Episode 32: Hannah Chaplin on building and selling a successful startup

Receptive's co-founder shares her startup journey in our first show in front of a live audience.

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Episode 32 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast was recorded in front of a live audience at Spaces Acero, as part of the first Sheffield Digital Festival. We interviewed Hannah Chaplin, founder of Receptive, the Sheffield startup that has just been acquired by Pendo.

We were so pleased to have Hannah on the show to talk about her journey. From project management to founding her own companies, with Receptive she has created one of the city’s real success stories over the last few years.

That’s not to say that there hasn’t been challenges along the way. In the interview, Hannah very generously shares both the highs and the lows of running a startup. It’s brilliant to hear exactly what it takes to turn a great idea into something used by companies and people around the world.

In the second part of the show, me and Chris go through some of the latest news from Sheffield’s digital sector. Topics include:

  • reflections on the Sheffield Digital Awards
  • a look at the Tech Nation 2019 report
  • Sheffield College’s new Data Academy featuring WANdisco
  • Emerging ‘core pillars’ of Sheffield tech industry
  • Sheffield on the Thriving Places Index.

It’s a packed show, so off you pop and get stuck in. Don’t forget, if you listen via an app that supports chapters, you can quickly move between sections of the show to get to what you want.

Thanks to Rebel Base Media and Spaces

This live episode was made possible by Rebel Base Media who supplied the mobile recording gear . They of course have their new podcasting studio based at Sheffield Technology Parks too. The studio is fantastic and has all the gear you need to produce a properly professional podcast. You should head over and give it a try.

We also need to thank Heidi and the Spaces team who kindly gave up a meeting room for us to record in front of an audience. As one of our regional sponsors, we highly recommend you check out Spaces’ fantastic co-working and office spaces.

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Notes and links

Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. Here is that list for episode 31.

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Thank you for the music

Thanks again to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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