UK Startups

Time For A Digital Overhaul Of The Planning System?

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In many ways the planning system has done a good job: trying to balance competing demands for scarce resources and mediating between economic forces and the views of local communities. And, over the years, it has proved remarkably resilient.

Malta: A Start-Up Heaven

Valery Bollier | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Valery Bollier

Malta's central position in the Mediterranean makes it a highly strategic dynamic hub in Europe. With the United Kingdom now with one foot out the EU door due to their imminent Brexit procedures, the time is just right for Malta to gain more traction and rank as a possible relocation destination for those UK start-ups and companies searching for stability and a securely opportune point of entry into the European market.

How Can Ransomware Attacks Like WannaCry Be Prevented?

Nick Morris | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Morris

This is not said by way of criticism, but rather to acknowledge the challenge inherent within security innovation. Companies and governments can't afford to expose their digital security set-up, but must somehow find a way to embrace new innovations or the hackers will, inevitably, find a way through.

Seven Interesting Travel Startups To Watch In 2017

Janet Newenham | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

From companies that are trying to make car rental less stressful (the answer to all our prayers!) to startups that make travel planning a piece of cake by making others to do it for you (pure genius!) below are my personal picks of the best travel startups and apps to check out in 2017.

Can We Really Have It All?

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

I really didn't think that my generation had to worry about those choices that I saw my mum making. It was only after speaking to my NCT group that I realised I was the only one who was planning to return to full time work. When I looked at my friends who had kids very few of them were working full time.

Good Things Happen When Universities And Businesses Join Forces

Professor John Raftery | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Professor John Raftery

Yes, universities should be globally focused. Yes, they should contribute to knowledge through their powerful research. But initiatives like the Big Idea Challenge show how those closer to home can be inspired to walk a different path. Even if they never pass through our doors.

Do We Need More Diversity In The FinTech Sector?

Mark Gossington | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Gossington

As an LGBT+ man, my needs are different to those of the straight, white male developer. We all have different experiences - black, white, straight, LGBT+, male, female, young, old - and as such the technology we use, if we are valued as consumers, needs to address these distinctions.

#SquadGoals - Top Tips For Entrepreneurs About The Company They Keep

Bostjan Bregar | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Bostjan Bregar

Squad Goals isn't just for millennials. The people you surround yourself with matter. They have the power to support you, stretch you and drive you to success.  My squad is full of interesting and inspiring people, and it grows every day. I suggest you find a squad that does the same. 

Why Having 'Geek Gap' Isn't Fatal

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

The right tech-head at the table is key to contributing to the view that anything is possible while viewing the perspective through the prism of client desires and commercial imperatives. As in all parts of the business, the right mind, the right experience and the right zeal moves us from fit for purpose to frigging fantastic

Business Rates Rise: What Will the Upcoming Changes Mean for UK Start-ups?

Raj Dhonota | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Raj Dhonota

Starting a business is a daunting task at any time. This is even more true with the business pages full of fears about Brexit, and more recently, about the upcoming rise in business rates, which will take effect from April 2017.

How To Win At Being Human!

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

The interesting takeaway of all this is that the future is now. The skills you will need to develop are already in demand today. Considering your degree, and future, through the prism of this change will yield great personal results.

Why Technology Is Key To Workplace Diversity

Pip Wilson | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Pip Wilson

The notion that time spent in the office is a measure of hard work or productivity is anachronistic and tired, and the sooner employers move away from it the better. The choice is no longer a binary one, between working or homemaking, and this all-or-nothing approach is counter-productive.

Why Maternity Leave Is The Perfect Time To Start A Business

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

When I tell people I set up my business whilst I was pregnant and working full time (with a toddler) I usually get pretty polarised reactions. When I say I wished I had done it on my first maternity leave, reactions get more extreme.

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...

Enough Of The Slides In The Office: Let's Be Adults And Get Our Work Done

James Saward-Anderson | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
James Saward-Anderson

I am making a statement to the public.... At TSSC or any company I run in the future: We will never have slides, ball-pits or any other item which s...

The Fears Involved In Launching An App

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Vana C. Koutsomitis

That's when we sat down with one of our mentors for lunch at our local sushi place and told him about all our issues. We told him that we were considering postponing our launch yet again. That's when he gave my co-founder, Joris, and I the most valuable advice ever. Just get on with it and RELEASE the app! It is NEVER going to be perfect.

Why An MVP Is Not A Prototype - And How To Tell The Difference

Tim Bichara | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech
Tim Bichara

Everyone knows what a minimum viable product is, right? It's what you build to test your assumptions before you build the bells and whistles version of your product? Well kind of, yes, but also kind of no.

Top Ten Investment Tech Trends Revealed at 2017 OurCrowd Global Investment Summit

Jon Medved | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Medved

OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, made history today and hosted the biggest investment event in Israel, the Startup Nation. With 6,000 guests from 82 countries attending, including startups, venture capitalists and strategic investors, the event was packed

How Being Outward Looking Makes Denmark A Great Place to Run A Business

Melanie Haynes | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Melanie Haynes

I have lived in Copenhagen for a long time and when I decided to start my own business here I was struck by how easy it was and how open the people we...

Brexit And Its Effect On The European Start-Up Market

Pep Gómez | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Pep Gómez

Whichever way you voted on the 23rd of June, Brexit has left us all, particularly business-owners, with a string of unanswered questions. Will your business thrive with the pound fluctuating? Should you launch your startup in London, especially now?

Three Ways The UK Government Can Protect And Develop Homegrown Tech

Richard Muirhead | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech
Richard Muirhead

We have to ensure that London keeps its place as Europe's top tech hub, to continue to be mentioned in the same breath as Silicon Valley, New York and Tel Aviv. Thinking about the unfolding legacy of UK-based startups who've hit the big time - Transferwise, Funding Circle, Deliveroo, Citymapper and ASOS, to name but a few - we mustn't miss the opportunity to continue to build on what they started.

Are We Looking After The Gig Economy?

Rich Wagner | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Rich Wagner

So the next time you're booking a long weekend away, taking a taxi ride or getting some shelves fixed, make sure you play your part to ensure this exciting and evolving industry continues to spearhead the UK economy for years to come.

How To Beat The 'Back To Work' Blues

Juliette Dyke | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Juliette Dyke

Now a year on, I can see exactly why I felt so misaligned between 'real' me and 'work' me. Taking time off had allowed me to explore and live out some of the values which were most important to me, such as freedom, connection and discovery.

A 2017 Message To All The Startup Suffragettes - Let's Get Out There!

Emma Scott | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Scott

According to Startup Britain, a remarkable 80 new businesses were born every single hour in the UK last year, with 325,000 new companies registering between January and June alone. These are incredible figures and I am incredibly proud to say that my e-commerce venture can be included in them. I am also incredibly proud to say that I. Am. Female.

How Mums Have Paved The Way For Flexi Working Dads Too

Alec Dobbie | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Parents
Alec Dobbie

No one is amazed that my wife also works around the children. I am in awe of my wife and all that she does at work, home and with the children, and I am privileged that I am around to see it. I am more productive and happier when I can work around my family, and I want to give my staff work that works too.