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Monday, February 16, 2015

Now you can get in on the craft beer revolution in London after the country’s first ‘community brewery’ opens its doors today.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Whilst on a trade trip to the US Boris Johnson revealed American investors are putting more money into London-based technology companies than ever before (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for London & Partners)

Technology firms in London attracted almost $800million of American investment last year - more than doubling the previous record.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Bonativo connects Londoners with local food producers

A new online platform allows Londoners to connect with farmers and foodmakers and get hold of hundreds of locally-made products without even having to travel to a market.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
You can now order a black cab with your wristwatch (Picture: Getty)

You can now order up a black cab by just talking into your wrist after a new smartwatch app was launched as taxi firms fight for business in London.

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Quikkly Founders: Ken Johnstone and Fergal Walker

Shoreditch is fast becoming the UK’s first ‘scannable’ neighbourhood thanks to a company that puts a twist on QR tags - the odd-looking bar codes that people are supposed to scan with their phones. .

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Uncover helps Londoners get into some of the cities hottest restaurants at short notice

Skip the long waiting lists at London’s most in-demand restaurants with a new app which can get you a table the very same day.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Karl Wills spoke to London24 about expanding Pelipod across London

Tired of always missing those important deliveries? Sick of having to reschedule or take time off work to be at home? A start-up thinks it might have come up with the solution...

London
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The app lets toy split the bill at the touch of a button

We’ve all been there - you wake up with a bunch of receipts from a group night out and getting any of the money back is going to be a nightmare.

Monday, January 26, 2015
Greenhouse N16 is a new co-working space in Hackney hoping to get creatives to strike the right balance

Nestled amongst the artisan cafes and shops on Green Lanes in between Dalston and Stoke Newington lies Hackney’s newest co-working space, a place for entrepreneurs to relax and eat as well as get cracking on the next big idea.

Monday, January 26, 2015
The Croydon Tech City founders, Nigel Dias, Jonny Rose and Sarah Luxford

“The first two years were about validating Croydon as a tech hub – now it’s about becoming the best”

United Kingdom
Monday, January 26, 2015
Frugl co-founder Suzanne Noble

Want to get along to all the best events in London but put off by the cost? Well that’s where Frugl comes in - allowing users to find what’s going on across the capital all for under a tenner.

London
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The wireless charging points are free at 10 cafes in central London (Picture: Starbucks)

Coffee drinkers will never be caught with low battery again after Starbucks installs free wireless phone charging points at 10 coffee shops in London.

United Kingdom
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The news is further embarrasment for the owners of the 'Cheesegrater' after two bolts fell from the building in November  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The owners of the Cheesegrater skyscraper are replacing dozens of large steel bolts after it revealed a third one has fallen off the 47-storey building.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The business partners said they wanted to create convenient on-the-go breakfast products which gave Londoners a satisfying and healthy meal

Skipped breakfast and stuck with the choice of either a chocolate bar or eating your lunch at 11am? Well there is another way, after two friends created Cuckoo.

Facebook
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Baroness Joanna Shields

Tech City UK and a top London university have just launched the world’s first government-funded online tech school.

BBC
Monday, November 24, 2014
Iconic Soho venue Madame JoJo's has had its license revoked (Picture: Google Streetview)

Iconic Soho venue Madame Jojo’s has had its licence revoked by the council after ‘a serious incident of disorder’ allegedly involving its bouncers.

Facebook
Friday, November 14, 2014
Bird says back up your data

What happened after a friend of mine lost basically everything he’d created in the last 5 years:

Friday, November 14, 2014
The winners and the highly commended at the Small Business Friendly Borough Awards, at the Grange City Hotel

Innovative and ground-breaking projects which have supported hundreds of start-ups and small businesses in the capital have been recognised at an awards ceremony.

London
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The ZipJet team come to you and pick up - and then bring back - your laundry

Stop the washing from building up with a new laundry service who fetch your dirty clothes from home or the office then deliver it back to you within 24 hours.

United Kingdom
Thursday, November 6, 2014
No-one was injured but an area was cordoned off at the base of the 47-storey 'Cheesegrater' (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

An area at the base of the Cheesegrater was cordoned off after parts of two large steel bolts broke off the skyscraper - one landing on the City street below.

London
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Paddle cuts out the complexities in trying to get paid for your work online

Its a problem for established artists as well as struggling creatives just starting out: how to make money from your digital content.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Spaceways aims to take the 'self' out of self-storage

Spaceways is a new service that takes the ‘self’ out of self-storage by picking up items Londoners squeezed for room need to store elsewhere.

London
Monday, November 3, 2014
Indentical twins Alan Keery (left) and Gary Keery are setting up the UK's first cereal cafe in Shoreditch

The UK’s first cereal cafe selling more than 100 varieties from all over the world is due to open in Brick Lane, Shoreditch, in December.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Nana Fatimah Ogunfemi who came up with the idea for the app Kinship to help families keep in touch (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A Tech City businesswoman has called out for investors to give more support to start-up founders going it alone.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Appilepsy team: Phil Efstathiou, Alex Telek , Clarence Ji, Miklos Molnar, Joran van Apeldoorn

In Tech City, things move fast. And sometimes erratically. Like phones in the pockets of people having epileptic seizures.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hillingdon's Inspiring Shop Fronts campaign offered 70 small businesses free design expertise

The top projects by London boroughs for promoting and supporting small business growth in the capital will be unveiled at a glitzy ceremony.

Friday, October 24, 2014
Bird Lovegod

Every week Bird Lovegod writes about the scene in start-up town, Tech City...

London
Friday, October 10, 2014
The City: an economic powerhouse  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Do you ever feel like you’re working harder than everyone else? That could be because you are.

United Kingdom
Friday, October 10, 2014
YourInterest is a social networking site that matches people based on shared interests and encourages them to connect through events in the real world

A new social network aims to connect like-minded people and get them to share activities with each other in the real world.

Monday, October 6, 2014
London has been voted the most desirable place to work in the world in a global survey (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

London is the most desirable city in which to work in the world, according to a new study.

United Kingdom
Friday, October 3, 2014
CafePod make capsules to offer people with Nespresso machines a better variety and quality of coffee

Looking for a better coffee experience at home? CafePod aims to bring the finest of the booming cafe culture into Londoners’ homes with capsules which fit into Nespresso machines.

South Africa
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
G'Nosh sells a range of gourmet meals in minutes as well as award-winning dips

No time to cook but sick of the same boring old ready meals? Well G’Nosh’s ‘gourmet nosh’ hopes to create delicious meals in minutes from around the world.

New Zealand
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The app allows you to book local cleaners through a website or iPhone app

If you need your place fixing up fast then check out a new online platform connecting trusted cleaners with customers.

United Kingdom
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Customers no longer have to carry their trusted pencils and note down item numbers

Gone are the days of leafing through hefty 1,000 page catalogues and marking down product codes with your trusty Argos pencil as the retailer trials new high-tech stores in east London.

London
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Sick of parking tickets? This is the app for you!

Tired of getting stuck with unfair parking tickets and not knowing how to appeal them? There’s an app for that.

United Kingdom

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