The week in entrepreneurship
Britain is a great entrepreneurial nation that has always been prepared to take risks for its long term future. There is no better country in which to start a business, and that’s as true today as it was before the referendum outcome and will be even more true tomorrow. The world’s entrepreneurs have always been welcome in the UK and our expectation is that, far from diminishing that welcome, this result will prove to be a fantastic boon for it.
Luke Johnson & Matt Smith, Centre for Entrepreneurs
- Obama to entrepreneurs: “You’re the bridge, you’re the glue” (VentureBeat)
- Collated reactions from: entrepreneurs (Business Zone), small business owners (Enterprise Nation), tech startups (Techcrunch)
- Business groups call for stability and direction (BBC)
- What Brexit means for the UK’s small businesses (Guardian)
- Hello, world. Britain has dared to dream and is open for business (Rohan Silva, Second Home – £)
- Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s opportunities (Sajid Javid, business secretary)
- Other personal views: Matt Clifford (Entrepreneur First), Reshma Sohoni(Seedcamp), Lord Digby Jones (former trade minister & former director general, CBI – video), Gill Dibner (London-based European/Israel investor),Fred Wilson (New York-based VC).
StartUp Britain bus heads north
The StartUp Britain tour – powered by NatWest and sponsored by 123 Reg and .UK – enters its third week, returning from Scotland to tour the north of England. If you’re thinking of starting a business, or wanting advice to help you grow an existing business, come along for free, impartial advice!
- Monday: Grainger Street, Newcastle
- Tuesday: High Row, Darlington
- Wednesday: Briggate, Leeds
- Thursday: Barker’s Pool, Sheffield
- Friday: Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool
Other commentary & features
- The UK is about to become a world leader in artificial intelligence (Chris Wade, board member, Magic Pony)
- Why large companies find it difficult to innovate and what they can do about it(Steve Blank)
- Dear Silicon Valley: Forget flying cars, give us economic growth (David Rotman, MIT Technology Review)
- How Uber and Tinder played their part in the EU referendum (Forbes)