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The death of the 20th Century corporation

Matthew Griffin

While their older rivals were operating Business as Usual Models these Millennials were busy building attractive Platform products and designing new 21 st Century Business Operating Models free from legacy that encouraged people outside their walls to work with them for everyone’s’ advantage but there were additional benefits too.

The rise and rise of Entrepreneurs

Matthew Griffin

Entrepreneurs have faster and easier access to funding, expert resources, advanced manufacturing and prototyping techniques and rapid routes to market and when you connect billions of people together the next great idea and the means to resource, develop and sell it are merely a click away. Google’s new product initiatives though have helped it increase earnings by $6 billion over the past 5 years but during the same period small start ups have created new markets worth over $1.5


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The secrets behind building a Unicorn

Matthew Griffin

What does it take to create a Unicorn – a company that achieves a valuation of $1 Billion or more within five years of first opening their doors and why are there more of them than ever? Today it’s unlikely you’ll go more than half an hour without bumping into a Unicorn or their close cousin the Super Unicorn – a Venture Capitalist term for startups that have soared to $1 Billion to $100 Billion valuations within five years of opening their doors. Development.

The Banks Guide to scouting Fintech

Matthew Griffin

Their teams have pre-prepared briefs, mapped against Emerging Technology and Societal trends and they’ll scour social media, Private Equity firms, Venture Capitalist companies and regional Fintech Innovation Accelerator communities like Innovate Finance, Finextra, FinTech50, Startupbootcamp and TechStars to find their new match but it doesn’t stop there, they’re not averse to flying young Fintechs into the UK en masse to take part in speed dating events.

Have the Banks already been Disrupted?

Matthew Griffin

Many people I speak to feel the banks have forgotten their role in our lives – to help us grow our savings pots, not take more from us in charges than we make in interest in ten years and to help us make our money go further, not just hail new mobile banking apps as the next great innovation when they should simply form part of an overall consumer service improvement strategy.

Case Study: Regional SME Development Project Brings Innovation Lift to Manufacturing Hub

Innovation 360 Group

And yet, when it comes to innovation, SMEs often do not have the resources and tools to manage a process that consistently delivers results. They need a common framework and language to describe and quantify innovation efforts, and to collaborate internally and externally. While they don’t have the same resources as large corporations, SMEs can potentially be quite innovative. The EU funded-development project was launched in 2016 with 8.2 The Situation.