On a mission to make it easy for consumers to find the perfect local service provider online, entrepreneurs Andrew Michael and Kai Feller set up Bark.com in 2015. Real Business caught up with Feller, who revealed how to nurture innovation and drive growth at a tech firm.
As this year’s winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are announced, we offer up a who’s who of past winners across the innovation, international trade and sustainable development categories.
Studio Ghibli movies have long inspired viewers to dream of fantastical worlds. But there’s more we can learn from the animation house than just telling a story – innovation, collaboration, diversity of thought and empathy all helped boost the company to success after all.
Numerous centuries-old, traditional sectors have been shaken-up due to at least one disruptor. From financial services to healthcare, new technology is inspiring ingenious solutions to old problems and attracting ambitious entrepreneurs with big ideas.
When you’re starting out in business, you are unhindered by the legacy of previous systems and processes. Working from a blank piece of paper, you are free to be agile and creative to push forward your innovative ideas.
On 28 January 1986, the NASA space shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, causing the death of all its crew members. An official report, published the same year, highlighted the decision making errors made by key individuals as a result of sleep loss and early shift-work.
The smart city will soon be found in most countries thanks to numerous companies making the most of the internet of things. One such SME is Telensa, which aims to make streetlights more efficient.
“Curiosity killed the cat” according to the old English phrase. But in a complex digital world where there is so much information for us to consume, can being curious really evoke bad omens?
Magnus Jern, chief innovation officer at DMI, takes a look at the opportunities AI could afford businesses. He notes, however, that recognising potential issues with the technology is also key.
Over 150 former winners and finalists of the Amazon Growing Business Awards including Girl Meets Dress, Bulldog Skincare and Larsson & Jennings are coming together to celebrate the awards’ 20th anniversary with an exclusive Festival of Ideas and party on 22 May.
In a conversation covering his foundations’ annual letter, Microsoft founder Bill Gates picked science as the area most likely to present the greatest opportunities for business builders.
In years gone by, what might need protecting may have been based more on tangible items like new pieces of machinery. Now, intangible items like digital innovation are a major source of wealth for businesses which also need protecting.