UK Startups

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.

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...