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Cyber sectoral analysis 2023

Published: 7th July 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has commissioned Ipsos, an independent research organisation, to carry out an important survey about the cyber sector. They are inviting organisations that offer cyber security products and services to take part.

 

Over 115 cyber businesses have already participated. Taking part will help to influence government policy and support in the area of cyber security. The study will be published on GOV.UK. Last year’s report and press notice can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/record-levels-of-investment-for-uks-101-billion-cyber-security-sector

 

Please contact Ipsos at [email protected] with a date, time and phone number, and Ipsos’ Edinburgh telephone team can set up an appointment. As a thank you for taking part, we will make a £10 charity donation on your behalf.

 

Ipsos is working with Perspective Economics and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast on this important study, which is also endorsed by techUK and UKC3.

 

Find out more, including Ipsos’ privacy notice, on the GOV.UK website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-cyber-security-sectoral-analysis-survey.

Summer Networking Meeting 2022

Published: 4th July 2022

Save the Dates: Summer Networking

11th & 13th July 2022

 

This July, you are cordially invited to join our Summer Networking Meetings for in person connection, discussion, and insights. Technology Connected will be sharing big announcements and our hosts will be presenting industry insights. 

 

Reserve Your Space

          Save the Date: Cardiff                                                                                                                                                                          Save the Date: Wrexham

              11th July 6 - 8pm                                                                                                                                                                                      13th July 6 - 8pm

                  Venue: TBC                                                                                                                                                                                        Venue: Moneypenny

 

What to Expect     

The Summer Networking Meeting will open with some time to mingle and have a drink, before a short presentation with Technology Connected and tech leaders where we’ll be making some big announcements. 

 

The rest of the evening’s meetup will be for you to make connections with others in the tech sector. The floor will be yours to network, without 60 second sales pitches. Join us to boost your connections in an informal, relaxed environment with like minded professionals.

 

Save Your Spot

 

Get Involved

If you would like to host the South Wales event in Cardiff with us at your venue or offices, please email Avril Lewis

Networking Opportunity for UK SMEs with USA Government Officials at FIA 2022

Published: 4th July 2022

UK SMEs / USA Networking Opportunity @ FIA 2022

 

At FIA 2022, we are offering a networking opportunity between UK-based and overseas visitors from the USA. The US is a very important overseas market for UK industry, which offers excellent prospects for UK SMEs.

This event will facilitate unrestricted access to key Government representatives and buyers from the USA giving you the chance to discuss your company’s capabilities.

The Programme, including light refreshments, is as follows:

Country: USA
Date / Time: Thursday 21st July 2022 @ 1000hrs
Venue: UK DSE Lounge
Format: Brief introduction from UK DSE and Delegation lead, followed by informal networking

 

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Innovate UK Survey

Published: 30th June 2022

 

Be Honest - What do you think of Innovate UK KTN?

 

We need your help. We'd love you to spare 10 minutes to take our online survey. It's to help us understand how you'd like to recieve communications from us and what your platform of choice is.

 

Do you have Facebook and love Linkedin? Do you like a chunky newsletter landing in your inbox every month or do you prefer bite size tweets? Do you like to browse instagram or are you more of a podcast person?

 

Innovate UK KTN covers a wide-range of sectors and we often have lots of information about events. funding and industry news that we think you'll be interested in. But are we getting you the right information in the right way?

 

We'd love to shape and evolve our marketing but we need you to help us.

 

So please, grab a cuppa and tell us what you think.

 

The legal bit. All responses are fully anonymised. They will be shared with out third party survey company, Versiti Ltd. If you are not happy for your anonymised survey response to be shared, please do not complete the survey. Click here for more information about how your anonymised data will be handled

 

 

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The Wales Technology Awards 2022

Published: 30th June 2022

This September, we invite you to join us as we celebrate Wales’s tech industry. The Wales Technology Awards brings together the incredible Welsh technology ecosystem, putting a spotlight on its impact today and tomorrow.

 

Book now for a night celebrating your industry, clients, colleagues, and peers – it’s time to bring out the suits and gowns for a black-tie gala!

 

Book Now

 

 

Each of the 12 Awards categories celebrates the who’s who and what’s what of the tech community in Wales, showcasing tech’s incredible people, innovations, and achievements. 

 

We can’t wait to bring Wales’ technology industry together in person for the Awards. The Awards are a great way to connect with other tech leaders, discover innovative organisations, and celebrate the ingenuity of Welsh technologies. 

