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Incubator

by Sophie Curtis

Showcasing the startup scene in London's Tech City and beyond, looking at cutting-edge applications, who is in the money and examining key policies - including whether the government should be getting more involved or leaving well alone.

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June, 19 2013 06:20 PM

G8 commitment to open data is good news for start-ups

The news that G8 leaders have signed an Open Data Charter, pledging to “establish an expectation that all government data be published openly by default,” will be music to the ears of many entrepreneurs. At the G8 summit in Northern...

May, 13 2013 10:00 AM

IBM gives tech entrepreneurs a leg-up

Pressure is mounting on large technology vendors with offices in the UK to extend a helping hand to start-ups and small businesses that are struggling to navigate the current economic landscape. With limited resources, entrepreneurs need help...

April, 29 2013 04:02 PM

Small IT companies still struggling to win public contracts

Despite all the government's rhetoric about supporting start-ups and small businesses with tax breaks and funding schemes, there appears to have been precious little progress when it comes to public sector procurement. If SMEs are the lifeblood...

April, 18 2013 05:43 PM

UK tech industry's biggest barrier to growth is the City

The biggest barrier to the growth of the UK's technology sector is the City, according to Saul Klein, serial investor and partner at Index Ventures, because fund managers at big corporates simply do not understand the internet economy.Speaking...

April, 16 2013 12:18 PM

Should start-ups be worried about the Snooping Charter?

In the face of continued opposition, the Home Office appears to be pressing ahead with it’s controversial Communications Data Bill, widely known as the “snooping charter,” which aims to give security services new powers to...

April, 09 2013 07:50 AM

Does the UK really need a technology hub?

The Tech City project has been met with a mixture of pride and disdain from the IT industry. Some welcome the government's acknowledgement of the technology sector's role in Britain's economic recovery, while others dismiss the London-centric...

March, 26 2013 04:29 PM

Summly buyout is wake-up call for the UK IT industry

The news this week that a 17-year-old British school boy has sold his app company to the Internet giant Yahoo for an estimated $30 million (£20m) should come as a massive wake-up call for the IT industry. Nick D'Aloisio from Wimbledon taught...

March, 21 2013 03:30 PM

Technology-light budget holds hope for IT start-ups

Yesterday's budget was met with general disappointment from the IT industry, which bemoaned the fact that technology did not feature more prominently in the Chancellor's speech. But a closer look at the full budget report reveals a number of...

March, 11 2013 05:22 PM

IC tomorrow proves government's Tech City claims are not entirely phony

The government gets a lot of stick for jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to Tech City, and there's no doubt that it has taken a fair bit of credit for the growth of a digital cluster that was already developing organically.But if the...

February, 12 2013 05:09 PM

UK start-ups look beyond the 'Tech City' hype

Ever since November 2010, when Prime Minister David Cameron announced the government's ambition to create a world-leading technology hub in London's East End, the spotlight has been firmly focused on Silicon Roundabout.But London is not the...

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