Research

101 Female Tech Entrepreneurs

BusinessCloud is shining a spotlight on the inspirational and innovative women who are shaking up tech with our '101 Female Tech Entrepreneurs' list. From fearless founders to vocal advocates of equality and those making headway in a new field, the list will be a celebration of the women blazing a trail in tech. The deadline for nominations is September 28th.

Editorial inquiries: Katherine.lofthouse@businesscloud.co.uk

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UK's '51 Tech for Good Stars'

Tech firms are increasingly being blamed for many of society’s ills but the reality is technology can be a force for a good – which is why BusinessCloud published a list of ‘51 Tech for Good Stars’ on its website. We profile companies including Mindmate, Olio, Lightful and Open Bionics who are at the forefront of innovation and changing lives.

Editorial inquiries: jennybrookfield@hotmail.co.uk

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Features

Grow your business through cloud

Cloud technology is changing the world but experts say we’ve haven’t seen anything yet. Cloud is at the centre of business, from enabling flexible working to reducing infrastructure costs and boosting productivity. Jenny Brookfield looks at how you can grow your business through cloud and where the technology is headed.

Editorial inquiries: jennybrookfield@hotmail.co.uk

Advertising inquiries: Helena.furness@businesscloud.co.uk

The rise of eSports

eSports is now a billion-dollar industry with the big competitions offering prize money which runs into the millions. From football clubs to Formula One, traditional sports are now also clamouring to get on board. We look at its meteoric rise to date and consider just how big it could become.

Editorial inquiries: Jonathan.symcox@businesscloud.co.uk

Advertising inquiries: Helena.furness@businesscloud.co.uk

Co-working property around UK

Technology has been identified as a key driver of the UK economy, which has fuelled demand for flexible co-working space for fast-growing digital businesses. London’s tech credentials are well known but tech clusters are now popping up in cities around the UK. WeWork chose Manchester as the site of its first UK office outside London and has already opened up a second base in the city. From Belfast to Cardiff; London to Leeds; Birmingham to Bristol; Glasgow to Newcastle; and Newcastle to Brighton; the tech property market is now big business.  We look at what is on offer and compares prices around the country.

Editorial inquiries: jennybrookfield@hotmail.co.uk

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Is it time you bought an electric car?

The electric vehicle (EV) market is set to experience huge growth over the next few years, with the Government committed to a sizeable increase in the number of electric cars on our roads. A lack of charging infrastructure is putting many people off but there are now around 155,000 electric vehicles in use in the UK – either pure electric or plug-in hybrid models (PHEVs). We report on the various options available and the potential impact EVs are having on business.

Editorial inquiries: Jonathan.symcox@businesscloud.co.uk

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Events

'Entrepreneurs 2.0: The Next Generation'

They're young, fearless, tech-savvy and determined to change the world. Earlier this year BusinessCloud identified 35 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 who had the courage to create something fantastic with tech. There was so much talent to choose from we created a separate list of 'ones to watch' and on September 18th a number of the entrepreneurs will be sharing their experiences in their own words.

Editorial inquiries: Katherine.lofthouse@businesscloud.co.uk

Advertising inquiries: Helena.furness@businesscloud.co.uk

Wellbeing: Unlock your business potential

Recruitment has been identified as the number one challenge facing business and the race for talent goes far beyond paying higher salaries and bigger bonuses. There's growing evidence that companies which invest in improving the health and wellbeing of their staff are reaping the rewards through improved productivity and greater staff retention. BusinessCloud has joined forces with Sports Tours International to bring together some of the biggest names in sports and business to share insights into how investing in your staff’s health can be transformational.

Editorial inquiries: Chris.maguire@businesscloud.co.uk

How can Leeds win the tech race?

With 1,350 digital companies employing 10,000 people, Leeds is already a heavyweight in the UK's tech landscape but the competition has never been hotter. The city has a vibrant meetup scene and hosts the largest digital festival in the North while the success of Bruntwood's flagship 13-storey Platform building underlines the sector's credentials. BusinessCloud has joined forces with Bruntwood to hear from some of the leading lights in the city's digital industry.

Editorial inquiries: Alistair.hardaker@businesscloud.co.uk

The Tech Recruitment Timebomb

Recruitment remains the number one challenge facing London's booming tech sector. The skills shortage has seen salaries spiral with over a third of digital tech businesses reporting that candidates want more money than they can afford to pay. Our breakfast event will look at the problem and what can be done to tackle it.

