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DWEN conference comes to a close in Austin
posted on June 13, 2014

Austin, Texas is buzzing. Leading women from around the world gathered here for Dell’s annual Women’s Entrepreneur Network conference which ended on Tuesday. Following our special report on women in tech in our last print magazine, Tech City news has been in attendance. Sucessful women have talked about their unique challenges in starting up their businesses…

Hitting the big time with Dell: Ingrid Vanderveldt
posted on June 9, 2014

Glamorous and utterly magnetic, Ingrid Vanderveldt’s story is like something out of Legally Blonde. Her challenge as an entrepreneur was proving that she was more than just a pretty face. And no doubt she is. Now appointed Dell’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ingrid oversees the tech giant’s relationships with budding entrepreneurs. In an interview with Tech City News at…

Here come the girls (slowly): UK crawls towards encouraging female entrepreneurs
posted on June 3, 2014

New research shows that the UK is improving its environment for women to succeed in entrepreneurship but is still lagging behind other European countries like France and Germany. The UK ranked 7th out of 30 countries in the Gender-GEDI index, announced at Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) conference today. The research showed that 75% of…

Guy Levin: making your voice heard in government
posted on May 14, 2014

With tech predicted to account for 10% of the UK’s GDP in the next 5 years, there’s never been a more important time for the sector to engage with government. Coadec is a not-for-profit based in London with a mission to be the much-needed policy voice for Britain’s digital economy. After its former executive director Sara…

Flood Beacon tests the waters with life-saving technology
posted on April 24, 2014

The biblical floods of February made one thing clear: in the ongoing battle between nature and technology, nature still has the upper hand. Now, a new intiative called Flood Beacon, which broadcasts real-time information about floods could change all that. Since the floods in England earlier this year, Romania and Tanzania have also experienced devastating…

Clegg announces multi-million pound boost for UK businesses
posted on April 14, 2014

Nick Clegg has announced £300m of funding for businesses around the country through the Regional Growth Fund (RGF). The Government hopes the new round of funding will kickstart £1.9bn of additional investment through the private sector. So far £2.9 billion of funding has been allocated from the £3.2 billion pot. A sixth round is due…

Osborne clamps down on digital media
posted on April 1, 2014

It’s no secret that tech giants make a small fortune by exploiting tax loopholes in the UK. In the recent budget, Osborne announced a £300m tax raid on companies like Apple and Amazon, headquartered in Luxembourg. These tech giants have been able to get away with paying the duchy’s meagre 3% VAT rate on digital…

Bitcoin is property not currency, rules IRS
posted on March 28, 2014

The saga of bitcoin’s existential crisis continues, with a new announcement from the Internal Revenue Service that the cryptocurrency will not have status as legal tender in any jurisdiction in the US. In other words, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will be treated as property, not currency for federal tax purposes. The ruling could be a…

Boris announces vision for London’s Tech City
posted on March 13, 2014

Boris Johnson announced his plans for the future of London’s thriving tech sector at TechHub’s new co-working space this morning. The Mayor of London also announced a new group of ambassadors, including Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City UK, and Mind Candy’s Michael Acton Smith and Kathryn Parsons CEO of Decoded, who will promote the…

Transatlantic Hackathon kicks off first London-Austin direct flight
posted on March 5, 2014

30,000 feet above Earth, in a 787 Dreamliner, a team of developers put their heads together. Racing against the clock, they created a new app to save money whilst travelling, all before touchdown. The in-flight hackathon, which finished yesterday afternoon, was organised by British Airways and RetailMeNot to mark the first direct flight between London…

Hiring this Week: – busuu, Crowdsurfer and Mind Candy
posted on February 24, 2014

Hello and welcome to our new Hiring this Week feature. Every Monday we’ll bring profile three local startups who are hiring. All you have to do is get your application ready. Interested in featuring your jobs here? Get in touch with Becky Golland busuu are looking for a Business Analyst About busuu busuu is the largest…

Newscred content marketing startup raises £15m, expands London office
posted on January 23, 2014

NewsCred, the company responsible for Pepsi’s magazine-style website has announced £15m of Series C funding from InterWest Partners to expand its London-based European division. Making waves in new media The marketing tech company’s presence in London could dramatically change European advertising through its licensed-content model which sells content from media owners such as the BBC, The Daily…

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