First Startup Wales competition to take place in October

The first Startup Wales competition will take place in Cardiff from October 9th-11th. It’ll bring together creative types from all over Wales to come up with and develop ideas they could turn into viable start-up opportunities. On the Friday, participants will brainstorm potential ideas and pitch them in the form of short presentations to the audience....

E-commerce start-up Veeqo to launch in the US

E-commerce start-up Veeqo has announced it’s launch in the US this year. The Swansea-based start-up, which provides retail businesses with an inventory management software system, has already hired a customer success coordinator in the States and integrated with American postal service USPS. The new integration allows store owners in US to dispatch and send items nationally and internationally,...

Cardiff entrepreneur duo looking to launch Wales’s first gamers lounge

Two Cardiff-based entrepreneurs have taken to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to fund what they’re calling Wales’s first gamers lounge. Having already raised over a £1,600 of a £10,000 campaign, the Checkpoint Gaming Lounge will be a place gamers can go to play their favourite titles – whether PC, console or board-based – while enjoying a nice drink...

The value of data centres to Welsh business

On many business parks across the Welsh countryside are hidden gems helping to power the national economy. Data centres are providing the infrastructure on which a new digital economy in Wales is being built. Inside those data centres are thousands of computers and servers transmitting and storing the data we produce as part of our...

Airbus holds STEM event in celebration of E-Fan’s channel crossing

Airbus has hosted a STEM event for 60 local school children at its Newport site in celebration of E-Fan’s channel crossing today. The event, in support of the journey of electric-powered plane E-Fan across the English channel, saw the children receive a mini aviation masterclass and given the opportunity to watch the E-FAN’s final preparations. Aimed...

Superfast broadband to reach 42,000 more premises in Wales

The Superfast Cymru project is to be extended to June 2017 to give an additional 42,000 Welsh premises access to superfast broadband. It’s far seen around 480,000 premises able to access faster broadband speeds, with 96 per cent of homes and businesses in Wales expected to have benefited by 2016. The expansion is being made...

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