 

Members of Technology Connected can book a seat or table at a discounted rate. 

 

Explore Booking Options

 

 

The Wales Technology Awards panel of judges are globally recognised in their fields. Chairing the expert Judging Panel is Aled Miles, President & Chief Executive Officer of Sauce Labs and Welsh Government Envoy to the United States. Also on the panel are Priya Guha MBE, Venture Partner Merian Ventures & NED UKRI; Matt Warren, Founder and CEO of Veeqo, and Richard Theo, Founder of Wealthify and ActiveQuote. Read more here.

 

 

Be part of the tech showcase of the year. As a Partner your company is in the spotlight, supporting the Welsh technology industry in front of key influencers and stakeholders, and reaching thousands of invited businesses across Wales and the UK. 

 

Please contact Elizabeth Scott or Avril Lewis to become a partner of the Wales Technology Awards 2022.

 

Wales Technology Awards Partners

Export Market Visit to Singapore Oct 2022

Published: 29th June 2022

Welsh Government would like to invite your company to participate in its export market visit to Singapore. 22nd October - 29th October 2022

 

WHY SINGAPORE?

Singapore is a small, but wealthy city-state. It is a leading global business hub and a financial, shipping and trade hub for the Asia Pacific region. Singapore has an open and trade driven economy, which offers good export opportunities for Welsh businesses.

 

WHY ATTEND?

This visit will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your company, gain valuable contacts and build your exports in this market.

By participating in this visit, you will benefit from:

  • Cost effective means of visiting the market.
  • Network and engage with key businesses and decision makers in the market
  • Sharing knowledge and information with other participants
  • Assistance with travel arrangements through appointed travel agent
  • Attend networking events
  • Inclusion in any marketing material for the mission

 

THE COST

The Welsh Government is supporting* companies to take part in this export market visit. The cost is £2,000.00. This includes:

  • Return flights
  • In-market transfers
  • 6 night’s accommodation with breakfast
  • Attendance at in-market events
  • Inclusion in any marketing material

 

If you would like maximise your time at the event, we can offer support for a programme of 3-4 meetings to be arranged for you by one of our business consultants. This service will be included in the costs above.

 

This offer is available to one representative per company.

 

Deadline for application is 3rd September 2022

 

Register Here - Singapore Export Visit

 

*Subject to eligibility.

Clean Energy Export Market Visit to the Basque Country October 2022

Published: 29th June 2022

Welsh Government would like to invite your company to participate in its Clean Energy export market visit to the Basque Country. 17th October - 21st October 2022

 

WHY THE BASQUE COUNTRY?
Spain is the fifth largest economy in the European Union (EU) and now one of the fastest growing in the eurozone. The population of Spain is about 47 million making it one of the biggest consumer markets in the EU.

 

The Basque Country economy continues to grow and offers good export opportunities for Welsh Businesses, in the Energy, Life Science, Healthcare, Education, and Food and Drink sectors, and is a good springboard to explore the rest of the Spanish market.

 

We are delighted that this export market visit coincides with Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) and the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) 17-21 October in San Sebastian, Spain, enabling Welsh exporters to participate in this unique and prestigious world event.

 

WHY ATTEND?
This visit will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your company, gain valuable contacts and build your exports in this market.

By participating in this visit, you will benefit from:

  • Cost effective means of visiting the market.
  • Network and engage with key businesses and decision makers in the market
  • Sharing knowledge and information with other participants
  • Assistance with travel arrangements through appointed travel agent
  • Attend networking events
  • Inclusion in any marketing material for the mission

 

THE COST
The Welsh Government is supporting* companies to take part in this export market visit.

The cost is £1,000.00. This includes:

  • Return flights
  • In-market transfers
  • 5 night’s accommodation with breakfast
  • Attendance at in-market events
  • Inclusion in any marketing material
  • Collaboration opportunities with counterparts in this sector
  • Programme of meetings with business contacts
  • Attendance at Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) and the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE)

 

If you would like maximise your time at the event, we can offer support for a programme of 3-4 meetings to be arranged for you by one of our business consultants. This service will be included in the costs above.

 

This offer is avaliable to one representative per company.

 

Deadline for application is 5th August 2022

 

Register Here - Clean Energy Export Market Visit to the Basque Country

 

*Subject to eligibility.

