IBM and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, have launched a new project: Tech.London. It is a website which will present news and updated information on local tech startups, investment opportunities, incubator and coworking spaces as well as startup events and activities. Find out more about the project in Roland Moore-Colyer’s article on VC3.co.uk.
Google is going to support first-time startup founders over 50 in its Campus London accelerator. Sam Shead interviews Sarah Drinkwater, Head of Campus, about the initiative on Techworld.
On 15 June the International Finance Corporation (IFC) hosted the Innovation Marketplace event in Istanbul. Temur Tatishvili gives an event report in The FINANCIAL.
On 23 June David K. Hurst will conduct a webinar on business innovation, organised by the Conference Board of Canada. Rick Spence reviews the agenda in the Financial Post.
SixThirty, a fintech accelerator based in St. Louis, has announced a call for applications for its Fall 2015 Cohort. The application deadline is 10 July 2015. Drew Thompson introduces the programme and the SixThirty team on Nibletz.
The UK is the leader in female entrepreneurship in the world: 30% of British entrepreneurs are women. In the opinion of Ann Pickering, HR Director at O2 Telefónica UK, British competitiveness could be even better if more attention was paid to gender stereotypes. She explains her point of view on City A.M.
TechStars, an international startup accelerator, has acquired UP Global, an NGO known for Startup Weekend and Startup Week events as well as Startup Next, an accelerator, and Startup Digest, a personalised startup newsletter. Duncan Riley provides more details about the acquisition on SiliconANGLE.
On Tech in Asia Anh-Minh Do shares the success story of Launch, a Facebook group which has become one of the main networking and startup news sites for Vietnam’s startup community.
Microsoft has revised its BizSpark Plus partner programme and announced that Sw7, an accelerator based in Rivonia, South Africa, will be its partner in Africa. The programme will be launched on 1 July 2015. Tom Jackson explains Microsoft’s decision on Disrupt Africa.
For more news, see also Startup News Review, 12 June 2015.