We delivered a wide range of programmes and initiatives during our time as Tech City UK and Tech North, most of which are still going strong today.
Some of these programmes have ceased in their existing format, but their memory lives on, as do the companies and individuals that took part.
Northern Stars was the North of England’s most exciting pitch competition which sought to find and showcase the best tech startups in the region. Entrants went through gruelling selection processes, from application through to pitching in front of hundreds of people. Only the best startups survived to be crowned one of Tech North’s Northern Stars.
In total, 30 top tech companies successfully became Northern Stars, you can discover them here.
Following the success of Northern Stars, we’re rolling the programme out to the whole nation. Keep an eye out for the all-new Rising Stars programme, coming soon.
Upskill from Tech North brought together 16 leading Northern digital skills providers to help them scale and diversify the training they deliver, to help them make an even bigger impact.
The programme connected participants with experts on government funding streams and qualifications, some of the UK’s largest employers of digital talent, and the nation’s most successful providers of digital skills training.
You can read more about them, here.
A six-month speaker training programme ran by Tech North to help address challenges like gender or regional imbalances at conferences and in media appearances, in turn making digital jobs a more attractive career for all.
28 women were selected for the first cohort – their specialisms as diverse as they are, covering innovation in healthcare, gender diversity in banking, using tech to end food waste and augmented reality.
Over 250 speaking and media opportunities were secured by the 28 participants on the course, helping to promote diversity in the tech industry and media.
Find out more about Northern Voices, here.
Tech City UK ran a nationwide competition in 2017 to find fintech startups that make financial services work for everyone.
The competition was one of the Fintech Delivery Panel's key activities for 2017.
At the end of the competition we produced a report analysing the 63 eligible applications, mapping them across sectors and geographies to highlight the breadth and depth of fintech companies tackling financial inclusion and capability across the UK.
The winners are now working with the Money Advice Service on an independent evaluation of the impact their respective service has on consumers.