We are Tech Nation

Vicki Shiel, April 2, 2018 2 min read

This article was originally posted on the Tech City UK website.

It’s official – Tech City UK and Tech North have merged. As of today, we are Tech Nation.

As with all good makeovers, getting it right takes time. So we’re hard at work building the Tech Nation website into a knowledge hub for tech entrepreneurs. Look out for it later this month. In the meantime please continue browsing the stories, data and insights on this website. Here’s a bit about where we’ve been, and where we’re heading.

Our story

If you’re an ambitious tech entrepreneur, then we’ve supported thousands of people like you through all stages of business with our activities as Tech City UK and Tech North.

Our story began in Shoreditch in 2011, launched by the then Prime Minister David Cameron, to support the East London tech cluster known as London Tech City — or Silicon Roundabout. Since then we’ve been on a journey, spreading our activities to cover other parts of the UK, and have set up Tech North to run programmes across the North of England. Last November, Prime Minister Theresa May and the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the launch of Tech Nation, consolidating Tech City UK and Tech North’s impact.

Now as Tech Nation, we’re expanding our network of growth programmes, events, skills and data resources to reach all corners and clusters of the UK.

What we do continues to be shaped by your voices. We just finished a listening tour to meet representatives from the UK’s vibrant tech landscape and understand how best to shape our national network to meet your challenges.

What we do

We empower ambitious tech entrepreneurs to grow faster through knowledge and networks.

We help them to compete globally to bring jobs, skills and higher productivity to the UK and build an economy that’s fit for the future.

How we do it

  • Growth programmes – Tailored to each stage of your business lifecycle
  • Digital entrepreneurship skills – Digital Business Academy will help you and your team upskill
  • Visa scheme – Access to Tier 1 visas to bring exceptional tech talent to the UK
  • Championing the UK’s digital sector – Through data, case studies, and outreach

What’s next

We’re hard at work building all things Tech Nation. Stay tuned for:

  • Website – April
  • Tech Nation Report 2018 – May
  • Tech Nation Tour across the UK – May to September
  • Lots more…

Join us

If you’re an ambitious tech entrepreneur or part of this exciting community, join us on our journey as we build our network of networks to serve tech startups, scaleups and ecosystems across the UK. We’ll share more in a few weeks’ time…

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