Tag Archives: Sheffield

COVID-19 response offers from the digital community

This is an open call for offers of support and provision of local assets, both people and infrastructure, to support local pandemic response efforts.

Over the last week, as the local response to the pandemic has gone into overdrive, we’ve received many offers of help and material support from people and firms in the local digital community. We’re compiling them into a list, which we’re going to publish openly on the Sheffield Digital website, and also share with the

Building an ecosystem of tech talent

How can we tackle Sheffield’s digital skills shortage?

Sheffield is not doing enough to attract and keep hold of experienced people in the tech industries, neither are we equipping young people with the right skills to succeed in tech based roles. These were the themes that quickly emerged and continued to evolve throughout the discussion, which was chaired by Simon Cookson from Northern

Sheffield startups invited to join pioneering business experiment

Startupscale is a new Sheffield-based project designed to help tech startups grow.

Up to 20 new technology businesses will be able to participate in Startupscale, a two-year startup project providing founders with training and mentoring from experienced technology entrepreneurs and industry experts, as well as access to exclusive networking opportunities. In what is believed to be a world first, the stories of startups involved in the project

Company profile: The Tech Dept

A new name, a new approach and a new focus on Sheffield. We chatted to The Tech Dept to see how it’s all going.

Founders of The Tech Dept, Dan Kirby and Rick Grundy launched their business in 2004 with an email software product. Dan was also running a branding agency and after a couple of years his two companies found mutual ground. The Tech Dept (then just ‘Tech Dept’) began to service clients with creative digital marketing solutions