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Two new Northern companies join Tech City UK’s Future Fifty


Tech City UK’s Future Fifty is all about showcasing and supporting some of the country’s leading growth-stage tech companies. Today, two Northern companies have joined the Future Fifty – Manchester’s Interact … read more

When super-fans beat VCs: Why Cocoon chose equity crowdfunding


Tech firms can have many different reasons to opt for equity crowdfunding over traditional forms of investment. For Leeds-based home security startup Cocoon, it’s about freedom. “There’s less focus on … read more

Are you a Leeds-based Digital Business? Get listed here…


We’re looking to list all tech and digital businesses across the North in a new directory, so we’re calling out for entries city by city. Today it’s Leeds! Don’t worry if … read more

Startups: read this before you hire your first employee

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Pete Smith is co-founder of Songkick and Silicon Milkroundabout. He will be giving at talk about sourcing, hiring and leadership at Tech North’s Founders’ Network Summit on 2 March 2017. … read more

Why base your tech business in Manchester?

Alan Flower HCL Technologies

HCL is perhaps the biggest tech company you’d never heard of. We caught up with Alan Flower, the firm’s VP & CTO, to find out why this global company chose Manchester … read more

How write a better press release for your startup

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Our Northern Stars winners recently received some specialist PR training from Manchester-based Fourth Day PR as part of their prize package. Thankfully, Fourth Day are a lovely bunch of people … read more

Taking VR and AR mainstream: an upcoming conference will explore the opportunities

VR Lake District

The North has embraced virtual and augmented reality. There’s entertainment from the likes of Swapbots and the region’s many games developers, and more serious applications from companies like Evidential and ZeroLight. … read more

Hurry – entries for Northern Tech 100 League Table close 24 February

The Northern Tech 100 League Table

There’s not long left to enter the Northern Tech 100 League Table and Northern Tech Awards, so you best get a move on if you want to be recognised as … read more

Tips for the perfect investor pitch, from our Northern Stars

From the Bloomberg pitching event - a phone screen showing a positive comment about the pitching companies

Last week our Northern Stars had a busy 24 hours in London. First there was a visit to 10 Downing Street, where they met with Liam Maxwell, National Technology Advisor. Then … read more

Don’t be scared of cap tables

Cap tables

Deborah McGargle, an experienced entrepreneur, investor and business mentor, will be delivering a workshop on planning the financial future of your business at Tech North’s Founders’ Network Summit on 2nd … read more



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