UK Startups

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.

Why The Worst Of Times Might Actually Be The Best Time To Start A Business

Beth Searle | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Beth Searle

Two years ago, I was 33, and single for the first time in nearly a decade. My partner and I had been planning to buy a house in the country, but I found myself back living in a shared house in East London with friends. I felt as though my life was over.

Some Say I'm A Geneva - But I'm Not The Only One

Dan Flanagan | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Flanagan

By taking a few days away I now clearly see what I want to do with my life. I can now see what makes me happy, curious, challenged, puts fire in my belly, what will pay the bills and feeds my family doesn't have to be a different thing. They can be one and the same.

What Lord Sugar Taught Me On The Apprentice

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vana C. Koutsomitis

Overall, Lord Sugar was an excellent boss. Why? Because he explained the goal of the task clearly at the beginning of each week, and then he gave us performance reviews in the board room based on how well we reached his targets.

First Steps To Starting Your Own Business

Sarah Willingham | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Sarah Willingham

As an entrepreneur, investor and starter of many businesses, I have learned a lot of lessons over the years. Not everything works and it is easy to m...

Bionic Man: Discover The 'USB Connector' For The Disabled

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Their invention is a permanently integrated smart device that will act as the interface between the limb and any prosthesis, i.e the connector between a patient's soft-tissue or neural systems and their bionic device.

Five Things I Wish I'd Known Before Starting My Own Business

Beth Searle | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Beth Searle

4am. My heart racing, my eyes snapped wide open, I leant over to grab my notebook from beside the bed. Opening it quickly, not bothering to put th...

The Mental Entrepreneur And Herd Instinct

Ales Zivkovic | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Ales Zivkovic

Entrepreneurship is lonely and it won't free you One of the misconceptions I see in founders that come to see me for psychotherapy or counselling is ...

8 Ways One Startup Went From Almost Closing To Helping Others To Find Their Way

Melanie Haynes | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Melanie Haynes

Sissel Hansen, a Danish entrepreneur, launched Startup Guide to Berlin as a hobby project whilst living in the German capital in early 2014. She had f...

Are You Sabotaging Yourself?

Amy Shefik | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

When I think back to the beginning of the year when I was still struggling with my quarter-life-crisis, there were so many things I was doing that were totally sabotaging my happiness and success, I just didn't realise I was doing them.

Seven Reasons Why You Should Launch Your Startup In Copenhagen

Melanie Haynes | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Did you know that Denmark, and its capital city Copenhagen, is one of the best places in the world to launch a startup? It's a tiny city in a small Eu...

Five Amazing Female Founders from MassChallenge UK's 2016 Cohort

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Vana C. Koutsomitis

It can be hard sometimes as an entrepreneur to find the right supportive community to help you grow your business and relate to the problems you face,...

Can Brexit Make Social Care Great Again?

Marek Sacha | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Marek Sacha

It's a fact that the EU referendum result has divided Britain and caused political chaos and economic turmoil. As a result, the impact of the UK's vote to leave is most likely to have a major impact for the health and social care, especially as the sector is already facing huge operational and financial pressures.

Secrets To Growing A Successful Tech Start-Up

Sam Bruce | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Tech
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Sam Bruce

What pitfalls do early-stage startups need to be aware of within in the travel & hospitality industry? The pitfalls are by and large the same as in any industry; have a clear mission and solve an actual problem in a unique way without forgetting about the whole 'how it makes money' bit.

How Baby Boomers Will Change Our Healthcare System

Marek Sacha | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Marek Sacha

As members of the baby boom generation get older and reach retirement age, they present an increasing challenge for our health care system. Higher dem...

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.

Freelancing In Aleppo, Pro Bono

Natasha Freidus | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK
Natasha Freidus

Last week when a U.S presidential candidate asked "What is Aleppo?" in response to a question about his policy plans for Syria, I was just as disguste...

From Suit Tailoring To Tech Startup: What's It Like To Make The Jump?

Thomas Church | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Over the last two weeks I have dropped pins and needles and picked up keyboards and code manuals. I've changed from being in one of the most traditional industries to one of the most disruptive.