Editorial inquiries: Chris.maguire@businesscloud.co.uk

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Roundtable: What will Brexit mean for London's tech sector?

With just months to go until the UK exits the EU, what happens next is anyone's guess – and nowhere is the uncertainty being felt more acutely than in London’s burgeoning tech industry. Our roundtable will discuss a range of issues from what an EU deal needs to look like, the impact on start-ups, recruitment, investment and opportunities to do business beyond the EU.

Editorial inquiries: Jonathan.symcox@businesscloud.co.uk

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Also featuring in the Q4 edition of BusinessCloud...

Is AI capable of taking moral decisions?

Tech ethicist Shannon Vallor is an internationally acclaimed author and academic based in the heart of Silicon Valley who is an advisor to Google Cloud AI. She says that humanity’s assumption that machines are capable of making moral and political decisions is incredibly dangerous.

Editorial inquiries: Katherine.lofthouse@businesscloud.co.uk

Blockchain-powered speaker 'doesn't spy on you'

Nick Yap is the entrepreneur behind Volareo, a decentralised alternative to Amazon's Alexa and Google Home. He says he's "fuelling an independent movement" away from big players.

Editorial inquiries: Mo.aldalou@businesscloud.co.uk

From benefits to Beverly Hills in five years

Social media guru Vin Clancy transformed his life with tech and is now teaching others to do the same. He says this is the most exciting time in history to run a business.

Editorial inquiries: Katherine.lofthouse@businesscloud.co.uk

The United States’ new 'GDPR' law

The California Consumer Privacy Act will affect most US businesses and lead to mass revelations on 'dreadful' data practices. Companies have until January 2020 to become compliant and John Tsopanis, director of privacy for 1touch.io, says the move will have incredible implications for the country.

Editorial inquiries: Katherine.lofthouse@businesscloud.co.uk

Develop your own digital talent

Empowering existing staff rather than looking elsewhere is key to gaining a true competitive advantage. Tommy Barlow, EMEA director of commercial sales at Pluralsight, says "you can pay for the skills, but you can’t pay for tribal knowledge”.

Editorial inquiries: Alistair.hardaker@businesscloud.co.uk

A million restaurants on menu for FinTech food firm

Flyt is transforming the restaurant experience for customers at the likes of Pizza Express and Nando’s. After signing a major deal with Uber Eats, CEO Tom Weaver is now looking to take the London-based FinTech to the next level. 

Editorial inquiries: Jonathan.symcox@businesscloud.co.uk

We founded start-up to help our diabetic son

Teacher Maddie Julian was devastated when she found out young son Otis had type 1 diabetes. Now she is helping thousands of other people cope with the condition through her Leeds-based start-up DigiBete.

Editorial inquiries: Jonathan.symcox@businesscloud.co.uk

Take Hollywood approach to talent

Are the days of the traditional workforce numbered? Sullivan & Stanley CEO Pat Lynes is leading an ‘interim revolution’ of gig economy knowledge workers into businesses.

Editorial inquiries: Katherine.lofthouse@businesscloud.co.uk

Holograms are not just in movies

Star Wars-style projections which don’t require mixed reality headsets are almost here. Aleksandra Pedraszewska explains to Katherine Lofthouse how VividQ is bringing the sci-fi experience to reality and about her experience with Code First: Girls.

Editorial inquiries: Katherine.lofthouse@businesscloud.co.uk

Cleaning up with tech

Entrepreneur and angel investor Avin Rabheru has built online booking platform Housekeep into a £10 million turnover business and is looking to double that this year.

Editorial inquiries: Mo.aldalou@businesscloud.co.uk

The rise of the podcast

Podcasts have been around for more than a decade but are now a mainstream media covering everything from comedy to crime. Radio.co entrepreneur James Mulvany explains their rise to Alistair Hardaker and considers whether businesses need to get on board.

Editorial inquiries: Alistair.hardaker@businesscloud.co.uk

Throwing caution to the wind

Chilean Nicolas Orellana is looking to bring renewable energy to city centres with his Omnidirectional Wind Turbine, which won the UK James Dyson Award. He explains its NASA-inspired origins and plan to bring it to market.

Editorial inquiries: Jonathan.symcox@businesscloud.co.uk