Successful Start-ups

Decacorn

The UK valley of the ‘decacorns’ comes alive with new entrants

THE UK RANKS third globally for $10bn tech businesses, with a total of 12 — behind the US, which has 157, and China, 38. The...
Social enterprise hair and beauty salon

Scotland, brave and bonny: beauty salon’s social mission

SCOTLAND’S first hair and beauty salon operating as a social enterprise has opened a second outlet in Edinburgh. Founder Kerry Anderson is behind the Brave,...
airbnb mobile app, bedroom, accommodation

Investors give a huge $100m vote of confidence in Airbnb flotation

IN THE biggest US listing of 2020, Airbnb’s first day of public trading has secured a valuation of more than $100bn, with more than...
Jelly Drops

Sweet success as Jelly Drops give elderly a necessary hydration hit

LONDON start-up Jelly Drops is helping to boost proper hydration among elderly people and those living with dementia. These groups have been among the hardest-hit...
shop door, open sign

A nation of shopkeepers? Entrepreneurs, more like!

ENTREPRENEURIAL Britain is a two-day initiative planned for 2021 and designed “to reignite the entrepreneurial spirit” of UK towns and cities. The outbreak of Covid-19...
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The route to profitability — in times of pandemic

ASHLEIGH HINDE, CEO and founder of contact lens company Waldo, on the difficulty of balancing the people, payments and profits equation during tough times WITH...
Femtech - mobile apps

Femtech finding a place in venture capitalists’ hearts

Women comprise half the population, but account for less than five percent of CEOs running Fortune 500 companies. An indignant HEATHER LEAH SMITH reports. IS...
Gibraltar

‘The Rock’ aims to give a solid foundation to crypto industry

Experts and investors are heading to Gibraltar for an international convention on DLT, blockchain and cryptocurrency By HAL WILLIAMS The tiny British enclave of Gibraltar has...
Tesla Model S P85D

Clean? Check. Cool? Check. But e-vehicles have poke too

Hot new electric wheels offer more than just zero emissions – the latest offerings have some serious grunt, too By HAL WILLIAMS THE TIMES are changing,...

World Bank Study: Entrepreneur Training Focused on Mindset Proves More Effective...

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2017–New World Bank study, jointly released with the National University of Singapore Business School, and Leuphana University today reveals that psychology-based...