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Surviving failure in the not-for-profit sector : How to effectively innovate

Innovation is a sought after concept, seen as a way for organizations to respond to disruption, be more competitive and improve their financial position. Generally speaking, it suggests different methods, pioneering product development and challenging the status quo – to improve a product or service. Naturally, there are some organizations who innovate better than others…

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The Battle for Starwood

A consortium led by the little known Anbang Insurance Group is currently challenging Marriott International, a known leader in the hotel industry for Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

While in the final stages of the initial deal with Marriott, Anbang led the consortium to put forward a superior all cash offer triggering a three-week bidding war. In the final hours of writing this the Wall Street Journal just broke the news that Anbang has abruptly pulled their most recent $14 billion all cash offer…

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Internet of Things, Technology, and Healthcare Part I

To talk about The Internet of Things (IoT), the Innovation Forum brought in Mischa Dohler. Dohler is an industry leader, Professor of Wireless Communications at Kings College, and Co-founder and Board Member of Worldsensing. Dohler provided his views on IoT, milestones every entrepreneur will hit, the biggest problems you’ll face, and mistakes to avoid along the way….

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Campus London FinTech Investors Evening: A Panel Discussion

On occasion Dreamstake – A London based firm focused on matching investors to start ups – holds events at Campus, a Google space. This month was a panel discussion focused on financial technology. Financial technology or Fin-tech, has grown rapidly in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. A report from Accenture shows that investment into Fin-tech in total has tripled from $4.05bn in 2013 to $12.2Bn in 2014. Furthermore the rate of investment is triple that of its venture capital peers. To discuss this, a panel of respected fin-tech leaders sat ready for questions…

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