London start up business competitionInnovation Leaders, Creative people, Young Entrepreneurs…Let us TiE London support you!

Do you have a great business plan or start up idea but you need a little kick start when it comes to funds? Then enter the forthcoming TiE London Start-up competition for the chance to win up to 1,000,000$ in capital investment for your business.

It's not only a great opportunity for you to grab some funding but also a great sounding board for your ideas.

There's not much time though - entries have to be in by the 16th December so you better start polishing that plan and get it over.

Find full details below-

TiE London is happy to call for entries for this year’s TiE International Startup Competition! Here is your chance to win up to 1,000,000$ in capital investment, plus a real-world experience with 275+ high calibre judges, all senior level investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

TIE International Startup Competition is a 2 track competition in which teams can choose either the Rice University Track or the Investor Track. Those who choose the Rice Track must meet additional eligibility requirements* including having at least two student team members on their team, one graduate level University student. This competition provides a chance to compete in World's largest and most successful Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, Texas awarding more than $2.9 million in prizes in 2015; more than 155 past competitors are in business today having raised in excess of $844 million and employing more than 2000 in these early stage businesses.

The second track, the Investor Track, is open to all and will lead the teams to the World’s Largest Entrepreneurial Conference, TiEcon for the Global Finals in Santa Clara, California.

What winners will get?

  • Generous funding opportunities: $2.9 Million + in prize money was awarded with all teams winning at least one cash award were granted in 2015
  • Opportunities to receive individual feedback during 3 separate sessions
  • All expenses paid for the trip to Houston or Santa Clara  (flights, hotel, meals)
  • Attend Power Boot camp hosted by TiE Silicon Valley or TIE Houston
  • Exposure to TiE Angels and VC’s
  • Free tickets to TiEcon 2017
  • Booth at TiEcon for top 3 Finalists

Who's Eligible for the Rice Track ?

The competition is for students enrolled in a degree program (students in certificate programs are not eligible) in the current academic year. Students who graduated in the preceding academic year are not eligible to participate. However, an exception will be made for students who both worked on their business plan or technology in the prior academic year and graduated during the preceding summer, i.e. the summer of 2015. An exception will also be made for students from non-US universities that have a different academic calendar.

How to submit your application?

Website for submission:

Business Plan Submission Date: 16–Dec- 2016 11:59 PM 

European Finals in London: 28 February 2017

Local European Venue: To Be Confirmed

Have a question?

For more information, please check it out here:


New Seafood Ramen Lifestyle

Ramen’s been a hot trend in London for a fair old while now - not only because it’s delicious but because it’s also a fully balanced meal for all those who are increasingly interested in eating well. 

Before the ramen fad hit London however, wagamama were busying away in their kitchens serving up dish after dish and perfecting it for their diners as they went.

Did you also know that wagamama also has it’s own noodle recipe book? It’s called way of the noodle and was published back in 1994. Rather before it’s time, it hailed ramen as "a nutritionally complete meal in a bowl; the noodles, containing valuable carbohydrate and dietary fibre, swim in a healthful broth and are topped with vitamin-rich vegetables, plus a little protein in the form of meat, seafood or tofu and minimum fat”. 

But if you’re not that confident in the kitchen, not to worry. Nowadays, there are wagamama restaurants all over London and they’re a great place to drop in with friends and have a bowl of ramen, made fresh to order- especially as the weather refuses to warm up! This steaming bowl of fragrant hot broth, filled with fresh noodles, toppings and garnishes will always warm the soul. 


And a final note - if you’re thinking that you visited wagamama not that long ago, there is always reason to return. If you’re a ramen lover,the ramen menu development is continuous and the two latest additions to the menu are a couple we’re especially excited about: seafood ramen & short rib ramen. These newer additions join other ramen favourites on the menu such as the duck ramen and the chilli chicken ramen

So - if you readers want to get a little ramen tasting in for nothing get on your social and start Tweeting us! Let us know why you love wagamama ramen so much with the hashtag #wagamamaRAMEN and we’ll be picking someone at random to win a ramen feast at wagamama!

Scotts Menswear have teamed up with Soho Warriors to make this cool short filmed in Hamburg.

They ventured off to Hamburg to film some great pieces on the new Adidas Originals Hamburg collection which is really cool. The understated black Originals with gold text are our favourites.

They are currently running a comp to give one of their lucky Facebook friends a trip to Hamburg so check out their Facebook page to see how to enter.

Also check out Scotts Menswear for their really cool  offering of Adidas Originals.

