An interview with Hanan Kattan, founder of Tabun Kitchen

February 7, 2019 by Sarah El Tayara

An interview with Hanan Kattan, founder of Tabun Kitchen, a casual dining concept bringing authentic Palestinian food to London based on Hanan’s family recipes: Tell us about the name of your restaurant? Where did “Tabun Kitchen” come from? As a Palestinian, tabun bread is a very big part of our culture and heritage, so is […]

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The ‘Dark’ Future for Food Delivery Apps

October 24, 2017 by Charlotte Dugdale

It is late at night and you haven’t prepared any food but are dying for a meal. It being 2017 means that you don’t settle for frozen meals anymore but expect to purchase restaurant quality food from a few clicks of a button. Reaching for your phone and opening one of the many food delivery […]

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Is ‘emotional intelligence’ important for being a successful entrepreneur?

July 7, 2017 by Ines Marques De Sa

How often do you overreact to a relatively calm situation? If the answer is often, it could be a sign of low emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional reasoning abilities, composed of knowing and managing one’s own emotional state and recognising the emotional state of others. It has been long thought that […]

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Founder Magic and Angel Investments

June 19, 2017 by Farid Haque

Let’s assume that we are new at “Angel Investing” or are exploring the opportunity of putting some hard earned money into a highly volatile and risky asset class and start with a few definitions.   An angel is an individual, often a wealthy individual, potentially a sophisticated investor who is able to part with personal cash to […]

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Mentor Interview – Paul Griffiths

June 5, 2017 by Ines Marques De Sa

Toucan is pleased to introduce our newest mentors, Paul Griffiths, CEO and Co- Founder of Bloodstone Solutions. Bloodstone Solutions is working on building the world’s first commercially available Artificial Person. Discover Griffiths’ motivations to joining Toucan’s ecosystem as a mentor.   What are the main reasons why you wanted to become involved with Toucan? When […]

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Happy Business

May 30, 2017 by Brendan Barns

Are you happy? Does what you do with your life make you happy?   According to recent research an enormous 55% of London workers want to change careers due to unhappiness and discontentedness at work.   The work of US author, Shawn Achor reveals that happiness leads to success but success does not necessarily lead […]

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How do investors evaluate startup pitches?

May 16, 2017 by Oliver Jones (Angel Investor Network)

This post is adapted from an article by Oliver Jones in Angel Investment Network’s Learn centre. The original article advises angel investors on how to evaluate investment opportunities. This article is for the benefit of entrepreneurs. An angel investor’s task is to predict the potential of a company based on early indications and very little […]

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Toucan’s First Start-up: The Chase Films

April 21, 2017 by Ines Marques De Sa

Long, long ago, before Toucan was known for its royal blue colour and focused on start- ups in the F&B, retail, and lifestyle sectors, Toucan supported a small film start-up called The Chase Films, founded by Mark Gill and Alex Roberts. They have seen tremendous success since moving on from Toucan, even being nominated for […]

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Patsy Godik – Mentor Interview

April 3, 2017 by Ines Marques De Sa

Toucan is delighted to introduce one of our newest mentors, Patsy Godik, Managing Director of Conceptualise, an interior design and branding company, and Creative Director at Gaucho restaurant. Patsy is currently mentoring Grill My Cheese’s Nisha and Nishma, supporting them with the branding and creative direction of their new restaurant concept. Find out from Patsy, […]

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The Ignite Awards

March 22, 2017 by Ines Marques De Sa

With spring having recently sprung, it seems an appropriate time to put a spring in the next step of your start-up. We are thrilled to be re-launching The Ignite Awards for 2017, with branded media company, Time Inc. (UK), and business events agency, London Business Forum. Some of you might be wondering what The Ignite […]

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