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Tech South West Awards shortlist reveals best in tech from across the region

Live streaming platforms, carbon-neutral artificial reef systems and an app to support breastfeeding mothers are among the technologies developed by finalists at this year’s Tech South West Awards.

Now in their third year, the awards celebrate the best in tech from across the South West including Bath, Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire,...

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Emerging South West tech companies need easier access to funding, says new report

Early stage tech companies in the South West need clearer signposting to the funding opportunities that are available to them in the region, a new report released today has revealed.

The recommendation is one of many laid out in the report, commissioned by Tech South West, that explores how to better support tech startups in the South West.

Tech is the fastest growing part...

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Judges announced for Tech South West Awards 2021

An array of tech experts have been unveiled for the judging of this year’s Tech South West Awards.

Entrepreneurs and tech leaders working in digital tech, software, health tech, funding, startup support, tech hubs, innovation and research are in the lineup. They include Fay Davies of Plymouth Science Park, Kevin Hodge of the UK Hydrographic Office, Karin Rudolph of Tech Ethics...

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Early stage SW tech startups invited to join fully-funded accelerator programme

Pre-seed and seed stage tech startups are being invited to apply to the South West’s only region-wide accelerator for early stage tech companies.

Tech South West StartUp Studio is tailored for up-and-coming tech companies looking to accelerate their growth and secure funding. The fully-funded digital programme takes founders through an intensive and fast-paced programme to develop...

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Boost profits with a diverse workforce, says recruitment guru

Systemic biases in businesses are holding back diversity and economic performance according to a South West diversity recruitment expert.

Nemo D'Qrill, who is non-binary, founded the firm Sigma Polaris, which specialises in increasing diverse teams within companies, using AI.

They say if tech firms' recruitment structures had better processes, the firms would be able to...

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Deadline approaches for Tech South West Awards 2021

There are just a few days left to enter the Tech South West Awards 2021.

Covering the whole of the South West from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset to Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, the awards showcase the region’s fastest-growing sector: tech.

Over twenty categories are up for grabs at this year’s event, including CleanTech, FutureTech, Tech for Good,...

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Success for region’s first StartUp Studio live pitch event

The South West's first ever StartUp Studio pitch event took place last week, with startups from across the region pitching to a panel of investors, business strategy experts and key partners.

Hosted by Tech South West, the event featured eight startups that have each taken part in the StartUp Studio accelerator programme - a new virtual accelerator for early stage tech companies in...

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Beyond the balance sheet – capitalising your IP & software development costs

This is a guest post from Tech South West StartUp Studio partner RSM , a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders.

Many start-up or high growth technology companies face significant initial costs in the creation of their software platform and products, which once completed, will have an enduring benefit to the company for many years.

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Express yourself: Building an authentic brand identity as a tech organisation

In the latest Tech South West StartUp Studio Insight blog, marketing and communications experts Astley Media provide insight into establishing an authentic brand identity.

Astley Media is a marketing and PR agency with specialist teams working in the tech, government and education space.

Being authentic as a brand is more than about having values.

It’s about those...

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How does your tech brand achieve it’s true potential?

A guest post by Astley Media , as part of the Tech South West StartUp Studio Insight blog series.

In a world where brands are competing for their audience’s attention it can be hard to cut through the noise.

At Astley Media we have developed five key steps to better plan your marketing strategy and build your communications around more than just sales messaging, so...

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