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Author Archives: Matt @ Raise

Request For Startups: Tomorrow’s Transport.

As reported in the BBC: Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM’s green plan While the efforts from the PM might be lacklustre (the budget amount for this transformation is 1/25th of the massively overspent (and mostly pointless) HS2 rail project, the opportunity remains for smart startups to address […]

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Apple’s Small Business Developer Program drops App Tax to 15%

Apple: Apple today announced an industry-leading new developer program to accelerate innovation and help small businesses and independent developers propel their businesses forward with the next generation of groundbreaking apps on the App Store. The new App Store Small Business Program will benefit the vast majority of developers who sell digital goods and services on […]

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Recruitment! We have a problem.

This tweet highlight a problem with recruitment. What's the difference between ❌ "Python skills are essential" and ✅ "experience with Python is a benefit, but there is also room to improve your programming skills" in a student job add? 60% increase in qualified applicants and ~30% vs. ~5% female applicants. -> — Dr. Victoria Grinberg […]

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Challenge those sacred cows in your organisation

Sifted.eu writes: A European rival to workplace messaging app Slack called Element has won the world’s largest-ever single contract for a collaborative software service, supplying half a million licences to help communication in the German education system. The win points to the growing concern about privacy in communications around the world. At Raise, we use […]

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New SBRI for Flood Defences shows the world keeps turning

@deptinfra launches #SBRI challenge with £130K available for #emergingtechnologies solutions for remote monitoring of flood defences across Northern Ireland. Briefing 10th July https://t.co/1uiGa0tzPU @digicatapult @digicatni @innovateuk @matrix_ni @economy_ni @AI_NI @IoTBelfast pic.twitter.com/Ix5qcUaoAo — Sue McGuire (@sue_mcguire) July 1, 2020 SBRI represents an easy way for SMEs to get involved in widespread infrastructure and technology projects. My […]

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