Startups are changing how retail functions online and offline. From virtual reality to better payment systems, they are transforming the industry. Startups are bringing new and exciting changes to how you shop every day.
Robot Store Associates
Imagine walking into a store and being greeted by a smiling robot that is automatically restocking shelves and keeping track of merchandise. This imaginary scenario is not far from reality. With a gray body that resembles a pole or stick and two black eyes on a digital screen, Tally is a robotic store associate that can analyze shelves. This robot is able to see if items are running low or misplaced. In addition, Tally can check [...]
Everyone has a unique set of New Year’s Day resolutions, and computer programmers’ resolutions and wishes for 2018 are bound to differ greatly from your run-of-the-mill average resolutions.
And if there’s anything a programmer should plan on doing to make him or herself a better programmer in the year ahead, it’s to get equipped with a new stash of helpful programming tools.
Here are six of the top tools you may wish to add to your programming tool box for 2018:1. Get the latest version of Retrace
Retrace has long been an essential coding tool that lets you track how often you access Web-based HTTP services. But every new version of Retrace is seeing substantial [...]
Are you worried about your business’s finances getting out of hand? This is a serious concern for all business owners because the financial health of your business will ultimately determine how successful your company becomes. However, there are many ways to take control of your business’s finances so that you can focus on other aspects of your company. Below are some of the best ways you can address the financial side of your organization.Get Reliable Advice
A large number of the most frequently asked questions about startups are finance-related, so it makes sense to get advice from an expert in this field. A wide range of financial professionals such as [...]
Baseline: In with the old, out with the new
Date: April 28th – 30th, 2017
Starts: April 28th at 6:30PM / Ends: April 30th at 7:00PM
Venue: OXO2 Level Two, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, Southbank, London SE1 9PH
Twitter account: bemyappuk
Get ready to mix the new with the old. Developers, dreamers and designers are invited to an exclusive event on April 28-30 to create ideas for an ageing world. Powered by later lifestyle specialists, Auriens, this 48-hour hackathon will enable the brightest minds to bring about the best new thinking for baby boomers and beyond. One aim: to [...]
It’s not easy starting a business. Nine out of 10 businesses fail in the first year, with a further 95% failing within five years. The statistics are sobering, but there are many benefits to starting a business. You can be your own boss and if the business is a success, the financial rewards are immense.
The entrepreneurial landscape has never been better. There has been a sustained shift towards entrepreneurialism in the last few years. In 2015, 608,110 new businesses were started, which was a 4.6% increase on the previous year. It’s become easier for people to start a business. Despite the economic upheaval in the last few months, there is every indication that [...]
Join us to mark the culmination of our charities’ accelerator journey by taking part in our Rainmaker Fundraiser on the 30th January.
We will be bringing together the most exciting business minds from our Rainmaker community and groundbreaking charities from our accelerator, for a live crowdfunding event to launch our graduates into their next stage of growth.
10 charities will come together to give 3 pitches on their collective impact to empower women, support young people and disrupt the criminal justice system. In just six minutes of live crowdfunding we will touch the lives of all their beneficiaries and inspire generosity across the Rainmaker [...]
Christmas came early for two British entrepreneurs after securing a lucrative partnership with retail giant John Lewis.
Two years ago 20-year-old Louis Porter, and Tom Coleman, 27, used a £3,000 credit card loan to found The Handmade Christmas Co, which makes and sells hand-printed personalised Christmas gift sacks.
The pair impressed John Lewis so much that as well as the sacks being made available in stores and online they also managed to secure two pop-up shops at the company’s flagship Oxford Street and Sloane Square stores. The sacks are also available to buy at the firm’s online store, HandmadeChristmasCo
The partnership comes two years after the [...]
Upload VR did not disappoint. In some ways it felt like what I picture the first dot.com to have been like: one part young-and-talented, one part tech-junkie, and one part rebel-yell. The artistic aspect of The Collective was the most notable, and part of that was certainly to be expected given the name of the event was ‘Art & VR’, but the more permanent components of the space were easy to decipher and just as intriguing as the art exhibits themselves. The work of the artists invited in for the evening was very good, but in the physicality of this co-working space itself, dedicated to the creation [...]
So once upon a time a guy named Eric started a movement. Truth be told, like most of us he was probably trying to start something that would decrease his probability of financial hardship in the future, and in the process possibly make a bit of a name for himself. It would appear it worked and his insights have been well received, by BOTH startups starting out AND mega-corporations interested in a given decade’s operational ‘botox’. But whatever the path that leads you to Lean, it can be an incredible learning experience. So yea, build-[test+]measure-learn is EXACTLY it, and the take-home is that [...]
The FinTech Investor Forum brings together over 100 of Europe’s most active FinTech investors and deal-makers along with the leaders of 100 of the most exciting start-ups and scale-ups.
The Forum provides a unique opportunity to connect with people who can make a difference to your business. If you’re an investor or deal-maker you’ll get valuable insights on which sectors, companies and deals are likely to get funded over the next year. If you’re a senior executive at a financial institution, you’ll get essential intelligence on what your competitors are doing and on which companies and technologies you should be partnering with or acquiring. If you’re a new or established [...]