Welsh Government Trade Mission Programme - Autumn 2022

Published: 29th June 2022

Welsh Government Trade Mission Programme

 

The Welsh Goverment have some exciting opportunities for Tech and Cyber Businesses within their Autumn Trade Mission Programme, particulary the following Export Market Visits.

 

Canada: 12-16 September

Kanata, Ottawa is home to the second largest Tech cluster in North America with almost 600 companies, employing close to 80,000 people, including businesses working with Sir Terry Matthews and Wesley Clover. The Trade Mission presents an opportunity to explore those Welsh – Canadian links and the opportunities in Kanata. The trip will also provide opportunities for those wishing to explore the business and industry sectors in Toronto or Montreal.

 

Singapore: 22-28 October

Singapore is a small, but wealthy city-state, a leading global business hub and a financial, shipping and trade hub for the Asia Pacific region. It has an open and trade driven economy, which offers good export opportunities for Welsh businesses. This visit provides opportunities to gain valuable contacts and build exports. The visit is also planned to coincide with Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (https://www.switchsg.org/ ).

 

The Welsh Goverment would also like to highlight the following trips to Japan: 3 - 7 October and USA - Carolinas: 17 - 21 October that will present opportunities to businesses operating across Tech and Cyber.

 

Further information, and links to register your interest in the Trade Missions is located here: Overseas events | Business Wales - Export (gov.wales)

Export Market Visit to North and South Carolina Oct 2022

Published: 29th June 2022

Welsh Government would like to invite your company to participate in its export market visit to Charlotte, North and Greenville, South Carolina, USA. 17th October - 21st October 2022

 

WHY USA? 

USA is one of Wales top export markets and ranks as the largest market in the world. USA is an attractive market due its large, affluent and diverse population. It’s a stable Economy with relatively low regulatory barriers. It is the largest tech market in the World and one of the biggest spenders on Healthcare and medical products.

USA offers good export opportunities to Welsh companies in the consumer, technology and food & drink.

 

WHY ATTEND?

This visit will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your company, gain valuable contacts and build your exports in this market.

By participating in this visit, you will benefit from:

  • Cost effective means of visiting the market.
  • Network and engage with key businesses and decision makers in the market
  • Sharing knowledge and information with other participants
  • Assistance with travel arrangements through appointed travel agent
  • Attend networking events
  • Inclusion in any marketing material for the mission

 

THE COST

The Welsh Government is supporting* companies to take part in this export market visit.

The cost is £1500.00. This includes:

  • Return flights
  • In-market transfers
  • 6 night’s accommodation with breakfast
  • Attendance at in-market events
  • Inclusion in any marketing material

 

If you would like maximise your time at the event, we can offer support for a programme of 3-4 meetings to be arranged for you by one of our business consultants. This service will be included in the costs above.

 

This offer is avaliable to one representative per company.

 

Deadline for application is 5th August 2022

 

Register Here - Export Market Visit to North and South Carolina

 

*Subject to eligibility.

BCS South Wales Branch Update

Published: 27th June 2022

BCS South Wales Branch Update

 

I wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thanks to all those who have supported the BCS and our branch over the past year.  As we reach the end of our 2021-22 programme, we’re celebrating yet another successful year of events, having worked with many great speakers and professionals from across the industry, as well as working on collaborative events with our partners from BCS mid-Wales and colleagues from the South Wales IET branches.

 

We’re already looking forward to the next year’s diary with our 2022 AGM planned for later September.  As the branch continues to expand and our membership numbers grow becoming the second largest branch in the UK, we’re looking to fill some more volunteer roles on our branch committee.  We’re specifically looking for a Social Media and Publicity Officer, an Inclusion and Diversity Officer and an Early Careers Advocate.  If you’d like more information on these volunteer roles, then please email me at the following address [email protected]

 

The branch continues to develop it’s STEM and outreach work across the region, particularly around educating young learners, parents and teachers around robotics. Our special interest working group has been working alongside STEM See Science  team for the past five years developing and delivering a basic introduction to robotics within schools and science fairs.  The Lego Mindstorm kits have been the main tool used to bring the topic to life for children. However, during the pandemic, in-person delivery wasn’t possible so the group took the step of capturing the lesson in the form of short videos and supporting materials that could be used by teachers in schools. This lesson plan can be found here on the STEM resources server: 

https://www.stem.org.uk/uxgxgx

Cyber Leader's Brief Webinar with Professor Awais Rashid, University of Bristol

Published: 23rd June 2022

Cyber Leader's Brief with Special Guest Awais Rashid, Professor of Cyber Security at University of Bristol

Register Now!
 

