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New Seed Funding Round

New Seed Funding Round

We're now excited to ANNOUNCE 3x Seed Funding opportunities. They are a hybrid Pathfinder-Founder approach where you can apply to be a co-founder directly with us. Despite large numbers of applications, we had to suspend the April Pre-Seed program due to Coronavirus....

Coronavirus Update: April 2020 Intake Postponed

The April 2020 Pre-Seed Program has been postponed due to Coronavirus. Thank you to all recent applications for the Pre-Seed Program! We received a large number of applicants. Unfortunately we will be postponing the April intake due to the Coronavirus. We will provide...

Part 4: Opportunities to reverse the High Street Decline

Part 4: Opportunities to reverse the High Street Decline

This post is the last of 4 parts exploring the opportunities for individuals, companies and society to reverse the UK high street decline. Find Part 1 here.Tenants / Business Owners  Fact: High streets will only survive if the businesses on the high street sell high...

Part 3: Opportunities to reverse the High Street decline

Part 3: Opportunities to reverse the High Street decline

This post is Part 3 of 4 that explores the opportunities for individuals, companies and society to reverse the UK high street decline. Find Part 2 here and Part 4 here.Landlords Landlords also need to realise the trends underway. Gone are the days of large chains...

Part 2: Opportunities to reverse the High Street decline

Part 2: Opportunities to reverse the High Street decline

This post is Part 2 of 4 that explores the opportunities for individuals, companies and society to reverse the UK high street decline. Find Part 3 here and Part 1 here.Local Government  Local government has a central role in both high street demise and revival. Why...

Part 1: Opportunities to reverse the High Street Decline

Part 1: Opportunities to reverse the High Street Decline

This post is Part 1 of 4 that explores the opportunities for individuals, companies and society to reverse the UK high street decline. Find Part 2 here.It's no secret that high  streets are being obliterated. Huge high street brands are closing faster than journalists...

How to build wealth

How to build wealth

You build personal  wealth by owning valuable things. That means you either need to spend money to buy valuable things or you need to build valuable things. Which one can you do?What is meant by valuable things?    Anything that appreciates in value or generates...

PATHFINDER ENTRY: Why you should apply

PATHFINDER ENTRY: Why you should apply

We live in a world with unlimited opportunities, unlimited ideas, but limited resources. Literally the only limitation to changing the world is finding talented and motivated people to do it.  PATHFINDERS ENTRY: Why we have an option to apply without a concept or...

Why we love founders from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds

Why we love founders from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds

The UK has one of  the highest levels of income inequality in the developed world. There is a direct correlation between income equality and social mobility. That means that in the UK your chances of becoming a high earner if you grew up in a lower socio-economic...