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Mush hosts virtual meet-ups for new mums

Sarah Hesz

Sarah Hesz, March 30, 2020 — Civil Society

Co-founder of Mush

On a missionAt Mush, we have been on a mission since 2016 to connect mums in order that they feel happy, confident and supported. My co-founder and I created the free app to find local mum friends when we became maternity leave buddies after a chance meeting in a rainy playground. We know how isolating…

Improving online safety through safety technology

Caroline Dinenage MP

Caroline Dinenage MP, March 11, 2020 — Digital

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

‘Safety Tech’ products and services help make online platforms safer for users, through practices such as moderation and filtering. This sector plays a hugely important role within the landscape of online safety, and is growing fast – 33% growth year on year. With many start-ups across the country, including hubs in Edinburgh and Leeds, the…

My journey from coder to venture capitalist

June Angelides

June Angelides, March 7, 2020 — Digital

Venture Capitalise and Diversity Advocate

One of the things I love the most about International Women’s Day is the stories that surface of everyday inspirational heroes. A lot of them have carved out a career for themselves and turned bumps along the way into trampolines into the next exciting adventure.My journey has been equally “squiggly” and I am grateful for…

TeXchange: presenting innovative digital solutions to combat healthcare challenges

International Tech Hub Team

, February 25, 2020 — Digital

TeXchange, the UK-Israel Tech Hub’s flagship programme co-delivered with the wider International Tech Hub Network, took place in the first week of February, bringing healthtech startups from Israel, Nigeria, India and South Africa to London. The programme supports scale-up tech ventures to expand into the UK market by exposing British businesses to the world’s brightest…

From ‘androgyny to queer’, take a look at the V&A’s LGBTIQ+ glossary this LGBT History Month

Zorian Clayton

, February 24, 2020 — Museums

The V&A has had an active LGBTQ Working Group since 2006 and was one of the first museums globally to pioneer inclusivity of such histories in our research and public programming on a regular basis. Developing the V&A’s LGBTIQ+ GlossaryRegularly combing the catalogues for objects of queer interest across the collections, in 2015 the group…

“Volunteering changed my life” – Charli’s Story

Charli Clement

Charli Clement, February 13, 2020 — Civil Society

#iWill Ambassador

To mark Student Volunteering Week, we talk to Charli Clement, 19, from Birmingham, who found the answer to her teenage isolation and lack of confidence in becoming a Scout Leader.When I was 15, I ended up in a mental health unit for a couple of months and it was really rough. When I finally came…

Time to talk day 2020: Help me, I’m fine

Helen Cousin

Helen Cousin, February 6, 2020 — Civil Society

Founder of help me, im fine

Points of Light winner Helen Cousin shares her story about setting up a charity supporting children to talk about their feelings.Help me, I’m fine was created in June 2017 after our lives change forever when our beautiful 16-year-old daughter, Maisie, took her own life. We had no idea that our funny, bright, caring girl was…

Celebrating a successful Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders programme

International Tech Hub Team

, January 30, 2020 — Digital

Last week, 20-22 January 2020, the International Tech Hub welcomed 15 enthusiastic and inspiring tech entrepreneurs from across Africa to the UK, to participate in the inaugural Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders programme. The programme Across three days, our Founders discovered the UK’s thriving tech ecosystem through a series of masterclasses, tailored networking opportunities and workshops.The programme…

Applications open for Go Global Africa 2020

DCMS International Tech Hubs team

DCMS International Tech Hubs team, January 20, 2020 — Digital

The International Tech Hub Network’s Go Global Africa returns in 2020, following the success of the inaugural network-wide programme last year. Some of the most innovative startups working in FinTech, AgriTech, HealthTech and Clean Energy from across Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa will be invited to join in-country masterclasses as well as a UK programme.Africa…

Finalists announced for the International Tech Hub Network’s Female Tech Founders and TeXchange programmes

DCMS International Tech Hubs team

DCMS International Tech Hubs team, January 13, 2020 — Digital

 The International Tech Hub Network has a busy 2020 ahead, delivering delegations and network-wide programmes, and launching Tech Hubs, all whilst continuing to support entrepreneurs around the world who are using technology to solve local development challenges.Finalists have been chosen for the first two network-wide programmes of the year, Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders taking place…