Spotlight on Bywaters: Our New Sustainability Partner

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In the dynamic landscape of environmental sustainability, one company stands out for its unwavering commitment to green practices and innovative waste management solutions. Insider London is proud to announce its partnership with Bywaters, a leading force in sustainable waste management based in the heart of London.

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Unlocking the Future of Fintech: A Day at Io.finnet

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At Insider London, we believe in connecting students with the pulsating heart of industries that shape our digital future. Recently, we had the privilege of hosting a captivating company visit at Level 39, featuring the innovative minds behind io.finnet. Our special guest, io.finnet’s Product Strategy Manager Roshan Daswani, took our students on a journey through his unique career path that led to io.finnet.

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Discover Tokyo: The Command Centre of the Global Economy

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Are you ready to explore one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the world? If so, join us at Insider London as we take you on a journey to discover the secrets of Tokyo, the command centre of the global economy and Japan’s leading financial and industrial hub. Tokyo is more than just a metropolis of neon lights and crowded streets. It is a business powerhouse that combines innovation, tradition and culture uniquely. You will get to see how Tokyo operates behind the scenes, from the government to the private sector, and learn from some of the most successful companies and institutions in the world.

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Revolut: A Disruptive Force in the UK Banking Sector

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In the ever-evolving landscape of modern finance, traditional banks are facing a formidable challenge from a new breed of financial institutions known as “challenger banks.” Among these trailblazers, Revolut has emerged as a standout player, disrupting the banking sector and redefining how people manage their finances. The partnership between Insider London and Revolut opens doors for individuals eager to explore the fintech frontier and be part of the financial revolution. In this blog post, we’ll embark on a journey to explore Revolut’s history, its unique position in the banking industry, and why it has garnered a dedicated following.

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ThisThat: Pioneering Authenticity in Marketing through Influencer Innovation

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In the realm of contemporary marketing, where creativity intertwines with innovation, influencer marketing has emerged as a powerful strategy. Insider London proudly introduces its collaboration with ThisThat, a distinguished UK-based marketing company specialising in influencer marketing. This partnership brings forth an extraordinary opportunity for those who seek to delve into the world of influencer marketing through immersive company visits.

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Navigating Change: HSBC's Departure from Canary Wharf

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In a significant development for the financial landscape, HSBC has announced its departure from its iconic 45-storey Canary Wharf headquarters. In this week’s blog, we take a look at the move which marks a strategic shift in the bank’s operational dynamics and sets to shape the future of its working environment.

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Transmission: From Small Start-Up to the World's Largest Independent B2B Marketing Agency

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In the world of marketing, Transmission is a name that has quickly risen to become a major player. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the journey of Transmission and how it has become the largest global independent B2B marketing agency in the world, and how with Insider London you will have an excellent opportunity to meet different departments, from creative, production, branding, data analytics, insights, and more.

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Dublin's Innovative Aviation Industry: Exploring Avtrain's Role

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Dublin is renowned as a hub of entrepreneurial activity, and its start-up scene is flourishing with innovative businesses. Although the city is perhaps most well-known for its role as a base for tech giants, there are also many smaller, home-grown firms that are making an impact in various sectors. This week we’re taking a look at such a company, Avtrain, which has found success in Dublin’s thriving aviation market.

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Entrepreneurship in Dublin: Exploring Innovative Start-Ups

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Dublin has established itself as a hub for innovation, attracting entrepreneurs from around the world. The city is home to many resources that support the growth of start-ups, including the Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC). In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at two Dublin-based companies, Mobility Mojo and HaPPE Earth, that are making waves in the tech and sustainability sectors.

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Spotlight on Lottie - Future of Healthtech

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This week we caught up with successful entrepreneur Chris Donnelly to discuss his latest venture, Lottie - a healthtech platform for care homes. Chris shares insights on the challenges facing the healthcare sector, the role of technology in solving them, and his vision for Lottie in the next five years. We also gain valuable advice from Chris on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

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Dublin - The Emerging Global Tech Hub

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Dublin is rapidly emerging as one of the world’s leading tech hubs. With its thriving start-up scene, world-class universities, and supportive government policies, Dublin is fast becoming a destination of choice for tech companies and investors. This growing ecosystem of tech companies is attracting the attention of universities and corporate groups, who are visiting Dublin to discover the next generation of cutting-edge tech companies. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at why Dublin is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the future of technology.

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IP21 - Protecting Your Innovation

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As this week is London Tech Week, we are realising the second part of the interview with Dr Rachel Daniel and Ed Clarke from IP21, a leading law firm specialising in intellectual property services. You can read the first part of the interview here

IL: If an entrepreneur is interested in protecting their most valuable IP assets, could a robust IP position be created on a start-up’s limited budget?

IP21: Yes absolutely. As mentioned earlier, there are ways for young businesses to prioritise their investment in IP to try to protect as much as possible for the long term and revisit their strategies as the business develops. At early stages, it’s important for businesses to be aware of potential pitfalls so as to minimise risks as far as possible.

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Nettoken - Accessible Cybersecurity for Everyone

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Back in 2019, we had the fantastic opportunity to speak to Simonetta d’Ottaviano, co-founder of Nettoken and get her perspective on women in tech as well as the general tech eco-system in the UK. We have caught up with Simonetta to check what has happened in the last two years and how has Nettoken flourished.

