UK Startups

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.

These Apps Could Help You Start Your own Business

The Huffington Post | Shihab S Joi | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK

Finding room for all the paperwork, wall space for pinning up plans, lists and reminders used to mean you had to get an office just to plan how to get...

Young, British, and Ambitious? Head to New York - Here's Why

Vincent Dignan | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Vincent Dignan

Came back to my apartment with dreams of blowing up, though the cockroaches in my Airbnb keep me grounded. This is for every British kid who wants to be someone. Go to New York.

There Will Be Three Types of Retail Bank in the Future - Will Today's Giants Be Among Them?

Glyn Britton | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Glyn Britton

Five years into the 'fintech' revolution, several things are becoming clear. Firstly, it's not really about technology, it's about customer centricit...

Top 5 things The Next Web Taught Me 60 days On

George Fisher-Wilson | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Tech
George Fisher-Wilson

So It's been 60 days since The Next Web, and initially I was going to write some basic piece my initial reactions but then I thought let's see the effects of the event. Now nearly 2 months later I thought about what had stuck with me since and below you'll find the five things that have kept me thinking.

Health Tech: a Trend That's Set to Stay

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

n forward thinking entrepreneurs that are willing to disrupt and change our current system. As each innovation wave generates more data, disruption-cycle times will shorten, thereby forcing all players in the health care ecosystem to address inefficiency as they compete on quality and value creation

Does Entrepreneurship Need to Get Real?

Michelle Wright | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Michelle Wright

There has been such a buzz around entrepreneurship recently. We've been told it's time to celebrate the entrepreneur, to get close to an entrepreneur, or to become one. From Government to the media, the message has been clear; take the plunge and set up a business.

We Neglect Our Relationships for Our Careers, or Our Careers for Our Relationships

Vincent Dignan | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

When it was a straight choice between staying in bed with her, and going to the meeting I was being paid a lot of money to attend, I wondered what I d...

Is Co-living Really the Answer to the Housing Crisis?

Eleanor Moss | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Eleanor Moss

The benefits of co-living could well be adopted by not just young, single people too. Actually, couples, older people, and even families could benefit  - sharing the burden of childcare would be especially useful when thinking about 'the future of living and communities'.

London Technology Week Showcases the Best of British Fashion Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

'Fashion tech' and wearables are often described as solutions looking for a problem. The fashion industry is, paradoxically, resistant to change, while science and technology exist to pose and answer questions and catalyse change.

How Do You Start a Business That Changes the World?

Adele Barlow | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK
Adele Barlow

Through Escape the City, I often met high-flying professionals who wanted to ditch their day-to-day routines in order to 'find more meaning' and 'change the world'. I must have talked to at least a thousand millennials who stated the same dream of owning a business that also improved society.

How to Make Your First Hire a Big Success

Alice Weightman | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK
Alice Weightman

Making your first hire is an important milestone in the life of a start-up. It's a clear signal to the world that your company has stopped being a venture - something that may or may not take off - and started being a viable business.

Captionism: Tearing Down Barricades for the Hearing Impaired

Mehdi Siami | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Tech
Mehdi Siami

At Captionism we have tried to address a problem that goes far beyond that. Friess is not alone, there are 360m people in the world that are classified as having disabling hearing loss. In an age marked by the speed and reach that knowledge is spread within the economy and society, for some digital exclusion is a modern-day reality.

Saving Lives With the Tech That Saved Our Son

Adrian Perry | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Tech
Adrian Perry

PulseGuard successfully alerted us to every one of Tom's seizures within the first two years of trials. Whilst talking to Tom's consultants, other Epilepsy professionals and parents, it was very clear that a lot of people were interested in having an alarm system that seemed to be as accurate as it was proving, but this would mean throwing everything we had into it.

You Don't Need to Be an Engineer to Build 'Robots for Good'

Cameron Norris | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech
Cameron Norris

After meeting, a clear project goal was settled upon - create a 'telepresence' robot to allow the children of Great Ormond Street to safely explore one of London's greatest places of discovery: London Zoo.

Making the Inaccessible, Accessible: How Social Tech Is Changing Lives for the Better

Vicki Hearn | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Tech
Vicki Hearn

For many people facing personal challenges, tech is the perfect enabler to make aspects of everyday life that many of us take for granted more accessible. A number of these organisations using tech for good approach us for help in reaching the next stage of their development, and our funding programmes like Social Tech Seed give them the support they need.

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

We've looked before at the benefits of becoming your own boss, and it's clear why the prospect of starting your own business might appeal. But amongst all the excitement and the ponderings about why, where and how you could start a business, there is one question that many people over look: should you?

Focus on pre-pay not pay at your table!

Nick Telson | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Telson

A year after the launch, we have processed over £2 million gross transactions through Collins Pay and we are expecting over 100% year on year growth. By focusing on a space where transactions were already happening in vast quantities, but analysing how it could be done better for our clients and their customers whilst integrating this directly into their current booking flows, Collins Pay stands alone in this space.