Welcome to the International Franchise Show, host to the UK’s biggest selection of the most exciting franchise opportunities from around the world! Returning on the 12th & 13th of April at the ExCeL in London, thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners will get FREE access to over 250 exhibitors, 60 seminars, 1-2-1 personal advice, interactive features, expert guidance and more. This show promises to be the biggest and busiest yet, boasting limitless choices to start, develop, or invest in a franchise.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced the official lineup for CES 2024 Media Days, an exclusive, media-only event that takes place in Las Vegas before CES opens to the tech industry. Kicking off major tech announcements, Media Days gives registered media access to news-breaking press conferences and CES Unveiled Las Vegas, a first-hand preview of the products launching at CES 2024.
Accessibility. It’s a word with a meaning that is special to my heart. I am passionate about creating a more equal world where people and businesses within emerging markets can participate, grow, and thrive on a global scale. The pool of untapped entrepreneurial talent in those regions needs the opportunity to flourish.
This series of Technology Briefings for Startups Magazine will review critical and influential trends, aiming to help business leaders identify opportunities to leverage in their own business development plans. Following the opening feature, on the capabilities and importance of sensors, we will examine how AI is raising both computing performance and efficiency.
Intel Ignite is an acceleration programme for early-stage deeptech startups. Launched in 2019 by Intel, its mission is to fuel a global ecosystem of deeptech innovation by empowering a diverse network of founders, mentors, domain experts, and investors to co-create enduring, industry-defining technology companies.
The notion of service has changed as technology evolves. We’re now much more comfortable using AI-powered smart assistants; everything from satnav to Alexa and Siri to fridges that tell us when we’re running low on milk, all there to take care of mundane tasks and make our lives easier. But we still love good, old-fashioned service that you can only get from human interactions – the person who remembers your name and favourite coffee order in your local cafe, or a beaming smile and extra snack from the cabin crew on a long flight.
Education plays a crucial role in the economic growth and social development of any country. However, challenges in state school provision often lead families to opt for fee-paying schools. Addressing the financial strain this causes, EduFi has announced a $6.1M funding round for its 'Study Now, Pay Later' lending platform, launching in Pakistan where 40% of students attend fee-paying schools, contributing to an annual education expenditure of over $14 billion.
The year 2023 marked a challenging yet resilient phase for the European tech ecosystem. Facing tough macroeconomic conditions, Europe saw a significant reduction in funding levels, reaching just over half of 2022's levels at $45 billion. Large funding rounds and the creation of new billion-dollar companies slowed down, testing the venture asset class's strength and resilience. Startups Magazine looks at the Atomico State of European Tech Report 2023.
Almost half of employees whose workplace allocates funds for Christmas activities prepared to swap employer Christmas gifts for charitable donation
Over two-thirds (69%) of UK employees say their workplace allocates funds for Christmas activities such as parties, decorations and employee gifts. Among those employees, almost half (49%) are in favour of some of these funds going towards charities of their choice according to an Ipsos poll commissioned by GlobalGiving UK1.
South Summit Industry & Energy Bilbao highlights the opportunities of new energy, mobility and industry models
South Summit Industry & Energy Bilbao, the meeting for the entrepreneurial ecosystem of these sectors organized by South Summit and Biscay Startup Bay, held its second day today at the B Accelerator Tower (BAT) international entrepreneurship center in Bilbao, where it brought together the main leaders, representatives of companies and startups and experts in the Industry 4.0 sectors. Energy Transition and Mobility.
The strength of Bizkaia's entrepreneurial ecosystem, among the keys to the first day of the South Summit Industry & Energy Bilbao
South Summit Industry & Energy Bilbao, the meeting for the entrepreneurial ecosystem of these sectors organized by South Summit and Biscay Startup Bay, held its first day today at the B Accelerator Tower (BAT) international entrepreneurship center in Bilbao with the main leaders, representatives of companies and startups and experts in the Industry 4.0 sectors. Energy Transition and Mobility.
Bringing together drug discovery company Evotec, pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squib, and leading British universities, the $20 million (£16 million) beLAB1407 partnership seeks to identify novel disease modifying therapeutic targets and platforms early on, and to develop them into new biotech spinouts.
Recent findings from Marktlink, an independent international M&A advisory firm with a UK base in Manchester, indicate that 47% of SME leaders have contemplated acquiring another business in the past year. Notably, nearly two thirds (64%) of these leaders plan to make a purchase within the next five years.
The current analytics pricing model presents a significant challenge for many UK startups. These companies, already grappling with reduced funding – down to $7.4bn in the first half of 2023, a 57% decrease from the previous year – find themselves in a precarious position where balancing costs against innovation is a constant struggle.
Startups Magazine is excited to announce our much-anticipated ‘From Stress to Success: Work-Life Wellness’ networking event! Taking place at Clockwise, Woodgreen on the 30th November at 6pm, we will be bringing you an event full of insights on mental health and wellbeing, as well as a relaxing wellbeing session.
Over the past eight years, fintech has experienced a remarkable surge, with disruptors challenging traditional finance and instigating a wave of customer-centric innovation. However, the fintech domain now confronts an unprecedented challenge, as it can no longer remain immune to a tumultuous and deteriorating macroeconomic environment.
The advent of accessible AI tools – such as ChatGPT - has led to a growing number of people experimenting with and adopting these technologies in their daily lives. As AI technology continues to evolve rapidly and become more widely used, these tools will likely remain part of our lives for the foreseeable future.
The European startup landscape is set to receive a significant uplift in generative AI capabilities through a collaborative effort. NVIDIA, in partnership with cloud service provider (CSP) Scaleway, is providing startups with access to essential resources like GPUs, NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, and tools for enhancing large language models (LLMs) and generative AI development.