The cash, available through Startup Direct, a partner of the Government’s Start Up Loans scheme (launched by the Prime Minister David Cameron pictured), will help make the dreams of the capital’s budding entrepreneurs a reality in 2015.
Based in the heart of Tech City, Startup Direct has seen strong interest from technology start ups in particular over the last twelve months and anticipates that this sector will account for at least 30 per cent of new businesses funded this year.
A group of nine carefully selected entrepreneurs who are either from a disadvantaged background themselves, or whose business has a strong social focus, have been selected by Startup Direct to attend an advisory session on 21 October 2014.
VANCOUVER — Negotiations between B.C. teachers and the province continued through Sunday night in an effort to avert a full strike scheduled for Tuesday, which could prematurely end the school year.
More than half a million students across the province will not have class today as teachers review the latest bargaining proposals.
Both sides remained silent on whether marathon talks during the weekend yielded any progress.
Secretary Locke participated in the White House launch of
the “Startup America”
initiative today in Washington, D.C. with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu,
Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills, Director of the
National Economic Council Gene Sperling, Chairman of the Council of Economic
Advisors Austan Goolsbee, and a number of America’s top entrepreneurs and
Johnson, who is also chairman of Startup Britain, says “entrepreneurs are at the heart of our economy. Their willingness to risk their own capital in pursuit of new products and services is the reason the UK has such a strong track record of entrepreneurial achievement. Countless home-grown brands such as Dyson, Virgin, Rolls Royce and Carphone Warehouse all started because someone took a risk. Large and small, entrepreneurial businesses have created millions of jobs in the UK”.