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Last week, Eric Schmidt (former executive chairman of Alphabet) delivered the inaugural Centre for Entrepreneurs Annual Lecture in front of an audience of 400 entrepreneurs, business leaders and politicians at the Royal Institution.
- Watch the full lecture on YouTube
- Read Eric’s op-ed in the Financial Times
- Read our host Oli Barrett’s write-up on LinkedIn
- £40bn prize if UK improves youth employment, education and training (London Loves Business covers PwC research)
- Brexit hastening business automation (Independent covers Proservartner research)
- Atomico unveils angel programme to ‘activate’ the next generation of European investors (TechCrunch)
- UK Shared Prosperity Fund ‘an opportunity to rebalance growth’ (Enterprise Research Centre and FSB publish research recommending how business support funding should be allocated post-Brexit)
- How the geography of startups and innovation is changing (Richard Florida, director of cities, Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto and Ian Hathaway, research director, Center for American Entrepreneurship)
- Will the next great tech entrepreneur come from the developing world?(Simone Stolzoff, writer, The Atlantic)
- Horror on the high streets, but who are the villains? (Joanna Burke, business reporter, Evening Standard)
- What it’s like to raise £3.5m and have a baby at the same time (Rachel Carrell, CEO, Koru Kids)
- Move over millennials: Starting a business at 42 is now the new norm (Charlie Mullins, founder, Pimlico Plumbers)
- Fast Company: The origin of Silicon Valley’s garage myth
- National Centre for Universities and Business: NCUB Annual Lecture(transcript of lecture by Andrew Griffith, COO and CFO of Sky on the topic of what academia and business can learn from each other)