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Inside £19-a-night Rwanda migrant hotel – football pitch, WiFi and countryside views | World | News

Inside £19-a-night Rwanda migrant hotel – football pitch, WiFi and countryside views | World | News

Asylum seekers flown to Rwanda will stay in a £19-a-night hotel that boasts a football pitch, Wi-Fi and rural views. Images of the hotel the migrants will processed in for the first three months of their time in the east African country have been released. The accommodation has 50 twin rooms and according to Tripadvisor reviews it looks out over the surrounding hills. However, before being shown into their rooms at Hope Hostel, new arrivals will need to pass through airport-style metal detectors and bag scanners. After members of the House of Lords holding up the Rwanda Bill backed down, it quickly passed, prompting Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to declare that “nothing will stand in our way” of flights taking off. However, legal challenges are expected to try and thwart Mr Sunak’s plan, meaning that for the time being Hope Hostel may not see any asylum seeker arrivals. However, the PM has vowed not to allow the European Court of Human Rights to prevent the scheme from going ahead. The Tory leader said: “The passing …

Sample Pre-seed pitch deck: Geodesic.Life’s 0k deck

Sample Pre-seed pitch deck: Geodesic.Life’s $500k deck

Geodesic.Life, a Ukraine-based startup, is challenging the traditional notions of housing by introducing affordable, eco-friendly prefabricated dome homes. This concept addresses two pressing global concerns: the need for accessible housing and the urgency of environmental preservation. By normalizing sustainable living practices, Geodesic aims to make a positive impact on both individuals and the planet. The company just closed a small, $500,000 friends and family round to bring its vision to life. The startup’s dome homes offer several advantages. They are significantly more affordable than conventional housing options, making them an attractive choice for individuals, families and communities with limited financial resources. The homes are also designed with sustainability in mind: They are constructed using eco-friendly materials, have a low carbon footprint and are energy-efficient. This not only reduces the environmental impact of housing but also aligns with the growing demand for sustainable living solutions. The startup shared its 13-slide deck with TechCrunch, so let’s dive in and see what we can see.   We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if …

“Donald Trump Did This”: Inside Biden’s Post-‘Roe’ Pitch to Voters

“Donald Trump Did This”: Inside Biden’s Post-‘Roe’ Pitch to Voters

Amanda Zurawski was lying in a hospital bed. She had lost her baby 18 weeks into her pregnancy and then nearly died twice because of Texas’s further tightening of antiabortion laws. The room’s TV set was malfunctioning, stuck on a news channel featuring coverage of the law that had taken effect days earlier and landed Zurawski in the ICU. “I was watching this endless loop and talking with my husband, saying, ‘I can’t believe this is happening,’” Zurawski tells me. “We’re like, ‘People are going to die.’ And so we decided right away we were going to take action.” That was almost two years ago. Today, that incredible resolve found in the middle of heartbreak has put Zurawski on TV sets across the country and in the middle of what might be one of the defining issues of the 2024 presidential race. Her tragedy is the subject of a compelling new 60-second ad from Joe Biden’s campaign, in which Zurawski and her husband, Josh, sit in the loft of their Austin home and quietly go …

Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland’s relationship – from Pitch Perfect crush and wedding to divorce and cheating accusations

Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland’s relationship – from Pitch Perfect crush and wedding to divorce and cheating accusations

Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland’s contentious divorce has made headlines once again in the wake of the former’s appearance on Call Her Daddy. The Selling the OC star has been rocked with accusations of infidelity during their two year marriage, and their relationship has been thrust into the spotlight in the wake of their back and forth. Here’s a breakdown of their relationship, from how they first met to their wedding, divorce, and the involvement of Selling The OC… © Getty ImagesTyler Stanaland and Brittany Snow’s relationship explored They were each other’s crushes before meeting on Instagram In an interview with The Knot, Brittany, 38, and Tyler, 34, revealed that they first met on Instagram, with the latter adding that he had developed a crush on the actress when he first saw her in Pitch Perfect. Calling her his “unattainable crush” he recalled: “As a man, I used to watch ‘Pitch Perfect’ with friends and, ‘Brittany Snow… One day.’ But never thinking it would ever happen.” Brittany nursed a silent crush of her own, having …

Pitch Deck Teardown: Plantee Innovations’ .4M seed deck

Pitch Deck Teardown: Plantee Innovations’ $1.4M seed deck

It’s rare that I come across a pitch deck that ticks almost all the boxes. It’s so good, in fact, that I fed Plantee’s deck into an AI tool I built, and it determined there was a 97.7% chance that Plantee would raise money. This tool generally determines that only about 7.5% of all pitch decks are up to scratch, so Plantee’s is positively off the charts. What the robots didn’t pick up, however, was that Plantee’s Kickstarter campaign was canceled before it was completed, and there are a few other confusing bits as well. Let’s dive in to see what works, and what could be improved. We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if you want to submit your own, here’s how you can do that.  Slides in this deck Cover slide Summary slide Team slide Advisers and investors slide Mission slide Market validation slide Problem slide Solution slide Product slide  Competitive landscape slide  Traction slide  Target customer slide  Market size slide  GTM slide  Pricing & unit economics slide  Vision …

