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Hop Stuff Brewery will be returning to Craft Beer Rising for the second year in a row to showcase their awesome range of craft beers. At stand 40 you’ll find James Yeomans, Hop Stuff’s founder, and some of his bearded, beer loving team; Jack Vanderstten and Alex Daulby. Pouring pints of their classic brews; Renegade, Unfiltered Pils, APA and their latest launch, the Four Hour Session, Craft Beer Rising is the perfect opportunity to sample the crowd funded brewery’s range

Hop Stuff’s return follows their recent expansion, growing 400% over the past 3 years. After their crowdfunding success raising £244,850 above their £500,000 target, and a raft of new appointments Hop Stuff Brewery are ready to showcase their latest products and plans.

To book tickets for Craft Beer Rising click here - http://craftbeerrising.co.uk/

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: http://tisclondon2017.startupcompete.co/

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: http://tie.org/tisc/

 

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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 http://www.eastpak.com/uk-en/ambassadors/ from the 1st of September 2015.

 

Competition

 

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 http://www.eastpak.com/uk-en/ambassadors/

 

I wanted to run something by you for a feature on WJ as I think it would make a great read and helping us to get the news out will help the London indie business community, something I'm sure you would approve of ;)   #MakeNewFriends is all about shopping independent this Christmas - asking people to go out in their communities and #MakeNewFriends by visiting, shopping, eating and drinking at independent businesses whenever they can. The idea is that by sharing these experiences on social networks using the hashtag #MakeNewFriends, we can create a buzz around Christmas which isn’t about lining the pockets of corporate entities but instead about empowering our local communities, independent businesses, sharing experiences and making new friends.  ​More info and video can be found here: https://www.pixieme.org/makenewfriends  The #MakeNewFriends movement is being lead by Greg Barden, an ex-royal marine and England Rugby 7's star who founded The Pixie Organisation and the PixieMe app - a community discovery app which puts the spotlight on independent businesses.   The movement is also raising money to put back into the independent business community. For every #MakeNewFriends hashtag put out there, the Pixie Organisation will donate 1 penny to their commonwealth fund, which is a pot of money that will be used to give grants to budding business owners. For every new business that signs up to the PixieMe app, £20 will be put into the fund. Once the fund has hit £50,000 young potential business owners will be able to apply for grants to help them launch their business ideas.   Press release and more info can be found HEREAs you know Jack is all about grass roots and independents and that's why we are fully behind a new initiative to support independent shops and businesses in London called #MakeNewFriends

#MakeNewFriends is all about shopping independent this Christmas - asking people to go out in their communities and #MakeNewFriends by visiting, shopping, eating and drinking at independent businesses whenever they can. The idea is that by sharing these experiences on social networks using the hashtag #MakeNewFriends, we can create a buzz around Christmas which isn’t about lining the pockets of corporate entities but instead about empowering our local communities, independent businesses, sharing experiences and making new friends.
 
​More info and video can be found here: https://www.pixieme.org/makenewfriends
 
The #MakeNewFriends movement is being lead by Greg Barden, an ex-royal marine and England Rugby 7's star who founded The Pixie Organisation and the PixieMe app - a community discovery app which puts the spotlight on independent businesses. 
 
The movement is also raising money to put back into the independent business community. For every #MakeNewFriends hashtag put out there, the Pixie Organisation will donate 1 penny to their commonwealth fund, which is a pot of money that will be used to give grants to budding business owners. For every new business that signs up to the PixieMe app, £20 will be put into the fund. Once the fund has hit £50,000 young potential business owners will be able to apply for grants to help them launch their business ideas. 
 

City_of_London_skyline_from_London_City_Hall_-_Oct_2008There are many reasons why London is a world class business destination - which should help us muddle through any further economic downturns times may bring.

Ask people across the globe to name the world's greatest cities, and one in particular will keep being mentioned: London. For centuries, it's forged an identity of its very own, and the streets of London aren't just paved with gold, they're paved with history. It's a city that's looking forward, not back, however, and that's why it has continued to experience real growth at a time when economies across the world have been going through a downturn. London today isn't just the preferred destination for many of the world's tourists, it's also a world class business destination. When you consider what it has to offer, that will come as no surprise.

An Entrepreneurial Spirit

London has always been a city that loves to do business, and it continues to be so. Entrepreneurs from across the world travel to London to set up and run their businesses. The city of London itself is still enjoying rapid growth, and is one of the world's leading finance centres. Independent studies continually rank it above rivals such as New York, Hong Kong, and Frankfurt. It's not just established financial giants who love London, it's home to an increasing number of high technology innovators as well. The 'Silicon Roundabout' is putting London at the front of technological innovation.

Unbeatable Culture

Business people who visit London have easy access to everything they need, from sources of finance, to a highly skilled workforce, and entrepreneurs who are pushing the business boundaries. They'll also find, of course, a city that is culturally magnificent. From the Royal Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall, to the Tate Modern, the Tower of London, and Shakespeare's Globe, it has something for everyone, and there's so much to see and do. The city boasts over 200 museums and galleries, and many of them are free. That's just one reason why London is a great place to impress clients and potential clients.

Venues/Conferences

Business leaders can fly to London from across the globe, so it's a perfect choice for an international conference. There's a huge choice of business venues and conference centres, so you're sure to be able to find something that matches your needs perfectly. There are more than 2,500 hotels in the city, from legendary hotels such as the Ritz and the Savoy, to budget hotels that are set up with business in mind. Venue specialists such as Venue Search London have a wealth of experience in finding the perfect venues to hold conferences or do business in, and they can provide fantastic

Investments In Transport

London is easy to get to, and it's becoming increasingly easy to get around. The government and the Mayor's office have put the modernising of London at the heart of their plans. Rail systems are being built, expanded, and speeded up, and new tube trains are being commissioned for the London Underground. The centre of the city itself is surprisingly compact, so it's easy to walk from one venue to another, or simply hail a black cab.

London welcomes business people from all nations, and many of them return time and time again.