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CFE hosts inaugural incubator conference
Last week, CFE hosted the inaugural conference of the Incubator and Accelerator Network – a community created by the Centre for Entrepreneurs to help increase the scale and impact of business incubation programmes.
Incubator managers from across the UK heard from chief secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss, Founders Factory co-founder Brent Hoberman, Blackstone LaunchPad director Alisha Slye and a variety of entrepreneurs and investors.
The Incubator and Accelerator Network provides site visits, best practice workshops and a support network for those managing and/or running incubators and accelerators. Learn more about the network and join here.
CityAM comment: Our graduate pool is teeming with entrepreneurial talent(Matt Smith, director, Centre for Entrepreneurs)
- Foreign cash ploughed into UK startups hit record levels last year, with more than £8bn invested in young companies (CityAM covers Beauhurst’s ‘The Deal‘ report)
- Government’s pledge to boost gig economy workers’ rights met with mixed responses (Elite Business)
- UK tech salaries amongst the lowest in the world (London Loves Business covers Hired research)
- Airbnb reportedly built an internal hedge fund that makes $5m per month (VentureBeat)
- How WeWork has perfectly captured the millennial id (Lara Bliss, writer, The Atlantic)
- Why there’s no such thing as a corporate entrepreneur (Scott Kirsner, editor, Innovation Leader)
- The prime minister is wrong to think digital currencies are inherently criminal (Callum Crozier, policy director, Policy North)
- Restricting the gig economy will cost jobs and hurt consumers (Ben Ramanauskas, policy analyst, TaxPayers Alliance)
- State must play its part to help entrepreneurs reach for the stars(Rohan Silva, co-founder, Second Home)
- Even the tech elite are worrying about tech addiction (Farhad Manjoo, columnist, New York Times)