Emotional Sweating: Reversing the decline in box office sales

“People always like the easy route. You have to push very hard to get something unusual, something different” – Danny Boyle   In recent years, there has been a dramatic decline in blockbuster ticket sales, resulting in massive losses for major movie studios, and films like King Arthur being released with a predicted $150million loss. Although …

Rally Bridge: Going Global

“If you work extremely hard but come off feeling upset about the result – it’s self-destructive. You can hurt yourself. As long as you value the effort you put in yourself, [you will] remain your own best friend” – Johanna Konta It’s that time of year again! Strawberries and cream become a staple, thousands queue for a …

Quensus: Tackling smart water meters

British Summer Time?! What would British Summer Time be without a month’s worth of rainfall in 12 hours? Last week’s heatwave now seems like a distant memory, and now we are greeted by the ever familiar prospect of water leakages and burst water mains. However, these issues aren’t just confined to the Great British Armageddon-style …

Fuelling a future for Sustainable Water

“This week reduces apprehension about a future based on renewable” – Tabitha Wacera Globally, water scarcity affects four out of every ten people. If we treat The Ingenuity Lab as a microcosm, that would mean a whopping 76 of our 189 Venture Members would suffer from a lack of water and poor water quality. Although solar-powered water …

Model Students: One Year On

“There is no scientific answer for success. You can’t define it. You’ve simply got to live it and do it” – Anita Roddick At The Ingenuity Lab, no day is the same and every member has a different story and requirements.  As a group, we support each other, collaborate and ensure we have as much fun …

3 benefits of vegetarianism…If you’re an entrepreneur

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn Last week, we celebrated #NationalVegetarianWeek alongside The Vegetarian Society. It’s an awareness week very close to our hearts, with The Ingenuity Lab being home to a range of innovative, healthy eating businesses, such as Nutri2Go, Swapmeat, Wholesome Juicery, and Bonzai …

Pitch@Palace 7.0: Top 10 Social Media Tips You Need to Know

Social media is everywhere. No matter you are doing business or in the education sector, almost everybody has a presence on at least one form. Businesses have long been trying to implement social marketing tactics with mixed results. It seems pretty easy to do but like most business tasks, it is anything but. To help …

Ingenuity17 Meet the Mentors: Steve Watts

During Ingenuity17, a range of experienced business men and women have mentored entrants, and helped them on their journey to #IgniteTheMind. The Ingenuity17 Conference was the first opportunity mentors, speakers and entrants had the opportunity to meet, network and collaborate. As the competition develops, and entrants get closer to the £110,000+ prize fund, we will be showcasing some of …

Pitch@Palace 7.0: Meet the Speakers

Pitch@Palace 7.0 Boot Camp is around the corner. The event takes place on 15 March 2017 at East Midlands Conference Centre and we are excited to introduce you to the topics that will be covered and the keynote speakers. How corporates can support and nurture entrepreneurship Elizabeth Fagan | Senior Vice President and Managing Director, …

Ingenuity17 Business Plan: Keys to success

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary” – Vince Lombardi Over the coming fortnight, the Ingenuity17 judges will have over 180 business plans to go through, in order to choose the Top 20. Whether this is your first or fifth Business Plan, we hope these tips can give you a final …