I love technology most when it’s used to solve real world issues in developing countries. Where it can improve the lives of people in the most fundamental of ways I think is awesome! Take blockchain and Africa. I recently read an article about how authorities in Kenya are trying to use blockchain to solve the
When you think of Vietnam what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s the beautiful beaches, the turquoise water, or perhaps the site of the infamous war of the same name. But what about tech hub? Probably not I imagine. Certainly something I had not thought of until I saw a BBC News video the other day!
A recent report by the REC revealed that companies in the UK are struggling to fill vacancies, even before Brexit. Meanwhile, the Conservatives have committed to cutting net immigration to “tens of thousands” in their manifesto. This is despite the fact that non-EU immigration into the country, so the bit the government is able to
When you think Russia what comes to mind? Putin, Trump, maybe a classic Bond film? But what you probably don’t know is that Russia is a European leader in getting women into Tech. While the west struggles to engage girls past 15, Russia is able to keep interest in so called STEM subjects (science, technology,
A friend of mine recently interviewed at two different schools for a teaching post. On arrival, at one school she was quickly greeted by an interviewer. At the other, she was left at reception for over half an hour without anyone telling her what was happening. During the interviews, one panel was warm, friendly (but
Imagine a world without Apple or Amazon. No Google or Yahoo. No Ebay or Tesla. Without immigration, none would exist. All were founded by immigrants or sons of immigrants. It’s the most obvious sign of how the tech sector and immigration have always been closely linked. So it was perhaps not surprising that Silicon Valley
I had a first the other day. The male founder of a tech company said he wanted a front-end dev, but it had to be a woman. His reasoning? Firstly from a moral perspective he genuinely wanted to help promote female developers in a world where most are men. Secondly from a business perspective, how
As discussed in our last post about the January Blues the first few months of the year will for most companies bring resignations as people move on. As an employer, every situation is different and unique. You have to take each one as it comes. But there are some general things you need to consider.
It’s the day after your office Christmas Party, and life seems good. Your staff had a great time, much wine was drunk, and dodgy dance moves unveiled. Everyone seems happy, and excited for 2017. Unfortunately the so called “January Jump” takes many employers by surprise and causes huge issues on what is for many some
From Supreme Court challenges, to arguments with the Italian government over Prosecco, to the US election Brexit is everywhere. For us involved in the UK tech sector, will this put a brake on the industry’s recent incredible growth? It was something we thought long and hard about here at Venture Up. We find the best