The latest news, case studies and blogs from Sunderland Software City and the region’s tech community.

Tech Nation Launches Rising Stars 2018

Are you the next Rising Star? Tech Nation has launched Rising Stars - the newest and most exciting pitch competition for early-stage businesses. Building on the success of Northern Stars (run by Tech North), the competition is now going national to discover the best tech startups from every corner of

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North East BIC Launches New Round of Innovation Funding

A programme designed to unlock the innovative potential of North East SMEs has been relaunched by the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). The new programme will build on the success of the BIC’s previous SME Innovation Programme and will assist businesses in the region to become more innovative,

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Digital Company Goes for a Pizza the Market

A North East digital company is hoping to give fast food retailers a bigger slice of the market, after launching a new site to rival Just Eat.   The FoodHouse, which has been designed and built by North East entrepreneurs Roger Byrne and David Duff, is set to stand up against

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New Programme Launches to Support NE Manufacturing Firms

Local manufacturers are being given the opportunity to explore emerging technology as regional innovation hub, Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley (NETV), today (6th September) launches a new Digital Manufacturing Programme. The programme was designed to ensure North East firms benefit from the predicted multi-billion pound boost, that

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Marketing Specialists Scale Up

MEET the marketeer helping businesses scale-up around the world, from her base in Sunderland. Having worked in Los Angeles, Sydney and London, Natasha McDonough – founder and Managing Director of MMC – has always “gone global” in her worldview. MMC, which specialises in developing effective marketing strategies to help businesses

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Making the Most of Business Opportunities

Billy Webber, COO at Sunderland Software City, has supported hundreds of businesses across the North East. In this month's North East Times, he discusses the ways businesses can make the most of their opportunities. I don’t believe in luck – new customers present themselves in many forms and the businesses

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Applications now Open for Pitch@Palace 10.0

Applications for Pitch@Palace 10.0 are now open! Back for its fourth year, the programme gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet the people who can help make their business dreams a reality. Founded by the Duke of York in 2014, Pitch@Palace provides a platform to amplify and accelerate the work of

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Content Specialist Joins MMC

  Sunderland based strategic marketing agency MMC has appointed David Broderick as part of the award-winning company’s growth plans.   MMC, which was formed in 2015 by Natasha McDonough, the current Chair of the Sunderland Committee for the North East Chamber of Commerce, has brought David on board to lead

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