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New European campaign to support and celebrate urban creative business

With the spirit of entrepreneurship alive and kicking across Europe, Eastpak is launching its Core Series campaign across eight European countries to celebrate and support ambitious young urban entrepreneurs. The Core Series project (named after Eastpak’s lifestyle and functional Core Series range of city bags and travel luggage) has recruited 24 European entrepreneur ambassadors to celebrate their skills and harness their knowledge to inspire a new generation of business owners.

Core Series Ambassadors

The Core Series Ambassadors come from all walks of life and industries located in an urban or city landscape. In the UK, Eastpak will be working with identical twins Gary and Alan Keery – owners of Cereal Killer Cafe, Jaega Wise – head brewer of Wild Card Brewery and Steve Bartlett – the 22 year old CEO of The Social Chain.

Other Core Series Ambassadors across Europe include Italy’s tattoo artist; Amanda Toy, Parisian photographer Romain Bourven and the guys behind Germany’s 3D printing company, Stilnest.

The Ambassadors’ stories will be showcased on from the 1st of September 2015.




The project will culminate in a Europe-wide competition to find an outstanding new urban entrepreneur - as voted by a panel of judges including the Core Series Ambassadors. The lucky competition winner will benefit from mentorship with one of the Core Series Ambassadors (of their choice) plus a full range of Core Series bags and the latest products in business technology.


The competition opens 1st of September 2015, more information about the competition can be found on


Carnaby Style Night 1Carnaby Style Night ­returns on Thursday 17 September, 5-9pm

Kick start London Fashion Week with Carnaby at the annual Style Night on Thursday 17 September from 5-9pm. Register for a free ticket on and enjoy 20% off in more than 100 flagship, concept and independent stores as well as restaurants, bars and cafés across the 13 streets of Carnaby for one night only. 

With the likes of Billionaire Boys Club, Ben Sherman, David Naman, Mark Powell, Peckham Rye, ReplaySupremebeing and The Kooples, Carnaby’s fashion credentials are stronger than ever and this Carnaby Style Night is the perfect opportunity to shop the latest trends.


For the first time ever, enjoy free AW15 masterclasses and trend talks with OTHER’s co-founder Simon Murphy and Mark Maidment, CEO and Creative Director at Ben Sherman


To celebrate the launch of their new restaurant in Kingly Court, Dirty Bones will have a pop-up bar in Ganton Street offering a complimentary cocktail to all ticketholders. Choose between one of their signature cocktails – the Dirty Punch or the Mutt’s Nuts.

Independent and heritage brand Peckham Rye, a favourite of model David Gandy, will offer a complimentary jacket measurement service as well as masterclasses on how to tie a cravat, bow and tie at their Newburgh Street store.

Meet Supercup driver Ben Barker at independent café SACRED on Ganton Street and try your luck to win a VIP hospitality package with Porsche UK at Brands Hatch for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season finale in October.

Head to ELEVENPARIS to get your personalised t-shirt and enjoy music by Art Comes First DJs.

Brand new store Supremebeing will be launching their AW15 collection with free drinks and an exhibition of artworks by their White Canvas Project artists in Marshall Street.

There will be plenty of other free in-store experiences: enjoy free drinks at Dr. MartensGANT Rugger, Lyle & ScottThe Great Frog and Jack Wills as well as nibbles, DJs and live music in Levi’s and Cheap MondayPretty Green customers will be treated to free mac ’n’ cheese from Anna Mae’s outside their store on Carnaby Street.

This exclusive event isn’t just for men, with brands such as BenefitDahliaDiesel FemaleSkinnydipAQ/AQ WomanSuperTrash, Monki and Illamasqua all taking part so women you can shop too. Pixi is offering refreshing drinks, cupcakes, complimentary makeovers and a free Pixi beauty box with purchases over £50 at their store in Foubert’s Place.


Enjoy 20% off your food bill at over 30 restaurants, cafés and bars including Dirty BonesStaxPizza Pilgrims, Señor CevicheThe Life Goddess and Whyte & Brown in Kingly Court. Other participating restaurants include Rosa’s ThaiDehesaKua‘Aina and Carnaby Burger Co.

For all this and more, register for a free ticket at and see the full list of participating brands and activity.


Style Scouts will be on the hunt for the best-dressed shoppers on the night, who will be awarded with a goodie bag worth £150.

Share your Carnaby Style Night highlights on Twitter using #Carnaby #StyleNight to enter the Style Roulette: there will be over £1000 worth of prizes up for grabs.            @CarnabyLondon                 #Carnaby                    #StyleNight