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Would you pitch for funding, standing in a frozen lake?

Would you pitch for funding, standing in a frozen lake?

That's what the crazy Finnish wannabe entrepreneurs who attend the annual Polar Bear Pitchfest in Oulu have to do to prove they are hungry enough - endure trial by (cold) water.

 

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Meet the entrepreneur turning cauliflower into rice

Meet the entrepreneur turning cauliflower into rice

27 February 2015

Gem Misa has raised more than £800,000 to bring Cauli-Rice to market.

 
 
How to convince investors to part with their cash

How to convince investors to part with their cash

27 February 2015

Know your market, put a good pitch together and treat your potential investor like a human being.

 
 
Sexism and Silicon Valley

Sexism and Silicon Valley

25 February 2015

Ellen Pao is accusing venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers of discrimination.

 
 
How to organise a hackathon

How to organise a hackathon

24 February 2015

Innovation seems to be a very slow process in your organisation; teams work on a problem for months without getting any tangible results. Maybe you should try a hackathon and see what that yields?

 
 
Coca-Cola crushed: The real thing ain't what it used to be

Coca-Cola crushed: The real thing ain't what it used to be

23 February 2015

It used to be the global symbol of the American Dream, but now Coke's sales are plummeting, thanks to links to obesity and young consumers who prefer trendier, healthier options. Can it recover?

 
 
What Generation Y and California can teach us about switching off

What Generation Y and California can teach us about switching off

23 February 2015

Taking time out to go tech-free isn't an airy-fairy hippy ideal, says Faisal Butt.

 
 
Waterstones' boss James Daunt on taking the fight to Amazon

Waterstones' boss James Daunt on taking the fight to Amazon

23 February 2015

The chief exec of the UK's only national book chain has finally stemmed years of losses. So what's he going to do about his online rivals?

 
 
Can the British university stay top dog?

Can the British university stay top dog?

20 February 2015

Other countries are moving in on the UK's lucrative market in foreign students. Are our universities up to the challenge?

 
 
City Link's collapse shouldn't have been a surprise

City Link's collapse shouldn't have been a surprise

20 February 2015

Suppliers to the failed delivery firm can't be blamed for not checking its books - financial reports have become bloated and unreadable, thanks to the FRC.

 
 
The man who united Britain's biggest alternative financiers

The man who united Britain's biggest alternative financiers

20 February 2015

Adam Tavener has scars from his time as a deck hand and once caused an IRA bomb scare with a bag of dirty laundry.

 
 

The MT interview: Gareth Penny

The boss of the world's dominant diamond business

Gareth Penny, De Beers Group CEO, predicts a sparkling return to form

 
 

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