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Having an idea is the easy part - getting a business up and running is where it starts to get difficult. Perspiration is as important as inspiration and there is no substitute for hard work and persistence. If you are new to business or if you just want some information then the articles on this page will give you a great grounding in what it takes to make your idea a reality.
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Ex-TechStars head Bradford on pitching in at ICE

Jon Bradford caused something of a stir when he left as the head of TechStars London back in the middle of last year. Previous to TechStars, Bradford worked for the Northern-England publicly-funded start-up body The Difference Engine before launching the Cambridge University accelerator Springboard. He has now ‘gone plural’ and taken up a number of non-executive roles including advising the hedge fund Winton with its cyber security accelerator CyLon and serving as a board member at workspace club operator Central Working.

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The Big Interview – Peter Gough, founder, Fenway Games

The Big Interview – Peter Gough, founder, Fenway Games

In this interview he talks about how he first came up with the idea, and how validation came at various stages from a small cast list of industry voices (including GamCrowd’s own Chris and Ian) that provided both advice and money at crucial points in the development of Fenway Games. The Fenway Games story is an ideal example of how talent, innovation, a willingness to learn and a little bit of luck combined to make for what will hopefully be a huge start-up success. Read more...

Ex-TechStars head Bradford on pitching in at ICE

Ex-TechStars head Bradford on pitching in at ICE

Jon Bradford caused something of a stir when he left as the head of TechStars London back in the middle of last year. Previous to TechStars, Bradford worked for the Northern-England publicly-funded start-up body The Difference Engine before launching the Cambridge University accelerator Springboard. He has now ‘gone plural’ and taken up a number of non-executive roles including advising the hedge fund Winton with its cyber security accelerator CyLon and serving as a board member at workspace club operator Central Working.Read more...

So you want to go to bootcamp?

So you want to go to bootcamp?

Accelerators are very popular and the number of efforts to help new companies get to through to launch is proliferating. So why should a start-up consider joining such a programme and what should they hope to achieve? Here we talk to Andy Shannon, the head of Startupbootcamp Global, an organisation which has been providing accelerator programmes for budding entrepreneurs since 2010. He tell us what steps businesses should take in preparation for joining a accelerator programme and what challenges participants will encounter once aboard. But he begins by looking at why there is so much interest in the start-up scene right now.Read more...

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