THE Yorkshire Post can today reveal the first tenants of the Leeds Digital Hub, a new scheme to help young technology companies with growth potential.
In partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University, the Digital Hub provides flexible city centre office space, mentoring and training services and the opportunity to work with like-minded people in a collaborative environment.
They will also benefit from regular coverage in The Yorkshire Post’s widely-read business section.
The first tenants are Immedia, phase90, Snowball Digital, The UK App Company and The Capture Lab.
They pitched to a Dragons’ Den-style panel comprising entrepreneurs and advisors.
Frances Parkinson, of Leeds Met, said: “We were impressed by the innovation and energy displayed by hub applicants and look forward to supporting them. The blend of skills and opportunity for cross referrals between hub members plus the reach offered by the Yorkshire Post provides them with invaluable opportunities.”
Ken Muir, head of digital marketing agency phase90 said: “It will give us the opportunity to collaborate with others and raise our profile within the Yorkshire business community and also get valuable support from The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Met.”
Paul Henshaw, director of IT services consultancy Immedia, added: “The opportunity to rub shoulders with like-minded entrepreneurs, collaborate and share innovative ideas can only help us mature and build a network which will benefit us all in the long term.”
Visit www.qu2leeds.co.uk/leeds-digital-hub.htm for application details for the next round.