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Iggy Bassi, Founder and CEO, Cervest | Q&A


What was your vision for founding Cervest? Tell us more about how Climate Intelligence plays into this. The idea for Cervest was conceived as I was operating my sustainable agribusiness company in Ghana. Although well-funded, we had no way to assess …

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Apple’s ‘Buy now pay later’ | Clever innovation or symptom of a developing fintech market?


Apple is typically ‘first’ in terms of category defining products and services. They know what the consumer wants and needs well before the consumer does. But in this case they are comfortable slotting in as a fast follower. Klarna and …

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‘Is Age-Tech the next frontier for market disruption?’ Stuart Lewis, CEO of Rest Less explains!


The UK’s population of over 60s is set to increase by 3.1m over the next decade – an increase of 19% to 20 million individuals. All with their own sense of purpose, needs and wants. According to ONS estimates, the …

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The importance of trade marks in your business | Jane Mutimear, Bird & Bird LLP


Intellectual property exists to enable you to protect the non-tangible assets of your company. In this article we take a brief look at trade marks. The name of your business and of its products and services are likely among your …

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Starting a plant-based food revolution and applying venture capital turbo-engines to a B Corp mission | Jonathan Petrides, Founder and CEO of allplants


Every entrepreneur is hardwired to think we can innovate our way out of anything, let’s make this better, faster, or of course, more delicious… The climate crisis is, without a doubt, this generation of founders’ biggest opportunity to innovate. Across …

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CEO reflections: pandemic lessons that drive growth | Greg Isbister, CEO and Founder of Blis


The year 2020 was full of unexpected situations. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be working from home with a crazy dog, a new kitten, children homeschooling – and a million critical business decisions to make before my …

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What is the future of the Takeaway industry? | Matt Ephgrave, Managing Director of City Pantry


The takeaway industry has been one of the few sectors able to operate and thrive in the pandemic and has provided a lifeline to many hospitality businesses.. Pre-pandemic, the industry continued to grow at a fast-moving pace thanks to the …

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David Cohen, Founder and Chairman of Techstars | Q and A


What were the key assets you saw in Maëlle Gavet as the new CEO of Techstars and have you set a roadmap for her to follow in the ‘years’ ahead? Maëlle has been a leading technology executive and entrepreneur for …

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How virtual events helped move markets forward while the world stood still | Tim Groot, Founder and CEO, Grip


The events industry has seen dramatic changes as a result of the pandemic, impacting markets from healthcare and tech to food and drink as the events where they showcase their products, services and attend meetings crucial to the business were …

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Seeing more in people: why it’s time to put potential at the heart of how we identify talent | Robert Newry, CEO and Co-Founder Arctic Shores


One day in late 2013, I was deep in conversation with a good friend about the difficulties his daughter was having in getting her first job. She was bright, curious, and full of potential. But she’d been rejected over and …

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