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North East hailed as ‘perfect location’ for tech startups

The North East has been hailed as the perfect location to launch a tech startup. That was the mes...

Building Our Startup: Ian & Lisa McCartney, Plytime Learning

Our series profiling companies from our Startups 2.0 lists continues with Ian McCartney, co-founder ...

Launching: First in the Door – matching home movers with local buying agents

Who? First in the Door was founded by Claire Whisker, a serial entrepreneur and former barrister. S...

Definitely not unlucky! 13 startups to pitch at North East & Tees event

Thirteen early stage startup founders will pitch to a judging panel at a ‘Pitching Night’ event ...

Listen up! North East tech is a conversation worth hearing

I am an annoying, impatient man. Throw in my natural cynicism and ever-reachable soapbox, it’s cle...

Time running out to enter North East tech startup list

Time is running out to enter TechBlast’s inaugural North East & Tees Valley Startups 2.0 list...

‘My careers advisor said I should work in a sewage plant!’

In school, I never really knew what I wanted to be when I was a ‘grown up’, but my formative yea...

‘Move fast & break things’ does not work in healthcare

When reporting on the tech sector, it sometimes feels as though innovation and disruption are interc...

‘My mentor told me to get rid of my cockney accent’

If someone told you to change the way you speak, would you follow their advice? Emma O’Brien is...

How to drive social impact with your organisation

The idea of businesses giving back to the community has worn many badges over the years: from corpor...

PlayStation VR creator ‘giving voice’ to North’s games sector

Throughout gaming history, the giants of the industry typically emerged from Japan - think PlayStati...

From bubble football to £100m FinTech?

Like many entrepreneurs, Warren Whitfield’s schooldays involved buying and selling sweets for a pr...