Trademark Tonic to strengthen trademark and copyrights of tech startups

A quick introduction to your company? Trademark Tonic provides a refreshing approach to trademark and design, protection and strategy; helping businesses to maximise the potential of their trademark and design assets. We are passionate about supporting tech startups with new or established trademarks and designs. Trademark Tonic Director, Kirsty Brummell, qualified as a Chartered UK […]

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Apadmi Ventures joins Techcelerate

I’m thrilled to announce that Garry Partington and Apadmi Ventures have joined Techcelerate. I’ve known Garry and Apadmi since the early days of Techcelerate (2006 to 2013). Whilst they have achieved so much success over the years from growing Apadmi to spinning out tech companies such as Reality Mine, investing in tech startups such as Beatstream […]

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#Linkedin etiquette during #covid19 outbreak

This post was originally posted on Linkedin and now expanded further here.   We are all suffering in our own ways due to Covid 19 outbreak. Some worse than others. This does not give you an excuse to become sloppy!   Linkedin Rules Here are a few tips to consider: If you want to connect […]

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Rethinking of Sales Messaging of Tech Startups during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Techcelerate Sales Partner, Ian Walton of Sales Velocity ran an online workshop on 25th March 2020 to help Techcelerate Tech Companies rethink about sales messaging during the Covid19 outbreak.   According to Ian Walton, Now more than ever, we need our sales messaging to connect with what’s going on in our customers’ mind….and that’s changed […]

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Covid 19 Funding Opportunities for UK Tech Companies

Opportunities: NHSX for £25,000 x 20 (£500,000) – now closed Corona Hack by Mindstream AI Hack from Home #hackfromhome – ended (shipped 28 projects from 822 international participants and 147 mentors). UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19 Business-led innovation in response to global disruption (de minimis)   Opportunity 1 – […]

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A simplistic way to reprioritise your tasks and workload

In the past, I used many tools to manage tasks and my current favourite is none other than Trello. As I build Techcelerate, I try to simplify everything I do. Sometimes, this is counterproductive, especially if you have a large team, but in my case, I am the team in addition to the help I […]

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The On-Boarding process for Tech Companies joining Techcelerate

As I am just about to on-board a new tech company who joined us last week, I thought I would re-write the list of activities I have to do:   Reviews Fact-Finding session – where are you in your journey? Need Analysis session – what are your plans for the next 12 to 18 months? […]

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Budget 2020: Entrepreneurs‘ Relief cut to £1 million

For individuals who dispose of a business or shares in their personal company and certain criteria are met, Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) reduces the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rate from 20% to 10%. Press speculation early in the month hinted that Chancellor Sunak might abolish ER entirely in the name of raising taxes on the wealthy […]

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Review of UK Budget 2020

Resources: Tide Bank: How will Budget 2020 affect your small business? Enterprise Nation: The small business & self-employment measures you need to know ICAEW: Welcomes spending measures Tech Nation: What the 2020 Budget means for UK tech  

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Why do big brands like Microsoft think that others should work for them for nothing?

When Microsoft’s startup programme, BizSpark launched in the UK in 2009, the old Techcelerate (2006 to 2013) was the launch partner for the Northern UK.  We sent tens of northern tech startups to Microsoft. This time around, our application to partner with Microsoft for Tech Startups UK was rejected. Yet they want us to send […]

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