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Cocker starts to build Cardiff tech

TECHNATION200: Cardiff-based startup Dizzyjam is a t-shirt printing business turned e-commerce platform. Its former DJ founder, Neil Cocker, has turned his attention to helping grow the South Welsh tech scene by creating Cardiff Start.

David Dunn

Dunn helps Sunderland software grow

TECHNATION200: Sunderland Software City is a government-backed initiative to promote tech on Wearside – a part of the world still better known for its heavy industry than its new technology. Chief executive David Dunn, talks to us.

bonnie dean

Dean of Bristol and Bath

TECHNATION200: The Bristol & Bath Science Park is a hub bringing together corporates, entrepreneurs and academics for the west of England. Science park chief executive Bonnie Dean tells us how she’s helping to drive innovation – and what’s special about Bristol and Bath.

joe krancki

Frog Capital invests to innovate

Frog Capital, a growth-stage VC business with a fund of €100m from a single European family, is the latest technology investor to feature in TechCityinsider’s Tech Fundamentals series.

Herb Kim

Kim thinks digital for English north

TECH NATION: The Thinking Digital conference has just happened at Sage Gateshead – bringing together pioneers working in technology and beyond in a TED-style narrative format. TD chief Herb Kim, recently appointed executive chair of Tech North, talks to us.


Warblr makes twitcher dreams come true

TECHNATION200: Warblr is a new app that connects us better to nature, by identifying the species behind different birdsongs. Thought up by founder Florence Wilkinson on a woodland walk, what is a simple concept requires a lot of complex background technology.

si brown

Signs looking good for skignz

TECHNATION200: Skignz is an augmented reality platform that uses geolocation to allow people to add a ‘skign’ – a sign in the sky – above any location, anywhere. The startup has just won the 2015 Thinking Digital startup contest. Co-founder Si Brown talks to us.

Electricity Showrooms

Watch our startup surgery shorts

This month, TechCityinsider and its expert partners came together in east London for the afternoon to offer free business advice to digital startups. Queues formed to hear the wisdom on offer. Watch the experts offer their business perspective.

Tina Mashaalahi

Mashaalahi’s hard-working KweekWeek

TECHNATION200: Ticketing platform KweekWeek offers an interactive listings guide for consumers, helping them find interesting goings-on in London and other European cities. It also makes it easier for organisers to manage their events. Co-founder Tina Mashaalahi explains.

nigel shardlow

How to get your data science right

DATA DRIVEN: Some argue that data scientist is the sexiest job out there. But it’s a new discipline and getting the right people to do the right work for you at the right time is far from easy. Sandtable’s Nigel Shardlow shares some wisdom.