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The news and comment cycle is slowing down significantly. As such, this will be the last Week in Entrepreneurship newsletter until September. Have a great summer!
- Government appoints new small business minister (Enterprise Nation)
- Foreign-owned firms up to three times more productive than UK-backed rivals (Telegraph covers ONS research)
- PWC and Blooming Founders launch female scale-up programme(Economia)
- UK tech unicorns gallop past European counterparts (Elite Business covers GP Bullhound research)
- Cisco and UCL to launch AI research centre as part of £77m commitment to UK tech (New Statesman)
- Elon Musk’s fall should bring our stratospheric expectations down to earth(Rachel Cunliffe, comment and features editor, CityAM)
- Don’t bet on the ‘next big thing’ – tech titans are making sure it’s never going to happen (Leon Emirali, co-founder, Crest)
- To see the future of competition, look at Netflix (Bill Taylor, co-founder, Fast Company)
- Why automation is more than just a job killer (Benedict Dellot, head of future work centre, RSA)
- Entrepreneurs should take time away from the front line (Charlie Mullins, founder, Pimlico Plumbers)
- The girl power puzzle: What women really, really do (and don’t) want(Jess Butcher, co-founder, Blippar)