Apply to the Capital Enterprise Investor Lounge

A great opportunity for local technology startups to meet investors and network on 14th March.

Capital Enterprise are hosting an Investor Lounge event in Sheffield on 14th March. This is a great opportunity for startups at pre-seed or early seed stage that are looking to raise between £200k and £1million. If you are one of the companies chosen to take part, Capital Enterprise will match you to two or three

Brilliant international growth opportunity

Make sure your company is part of a new directory that will be shared with Chinese businesses. Quick response needed...

While it might seem like a distant and somewhat random choice for growth, business links between China and the city region have been increasing over recent years and those links flow in both directions. Get on the directory If you’re tempted, we need you to fill in a quick survey and the information will be

Book a stand at STACK 2018

STACK 2018 is Sheffield Hallam University’s careers event in digital technology on 28th February.

The all-day event is a great way for digital companies to meet and talk to students, graduates, employers and other organisations about what you do and any job opportunities you might have. About STACK 2018 STACK is run by Sheffield Hallam’s Department of Computing, which offers a wide range of degrees and career pathways. It’s

Book your place on the Connected Manufacturing Workshop

Learn how manufacturing businesses work and what opportunities there are for digital companies to collaborate.

The aim was to help people working in digital to get a feel for how digital is being applied in advanced manufacturing and to think about how they might develop products or services for manufacturers. How do manufacturing businesses work? After the visit, many people mentioned that they would like the opportunity to find out

Sheffield’s ASK4 attracts new investment

The investment will help the Sheffield company develop its products and move into new markets.

About ASK4 ASK4 provides high-speed internet solutions and managed data services for multi-tenant accommodations. They do it by partnering with universities, private sector student accommodation providers, residential apartment developers and businesses. Jonathan Burrows founded ASK4 in 2000: “Our growth has been built on delivering exceptional customer service and investing in strong long-term partnerships. With Bowmark’s

Episode 9: Leila Johnston on digital art, artificial intelligence and robot crows

We chat to Leila Johnston, artist, technologist and digital curator at Site Gallery.

Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed In episode 9 of the Sheffield Digital podcast, we are joined by the fantastic Leila Johnston. Leila is an artist, technologist, curator, consultant, journalist and plenty of other things too. It was great to speak to her about what she’s currently working on,

Discussing the digital economy with senior Chinese economic statisticians

Follow-up from the visit of Chinese government statisticians who came to learn about the digital economy.

They asked us whether we would be willing to meet with a delegation of senior Chinese economic statisticians, who were interested in the digital economy for mutual exchange and learning. About the delegation The delegation consisted of 17 statisticians from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of the People’s Republic of China, who are currently

Alternate Realities Market 2018 open for submissions

Submit your interactive, immersive or VR project to Sheffield Doc/Fest by 14 February 2018.

From those submissions, 25 creators will go on to hold one-to-one meetings with funders and advisors, which includes commissioners, broadcasters, arts organisations, online platforms, NGOs and other experts. About the Alternate Realities Market Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK’s number one documentary festival. It celebrates the art and business of documentary and all non-fiction storytelling and

Complete the Tech Nation 2018 survey

We want as many people and companies as possible to have their say and help represent Sheffield.

Tech Nation is a series of reports that aims to map the UK’s digital tech ecosystem. We think it’s really important to make sure Sheffield is well represented in the report, which is why we encourage you (firmly, politely) to complete the Tech Nation 2018 survey. It only takes a few minutes. You have until

How to get your event on the Sheffield Digital calendar

Events on our calendar are seen by hundreds of people every week – make sure yours is on there too!

Best of all, for the most part, it’s populated by the people who organise those events. And we’d love to add more. If you have a meetup and want to get it on the calendar, this is the post for you. What type of event goes on the calendar? As you can tell by looking

Episode 8: David Richards on WANdisco and his new tech skills foundation

David Richards explains his plans to change the way children are taught computer skills in schools.

Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed We kick off 2018 with a fantastic guest on episode 8 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast. David Richards is the CEO of the hugely successful WANdisco, which specialises in big data and has offices in Silicon Valley and Sheffield. It was absolutely fascinating

Businesses work with Sheffield College on new apprenticeship

Great progress is being made and you can find out more at an update briefing on 7th February.

It was a chance for the College to share their plan to introduce a Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship. Staff at the College want to make sure that the programme is structured and delivered in a way that will meet the needs of local businesses, so the aim has been to involve employers from the

Company spotlight: TribePad

TribePad's recruitment software is used by some of the biggest companies in the world.

TribePad is one of Sheffield’s best kept secrets and a real success story for the city. The company was founded in 2008 by Dean Sadler, who was part of the core team that set up Plusnet. After selling Plusnet to BT Group in 2007, he was looking for a new challenge and decided to shake

Sheffield’s Northern Stars 2017 winners

Tutorful and Sport:80 deliver winning pitches at the Northern Stars grand final.

In November, Sheffield companies Tutorful (formerly Tutora) and Sport:80 were announced winners of Tech North Northern Stars 2017. They pitched in front of hundreds of people and against 18 other companies in a competition that aims to find the ‘best tech startups in the region’. Well done to both companies – it’s a fantastic achievement.

Riverside Game Night returns for a 2.0

The meetup for the gaming community is back and on the hunt for developers to showcase their games.

After the success of the first Riverside Game Night back in October, the folks at Sumo Digital are organising round 2.0. It’s all back to Bungalows and Bears on Wednesday 24th January 2018, when South Yorkshire’s gamers, game developers, publishers and students will come together again to play games and talk shop. Showcase your game

£4,000 worth of kit to be won in Sheffield smart city competition

Urban Flows Observatory at the University of Sheffield launch their first city-focused internet of things competition.

Urban Flows Observatory is founded by the University of Sheffield’s departments of Civil & Structural Engineering and Automatic Control & Systems Engineering. It is studying the city’s energy and resource flows as part of a three-year, multi-million Euro international academic collaboration. As part of this project, the observatory is launching a public competition to help

‘Pitchfest’ to prepare RAI firms for investment

Training for robotics and artificial intelligence companies who want to secure investment.

This post was originally published on Innovate UK’s website. Pitchfest is an investment readiness programme to train RAI firms deliver ‘the perfect pitch’ and a chance to secure investment. Investment-hungry firms working in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence (RAI) are being invited to take part in an investment readiness programme to provide an

Episode 7: Immigration, employment law and the digital sector

Kathleen O'Donnell and Nathan Woodcock from Fragomen share their expertise, plus a pre-Christmas news round-up.

 Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed Episode 7 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast features a really interesting interview with Kathleen O’Donnell and Nathan Woodcock, both from Fragomen LLP. They are experts in immigration and employment law and provide a fantastic overview of the system and how it affects

Appt win ‘Best in China’ award at Horasis summit

Sheffield digital agency scoop prestigious award for a successful launch and first year doing business in China.

Last month, Sheffield-based digital agency, Appt, were given the ‘Best in China’ award at the Horasis summit, co-hosted by the Sheffield City Region and China Federation of Industrial Economics. It’s a great achievement and reward for Appt’s launch and success in China this year. A successful launch The Best in China award celebrates the achievements

FrontEndNorth speakers and £20 discount

FrontEndNorth will feature a fantastic speaker lineup and you can get a great deal on tickets.

FrontEndNorth takes place in Sheffield at the City Hall for a second time on 19th January 2018. It’s a fantastic and popular event, perfect for front end developers and anyone interested in web design. Make Do, the organisers, have just announced a new batch of speakers and you can bag yourself £20 off the price