Powa technology used for retail venture

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Actovate aims to transform payments services

Swiss banks join tech hub push for Zurich

Credit Suisse and UBS invest in ‘accelerator’ to help start-ups

Madrid, Spain cityscape above traffic on Gran Via shopping street.

Madrid, Spain — Crisis spawns start-ups

The economic downturn has provided plentiful and cheap engineers

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How unwanted books became big business

The company that turned its counter-intuitive idea into a multimillion-pound venture

Retailers going overboard in Amazon panic

Physical store operators should have more faith in the resilience of bricks and mortar

Cambridge fund raises £75m ahead of IPO

Woodford, Winton Ventures and Oman Investment join investors

Russia’s traditions power its innovators

The livewires of Moscow and St Petersburg rely on age-old ploys to make a living

Audencia teaches the art of business

Nantes school helps creatives develop entrepreneurial skills

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How did humble slipper become so cool?

Mahabis has spent millions a year to convince hipsters to wear its shoes

Jonathan Faiman founder of Ocado and now of Neos. Photographed at the Lanesborough, London - BIZ LIFE
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Jonathan Faiman — from groceries to oil

Co-founder of Ocado hopes company can disrupt onshore exploration