When it comes to founding your startup, should you go it alone?

This is a conundrum faced by many startup founders. Is it best to forge your own path or find a co-founder who shares your dream and vision and can partner in your business startup?  When you consider startup businesses through the ages, it almost seems like the norm to have a co-founder – Proctor and Gamble, Hewlett Packard, Apple and…

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Founding a Start-Up when the world went virtual

virtual work

Like so many of us, I enjoy face to face Networking meetings as I have always liked to personally meet and engage with people – both to grow my own network and to help business leaders connect with my contacts. In 2020, the world of physical networking ceased to exist as we knew it before…

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Leading in the Post-COVID19 workplace

Leadership in the Post-COVID19 workplace

It is almost 12 months ago that I wrote an article about post-pandemic leadership. At the time, we were thinking about how to come out of lockdown, rebuild and start again, picking up from where we left off. Little did we expect that 12 months later and with further lockdowns, that the COVID19 pandemic would…

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Investing in Startups – Part 1: Are investors Still Investing?

Investing in Startups – Part 1: Are investors Still Investing?

2020 has been a destabilising year for startup founders. The COVID pandemic locked the world down, bringing business to a standstill and the threat of a global recession loomed. Venture capitalists and investors pulled their haunches in, but all is not lost, the investors are still out there, and they are still looking for startups…

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Looking forward to 2021

Looking forward to 2021

When the clock struck midnight on 31st December 2019, and we welcomed in the new decade, whoever thought 2020 would turn out the way that did? No matter where we turn, COVID19 has impacted our lives and will continue to do so for some time to come. It has brought about tears of sadness but…

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When your Boardroom is ready for a refresh

When your Boardroom is ready for a refresh

Over the last decade and into this one, startup businesses have come of age. Some will remain as small operators, but for many, the ultimate goal is to “scale up” and become attractive to larger investors, and when this happens, it is critical that you surround yourself with a team of like-minded people who are…

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What does the future hold for University Spinouts?

Universities in the UK are some of the very best in the world when it comes to research. Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, to name but a few. Importantly, however, they are all capitalising on their research programmes by creating businesses which, in turn, are helping to boost the British economy. Whilst these start-up businesses…

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Does Biotech Leadership have a glass ceiling?

Does Biotech Leadership have a glass ceiling?

A Growing Industry Sector The Biotech industry is one of the fasting growing sectors at almost 10% CAGR and is predicted to be worth over $750 billion by 2025. In my role helping Biotech CEOs attract and hire executives to build their leadership teams, I can’t help but notice the lack of female leaders in…

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