High Stakes: Education Is Risk-Averse So Is There Room For Entrepreneur-led Innovation?

What role can entrepreneurs play in the development of the United Kingdom’s education system? It’s a question raised by the launch of a new initiative aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs to come forward with ideas to address what the organizers describe as…

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Into The Unknown: For Quantum Computing Startups The Challenge Is Finding The Use Cases

Quantum computing. It’s a term that most of us are familiar with and yet very few people - if pushed - could provide an adequate explanation of what quantum computers will actually do once the technology makes the jump from interesting…

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On The Menu? Why European Food Startups Are Being Celebrated At COP27

When it comes to investment in European Startups, fintech still reigns supreme. According to figures from Dealroom.co, the financial technology sector attracted a quarter of all European funding ($15.6 billion, to be precise) in the first half of 2022. Enterprise software…

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A U.K. Government-Backed SME Loan Scheme Is Gaining Momentum But Is Borrowing A Good Idea In The Current Climate?

Gone but not quite forgotten, former British Prime Minister, Liz Truss is widely credited with having “crashed the economy.” Arguably what she really did was spook the bond markets by tabling an unrealistic menu of tax cuts at a time when…

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Plural Thinking: A New Fund Is Recruiting Seasoned Entrepreneurs To Build A Scalable European VC Platform

“In the U.S,, 60 percent of VCs have run companies themselves,” says Sten Tamkivi. “In Europe, that figure is just 8 percent.” Tamkivi is a co-founder of Plural Platform, a VC fund leveraging the experience and knowledge of those who have…

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