California’s motto “eureka” is likely a nod to the discovery of gold, but the phrase also seems a suitably triumphant summary of the visit by a group of Scottish-based entrepreneurs to the state earlier this year. Jackie Waring describes the week in San Francisco to present their wares and make key connections as “enormously impactful” … continue reading.
By Rebecca Pick, CEO Pick Protection On my recent visit to California with Investing Women I learnt a lot about starts-ups over there and how they are different to start-ups in the UK. I also learnt a lot about the environment in which they operate which is again very different to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the … continue reading.
The social enterprise Before I Go Solutions educates people to become more at ease with dying, death and grief, through helping them design and create their own end of life plans. Unusual, you might say! Yes – but it is a direct result of my husband dying five years ago and the resultant effect on … continue reading.
ShareIn the fast growing Edinburgh based internet software provider, is delighted to support the launch of a new crowdfunding venture to allow investment in UK community energy projects online. Mongoose Crowd, launched by Mongoose Energy, uses the innovative ShareIn platform to enable UK investors to support local renewable energy projects by utilising an ISA wrapper. … continue reading.
I’ve started two companies in the last decade (one that didn’t work out, one which did) and I hope to start a couple more before I throw in the entrepreneurial towel. Starting a company is exhilarating, fascinating and hugely rewarding. It can also be tough, stomach churning, exhausting and totally time consuming. I remember feeling … continue reading.