Join us for July's interactive 'fireside' chat with Simon Hepburn, CEO of the UK Cyber Security Council, alongside special guest, Awais Rashid, Professor of Cyber Security at the University of Bristol.

Our third Leaders Brief session in late-July will be a great opportunity to hear about Awais’ career journey to date, his route into becoming a professor in cyber, and his background in cyber research.

About Professor Awais Rashid

  • Awais Rashid is Professor of Cyber Security at University of Bristol where he heads the Cyber Security Group
  • He is editor-in-chief and principal investigator for CyBOK and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security in Large-Scale Infrastructures
  • He is also Director of the National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online (REPHRAIN)
  • His research interests are focussed in security of cyber-physical systems, software security and human factors
  • He leads projects as part of the UK Research Institute on Trustworthy Interconnected Cyber-Physical Systems (RITICS), UK Research Institute on Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS), the Digital Security by Design Hub+ (Discribe) and the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security of IoT

The event will take place as a virtual Q&A from 1-2pm on the 26th July, with attendees encouraged to put forward questions to Awais surrounding his background, the cyber sector and his route into the industry. 

To register for the event, please click the Hopin link below.

https://hopin.com/events/cyber-leader-s-brief-with-professor-awais-rashid

Export Market Visit to Japan Oct 22

Published: 22nd June 2022

Welsh Government would like to invite your company to participate in its export market visit to Tokyo, Japan

 

Why Japan?
Japan is the world’s third largest economy and the fourth largest internationally trading nation. It is a highly developed market, with modern infrastructure and is seen as the high-tech powerhouse economy of Asia. 

 

Japan is a diverse, high consumer spending market, offering good export opportunities for Welsh businesses.

 

Why Attend?
This visit will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your company, gain valuable contacts and build your exports in this market.
 
By participating in this visit, you will benefit from:

  • Cost effective means of visiting the market.
  • Network and engage with key businesses and decision makers in the market
  • Sharing knowledge and information with other participants
  • Assistance with travel arrangements through appointed travel agent
  • Attend networking events
  • Inclusion in any marketing material for the mission

 

The Cost
The Welsh Government is supporting* companies to take part in this export market visit.

The cost is £1,900.00 This includes:

         • Return flights
         • In-market transfers
         • 6 night’s accommodation with breakfast
         • Attendance at in-market events
         • Inclusion in any marketing material

 

If you would like maximise your time at the event, we can offer support for a programme of 3-4 meetings to be arranged for you by one of our business consultants. This service will be included in the costs above.


This offer is available to one representative per company.

 

Deadline for applications is 22 July 2022

 

Register Here - Export Market Visit to Japan

 

*Subject to eligibility.

June Update from the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Innovation Partner in Wales

Published: 21st June 2022

Current DASA Activity



Themed Calls
We currently have one themed competition open -

Its good for Missiles to talk – we are aiming to identify and develop novel technologies that could be exploited in the development of a new category of missile – cooperative missiles. It is envisioned that by working together, cooperative missiles will offer the UK armed forces far more capability in the future than they have today. This includes technologies around distributed detection, identification, navigation, data processing and Artificial Intelligence  – this closes on 02 August 2022

Open Call
We have a new Innovation Focus Area within the open call –

IFA034 – Countering IEDs by Novel Technology and Techniques. We are interested in accelerating electronic capabilities which can counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) particulary around novel methods which either use the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum. Looking for demonstration of solutions at a minimum of Technology Readiness Levels 5/6, over 6 to 18 months, with a funding circa £150k and £400k per project.

Details of this and our other innovation focus areas covering Human Augmentation, Wearable Technology, Audio/Visual Capture and many more are included at this link.

Future DASA Activity
I anticipate a number of future themed calls upcoming from us within DASA in the next 12 months covering a number of different technologies across -

·     Future wearable technology

·     Cyber Technologies

·     Medical Diagnostics

I should stress this is a work in progress at the current time. I would advise that you sign up to the notifications from the DASA communications team (let me know if you want to do this), follow DASA on LinkedIn and Twitter to get notified as soon as a new competition goes live. 

