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‘Is the increasing shift to a subscription based economy the end of ownership?’ We asked 6 leading entrepreneurs.


Brian Bell in ‘The Wired World in 2014’ says “Younger consumers…have proven more comfortable with sharing toys, cars,movies and dresses, and are impatient with inefficient models of consumerism….instead of  purchasing physical media that may ultimately end up in a landfill,consumers …

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‘Is a sustainable revenue generating business model increasingly difficult in an evolving digital age?’ We asked 7 of Europe’s hottest startups!


Justo Hidalgo Co Founder, 24 symbols www.24symbols.com The global aspect of any digital business and the flexibility of digital ecommerce provide unprecedented opportunities for new ventures and business models. But these same advantages also mean first comers have the opportunity …

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‘Helsinki Tackles an Even Bigger Bird’ by Kristoffer Lawson, Co founder of Holvi (Europe’s 100 Hottest Startups,Wired Nov 13)


Finland has rightfully collected heavy buzz for its gaming industry. The disruptive effects of the ever-expanding Angry Birds machine, and the groundbreaking mobile gaming attack by Supercell has suddenly, and finally, made even the skeptics realise that, yes, gaming is …

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‘What distinguishes a good idea from a money making one?’ We asked 4 of the fastest growing private companies in the USA!


Bernadette Coleman CEO of Advice Interactive Group www.adviceinteractivegroup.com Great ideas are born everyday, however, not every great idea is going to make you money. The secret to identifying a great “money-making” idea, in my opinion, is having the ability to …

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‘3 Ways to Know Your Company is Ready To Go International’ by Neil Capel,CEO of Sailthru, one of the fastest growing private companies in the USA!


As a British chap myself, I’ve actually spent the better part of a decade building an incredible business in New York City. I felt the itch to expand internationally many times but knew that with “going global” came many unique …

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Five ways to get noticed by a Venture Capitalist!


The Ventures Team at Octopus Investments have invested in a diverse portfolio that has included Graze,Secret Escapes,YPlan,Zoopla and Gymbox. Headed by Alex Macpherson, these are his ‘Five ways to get noticed by a Venture Capitalist!’ Relationships and introductions Getting investment …

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‘How critical is independence to success? We asked six leading entrepreneurs.’


“I would suspect that (Skype) could have achieved more if it had been an independent company” said Danny Rimer, a partner at Index Ventures” in the Financial Times 29th August (Skype’s first decade reflects a trail of missed opportunity). We …

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‘What innovations will shape architecture in a decades time’ (Wired Magazine July 2013) We asked six of Silicon Roundabout’s leading architects what they thought?!


Chris Patience Partner at EllisMiller Architects Imagine cities enclosed by a super scale mega-structures smart enough to control light and heat, collect water, generate energy, and protect its inhabitants from an increasingly volatile climate. A little Stanley Kubrick perhaps, possible …

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London’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ will soon benefit from Europe’s largest infrastructure project. Ian Lindsay of Crossrail explains more!


Currently Europe’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail is one of the most amazing, large and complex projects ever undertaken in the UK, delivering 118 km (73 miles) of new, modern railway linking Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Canary Wharf, …

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10 Tips for succeeding in a Startup Accelerator programme by Carlos Eduardo Espinal, Partner at Seedcamp


Accelerators come in all different shapes and sizes. With many new Accelerators coming into existence within the last few years, the job of selecting one to join and getting the most out of your chosen accelerator program isn’t always obvious. …

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