Macron charms Brazil’s Lula with non-alignment pitch and submarines – POLITICO

Macron charms Brazil’s Lula with non-alignment pitch and submarines – POLITICO

The Tonelero is the third of four conventionally-propelled submarines agreed in a $10 billion deal signed by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Lula in 2008. That pact also included building a nuclear-powered submarine, the Álvaro Alberto, which has seen delays and disagreements over the transfer of nuclear technology. Macron said he wanted to open “a new chapter” in the project, adding: “You want it, France will be at your side.” “We have never shared our so much of our know-how as we did with Brazil, and we are proud to have done so,” Macron said. Lula said: “Brazil wants the know-how, wants nuclear technology, not to go to war.” Brazilian authorities have signaled that France is now more willing to collaborate on the nuclear submarine. “Perhaps there was resistance in the past,” Maria Luisa Escorel de Moraes, secretary for Europe and North America at the Brazilian foreign ministry, told reporters last week. Source link

Pitch Deck Teardown: Protecto’s M seed deck

Pitch Deck Teardown: Protecto’s $4M seed deck

In an era where data is king and its volume and complexity are exploding, Protecto aims to eliminate the long-standing dilemma businesses face between leveraging AI’s power while ensuring data privacy. As the adoption of generative AI tools like ChatGPT skyrockets, wayward data becomes easier to find, process and do naughty things with. Protecto’s APIs are designed to protect sensitive data across the AI life cycle while maintaining its utility. The company announced it raised a $4 million seed funding round led by Together Fund, with contributions from Better Capital, FortyTwo VC, Arali Ventures and Speciale Invest. This round boosts Protecto’s total funding to $5 million. We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, so if you want to submit your own, here’s how you can do that.  Slides in this deck Protecto made redactions to the short-term and five-year goals and to specific details of the near-term product roadmap before submitting its deck to TechCrunch. The timeline for the goals and milestones related to the seed funding round was also redacted. Still, …

Last call for pitch submissions at TechCrunch Early Stage 2024!

Last call for pitch submissions at TechCrunch Early Stage 2024!

Don’t miss out on your chance to shine at “So You Think You Can Pitch,” our highly anticipated segment at TechCrunch Early Stage 2024, happening in Boston on April 25. Pitching is pivotal for securing funding and attracting early customers, yet getting honest feedback before facing investors can be rare. At TC Early Stage, three lucky founders will present their pitch decks for 4 minutes each in front of a panel of expert judges, gaining invaluable insights to refine their approach. Previous panelists have hailed from esteemed firms like Building Ventures, 1Sharpe Ventures, Emergence Capital, and more! Apply now! Submissions close tonight, March 22, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Here’s how it works TechCrunch will select three finalists to pitch onstage for 4 minutes each. Applicants must be early-stage and have a minimum viable product (MVP) to qualify. Each finalist team will receive two complimentary event tickets. All submissions will also be considered for the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield 200 cohort. There is absolutely NO cost or fee to apply or participate*. How to participate Apply …

Pitch Deck Teardown: SuperScale’s .4M Series A deck

Pitch Deck Teardown: SuperScale’s $5.4M Series A deck

There are two industries that make a ton of money but they’re traditionally largely ignored by venture capital — movies and gaming. That comes as a bit of a surprise to many: Venture capitalists are known for their keen eye on high-growth opportunities, predominantly casting their lot with tech startups, healthcare innovations, and the next big thing in the digital sphere. But Deadline reports that movies made $33.9 billion last year, and global gaming revenue was $184 billion, according to Newzoo. Still, the proposition of investing in movies introduces venture capitalists to a landscape far removed from the calculable metrics of SaaS platforms or the relatively predictable risk of biotech. Gaming and movies are extremely hit or miss, and that’s the kind of unpredictability that’s seldom embraced by traditional venture capital investment theses. I am always particularly curious about pitch decks in the gaming industry, so when SuperScale threw its hat in the ring, I was excited. The company is promising to make marketing for games easier, and given that great marketing is one of …

Red Pitch playwright Tyrell Williams: ‘Young men have a lot of anger that they don’t know what to do with’ | Theatre

Red Pitch playwright Tyrell Williams: ‘Young men have a lot of anger that they don’t know what to do with’ | Theatre

Tyrell Williams was on a bus through London’s Elephant & Castle in 2018 when he noticed the football pitch he played on as a teenager had been built over. “It was an important place to me and my friends,” he says. The loss of it stirred up feelings of nostalgia, frustration and sadness – so much so that when Williams got back home he was moved to write. What he didn’t know then was that his anger would eventually result in an award-winning debut play. Today Williams, 29, is sitting in the upstairs bar of Soho Place, the West End theatre where that play, Red Pitch, transfers on 15 March after two successful runs at west London’s Bush theatre, in 2022 and 2023. It is a big moment for Williams, who has dreamed of being a “storyteller” since he was a teenager reading out his work writing to his family. Williams studied creative writing and journalism at Middlesex University but becoming a writer “never felt tangible” until the end of his final year. Even so, he always pursued as many personal …