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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Offset comes to Sheffield

Two days of design inspiration on our doorstep.

OFFSET is one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries. The Dublin-based event attracts over 2,500 attendees every year and features speakers who are key disrupters and influencers in their fields. National and international giants in the world of design speak about their work, ideas and inspirations,
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Futurecade – Art of the Future

Festival of the Mind goes full VR, Sept 15-25.

The marvelous Festival of the Mind is back this month, with lots of digital content to discover. Futurecade is a series of 15 different exhibitions and talks, including a variety of virtual reality experiences, an homage to the Hole in the Road and even some dancing robots. The future fun all happens at the Millennium
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Announcing Digital Policy Conflab #1

We're hosting a digital policy debate on Monday 19th September

Following on from the outline policy framework I talked about back in July, we’re going to hold an open session to discuss digital policy on the 19th September between 4 and 6pm in the Creative Lounge at the Workstation. As I’ve said previously, we think it’s important that we have a strong idea of which
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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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