The year 2017 was set to be the best yet for companies spinning out from university, according to a new study from law firm Penningtons Manches. Through the year, spin-outs raised more than £1bn.
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.
Alex Ferguson’s words “if I were running a business I’d keep the best young talent close to me” resonates particularly strongly for me in light of our recent graduate recruitment.
As a former Grandmaster of Memory, Ed Cooke has used his passion to start a business, Memrise, and joins Founders Diaries to share his experiences.
If you have your heart set on becoming an entrepreneur, do you really need to attend university? Here’s why some of Britain’s most successful SME founders chose to be university dropouts.
It’s often suggested that the most financially-motivated enterprises are not traditional business at all. Charities, for example, live and die by fundraising. Also on the list, without a doubt, are universities.
Lord Alan Sugar is hired! Again. He’s back for a second stint as the government’s enterprise tsar, recruited to help encourage young people to start their own business or undertake an apprenticeship. High profile and successful, he’s qualified on paper, but Sugar is the wrong man for the job.
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.
While the EU has long attracted a healthy university population, many have recently started to doubt the effectiveness of the European education system – including that of the UK.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies, University College London, Harvard and Cambridge found that numerous UK graduates earn significantly less than those that don’t opt for higher education, raising questions about the efficiency of university education. Marco Robinson, creator of Wealth Revolution Group, The Rich List and Naked Restaurants, responds to these findings.
As the first term reaches its conclusion, students up and down the country will be wondering whether they can generate some extra cash for Christmas and beyond.
Whether it was because they came up with a great idea for a business while they were studying, or just felt the process wasn't for them, some of the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders of recent times never got the chance to don a cap and gown at graduation.