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The Week In Entrepreneurship 22nd February 2021

CFE partners with Founders Forum We’re delighted to announce a partnership with Founders Forum. Together, we’re scaling CFE’s flagship entrepreneurial development programme NEF+. The new approach will see larger cohorts and increased frequency per year. ‘NEF+ in partnership with Founders Forum’ will allow scaling companies to sponsor emerging leaders to join the progr...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship 8th February 2021

                News Half of medium-sized businesses on the brink as lockdown restrictions continue (CityAm covers BDO research) New ‘Pay As You Grow’ facility will enable more flexible repayment son Bounce Bank Loans for UK small businesses (British Business Bank) Buy now, pay later firms such as Klarna face stricter controls (BBC) Atomico launc...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship 22nd July 2019

                    News BGF continues to build momentum as it reaches £2bn landmark with Merseyside investment (BQ) Business call to cut immigrant salary threshold (Fresh Business Thinking) Atomico co-founder and partner Mattias Ljungman is leaving to start his own seed fund (TechCrunch)                 &nbs...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship 15th July 2019

                News Just 8% of UK VCs know what it’s like to work at a startup (Sifted cover Diversity VC report) Migrants drive UK’s fastest-growing companies (FT covers The Entrepreneurs Network’s latest report) London-based AllBright raises £13m (UK Tech News) British businesses attack post-Brexit immigration policy (City AM covers BCC ...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship 8th July 2019

                  News Tech startups’ confidence rises despite political uncertainty (CityAM covers a Studio Graphene survey) Amazon investment in Deliveroo halted as competition watchdog launches investigation (Independent) Station F launches a co-living space for 600 startup people (TechCrunch) Regulator steps up scrutiny of fintech banks (CityA...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship 24th June 2019

                News Government proposes measures to tackle late payment scourge (CityAM) Startup Loans reaches £500m loans milestone (BBC) Techies outstrip bankers on pay for first time but still can’t buy a London home (Evening Standard covers Hired research) Women are under-represented in Cyber, says government (Fresh Business Thinking) Two ground-b...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship 29th April 2019

                  News Small and medium enterprises lead outstanding British businesses honoured by the Queen ( publish Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 winners) Apprenticeship levy makes training harder, say UK small businesses (FT covers FSB survey) UK tech startups doing social good are worth £2.3bn and have raised over £1bn in VC fundin...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship 15th April 2019

                    News London startups to take fintech unicorn crown from San Francisco (CityAM covers Robert Walters and Vacancy Soft research) New European AI ethics guidelines announced (UK Tech News) Business confidence crashes to lowest point since 2012 (Fresh Business Thinking covers BDO Optimism Index) Secret Escapes and Zoopla investor Oc...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship 1st April 2019

                News ·         Number of UK scale-ups hits record high (Fresh Business Thinking covers ScaleUp Institute and ONS research) ·         Investing in random group of startups secures better returns than firms backed by Dragons’ Den stars (CityAM covers Syndicate Room research) ·         Microsoft gives 500 patents to startups (Techcrunch) ·...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship 18th March 2019

                    News ·         Competition policy must change to help startups fight ‘winner takes all’ platforms, say UK report (TechCrunch covers government’s ‘Unlocking digital competition’review) ·         Businesses urged to ‘do more’ to win public contracts (BBC covers government plans to demand b...

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