WE SHOULD all be Eternal Start-Ups: IC Tomorrow at NESTA – for competition finalists in Education

13 05 03 IC TomorrowYesterday I saw 12 finalists competing for £40K of ICTomorrow at NESTA. I had ‘failed’ and wanted to learn what the potential winners had to offer.

When I introduced myself as an ‘eternal Start-Up’ to another of the very few ladies, she said “we should all be eternal start-ups.”

It was not very impressive to see existing companies and people who were seemingly commercially successful proposing incremental changes. No room for quantum leaps, paradigm shifts or genuine start-ups. One of the organisers said: the challenge was too prescriptive.

Quite right: a box ticking exercise. That’s how the TSB is ‘driving innovation’…

Is it worth making another effort and applying to the latest competition while George Osborne goes as far as mounting a legal challenge against the 11 European countries who want to introduce a Robin Hood Tax???

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About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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One Response to WE SHOULD all be Eternal Start-Ups: IC Tomorrow at NESTA – for competition finalists in Education

  1. JM says:

    it’s certainly not captalism….i dnt even need much in way of funding, just access to banking facilities…

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