Doors are open for tech start-ups focusing on building communities, at Facebook's new swanky office in London. This is the first time the company has planned to run an "incubator" to foster young businesses. The LDN_LAB programme will offer training and mentorship for a period of 12 weeks. The applications to apply opened on Monday. Chapter 1 of the programme begins on 19 February 2018. Facebook has promised to benefit the start-ups in a range of ways including expert training, business advice and networking. Up to 5 members of a team will be offered to join Facebook's new office space in London's Rathbone Square, near Oxford Street. The Vice President for Facebook Europe, Middle East and Asia, Nicola Mendelsohn, said: "Facebook is more committed than ever to the UK and is supporting ...
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UK’s tech entrepreneurs remain concerned over Brexit despite the government’s recent investment guaranteed on the Spring Budget. Talent access Jack*, a london-based tech entrepreneur, said that he is to launch a startup company, but is concerned over Brexit. He told Westminster World that he fears the hiring cost of his business would spiral because of a “hard Brexit deal”. The 29-year-old will create a digital publishing platform where consumers could be engaged by various visual content. He said: “Especially for digital startups, their employees have never had to think about residential opportunities here, whether they need visa or not. Even if Brexit is not here yet, for many of them it would make no sense to take jobs in the UK if after a year they will have to apply for certain
This year, an African Start-up is competing for the first time in Disrupt TechCrunch history and is ready to go head to head with Europe’s crème de la crème of technology developments. The TechCrunch Disrupt conference was all abuzz at the Copper Box Arena in Olympic Park. Tech gurus and nerds alike had gathered around to see what is new this year in the technology world and to scope out the start-ups battling it out on the Start-up Battlefield for the top prize of €30,000 and a shiny new disrupt trophy. The conference is held every year in different cities in the world. This year London is a proud host to the innovative event and it is about time as most start-ups that compete at Disrupt TechCrunch hail from right here in London and various cities in Europe like Germany, France and Th