Our new Defence Technology Exploitation Programme (DTEP) is was soft launched by the Minister at the Supercharging science event in Newport last week. The official launch with details on how to apply is following shortly. For those interested in DTEP and wider collaboration across DASA funding, please register for our new service – the Ideas Marketplace as this is a key enabler. Not only will it be critical for the collaborative nature of DTEP, but it will also help connect organisations who want to collaborative across the wider DASA funding options.  If you are interested, I would urge you to sign up now – before DTEP is launched.

Upcoming Events/Items of Interest
DASA through the Welsh government and Business Wales is hosting an online event to highlight the wider funding options within the organisation, including our Defence Innovations Loans scheme and the new Defence Technology Exploitation Programme. This will be hosted my myself and the Access to Mentoring and Finance Partner who cover Wales – Anis Mourad. This is FREE and will be 13 July 2022 at 1400.

Sprint Space Sector is hosting an update and speed networking event on the 24 June 2022 in Belfast. The event is free to attend and aims to showcase the breadth of space sector opportunities to businesses in Northern Ireland, as well as and promote regional cross-collaboration, strengthening the links between all UK regions.

For those of you who work with drones, may wish to respond to the Ofcom consultation regarding proposals to introduce a new spectrum licence for drone operators. The proposed UAS Operator Radio licence would authorise the use of a range of technologies that are not currently permitted today such as beyond visual line of sight using mobile or satellite technologies. Responses are required by 05 September 2022.

 

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Gweithgareddau DASA Cyfredol



Galwadau Thematig
Ar hyn o bryd mae gennym un gystadleuaeth thematig ar agor -

Taflegrau’n Siarad – rydym yn anelu at nodi a datblygu technolegau newydd y gellid manteisio arnynt wrth ddatblygu categori newydd o daflegrau – taflegrau cydweithredol. Rhagwelir y bydd taflegrau cydweithredol, drwy gydweithio, yn cynnig llawer mwy o allu i luoedd arfog y DU yn y dyfodol nag sydd ganddynt heddiw. Mae hyn yn cynnwys technolegau sy’n ymwneud â chanfod, adnabod, llywio, prosesu data a Deallusrwydd Artiffisial – mae’r gystadleuaeth yn cau ar 02 Awst 2022

Galwad Agored
Mae gennym Ardal Ffocws Arloesedd newydd o fewn yr alwad agored –

IFA034 – Gwrthsefyll IEDs gyda Thechnoleg a Thechnegau Newydd. Mae gennym ddiddordeb mewn cyflymu galluoedd electronig sy’n gallu gwrthweithio Dyfeisiau Ffrwydrol Amrwd (IEDs) yn neilltuol o amgylch dulliau newydd sy’n defnyddio'r sbectrwm Amlder Radio (RF). Chwilio am atebion ar o leiaf Lefelau Parodrwydd Technoleg 5/6, dros 6 i 18 mis, gyda chyllid o tua £150k a £400k fesul prosiect.

Mae manylion hyn a’n meysydd ffocws arloesi eraill sy’n cwmpasu Ehangu Gallu Dynol, Technoleg Wisgadwy, Cipio Sain/Gweledol  a llawer mwy wedi’u cynnwys yn y ddolen hon.

Gweithgareddau DASA yn y Dyfodol
Rwy’n rhagweld y bydd nifer o alwadau thematig yn dod atom o fewn DASA yn ystod y 12 mis nesaf sy’n cwmpasu nifer o wahanol dechnolegau ar draws y canlynol -

·     Technoleg y gellir ei gwisgo yn y dyfodol

·     Technolegau Seiber

·     Diagnosteg Feddygol

Dylwn bwysleisio bod hwn yn waith sydd ar y gweill ar hyn o bryd. Byddwn yn eich cynghori i gofrestru ar gyfer yr hysbysiadau gan dîm cyfathrebu DASA (rhowch wybod i mi os ydych am wneud hyn), dilynwch DASA ar LinkedIn a Twitter i gael gwybod cyn gynted ag y bydd cystadleuaeth newydd yn mynd yn fyw. 

