...STARTUPS CROWDFUNDING THIS MONTH
Blue Crow Media
Target: £50,000 for 5 per cent
Creates apps for consumers to discover casual food and drink venues in London and New York. Raised: £13,850 via Seedrs
79 days left
THE DIFFICULT decisions for executive MBA (EMBA) candidates don’t begin and end with the choice of business school. Once offers are accepted, students are faced with an enormous range of study options.
...upcoming events for entrepreneurs
How to attract the right investors
27 February, 2pm-6pm
Half day workshop from The Funding Game to explore how to attract the right investors to your business. The British Library, £40
As I watched the tragic plight of the Ukrainian people this week, the arrival of an email entitled “Need state Identification project” made me question further the way that we think about brands and customers. With struggling nations across the
FEW NEED telling about the growth of peer-to-peer lending. Whether driven away by dissatisfaction with traditional banking, or pulled by attractive returns and convenience, lenders and borrowers are increasing interested.
Rich or poor, there’s one thing that everyone is striving for – individualism. While one woman’s individuality comes via a limited edition un-badged Hermes bag, another person’s comes from a Coke bottle with their name on it.
BY PLEDGING to cut red tape, open up more government contracts to small companies, and use state R&D budgets to encourage innovation, politicians of all stripes spent last week promoting the entrepreneurial economy. But are they keeping pace?
FOR BUSINESSES seeking scale, the process of funding growth is often characterised as an escalator – with founders initially staking personal capital, then finding angel support, then venture capital, and ultimately accessing public markets.
...UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Don’t Pitch Me, Bro!
30 January, 6-10pm
A 3 Beards event giving entrepreneurs feedback on their startup from their peers. No pitches, just demos. £5 Wayra UK, WC1E 6JA
THE CAPITAL’S status as an international hub for business is matched by a strong offering of MBA programmes. And for applicants able to afford the cost of living, it is well worth considering what London’s business schools have to offer.