A new directory of accelerators and incubators in the UK – make sure you’re on the list

This post was orginally published on the Nesta blog Accelerators and incubators play an important role in start-up ecosystems throughout the UK. In an effort to understand them better, Nesta has been actively involved in this field for a number of years, with activities ranging from research to investment to networks of good practice. However, this … Read Full Article 🡢

Rise, you’re fired!

I attended the launch of Rise London last December – a re-branding of the Barclays accelerator, the banking giant’s flagship innovation programme designed to redefine banking through tech. The event took place in East London and was mostly attended by ambitious quasi-hipsters. The type with a sort of well-rehearsed but frighteningly egocentric career-pitch and a … Read Full Article 🡢