SDP 72: Airship and Mina – two of Sheffield’s most exciting startups talk about their journeys so far We speak to our guests about scalability and future plans, plus we give you an update on the city’s digital sector news. Iain BroomePodcast25th August 2021 Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed In the first half of episode 72 we discuss product development and scalability, working remotely and hiring during national lockdowns, Sheffield as a tech business location, how to encourage people to enter careers in tech, and diversity in the industry. And here are our guests: Julian Cole, Lead Developer, and Andrew Whiteley, Director, from Airship. Laurie Nicholas, Principal UX Developer, and Ashley Tate, Co-Founder, from Mina. It was so nice to hear about these exciting startup journeys, how the companies have adapted since COVID-19, and future plans. In the second half of episode 72, Mel and Chris share some of their usual updates from the city’s digital sector, including: Sheffield Digital is still going strong and keeping people connected Keep up to date by subscribing to the newsletter New workspaces opening in the city and planning approved Growth at Nimble Approach Fountain Precinct becoming a ‘tech hub’ Joi Polloi’s project collaboration with Field for Wentworth Woodhouse in Barnsley Endpoint Esports looking for a flexible workspace and a studio space Big announcement at Sumo Digital Sheffield Digital mentoring scheme Interviews with people who work in the digital sector on our YouTube channel UTC Sheffield Multi-Academy Trust Sheffield Hallam University programmes delivering business support for SMEs Business networking for Sheffield Digital members Don’t forget, you can always join the Sheffield Digital Slack community or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch and share your thoughts. Subscribe to the show If you’d like to have new episodes of the show appear right in your podcast player, you can subscribe via our page on Apple Podcasts or search for us in your podcast app of choice! Notes and links Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. Julian Cole on LinkedIn Andrew Whiteley on LinkedIn Laurie Nicholas on LinkedIn Ashley Tate on LinkedIn Airship Mina Sumo Digital Academy SEO Works Nimble Approach Hive IT Joi Polloi Cubo Work Join the UTC Sheffield Multi-Academy Trust Higher Skills Higher Growth (HSHG) Sheffield Digital Mentoring Scheme Careers in the tech sector – video interviews Sheffield Digital networking events Join our Slack community – Sheffield Digital Meet our members | Sheffield Digital Become a member of Sheffield Digital Subscribe to our newsletter Did we miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let us know. Join the conversation We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can share your thoughts with us on Twitter or on the channel in the Sheffield Digital Slack community. Thank you for the music Thanks to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.