Start-ups soar despite tech bubble fears

Study finds big rise in telecom, food, drug and property ventures


MBA entrepreneurs launch search funds

Business school graduates find US financial tool pays off

Jess Butcher

Phones v real world: a techie’s quandary

Balancing a love of the digital and the natural can be tricky, writes Jessica Butcher

Ryan Kohn and Cassandra Stavrou from Propercorn Photograph: Rosie Hallam Byline: David Cheal Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Propercorn: founders’ healthy munch hunch

Stavrou and Kohn spotted a market niche in popcorn


Shuddle, HopSkipDrive: kids’ ride-hailing

Drivers have childcare experience and parents can track the journey

D8KYAT Exeter, UK, seen from the top of the cathedral
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Exeter: work-life balance for founders

The university has an ambitious spinout programme

Bart van der Roost , Founder of neoScores at the Flagey concert hall in Brussels, Belgium on 16.03.2015 by Wiktor Dabkowski
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Sheet music scores its own digital cadence

Classical trombonist takes playing to another octave

Tech entrepreneurs need business acumen

Commercial skills are key to running and developing start-ups

Illustration by Martin O’Neill for Boldness in Business 2015 special report
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How ‘disruption’ has become a feature of our times

Being bold is not necessarily about being novel but about exploiting underlying strengths

Portrait of Travis Kalanick, CEO and founder of Uber car services
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Person of the Year: Travis Kalanick

Uber’s founder wants transport to be as reliable as running water, whatever the obstacles to that goal