Startup Tracker is a great tool, monitoring the health of UK Startups.It’s stats record that in November 9,799 UK startups were born, part of the 424,161 created this year (BIS.gov). The SME world saw 38.7% growth from 2000 to 2012, that’s 3.5 million to 4.8 million UK SME’s, a 1.3 million increase (BIS.gov). The UK is a cheap place to startup up according to Growth Business with 0.7 being the percentage of gross national income startup-cost for UK businesses, (compared with a global average of 20%).
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VC cash is declining and the number of those that get it has always been small (some US stats put it as low as 1 in 99%) in the UK just 5% of investment goes in to Venture Capital.
But the government is waking up to the potential, especially for young entrepreneurs…
30,000: the amount of startups led by young people Prime Minister David Cameron stated Start Up Loans would create, 900,000: the amount of extra businesses the UK would have if it had the same rate of entrepreneurship as the US (BBC). There are 3,000 tech companies in East London, employing an estimated 50,000 people (The Guardian).
There’s still 2,700 unfilled jobs (Computer World) Is the UK a hub for Social Enterprise?
It’s estimated 55,000 (89%) of social enterprises are located in urban areas one 5th are in London.
The second edition of "Danube Business Talks" will once more provide an international business platform with focus on inland waterway transport services.
Under the title "Under construction – Build on the Danube Corridor!
“ leading companies from the building and recycling industry will get an opportunity to present their business portfolio to an international audience.
Participants will establish new business contacts and gain new information on available logistics services along the Danube and the Rhine-Main-Danube axis.