With a budget of €164 million, this call is “bottom up”, meaning there are no predefined thematic priorities
“The desire to get rich and create wealth will clearly not go away, nor should it. These findings do demonstrate that individual wealth creation is by no means the only driver for entrepreneurs. The new generation of entrepreneurs increasingly tend to be aspirational in other ways.”Niels Bosma, Professor at Utrecht University School of Economics and Chair of the GEM’s Board of Directors
This company promises to fight climate change through the use of technology to rapidly accelerate the rate of tree planting and ecological restoration on a planetary scale.
Bill Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka, literally coined the term “social entrepreneur” when he founded the nonprofit back in 1980, almost 40 years ago. He also decided that changemaker was one word and not two, something the Oxford dictionary now recognizes (though Webster’s does not, to the Drayton’s consternation). Drayton says, “We all sense that society is at a profound, indeed historic turning point.”
Playfinder, one of London’s fastest growing sports startups, has just successfully raise more than £700k to boost sport access in the UK.
Why lack of diversity in entrepreneurship is bad for innovation.
A new report measures the success of UK universities in converting research into successful companies.
Risk taking is part of the entrepreneurial culture. What is it? This fascinating movie would help us get an idea.
How the story of Yves Klein can inspire startuppers in establishing their brands. A guest post by Invaluable.
How is your start-up preparing for Brexit? What’s your biggest no-deal concern? How can you deal with no-deal?
Goncalo de Vasconcelos, founder of the equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom, shares his journey on what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
Entrepreneur Pip Jamieson, founder of The Dots, shares her strategy to get funded.
Following your dreams comes with many challenges. A guest post by Turbo.
7 in 10 businesses fail to secure external finance, a study reveals
Six inspiring young entrepreneurs have overcome fierce competition to impress the country’s business leaders with their innovation and business capability and have been selected by NEF Fast Track, the UK’s leading entrepreneur development programme, for the prestigious David Pearl Pitch Prize & CVC Young Innovators award.
Ripple is a clean energy ownership platform with an aim to enable people to own new, large scale wind farms and have the clean, low cost, stable priced power they produce supplied to their homes. We met with them in the aftermath of their equity crowdfunding campaign to find out more about their project.
Partners are the Impact Hub Berlin and the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie.
Q&A with the founders of the ethical fashion brand Pantera Bianca, now live on Kickstarter.
The firm is using the money to install pay-as-you-go solar home systems across Kenya, Rwanda, Togo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Senegal and Guinea.
CRATE Brewery aims to raise £500,000.