2014 for Coadec

18 December 2014

2014 has been a great year for Coadec, and for me personally, relaunching the organisation has been an amazing experience. As the year draws to an end, I'm really proud of everything we've achieved. Here are some of the highlights from 2014: We relaunched in May with a party at Campus We researched and published The Startup Manifesto, which was backed by over 200 leading digital...

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Startups and new EU data rules

11 December 2014

Today Coadec and techUK are hosting an event looking at what new EU data protection rules may mean for startups, and the truth is that it's not pretty. Antony Walker (deputy CEO, techUK) and I have written a column about this for Tech City News. To bring this rather dry subject to life, together with techUK we invented a P2P lending startup called 'Lend.io' and asked top data law firm,

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What do new data protection rules mean for startups?

8 December 2014

We would be delighted if you could join us on 11th December at 16.00 for a panel event hosted by Coadec and techUK on what new European data protection rules will mean for digital startups. Trust and confidence in the use of data is fundamental to the success of all data driven businesses. Startups benefit from data protection rules that provide consumers with the confidence to embrace new...

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What the Autumn Statement means for startups

3 December 2014

This blog originally appeared on Tech City News (link)   Today George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement. Gone are the days when these are just updates from the Chancellor on the latest economic figures, and this afternoon we had a statement of Budget-like proportions, with a huge number of announcements.   Overall, my impression is that there is a lot of good stuff in the...

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What Labour Conference means for startups?

26 September 2014

This week I was at Labour Party Conference in Manchester. I've written for Tech City News about my overall impressions, but here are some specific items that will have an impact on startups: Ed Balls: Tech is 'hollowing out' labour market Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, warned in his conference speech that ‘rapid technological change is replacing traditional skilled jobs’leading to ‘a...

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What people are saying about the Startup Manifesto

3 September 2014 | Guy Levin

The Manifesto has been welcomed by top politicians: Chuka Umunna MP (Shadow Business Secretary) "We want to see more people starting up, leading and working in business and the creation of high-skilled, better-paid jobs. Britain's burgeoning digital economy has a huge role to play in meeting both of these challenges, and that's why Coadec's manifesto is right to emphasise the importance...

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The Startup Manifesto

3 September 2014 | Guy Levin

With 9 months to go until the next general election, and as the political parties are writing their own manifestos, today Coadec is publishing the Startup Manifesto to influence the debate. Click here to read The Startup Manifesto It has been backed by over 200 leading startups and investors, including founders and partners from: King,TransferWise, SwiftKey, Lovestruck, Funding...

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