Cass Entrepreneurship Fund invests in mobile technology company Flypost

The Cass Entrepreneurship Fund has announced an investment in a new technology company which combines events listings with geo-location functionality. Flypost has also been selected as one of the leading UK digital companies for this year’s UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Mission to SXSW Interative 2011 in Austin Texas, which is taking place this week. The company has launched their new iPhone Application for this event.

If it’s free, does it have value?

I was recently fortunate enough to be asked to join a panel of experts to debate the role of LEP’s.
While on stage, the discussion touched upon the demise of Business Link and the plans to centralise this business support service as well as introduce 40,000 free business mentors. It was reported, or rather tweeted, that I called the government’s new mentoring scheme ‘bizarre’ and asked whether you ‘trust a mentor who was free?’ I did say those things… so perhaps I should explain my concerns.