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Education,mentorship and often investment|We asked two of the leading accelerators in the USA ‘What really makes the difference?’


“When an entrepreneur is thinking about an accelerator, I would encourage them to focus on the point of differentiation between programs. All accelerators are not created equal and there are right and wrong programs for your startup. Personally, I think …

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‘From diagnostics to entertainment, even theft tracking, IOT (internet of things) is now becoming a mainstream automotive feature’ (Raconteur / Sunday Times 28th June) It is not just vehicle connectivity that is changing. Car purchasing is being disrupted and Carwow are at the forefront. James Hind, CEO, explains why!


Carwow is expanding the way Britain buys cars. We’ve taken the existing car buying process – in which new car buyers have no choice but to travel to dealerships and haggle for a good price – and turned it on …

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Having raised over $9M in funding and a nomination at The Europa’s for Best Education Startup, we asked Michal Borkowski, CEO of Brainly to tell us about his journey so far!


Brainly was founded on the idea that if you create a digital learning environment and put students in charge, they will have the opportunity to learn freely. Under this idea, we’ve built Brainly to be the world’s largest social learning …

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Jamie Oliver and the YOU-app team are plotting a self-improvement revolution | We catch up with Co-Founders Nelli Lähteenmäki and Nora Rosendahl


YOU-app, our new wellbeing app is gearing up to revolutionize self-improvement. The weapons: micro-actions, positivity, and support. We all make big resolutions. Eat better, move more, get organised… These resolutions are ambitious, vague, and most of us stumble to fulfil …

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Stephen Rapoport talks about his new project,raising £2m Series A and why the coffee market is ripe for disruption.


Running out of coffee at home can be a real pain. I remember waking up one Saturday morning and the coffee jar was empty so I had to go out to a local corner shop and buy a sub-standard, overpriced …

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Discussion| As Farfetch is valued at $1bn we ask leading entrepreneurs ‘are renewed fears of the UK’s tech sector being overhyped justified?’


As online retailer Farfetch is valued at $1bn we asked ‘are renewed fears of the UK’s tech sector being overhyped justified?’ ‘The VC market in Europe is hot right now, but I don’t think it’s out of control. UK tech …

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In London Technology Week who better to ask about the future of Transport Ticketing than Ben Whitaker, CEO of Masabi!


We believe that the main theme of the next 10 years of fare collection will be a move away from transit issued media like smartcards and magnetic paper stock, and instead make use of credentials or technology that the passenger …

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The EdTech Europe Summit 2014 is taking place in London today. We took the opportunity to ask a group of leading innovators, ‘What should be the key priorities when it comes to education technology?’


A greater focus on sustainability/profitability. Sharper alignment of technology with actual market need and not just good ideas. Leading to economic as well as functional viability. Alan Maguire – Partner at Leaf Investments

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Ahead of the EdTech Europe Summit 2014 we asked leading innovators and investors, “What should be the key priorities when it comes to education technology?


  On 12th June EdTech Europe ,a one day event in London hosted by IBIS Capital and Edxus Group, will bring together leading entrepreneurial innovators and private equity/venture capitalists amongst others. The e-Learning market is one of the fastest growing …

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Expanding to London from the USA? In Part 4 of the series Richard Goold examines Data Protection and Intellectual Property


Data Protection (“DP”) DP in the UK and Europe is a hot topic and 2014 should see the finalisation of a new Regulation implementing major reforms across Europe with even tougher regulation and fines for serious data breaches of as …

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