Come along to Northern Stars on the 29th October


Tech North has launched Northern Stars, a competition to showcase the brightest and best startups in the North of England. Taking place over the next three months, Tech North are hosting pitch nights in seven major cities across the North, presenting an opportunity for startups to reach a new audience, receive mentoring, and meet early stage investors and business leaders. We are delighted that we are hosting the Hull event at the new C4DI building on Thursday 29th October and you are invited!

This is our chance to shine and make it a special event. Not only to showcase our startups but also to have the best crowd of lovely people!

At each city pitch competition there will be a presentation by CrowdCubeabout how to engage with their crowdfunding platform, and the winner on the night will receive an Apple iPad. The city pitches culminate in a regional final on 24th November in Manchester, where the 10 winners will come away with the following prize package:

– A place in the Tech North pavilion at TechCrunch Disrupt (London Dec 7-8) and 2 x tickets to the conference – Meetings with some of Europe’s leading early stage investors & mentors – Pitching at a dedicated investor pitch event at Bloomberg, London – Pitch training and media/PR support – Invites to high profile events in the UK and Europe

Since launching the Northern Stars initiative, Tech North have already generated a good buzz online, with coverage in Tech City InsiderProlific North, and the Yorkshire Post. Taking part in the Northern Stars competition will raise the profiles of inspiring digital tech startups and strengthen the connections within the tech community within each city and across the region.

We're encouraging startups to apply to pitch, and for people within the community to come along and support the entrants on the night. The date in Hull is Thursday 29th October at 5pm at the new C4DI.

Expect an energetic, fun and exciting evening... and yes there is free pizza and beer!

Please click the relevant link below to register to pitch or attend! (For applying to pitch, once on the website, click the Apply Online Now banner to be taken to the registration page).

Apply now to pitch >> click here.

Attend >> click here.

Tech Nation 2016


Today, Tech City UK is delighted to announce that the research phase for Tech Nation 2016 is now underway. Launched by the Prime Minister and Chancellor in February, Tech Nation 2015 was the first comprehensive, community-driven analysis of tech clusters across the UK.

This year Tech City UK is aiming to gain an even deeper insight into the technology startup landscape to discover what digital companies need in order to grow and scale.

In partnership with Nesta and Growth Intelligence, Tech City UK has launched a short survey as part of Tech Nation 2016.

We have the opportunity to showcase our local tech industry with Tech Nation 2016, and feature a couple of local companies as case studies.

Why complete the survey:

  • You can help chart the development of companies powering the UK’s digital economy
  • £1000 worth of tickets for this year’s Web Summit are up for grabs
  • International exposure with the chance to be featured in the Tech Nation report

Please click here to take part! Thank you.