As the cryptocurrency market is becoming more and more popular, many people are trying their luck by trading various cryptocurrencies. You also need to be aware that there is a huge profit to be made in that market. But with that said, it also brings certain risks. In order to start your trading adventure, you will need a crypto wallet.
Only a handful of people are naturally talented at public speaking, and even fewer genuinely love it. As a result, most people regard the practice of preparing and giving speeches as difficult, uncomfortable, or even boring. Regardless, some level of public speaking is required in several lines of work. You may be instructed to deliver a speech in a private meeting, provide a status report for the whole organisation, or speak at a summit or some other event. Whatever it may be, or however intimidating it may seem, there are measures that can be taken to make preparations and develop your skills.
Leiho has created smiley socks for a good cause. For homeless people, something as simple as putting on a clean pair of socks, underwear, eating a hot meal or drinking clean water can make a huge difference to your day. Leiho has created socks, and with every eco-conscious product you buy, you are helping the business support people in need by giving them essentials that improve their lives. We caught up with the two Founders Joey and Thuta to find out about their journey.
Carbon offsetting is a fairly fresh market, which is yet to implement a solid regulatory framework. As a result, practices are being scrutinized, while irregularities are criticized. Despite more companies joining this market with the goal of bringing innovation and transparency, many still question the market’s credibility, which has spurred a number of misconceptions.
Duolingo has taken the online world by storm with its bold, hilarious marketing on TikTok, racking up an impressive 4.3 million followers. However, it doesn’t stop there. It can teach tech startups a lot, from the importance of gamification to ensuring product engagement. Duolingo is a free language learning website and mobile app allowing users to practice vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation using spaced repletion for 39 different languages. Here, Startups Magazine hears from CEO of AdamFard UX Studio, Adam Fard, discussing the key takeaways from Duolingo for tech companies.
HMRC figures show London-based companies once again securing a major share of R&D (research and development) tax relief with over £2.3bn paid out in 2019-20. Other strong performing areas include the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, and Surrey where businesses collectively secured almost £1.3bn in tax relief for innovation-focused investment.
It’s been 18 years since Body Rocket Founder Eric DeGolier first came up with the idea for a tool to help competitive cyclists accurately measure their aerodynamic drag. Eric had teamed up with three-time Paralympian Matt King (who went on to join Facebook as their first blind engineer) to qualify for, and compete in, the 2004 Paralympic Games.
Wellbees, the new generation employee wellbeing platform that is used by more than 100,000 employees in over 40 companies in 17 countries and recently launched into the UK, has now received $2.2m seed investment. The investment has been led by 212, which is headquartered in Luxembourg and invests in growth-stage tech companies across CEE and MENA.
Dr Jeffery Timmons of Babson College in Massachusetts developed the Timmons Model of Entrepreneurship during his PhD thesis at Harvard University. This model has now become a well-known guide for entrepreneurs on how to increase their chances of success. Basically, he states that the success of a startup business hinges on the entrepreneur, the (market) opportunity and the resources.
Back in 2018, one fifth (21%) of companies believed they had completed their digital transformation (DX) experience, according to Forrester research. Fast forward three years, we can say with some degree of certainty that what businesses thought was full digital transformation, was just the tip of the iceberg.
Digital marketing is leveraging startups and nonprofits in so many ways. Nowadays, starting new ventures doesn't sound as scary as in the age of yellow pages and TV commercials. Organisations, non-profits, and brands do not need brick and mortar setup but just a foul-proof and sustainable digital marketing strategy to flourish.
In 1975, when the UK first made it illegal to discriminate in the workplace on the grounds of sex, it’s unlikely that many people in the workforce had a formal “mentor”. Yet so many of us can recall how the guidance of one person, be it a teacher or senior colleague, had a profoundly positive impact on the direction of our lives and careers.
It has been over two years since the pandemic led to a large section of the population working from home. However, with the easing of COVID restrictions, the anticipated rush to return to the office has not materialised. Although there has been a general inclination to return after prolonged periods of working in isolation, COVID’s lingering nature, its many variants, and general uncertainty about whether a return to the office is really needed, has led to wide-spread inertia.
To help small and medium-sized publishing firms produce high-quality content, meet tight deadlines and reduce pressure on in-house writers, Kolabtree has released How to outsource content creation: The ultimate guide for science publishers. The whitepaper explores the benefits of outsourcing content writing, challenges publishers face when putting together content and the different types of content that freelancers can help produce. The white paper can be downloaded for free here.
RO Capital Partners (“ROCP”), the RO Group’s venture capital arm, announces that it has led an investment round in InferSens alongside the Oxford Innovation Fund, and Bruce Melizan, the former MD of Interserve’s support services division. ROCP’s contribution comprises £309,000 of the total £870,000 raised, which will be used as growth capital and to bring the product to market.