Lansiwyd ein Rhaglen Manteisio ar Dechnoleg Amddiffyn (DTEP) newydd gan y Gweinidog yn y digwyddiad Supercharging science yng Nghasnewydd yr wythnos diwethaf. Mae'r lansiad swyddogol gyda manylion ar sut i wneud cais yn dilyn yn fuan. I'r rhai sydd â diddordeb mewn DTEP a chydweithio ehangach ar draws cyllid DASA, cofrestrwch ar gyfer ein gwasanaeth newydd – y Farchnad Syniadau gan fod hwn yn alluogwr allweddol. Nid yn unig y bydd yn hanfodol i natur gydweithredol DTEP, ond bydd hefyd yn helpu i gysylltu sefydliadau sydd am gydweithredu ar draws yr opsiynau ariannu DASA ehangach.  Os oes gennych ddiddordeb, byddwn yn eich annog i gofrestru nawr – cyn lansio DTEP.

Digwyddiadau/Eitemau o Ddiddordeb sydd ar y gweill
Mae DASA drwy Lywodraeth Cymru a Busnes Cymru yn cynnal digwyddiad ar-lein i dynnu sylw at yr opsiynau ariannu ehangach o fewn y sefydliad, yn cynnwys ein cynllun Benthyciadau Arloesi mewn Amddiffyn a'r Rhaglen Manteisio ar Dechnoleg Amddiffyn newydd. Bydd hwn yn cael ei gynnal gennyf i a’r Partner Mynediad at Fentora a Chyllid sy’n gweithio yng Nghymru – Anis Mourad. Mae hwn AM DDIM a bydd ar 13 Gorffennaf 2022 am 1400.

Mae Sprint Space Sector yn cynnal digwyddiad rhwydweithio a diweddaru ar 24 Mehefin 2022 ym Melffast. Mae'r digwyddiad yn rhad ac am ddim i'w fynychu a'i nod yw arddangos ehangder cyfleoedd y sector gofod i fusnesau yng Ngogledd Iwerddon, yn ogystal â hyrwyddo cydweithio rhanbarthol, gan gryfhau'r cysylltiadau rhwng holl ranbarthau'r DU.

I'r rhai ohonoch sy'n gweithio gyda dronau, efallai y byddwch am ymateb i ymgynghoriad Ofcom ynghylch cynigion i gyflwyno trwydded sbectrwm newydd ar gyfer gweithredwyr drôns. Byddai’r drwydded radio gweithredwyr systemau awyrennau di-griw arfaethedig yn awdurdodi defnyddio ystod o dechnolegau nad ydynt yn cael eu caniatáu ar hyn o bryd heddiw megis mynd y tu hwnt i linell weledol o ran golwg gan ddefnyddio technolegau symudol neu loeren. Mae angen ymateb erbyn 05 Medi 2022.

Wales Tech Founder Update - June 2022

Published: 16th June 2022

Hwyl.Ventures

Eamon Tuhami has recently launched Hwyl.Ventures which is a great resource full of free things like pitch decks, cap table templates, investor pipeline templates, growth tools etc. Please feel free to check it out.

 

Investment Roundtable Discussion: Scaling in a Downturn

Exploring the current investment landscape downturn - "This fireside chat will focus on the uncertainty in the investment landscape right now, we will be questioning investors about what advice they would give to first time & seasoned founders throughout the UK raising capital. Followed by any questions you may have for the investors, as founders this is your opportunity to ask the tough questions."

Tech Nation Growth Programmes:

We have now opened applications for 7 of our growth programmes. Our programmes for seed to Series A businesses include our sector programmes of Applied AINet Zero and Fintech (which includes insurtech), along with Libra, our programme for underrepresented founders. 

For later stage companies, we have applications open for Upscale (post Series A / +£1.5m revenue) and Future Fifty (post Series B / + £5m revenue). Super excitingly we have also announced a brand new programme, Net Zero X, which is for later stage climate tech companies. 

 

Tech Nation Growth Platform:

Tech Nation has just launched its new Growth Platform - providing personalised content, data, masterclasses, support and a closed network for scale-up leaders.
Built from a decade of supporting scale-ups, including 30% of UK unicorns, we’re here to help scale-ups address and solve over 900 scaling challenges.
Add your leadership team to build their knowledge and networks, enabling them to solve challenges, save time and accelerate your scaling journey - https://growth.technation.io 

 

Expanding to Canada

After recently meeting up with the Head of Canada on behalf of the Welsh Goverment. Canada is very keen to hear from tech companies that are intrested in expanding into Canada.

 

Mentors

A few people have mentioned to me recently about finding a mentor. Below is a document from Barclays about getting paired up with an advisor/mentor. The details of their mentors and coaches can be found here, which includes information on the All Together CEO to CEO mentoring. Just scroll towards the bottom to read their bios and experience.