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Revisiting Silicon Roundabout

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This week we revisit Silicon Roundabout to check on the tech hub in London’s East End. For those who are not familiar with it, Silicon Roundabout is nestled between the financial district to its South and Shoreditch, to its East - a world-renowned creative hub for art, tech, and advertising. This positioning is one of many factors contributing to its irresistible appeal, both for big corporates and the countless start-ups that continue to sprout up in the area.

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Interview with LOKE Global - the company behind AI Driven Marketing Super APP

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This week we had a great pleasure to interview Matthew Khoury, CEO of LOKE Global, who gave us a fascinating insight into LOKE’s intelligent payment solution which retains customers for their clients through AI-driven target marketing.

IL: How did you start LOKE Global, tell us a bit more about your business and its unique value proposition?

MK: LOKE is a globally focused, data-driven technology company, headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK), providing a sales and marketing platform to the hospitality and retail industry designed to increase revenue by predicting and influencing customer purchase behaviour.

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Introducing IP21 - Protecting Your Innovation

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This week we are publishing the first part of an interview we conducted with Dr Rachel Daniel and Ed Clarke from IP21, a leading law firm specialising in intellectual property services. They told us why building a sustainable IP portfolio is important to protect start-ups’ innovation, and how IP21 helps entrepreneurs succeed and gain competitive advantage. You can follow IP21 on LinkedIn.

IL: IP21 is a very well-established firm specialising in a range of intellectual property services. Could you describe the ins-and-outs of what you do?

IP21: The core of our work is in helping our clients obtain worthwhile protection for their innovations, product designs and branding using the IP system. A key value-add for us is helping our clients build a strategy for building a sustainable IP portfolio over time, in tune with their commercial strategies, needs and resources.

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Apps for Sustainable Future

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What if you want to be sustainable and conscientious of your purchases and the life choices you make, but don’t know where to start? It can be difficult to see through all the greenwashing, of which many retailers and manufacturers are culpable.

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Introducing junee - Innovators in Sustainability

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We had the great pleasure to chat with Caroline Williams who told us how she and Mary Liu invented a sustainable reusable packaging system for take-away food. This makes re-use as easy as single-use, which in turn led them to start their own company, junee

Caroline and Mary met during their studies at London Business School (LBS), bonding over sharing sustainable living tips. Over the countless lunches they ate on campus, they discovered an interesting phenomenon - they were willing to spend extra money on things like sustainably sourced produce and refillable toiletries, but even when they were effectively paid to bring our own reusable container with a BYO discount provided by the LBS canteen, they didn’t do it. Why?

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Four times that German designers led the world

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Created in 1919, Germany gave the world Bauhaus – the most famous design school in history – the Bauhaus revolutionary approach was to fundamentally change how we view material culture and the built environment around us. For the last 100 years Germany has built on this prestige and in doing so has remained at the forefront of world-leading design. Here we look at four German designers that led the world.

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Why Berlin? A new global tech centre

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It’s 1990s Berlin. Following the fall of the Berlin wall and the city’s re-unification, there is a momentous excitement in the air. The city is a blank canvas. A significant proportion of the city’s buildings are empty. Prices are low and the parties are wild.

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Spotlight on Entocycle - Future of Biotech

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In the face of the rising global demand for food and many sources linking deforestation of the Amazon to the cultivation of soy, we look at the future of nutrition. According to some, science is our best pathway to confront these challenges and the biotechnology industry is booming.

This week, we caught up with one of our new partners – a leading light in sustainable biotechnology. Find out how Entocycle’s innovative business model can help solve some of the world’s most critical issues in our interview below with scientist, Stephanie Rogers.

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A Career Path with ICAEW

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has been a generous host to several of our groups this summer. ICAEW is a professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports chartered accountants and students across the world. This institution was formed in 1880 and now boasts 153,000 members across 148 countries.

We caught up with Thao Bui, their Global Student Recruitment Manager for some great insight into the career path of a chartered accountant in ICAEW.

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Climate Crisis: Changes in the business world

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As evidence of the climate crisis mounts, it’s clear that mankind is facing its biggest challenge in history. Unique challenges are posed to each industry when “business as usual” is no longer an option. This week, we look at five ways the business world is changing.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on Nettoken

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Research published last week for the government’s Digital Economy Council showed that the UK Tech industry has, in just seven months, attracted $6.7B (£5.5B) in foreign investment. Reassuring to those who fear that Brexit may already impacting the sector, this is one and half times the average amount raised last year per month. The UK eco-system remains the clear favourite with US and Asian investors by a comfortable margin ($14.6B has been invested in UK tech start-ups since 2013 compared to $6.5B German start-ups and $2.5B in French start-ups).

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London Tech Week

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Anyone who has visited Excel London may not have fallen in love with the place but at least getting there is straight forward. Excel has over 3,000 parking spaces, two DLR stations and City airport is just five minutes away. When hosting an event as large as London Tech Week choosing Excel is a bit of a no-brainer.

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5 most innovative cities in the UK

When we talk about innovation and tech in the UK, we tend to only look at London and the famous ‘silicon roundabout’. As the country’s capital and (by far) largest city, that is fully understandable. Just by sheer size, London easily outperforms any other city in the UK. However, if you account for population differences, suddenly it drops out even from the top 20. Read on, and find out about the top 5 tech cities in the UK that successfully punch above their weight.

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