Rhondda tech-savvy pupils impress the first minister

It was a double win last week for tech-savvy pupils from a Rhondda-based primary school at the Urdd Eisteddfod. The pupils, from YYG Llyncelyn in Rhondda, not only managed to take third place for their digital design skills but also obtained a special seal of approval from First Minister Carwyn Jones at the Welsh language festival...

Digital community Cardiff Start seeking £140K investment for growth plan

Creative and digital community Cardiff Start is seeking £140k in investment to go ahead with a 2-year growth plan. The community has several thousand members on both Twitter and Facebook and has helped raise over £1 million for some of the city’s fastest-growing start-ups. The investment will be used to hire a full-time strategic leader...

Digital has potential to add £1.5bn to Welsh economy by 2020

Wales’s digital sector has the potential to add £1.5 billion to the economy by 2020, according to the Welsh Government, It revealed this figure at the start of Welsh tech festival Digital 2015 yesterday. The digital sector in Wales is made up of around 3,000 businesses and 24,000 people. In February, a report by Tech...

Seedrs to support new Welsh Government business growth programme

Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has been selected as a strategic partner to support a £20m Welsh Government business programme aimed at high-growth companies. The Accelerated Growth Programme, backed by the European Regional Development Fund, will last six years and work with 1,000 ambitious businesses based in Wales. Newport-based Impact Innovation, a consulting and advice firm specialising...

MIT’s Anthony Vanky confirmed for Digital 2015

With just a week to go till Welsh tech festival Digital 2015 takes place, Anthony Vanky – partner strategist at world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – has been confirmed as the conference’s second keynote speaker.  Vanky specialises in design, technology and urbanism and most recently played a pivotal role in the development of MIT’s SENSEable...

App created in four days previewed

As you’d imagine, turning an idea into a viable business proposition is not an easy task – it takes a lot of time and energy. Well, it appears this isn’t always the case, as decision-making app Dooloop can prove. Its team developed and previewed it at an event held at Cardiff’s Life Sciences Hub in...

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