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The Startups producing meat alternatives.

Globally we have become reliant on animals as a food production technology. People are becoming more aware that we need to improve the sustainability of the global food system to help solve our climate and extinction crises. The livestock sector generates at least a seventh of global greenhouse gas emissions and requires about one-third of all freshwater. Venture-capital money…

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E-scooter startups are setting sights on the UK rental market.

It was several months into the 1st lockdown, in July 2020, when the demand for socially distanced modes of transport in the towns and cities was recognised by the UK government. In response to this increasing demand, the ban on e-scooters was lifted and trials were set up to enable e-scooters to be rented to UK driving license holders. This…

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5 steps to increase your Brand Awareness.

Got an idea? A catchy name? If you've created a company you now need to get people to know who you are and what you are about! When we started, VenCat was a brand name only we knew. When searching on Google results returned were details of an individual in Indonesia, nothing relating to VenCat the product. A brand awareness…

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Global De-carbonisation: a collective approach with Startups.

The work towards a clean energy future has started. Pressure for large companies to decarbonise comes from a variety of sources. Not only from government legislation but stakeholders, customers, and investors who are putting pressure on industry leaders to reduce carbon emissions. Reduction in carbon emissions is being requested of all industries. It is, however, the big energy companies, well…

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10 time management tips for Startups.

Running a Startup can put an incredible amount of work on your plate, and managing your time is ever more essential to enable you to cope with the demands. If you're not managing your time well, there's no way you're going to reach your goals at work and the life outside of it. Here are a few tips to help…

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Mutterings of a Covid-19 vaccine cause stocks to surge.

Monday's reports of Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine in final testing (and possibly also the results of the US presidential election) caused stock market surges with big investment made back into the aviation, hotels and cruise-liner companies. American-based airlines such as Delta Air Lines closed more than 15 percent whereas British Airlines made the most gain closing up 25 percent! We can…

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Remembrance

We pay tribute to the men and women of the Second World War generation, and to those of today’s, who have served and sacrificed to defend our nation. We remember the collaboration of the Commonwealth and Allied nations who stood shoulder to shoulder then to secure our freedom and the communities coming together today to protect us all.

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The Startups helping reduce food waste

'Waste not want not', a mantra for many. Something that is starting to be taken seriously in the food industry. Around 3 million tonnes of food waste is produced per year in the UK by the hospitality, retail, and food manufacturing industry. We are not alone, it's happening throughout the continent. Food waste contributes more to greenhouse gas emissions than…

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Who invests in Startups?

Startup investing is not for the gutless. It is a fact that 90% of startups will not make it to initial public offering (IPO), so investing in seed and startup companies has a high probability that the money may be lost or returned, producing a failed investment. Despite these numbers, investment in startups is still prevalent. If contributions are…

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How to create the best Pitch deck - part 3 of 3

Welcome back! This week we have the 3rd and final set of questions detailed below. Answering these questions on your cash flow will show the investor that your business is viable and will be profitable - if not then it may be time to go back to the drawing board! These data questions will enable the investor to become confident…

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