What’s next for Sheffield’s “tech hub”?

We'd like to hear your views on how this project should develop.

It’s been nearly six months since my post providing an update on the Sheffield Tech Hub / MakerHub. When I wrote that post, Sheffield Digital had just been asked to participate in the Ecosystem subcommittee of the MakerHub Community Interest Company (CIC). Over the next couple of months, we spent a great deal of time
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Three ways to pitch your start-up

Keep an eye on these events and deadlines in September.

If you’re looking for funding or mentoring for your start-up idea, or want to hone your pitching skills, there are a bunch of opportunities coming up in September that don’t require a trip to London: Tech North’s Northern Stars Northern Stars is back for a second year, with Sheffield hosting the first of three regional
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Supporting tech start-ups in Gaza

A guest post from Laura Bennett and Elizabeth Shassere about their upcoming trip to Gaza.

We are proud and pleased to share that we are two of only seven mentors from all over the world to have the privilege of being a part of the Gaza Sky Geeks pre-incubator bootcamp in just a few weeks’ time. The fact that both of us are women from the North of England from the same fantastic entrepreneurial tech
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FrontEndNorth 2016

Sheffield is about to take its place on the digital conference map, thanks to the efforts of Barnsley agency Make Do.

If you are a front end developer, are interested in web design or just want to get up to speed on something new, you should get yourself a ticket to FrontEndNorth which takes place at Sheffield City Hall on 30th September. Organisers Kimb Jones and Dave Green from Make Do have set themselves the goal of creating
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Venturefest Yorkshire 2016

Annual business event refocuses on innovation and entrepreneurship.

After losing its way a bit in recent years, Venturefest Yorkshire has been given an overhaul and, this year, will have a much greater focus on innovation and entrepreneurs. The 2016 event at York Racecourse on 16th November will include an exhibition, speakers and workshops, opportunities to meet investors and two competitions open to anyone
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Company Spotlight: Aiir

This Sheffield company dominates its market in the UK and is expanding into North America.

Back in 2003, an enthusiastic young radio presenter became interested in the web and started building sites in his spare time. He showed what he was doing to a producer at the station, who said “You know, we could sell that to radio stations” . . . The station was Sheffield’s Hallam FM, the presenter
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SHU VR project featured on Channel 4

When a group of researchers from the different fields of games design, engineering and healthcare met at a conference, it sparked a project which is changing the lives of amputees.

If you attended the Platform event on VR in May, you would have seen Ivan Phelan from SHU’s Games department talking about his project helping amputees to learn how to use a prosthetic arm. Ivan’s project was featured on Channel 4 news last week. You can watch the clip here. There’s also more detailed information
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Maker Assembly comes to Sheffield

Andrew Sleigh from Maker Assembly explains what to expect from the event later this month.

On Wednesday 31 August, we’re holding an event called Maker Assembly at Roco in Sheffield. It’s an opportunity for makers of all kinds to gather together and share their experiences, and reflect on their own experiences of making and also learn about other cultures, histories and approaches to making. What do we mean by “making”?
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