The ticketing market is something people of all ages and backgrounds have experience of. From a historic live music event to a local food festival, we have all had to go online and pre-book tickets. And most of us have at least once been left disappointed by having to go to a secondary market to pay an eye-wateringly high price just moments after the tickets first went on sale.
London-based revenue management Fintech, MONET, is proud to announce the beta launch of its revenue-based lending platform with dedicated Creator Business debit cards and accounts for creators, providing infrastructure that is a world-first in its field. The platform is facilitated by embedded finance specialist Weavr, using their technology to provide business banking and payments infrastructure.
If you’re one of the half a million people in the UK that qualifies as a High Net Worth Individual (an annual salary of at least £100k, or net assets, excluding property and pensions, worth £250k), and are looking for more empowerment, impact, community and flexibility, now is the time to consider becoming an angel investor.
The international expert, Roy Kirby, and the Lead Economist of Caixabank Research, Judit Montoriol, analyze in Food 4 Future the impact of the Ukrainian conflict on the agri-food sector. New technologies are once again emerging as an effective response to reduce costs, improve the production process and reduce food safety threats.
Organisations such as Invisible Foods, The DOEN Foundation, Alcampo, or Innosapiens, among many others, analyse how technology and innovation can make an industry more sustainable. Food waste is set as one of the main challenges tobe faced through digitalisation, cooperation between companies and exploitation strategies.
Joe Crossley, CEO of Qube Learning, firmly believes further education, particularly traineeships, is a route to a sustainable career and positive future for many people. Here Joe discusses how traineeships have been a pathway to learning and development since 2014 and play a pivotal part in supporting organisations to employ skilled workforces.
When you first set out to launch a business, you’re prepared for the many beginner pitfalls. You might not know what they all are, or where they’ll all come from, but you know that it won’t be easy – primarily because everyone tells you so. However, something that’s talked about less often is the difficulties you’ll face once your business is fully established and you’re ready to start growing
Everyone, at some point in their career, has experienced feeling less-than-confident. Whether you were a nervous junior who felt like they had everything to prove, a new recruit meeting a highly-skilled team or an employee who has recently received a promotion – feeling like you don’t belong in a workplace or don’t deserve to be there is one of the most universal experiences going around.
Plug and Play, the global corporate innovation platform and early-stage investor, has launched in the UK. Through partnerships with UK brands – including founding partners Jaguar Land Rover and BT Group – Plug and Play will build and run innovation programmes rooted in collaboration between corporates and startups. Plug and Play also aims to make up to 30 investments per year into UK early-stage startups.
Historically, larger institutions have held the keys to the investment kingdom. Banks, hedge funds and other financial heavyweights have long used exclusive access and knowledge to peer under the hoods of public companies, using their findings to inform their investment decisions. Meanwhile individual investors have been left with little power in the stock market, deprived of the access and insight required to compete and find an edge.
Knowledge is power. This well-known phrase is often underplayed in the business arena, with the adage ‘cash is king’ taking primacy. While cash is, of course, fundamental to business, knowledge can often elevate a business to the next level – something I’ve come across at Connectd with a number of startups.
Social mobility affects us all. It covers all strata in society and does not just affect those typically seen as underprivileged. The family you were born into, where you come from, or the people you know shouldn’t be what shapes your life and prospects – but the reality is these things can still impact an individual’s progression in life and in the workplace as much as talent and skill.
MyMynd, the mental health platform for employees, has received £650,000 in pre-seed funding from investors including Triple Point Ventures and several angel investors including Andrew Nadin, Southeastern Grocer’s Chief Customer and Digital Officer; Maurice Abboudi, serial hospitality entrepreneur and investor on BBC 2’s ‘My Million Pound Menu’; and Will Jones, founder of online bookshop Wordery.
The Digital Business World Congress will analyse the change of role that CIOs are experiencing associated with the irruption of 4.0 technologies. Experts such as Alma Miller, with a long experience in the US market. And Cesar Camargo, advisor in computer modernisation, will discuss the success of the "Málaga Valley" as an epicenter of talent and digital development
The notion that the pandemic shifted the needle when it comes to applying technology to learning is overblown. Yes, we adapted, but did we really innovate? In many cases, we took the static, traditional learning process and shoehorned it into an online format. Technological advances progress at breakneck speed, and yet learning is an area that is not even close to making the most of what technology has to offer. Why is it, when we have the world’s most powerful knowledge resource (the internet) at our fingertips, that we continue to apply 200-year old ideas to how we learn?