Category: News

Category: News

Getting started with Zoho Books
April 23, 2019 News @lordlancaster

Indian tech giant Zoho Corporation has been sponsoring our monthly Founders’ Friday events since November 2018. They’ve been doing this as a way to help raise awareness of their excellent, low-cost cloud accounting software Zoho Books in the UK which has been specifically created for micro, small & medium enterprise businesses. Varun Singh (Head of

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Creative Fuse: Project Report 2019
February 20, 2019 News @lordlancaster

Drawing on the combined expertise of all five universities in the North East of England, Creative Fuse North East set out firstly to map the Creative, Digital & IT (CDIT) sector in the North East and then to catalyse new ways of working between businesses, freelancers & academics. The core of the project has been

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#MicroBizMatters Day 2019
January 13, 2019 News @lordlancaster

Established in 2015, the 5th annual #MicroBizMatters Day event was broadcast live from the the majestic Guildhall building in Hull on Friday 11th January 2019. Taking the form of a live, continuous Google Hangout On Air which was broadcast live through YouTube between 7am-3pm, it also featured workshops, panel discussions & live performances featuring over

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Searching for the ‘Right Direction’?
December 21, 2018 News @lordlancaster

If you’re searching for the right direction in life or in business, listen to this song & read the lyrics below carefully too: ‘Right Direction’ by Sway, DJ Turkish, Youngman & @lordlancaster Whenever you’re trying to move too quick on the way to the topIts only “Right” that you’re gonna get lostTryna “keep” up so

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Startup Heatmap 2018 – Rise of the Interconnected Startup
October 23, 2018 News @lordlancaster

63% of all founders from London participating in the Startup Heatmap surveys from 2016- 2018 were born abroad. In Berlin the number is 53%. 60% of startups in the 2018 survey state they have employees, investors or entities abroad. European founders have bred a completely new form of entrepreneurship: The interconnected or distributed startup company.

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Live Q&A with Peter Davison (PayPal / Fishburners) on 16th October 2018
October 11, 2018 Newcastle Startup Week, News @lordlancaster

Peter Davison, first seed investor in PayPal, key adviser to Peter Thiel & founder of Australia’s largest co-working space ‘Fishburners’ (also now in Shanghai) did a Fireside Chat and live Q&A with us at the Tuspark Eagle Lab co-working space in Newcastle on Tuesday 16th October. Peter’s ancestors emanate from the Newcastle area so his

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Northern Powerhouse Railcard?
June 29, 2018 News @lordlancaster

As someone who previously worked as ‘Community Engagement & Partnerships Manager’ for Tech North (part of Tech City UK & recently rebranded as Tech Nation) I recognise the value of encouraging entrepreneurs, startups & SMEs to travel between the major Northern cities of Newcastle, Sunderland, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield & Hull plus of course London

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How will Brexit affect London’s tech startup scene & how does it compare to Newcastle / the North East of England, Paris & Lisbon?
June 25, 2018 News @lordlancaster

How will Brexit affect London’s tech startup scene and how does London compare to Newcastle / the North East of England, Paris and Lisbon? IPPR (The Institute for Public Policy Research)’s latest report, ‘Charting a course for the future: How London’s startup scene can survive and thrive in the age of Brexit‘ provides an excellent

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Community Work
March 12, 2018 News @lordlancaster

One of my favourite business / economic development books is ‘Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City‘ by Brad Feld (Co-Founder of TechStars, VC & Managing Director of Foundry Group based in Boulder, Colorado). In it, he compares the old, industrial era way of working under a hierarchy to the modern, information age

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‘The Experience Bank’ helps SMEs connect with Non–Executive Directors
November 30, 2017 News @lordlancaster

‘The Experience Bank‘ has launched in the North East to forge better connections between Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) and entrepreneurs. The not-for-profit, business-led initiative will help facilitate introductions between small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to reap the benefits of working with an experienced NED. The benefits of bringing a NED into a business include a

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