Students can capitalise from the rise of crowdfunding to gain highly valuable skills in planning, pitching and marketing entrepreneurial ventures as well as accessing funding for small scale projects, writes Dr Robert Phillips, senior lecturer of Entrepreneurship at Manchester Business School.
David Docherty, CEO of the National Centre for Universities and Businesses (NCUB) and Chairman of Placer, explains how work experience can be used to inspire SMEs and help recruit the talent needed to power innovation.
When I was a kid, there was an air of exclusivity that came with having a degree, much of which came from the fact that they were only accessible to well-off families who could afford to send their children to university.
After what feels like an eternity, it appears that people are finally starting to open their eyes and see what I’ve been saying all along. Universities are cash-hungry con jobs.
There have been significant changes to the scoring of GCSEs and as far as I’m concerned, this decision is completely bonkers.
Entrepreneurs can often be viewed as an overnight success, but it took a while for event ticketing platform FIXR to find its feet – and when it did, the turnaround took just 15 minutes.
Student Cribs, a university accommodation business launched out of Bristol in 2002, has secured a £200m funding round that will support plans to scale across “high quality university cities” in the UK.
As Democratic nominee Hilliary Clinton enters the most challenging few months of her career, during which she’s likely to go up against Donald Trump to become the next US president, an idea of how to fund startup businesses has ruffled a few feathers.
London-headquartered Student.com, a marketplace for overseas student accommodation, has secured a $60m investment from a handful of investors – including the founders of music service Spotify.
As the adoption of card payments continues to grow, NetPay has been there to support the transition. And with the company named 2015's business-to-business champion, MD Carl Churchill spoke with Real Business about how facing firms is done with innovation, ideas and feedback.
The top eight business idols have been decided by British students, which has generated a list of high profile names including the likes of Alan Sugar, Richard Branson and, a surprising ranking, Kim Kardashian.
Maintaining the UK’s prominent position at the global top table when it comes to the digital and technology spaces is one of the core challenges facing the country today – but awareness for students and businesses is the key to the problem.