Save Our Startups
CFE has partnered with leading entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship groups, led by Crowdcube, to launch ‘Save Our Startups’ – a campaign to protect the future of Britain’s startups and high-growth firms.
Covid community responses
- The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have launched an Enterprise Relief Fund to help 18-30-year olds who are self-employed and/or running their own business.
- Forward Partners has launched ‘Forward Advances‘, a revenue-based finance solution for startups
- Innovate UK has announced £20m of grant funding for businesses to help build UK resilience
- Eze Vidra (Reimagine Ventures) has compiled alternative startup job boards from several countries, including a UK list created by David Fogel (ADV)
- Francesca James writes in Fresh Business Thinking to chart how the Great British Entrepreneur Awards community is responding to the crisis.
- 750,000 self-employed miss out on UK Coronavirus support (Enterprise Research Centre sets out recommendations to widen support)
- Almost half of firms will furlough most of their staff next week (Fresh Business Thinking covers latest BCC survey)
- CBI calls for urgent economic relief for ‘stranded middle’ businesses (CityAM)
- Coronavirus is hurting global startup investments (Venturebeat covers Startup Genome analysis)
- Business as usual? (Paul Lindley, founder, Ella’s Kitchen)
- What Covid-19 means for startup ecosystems and what can be done (Dane Stangler, director of policy innovation, Progressive Policy Institute)
- Imagining entrepreneurial ecosystems in a post-Covid world (Ben Spigel, chancellor’s fellow, University of Edinburgh Business School)
- Covid-19 and the implications for future innovation (Stephen Roper, director, Enterprise Research Centre)
- Why the government needs to boost EIS tax relief to 80% to save our startups (Jasper Smith, founder, Vala Capital)
- It can’t be ‘big business as usual’ after Coronavirus (Mary Herrington, columnist, Unherd)
- More like Covid-1984 (Marie Mawad, Paris correspondent, Sifted)
- Venturebeat: Startup accelerators forge ahead with new virtual programmes
- New York Times: Startups are pummelled in the ‘great unwinding’
- Sifted: Peer-to-peer industry faces rocky road ahead