From awareness for gamers to privacy legislation: a look back on the UK Gulf Women in Cybersecurity Fellowship – a programme for talented female cyber security professionals throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
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There’s a point in a startup’s growth journey that’s particularly treacherous. You’re taking on risks like being beholden to a VC, having far more employees to feel responsible for or entering new sectors or geographic markets where success isn’t guaranteed. And you’re having to make everyone around you believe not just in your mission, but […]
The selected founders come from diverse backgrounds spanning everything from the military to education to performing arts and have a mission to bring more inclusivity to the sector and break down barriers, while simultaneously building solutions to enhance our security. We’re pleased to continue our partnership with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) […]
We were joined by serial entrepreneur Melissa Chambers for our most recent Cyber Lates event, which discussed the F-word. That’s right… failure was the topic of the night. In conversation with Plexal Innovation Consultant, Alan Every, Melissa reflected on her entrepreneurial journey so far, detailing what she’s learnt from unexpected mishaps along the way to […]
Insert 🤯 emoji because it’s hard to believe Infosecurity Europe was a month ago already! Then again, the consistent developments and projects taking place at Plexal move at a pace that Michael Johnson, the serial gold medal-winning Olympian, would be proud of, so it’s easy for moments to flash by before you know it. And […]
Block Dojo, the block chain incubator based at Plexal Stratford coworking space, concluded their intense 12-week incubator program with Cohort 5, read about the 8 startups here.
After months of scouring the country for budding entrepreneurs bursting at the seams with creative ideas, we’re excited to have launched our Product Builder Programme, which is powered by Barclays Eagle Labs, funded by the UK government and delivered by Plexal. To recap on our nationwide innovator hunt, Plexal and Barclays Eagle Labs held a […]
To call generative AI a popular subject would be an understatement. It’s like saying fish and chips by the seaside tastes nice, which is a disservice when the reality is that guzzling the salty, vinegar-coated British delicacy at the beach makes for a flavour sensation that sets the taste buds alight. That to say, regardless […]
As event topics go, the 2023 theme of RSA – “stronger together” – really couldn’t have fit Plexal any better, so inevitably we were like a moth to a flame when it came to securing our place. And, true to the focus of this year’s San Francisco conference, we had no intention of flying solo. […]
We at Plexal are thrilled to have reinforced our partnership with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology through the arrival of Cyber Runway 3.0. This aligns with our position as the innovation company solving society’s challenges through collaboration with government, startups and industry. Cyber Runway is supported by the Centre for Secure Information Technologies […]
Plexal recently met with Maryland Governor Wes Moore in London during his first international trade mission in April, committing to be a part of the US state’s exciting new Maryland Global Gateway Soft Landing Program. We’ve joined the Global Gateway as the seventh official international exchange partner and the first in the UK. As part […]
Plexal had a very successful show at the NCSC’s CyberUK 19-20 April 2023 in Belfast with leaders in the cybersecurity industry.
We’re thrilled to announce that following months of scouting, Plexal and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have selected 11 startups to join the EMEA cohort of the first ever global AWS Healthcare Accelerator. Our four-week programme is designed to create positive impact for the healthcare workforce. AWS and Plexal are delivering the accelerator to ease the healthcare […]
By Andrew Roughan, managing director, Plexal What’s happened The government has released more details about the £375m Future Fund: Breakthrough scheme, which will see the Treasury co-invest with private enterprise to bring game-changing technologies to market. The government is also launching consultations on a Digital Markets Unit: a new regulatory regime for the most powerful […]
As part of our virtual events programme, Alison Battisby, founder of social media consultancy Avocado Social, hosted a workshop on how startups can make the most of their social presence with a minimal budget. Alison has over 10 years of social media experience and has managed communities for Pringles, Tesco and Nokia. She now owns […]
Plexal has teamed up with research company Beauhurst to analyse how the lockdown and COVID-19 is affecting UK businesses. And our latest data, which covers the period from 23 March until 18 May, shows that the pandemic is hitting seed-stage startups hardest. Overall, there were 35% fewer deals and a 50% drop in funding compared […]
COVID-19 is having a huge impact on startups and scaleups across the UK, but to understand what’s really going on and provide a window into future trends, we’ve teamed up with research company Beauhurst to analyse UK investment and startup activity. We’ll be tracking nearly 30,000 startups and fast-growth businesses and publishing the stats each […]
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