Global Talent Enterprise Fellowships – Applications close 18 October 2017

Enterprise Fellowships are going global! For the first time, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub is accepting applications from entrepreneurial academics based outside the UK, offering them the opportunity to benefit from the Enterprise Hub’s network and expertise.
The Global Talent Enterprise Fellowship programme is a unique: offering up to £60,000 equity-free funding, lifetime Hub Membership, training in essential business skills, mentoring from Academy Fellows and access to many networking opportunities. Submit your application before the 18 October for a chance to be part of this 12-month programme and establish your business in the UK.

Arsenal Innovation Lab

Arsenal Football Club has thrived on a pioneering and innovative spirit since its formation in 1886. The Arsenal Innovation Lab is the latest step in our desire to be at the forefront of the game on and off the pitch. We are looking for smart-thinking businesses to help us identify ground-breaking ideas to take us forwards.
The Arsenal Innovation Lab’s ten-week programme will be run in collaboration with corporate innovation specialist L Marks. Successful candidates will be mentored by senior business leaders from the club, gain access to test and demonstrate products/services in live environments as well as the opportunity to gain potential investment


The Barclays Accelerator Powered by Techstars

A three month intensive startup accelerator. This program, operated by Techstars in partnership with Barclays, is focused on financial technology innovation and disruptive solutions. Ten companies will be selected and mentors will be engaged from the Techstars network and from Barclays. With over 300 years experience running one of the largest financial institutions in the world, the financial product knowledge of Barclays is unquestionable. If you are thinking about disrupting the world of finance, this is the program for you. You’ll experience the proven methodology of Techstars and deep knowledge and experience of Barclays.
Funds up to $120K per team
Taking 6-10%equity

SBC Hardware Hour
A breakfast meetup for hardware entrepreneurs and startups – will be taking place on October 4th. Raph Crouan, the CEO of Startupbootcamp IoT, will host an informal Q&A with Bethany Koby from Technology Will Save Us, a company on a mission to spark the creative imagination of young people using hands on technology. You can register for a free spot here

International Expansion Workshop

An event brought to you by Funding London, DIT and London Co-Investment Fund. The Department for International Trade (DIT), London Region helps start-up, small and medium businesses in London to reach new markets overseas and develop their international sales. Come along to learn more about opportunities abroad, how to make the most of them with DIT tailored support and speak with an International Business Advisor about developing your international strategy.
Find out about:
The export journey – from pipe dream to getting paid
Developing an export strategy
Learn more about the DIT’s tailored support and services – how they can support your company
Identify and explore live overseas business opportunities
Working with the Department for International Trade and the next steps
Where: WeWork, Room 2I, 1 Fore StreetLondon, EC2Y 9DT
When: Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 from 17:00 to 19:00


Virgin StartUp Meetup: How To Fund Your StartUp

When funding your business, there are many different routes to go down and different things to consider.If you are unsure of what options are available to you this event is for you.
The fact is 2017 is the best time there has ever been to start your own business. You can do it faster than ever, for as cheap as ever with more support around to help you than ever before.
First Speaker Announced: Olly Bolton – Co-Founder of What A Melon , Solution Sciences. Oliver Bolton and his co-founder Tom Procter developed the Alibi drink range three years ago, and have enjoyed great success with the product findings its way to the shelves of stores like Waitrose. Hot on the heels of ther success they created a new drink , in fact its Europe’s first watermelon water called “What A Melon” , made from watermelon juice, a splash of spring water and a squeeze of lemon. In 2016 they walked away with the Virgin Media Business’ VOOM 2016 Crowdfunder award and a huge £112,000.
Tuesday, 3 October 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)
WeWork, Aldgate Tower, 35 Whitechapel High Street E1 8EP

PR Workshop for HealthTech Start-Ups
Conveying a concise, clear message can be challenging for healthtech companies. How can you resonate with patients, clinicians, IT Directors, commissioners, investors and the media? As a new healthtech start-up, or an established organisation, it’s important to be able to adapt and ‘shape shift’ whilst retaining your core message and company values. This workshop will look at the key audiences across the health and care technology landscape and work with you in an interactive setting to cover everything from how to communicate your culture through a blog, to pitching to an investor. This event is aimed at start-ups that are either developing or refining their communications, or for organisations looking to reach out into the health and care technology sector.
Thu 28 September 2017 16:30 – 20:00 BST
The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

Blockchain startups from Russia & Cryptofundraising

More and more companies from Russia and CIS use blockchain technology to revolutionise different industries. Cryptofundraising enables these companies to become global and create bigger impact. And last but not least, Vitalik Buterin, a Russian-Canadian programmer and the founder of second-highest capitalised cryptocurrency Ethereum. We present blockchain startups from Russia, blockchain experts and investors to discuss industry trends and share differences between initial coin offering and traditional investment methods. Some of the panellists will be speaking at World Blockchain Forum in London, and this is a unique opportunity to meet them in the informal environment.

Mon 25 September 2017 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Rainmaking Loft London, 1 Saint Katharine’s Way London E1W 1UN

Wired Retail Event – 20% OFF

Join over one hundred influencers and leaders working in retail, customer experience and logistics at the third Annual WIRED Retail event Hear first-hand from the individuals defining, changing and spearheading the future trends of this complex and fast-evolving industry. From bricks and mortar to completely virtual storefronts, payment solutions and incorporation of AR/VR for an improved customer experience, this one-day networking conference will cover the most critical topics and themes for professionals in retail.
Oct 11 8:00am – Oct 11 7:00pm @ Kings Place, London

InsTech London – Show and Tell

Returning once again to the “Show and Tell” format that was such a great success last year. This is the chance to see some familiar faces as well as some first time presenters at Instech London show off the technology they are building. You will get the chance to experience first hand some of the latest and innovative new applications, tools and devices that are driving Insurtech. Grab a drink and meet the companies at their demo tables, get your hands on their technology and maybe even buy some insurance real time. Presenters include 30MHz, Floodflash, Mckenzie Intelligence Services, SAS, TigerRisk, Blink, PORT, Digital Fineprint, Flock, Insurercore, Artificial Labs, Sentiance, ChainThat and Felcana.
If you are working for Lloyd’s, a reinsurer, insurer, broker, MGA or in a genuine start up, you qualify for a free ticket if you sign up with your company name and your work email address. Everyone else is required to pay.

Tue 26 September 2017 18:00 – 21:00 BST
WeWork Moorgate 1 Fore Street London EC2Y 9DT