The gaming sector is a behemoth, projected to be worth $300bn-plus by 2025, with upwards of 90% of UK children aged between three and fifteen actively engaged in gaming. However, amid concerns of cyberbullying, addiction and negative stereotypes, a non-profit organisation called Tales of Us (Tales) has emerged as a trailblazer. Led by Eva Vonk and Stefanie Plattner, Tales seeks to revolutionise the gaming market by prioritising collaboration, diversity, and inclusivity.
As part of a slate of activities promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in robotics, finalists for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics Award (IERA) presented their projects to a panel of judges at the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), held in London 29 May – 2 June.
Doing a startup is a tremendous undertaking. You will likely spend a year or even two years without adequate pay and you will be working very hard. You may have to invest your own funding (or friends and family) to get the startup off the ground. It's, therefore, important that you come up with a great startup idea to maximise the success of your startup.
Some people are destined to make a difference in this world, and E-J Roodt is one of them. The recent university graduate is tackling female harassment and women's safety head on as co-founder of Epowar, a smartwatch app revolutionising safety that reacts instantly and automatically if you are attacked. Epowar monitors the wearer’s heart rate and body motion to sense distress, automatically sending an emergency alert if the user is attacked.
Technology is constantly advancing, and one thing that's transformed is advertising. Bidstack enabled in-game advertising and video game monetisation, enabling game developers to monetise their titles. At the heart of Bidstack's mission is empowering advertisers to engage gamers without disrupting their playing experience. To find out more, we caught up with James Draper, Founder and CEO of Bidstack.
On a mission to close the financial gender gap, Female Invest was born as a reaction to the inability of women to find accessible and inclusive financial literature. Globally, women earn 37% less that men in similar roles. And it’s because of startups like Female Invest that there’s hope for change.
Mental health is a huge challenge globally, with more people struggling with how they feel mentally and emotionally. It’s more important than ever that there are as many tools available to support people’s mental health. That’s where this tech startup comes in, transforming the way you feel both mentally and physically through meditation.
Marc was getting fed up with having to change his plans to meet Airbnb guests who were arriving late; an issue that both hosts and guests can attest to its frequency. To tackle this, he began asking a local cafe to hold the keys for him. But what started off as a fix for his circumstance evolved into an idea that aimed to tackle this issue for everyone - and that’s when the idea for KeyNest was born.
Employee satisfaction is incredibly important, a fact known by all business leaders. In the current job market, there’s a surplus of employment options and retaining top talent is an increasing challenge. With this in mind, the team behind tamper evident carriers and security seals manufacturer Versapak, who celebrated the company’s 50th anniversary this month, have compiled their list of top tips to attract staff longevity.
We’re living through an inflection period of emerging technology, and generative AI is the case in point. Headlines over the past six months have exploded with announcements and warnings about generative AI, focused mainly on the arguable leader, OpenAI’s ChatGPT. From announcing rivals such as Google Bard, Microsoft Bing AI and Meta Blenderbot, to leaders in tech quickly working to integrate generative AI into their software, we’ve never seen faster levels of consumer engagement.
In today's fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape, startups are increasingly turning towards the transformative power of flexible work solutions as a fundamental driver for growth and success. As the founder of a virtual assistance agency that values flexibility as core to our model, I've personally experienced the benefits of embracing flexibility in the workplace.
Femtech is a rapidly growing industry focused on designing technology specifically for women's health and wellness needs. From period tracking apps to pelvic floor trainers, femtech products have revolutionised the way women approach their health. Femtech has huge potential to make a significant impact on women’s mental health and wellbeing. By providing digital tools and resources that are tailored to women's unique needs, femtech has the power to transform the way we approach mental health.
FocalPoint is a technology business whose IP offers powerful capabilities in the fields of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT). They work closely with OEMs and chipset manufacturers to enable the development of more powerful and capable products and services. In this article, Founder, President and CTO, Dr Ramsey Faragher shares his personal tips on how to protect IP well and what it takes to succeed in our industry.
Business leaders within UK SMEs have been told the eight most commonly misunderstood technological terms to avoid misinformation negatively impacting performance. Experts from business communications specialists TelephoneSystems.Cloud have warned that the most commonly used terms are often the most likely to be misunderstood.
Amazon research shows investors reward startups with a firm commitment to sustainability – with more than half of UK investors declining a startup investment opportunity in the last 12 months due to concerns about a company’s sustainability credentials. The news comes as eight startups from the UK are unveiled as participants in the second Amazon Sustainability Accelerator.
The so-called Great Resignation that employers have had to face in recent years looks set to continue in 2023, with the current economic backdrop only adding fuel to the fire as individuals weigh up their options. MHR believes that the success or failure of a business depends on its people and so it is critical that businesses try to buck this trend and retain their top talent.
Biotech startups don’t often get the recognition that they deserve, usually receiving bemoaned responses that they aren’t really tech. However, with the climate crisis becoming more of a concern in the public eye, public perception is beginning to change with more focus placed on biotech startups as potential solutions for addressing climate change.
Many of us strive for success. We want to chase our dreams, achieve the unexpected and make magic happen. Although this seems like a recipe for success, it’s easy to take it too far. The debate over hustle culture is one that divides. Startups Magazine want to show that hustling isn’t a bad thing, in fact, it’s far from it.
Climate change has been a major concern for several decades now, however, only recently has the conversation shifted to finding solutions for this rapidly growing problem. One of the most promising areas of innovation is ClimateTech – a sector that focuses on developing technologies that can help mitigate or adapt to climate change. Despite the immense potential of ClimateTech, it consistently faces several challenges when it comes to attracting adequate investments, especially among ClimateTech startups. This article will explore the problems facing ClimateTech and how capital is being channelled in this sector.
Singapore-based Mystifly, a leading vertical SaaS & marketplace provider for the airline industry announced today the conclusion of Pre Series B funding with CSVP (Cornerstone Venture Partners) bringing the total of this round to $8 million combined with earlier investments from RSI Fund I. LLC (a subsidiary of Recruit Co. Ltd.), Jenfi & Crusade Partners among others.
Zoom announces the expansion of Zoom IQ, the smart companion that empowers collaboration and unlocks potential
Today at Enterprise Connect, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) announced the expansion of Zoom IQ, a smart companion that empowers collaboration and unlocks people’s potential by summarising chat threads, organising ideas, drafting content for chats, emails, and whiteboard sessions, creating meeting agendas, and more.