Monthly Archives: August 2019

Have you considered joining up the dots?

Steve Jobs said: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made…

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When is government funding not “funding”?

The answer is – when it’s a contract. The US government has always had Scientific Research Based Interventions (and example is the programme running in Connecticut, but Northern Ireland pioneered the concept of “pre-commercial procurement”. Now, at first glance this seems like a terrible idea. – solutions being procured without access to the free market…

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Dev: Why won’t a startup CEO take a chance on me?

Somewhere out there, sitting in a café, is a developer who’s thinking “Why won’t a startup CEO take a chance on me?” There’s an entire programme that runs out of Catalyst designed to help CEOs meet CTOs. There are prospective CEOs looking for developers to help build their products, to realise their ideas. And it…

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All entrepreneurs should be able to access capital

  RT if you believe we need new ways ALL entrepreneurs, regardless of their background, can access capital. Spread the word – Kauffman’s Capital Access Lab aims to level the playing field. https://t.co/cjjA1pyoF7 — Kauffman Foundation (@KauffmanFDN) July 31, 2019 “83% of new businesses don’t access either venture capital or bank loans” This figure is…

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