UK Startups

Driverless Tech? It's Only The Tip Of The Disruption Iceberg

Jonny Combe | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Tech
Jonny Combe

When people find out I work in the auto industry they all want to ask me about driverless and electric cars. Don't get me wrong, I'm as excited about these as the next person, but when it comes to innovation in my industry, it's only the tip of the tech disruption iceberg.

Why Protect Innovation?

Simon Webster | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Simon Webster

It is debatable whether teachers or parents would thank her for it, but Catherine Hettinger was the inventor of the fidget spinner. In 1993, Hettinger...

14 Honest #StartupLife Confessions From A Female Founder

Katie Booth | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Booth

Here's 14 things that have happened to everyone living the #startuplife, and an insight into what it's like to be broke, ambitious and a little bit crazy... (disclaimer: These confessions are to be taken as some tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted relief)

Five Reasons Why Ethical Consumerism Is Booming

Besma Whayeb | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Besma Whayeb

The time has finally come: ethical consumerism is going mainstream! It's exciting to have seen the ethical mindset become a more widely-recognised and accepted concept, and in ways that are natural and low-effort too.

Five Reasons Why Self-Employment Is The Way Ahead

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

In these uncertain economic times, striking out on your own may not seem like the most sensible option. But what if you have a product that has to come to market, or an idea that is so innovative it has to be seen through to fruition? What if you're simply like my friend who started his own Indian takeaway because he was fed up of people not experiencing authentic Indian food?

I'm Self Employed But My Toddler Is The Boss!

Charlotte Wise | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Parents
Charlotte Wise

Let's face it, being self employed and running your own business is hard work, building your own startup is even harder, but add being a parent to the equation and any fellow mum will tell you there can be days when you will feel everything is impossible!

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...