Digital Dozen accelerator finalists announced

Innovation Point, the company driving development and investment in Wales’s technology industry, has announced the finalists of its accelerator programme. Launched as Wales’s first national technology accelerator, the Digital Dozen is aimed at fast-tracking the best and brightest tech start-ups and scale-ups. The finalists – covering areas such as property and fund management – represent...

Ambitious Welsh software firm recruits new CFO

Open Genius, the software firm behind successful apps like iMindMap and DropTask, has announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer. The company has taken on Niall Daly to lead its financial department. He’s a chartered accountant with more than 30 years’ experience working for IT businesses. Headquartered at the Tec Marina co-working space...

High-growth online ticketing firm opens new office in Penarth

TicketSource, which is one of Wales’s fastest-growing companies, has moved to new offices in Penarth in a bid to accommodate its growing team. Just last year, the online ticketing and box office management system was named the 20th fastest-growing company in Wales at the  Fast Growth 50 Awards – after an increase in revenue of 180 per cent...

Firefighter’s helmet camera study wins innovation award

A firefighter who created a head-mounted video camera system to show how commanders handle emergencies has been honoured with a top People’s Choice innovation award. Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, who’s now deputy assistant commissioner with London Fire Brigade, conducted this research project at Cardiff University while working for the South Wales Fire Service. She worked with...

Social enterprise unveils new patron to mark its 15th year

A Cardiff-based social enterprise that creates scientific experiences for youngsters has unveiled a new patron as it gears up for its 15th year celebrations. Science Made Simple, which was set up in 2002, has announced Dr Helen Czerski as its latest patron. She’s a well-known physicist and a research fellow at University College London. The appointment...

Welsh proptech firm gains place on prestigious start-up listing

University Cribs, a Cardiff-based tech start-up that aims to help students find quality accommodation easily, has made its way onto a top start-up listing. The company has placed 95 on the UK Top 100 Startup index, and it’s the only Welsh company to make it on the list this year. Previous entrants include Deliveroo & Purple...

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