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UK Startup Ecosystem 2015 Review

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  • UK business secretary Sajid Javid 
    warned business leaders against making their minds up regarding the in / out referendum on EU membership, and encourages them to support David Cameron in his efforts to barter a better deal with Europe, ahead of the vote.

  • The business world reacted to the summer budget 2015

  • Startacus HQ gave its thoughts on the emergency budget and what it could mean for startups and SMEs

  • Business growth programme Echo++ found an interesting way to bring the philosophy of the sharing economy to the startup landscape.

  • Google launched another of its Digital Garages to help increase the tech capabilities of SMEs, this time in Birmingham.

  • The government’s apprenticeship scheme was broadened into the area of entrepreneurship, represented a step towards entrepreneurship being recognised as a realistic career path.

  • Pre-idea, deep technology accelerator Entrepreneur First secured £8.5 million for an investment fund which will support highly skilled potential entrepreneurs to develop technologies before building a traditional ‘startup’.  

  • UK online food takeaway service Deliveroo raised $70m from Index Ventures and Greenoaks Capital, completing its 3rd funding round within the space of 12 months.

  • Global gaming and gambling technology accelerator WHLabs launched in London.

Startup Founders, Entrepreneurs & Creatives - Here are some of the reasons why you should join Startacus - The Self Start Society.

Brands & Startup / Business Services - Here are some ways you can work with Startacus to help us on our mission.

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Published on: 29th December 2015

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