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Let’s not fool ourselves: Northern tech has a LONG way to go

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John Lewis has founded and grown high tech companies. Here he gives a personal view about the current state of the technology sector in Northern England. “The first principle is … read more

Innovation thrives on openness

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Simon Green is Director of Innovate Tees Valley Festival. The ability to innovate is something that sets us apart from other animals. We are driven by the desire to better our … read more

Private money needs to have more of an impact on Northern tech

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Beauhurst recently published a report analysing five years of equity investment into startups and high-growth companies in the North East of England. Henry Whorwood leads on Beauhurst’s consultancy and bespoke … read more

Brexit video diaries: 2 Northern startups on Article 50, jobs and the exchange rate

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In late August we asked two Northern startup founders to give their reaction to the EU referendum result. While we originally planned for it to be a monthly series, things … read more

Growing the North of England’s pool of tech talent / Andrew Lawson

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Over the past five years, the UK’s tech industry has been booming, primarily because mobile and cloud-based technologies now power nearly everything we do. This is great news, not just … read more

Brexit video diaries: Two founders on how they’re dealing with the EU result

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It’s now two months since we learned that the UK had voted to leave the European Union. The result shocked many and, with a timetable for departure still not set, … read more

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