Start-up 'Nation' in the Making

Priyam Sharma | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech
Priyam Sharma

Since our time working in the startup scene and attending countless entrepreneurial presentations and events in London and abroad, we have been getting a clear sense of what makes London a truly special place to build a startup.

Hey, Don't Pitch Me Bro!

Stephen Canning | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

Have you had enough of pitches that rely more on their videos, flashy graphics and buzzwords than their content. Do you want to be able to show others your product in all it's naked glory (or otherwise!) and be able to get honest and constructive feedback where you need it.

Sooqini Wanted to Make You the First Person in Line for the iPhone 5

Stephen Canning | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

The hysteria around the launch of the latest iteration of Apples wildly popular phone is being utilised by two entrepreneurs and one of London's newest startups to benefit charity. Being in the front spot in the queue for the launch of the next biggest gadget is the holy grail for many Apple fans.

Last Week of The Irish Times Digital Challenge: the Startups Get Ready for the Finale

Dr Johnny Ryan | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Tech
Dr Johnny Ryan

It is the start of the final week for the startups inside The Irish Times. Later this month the startups will compete for the €50,000 investment pri...

Eric Brotto Wants to Help You Launch a Startup in a Weekend

Stephen Canning | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

Yesterday I caught up with Eric Brotto the lead organiser of London Startup Weekend. Startup Weekend is a worldwide organisation of entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It claims to be the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

Two Weeks Left in The Irish Times Digital Challenge

Dr Johnny Ryan | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Tech
Dr Johnny Ryan

It is week six of eight for the startups inside The Irish Times. Each has entered the The Irish Times Digital Challenge in the hope of launching new products and services with the 153 year old news paper, and each hopes to be the winner of the €50,000 convertible loan note prize from DFJ Espirit. However, with two weeks to go, it's getting tough.

Ready to Uber

Stephen Canning | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

Admit it, we all think it. Everyone wonders what that trip out would have been like if you'd had your own chauffeur. Well the classy alternative to the traditional London black can is here. Uber has hopped over the pond to offer Londoners a taste of the chauffeur driven lifestyle and it's pretty unique demand led dynamic pricing model.

The Fifth Week of the Eight Week Startup Experiment inside The Irish Times

Dr Johnny Ryan | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK
Dr Johnny Ryan

It is week five of eight. Things are starting to come together for the startups in The Irish Times Digital Challenge.