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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

Why start your tech business in Leeds?

Adam Beaumont, CEO, AQL

When he first started AQL‘s office on the south side of Leeds, founder Adam Beaumont confesses to having had second thoughts about the location. But, he says, over the course … read more

How Sky Bet broke loose and flourished into a Leeds unicorn


It’s not very often that you hear a tech CEO say “we just lost £1 million” and they’re not worried about it. But when the CEO in question is Richard … read more

Meet the Northern Stars finalists: Solutionpath powers smarter students and universities

Richard Gascoigne of DTP Solutionpath

On 17th November 2016, our Northern Stars final will take place in Manchester. Among the 20 companies pitching will be six from the recent regional heats. As the final approaches, … read more

Leeds Digital Jobs Fair fuels the city’s growing tech sector


One part of a healthy tech ecosystem that is often not considered is a good recruitment event. Leeds now has its own in the form of the Leeds Digital Job … read more

Simetric Telecom lets your office phones work in harmony with your team’s mobiles


Recently my landline at home started making a buzzing noise, so I called in an engineer to take a look. He said it had been a problem at the local … read more

Run a data startup? Check out the ODI’s new accelerator – fast!

ODI Startup Accelerator

If you’re a data-focused startup, the Open Data Institute has an accelerator programme coming up that might be perfect for you. You’ll need to act fast though, as the deadline for … read more

Sit back and watch a film about the story of tech in Leeds

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If you were frustrated that not enough people knew about the impact your city had made on the tech world, what would you do? Start a blog? Run a social … read more

Meet the startup that wants to bring real-time smarts to the NHS

Converging Data

The UK’s National Health Service is nowhere near as data-savvy as it could be, but one company wants to change that by giving hospitals the ability to see just how efficient … read more



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