New hub for digital sector’s rising stars

THE rising stars of Yorkshire’s digital sector have moved into a new hub that will help them to stay ahead of the competition, reports Deputy Business Editor Greg Wright.

The Yorkshire Post is partnering with Leeds Metropolitan University in a scheme that helps new digital companies to achieve their growth potential. The Digital Hub in Leeds provides flexible city centre office space, mentoring and training services and the opportunity to work with like-minded people in a collaborative environment. Hub businesses can also benefit from regular exposure in these widely-read business pages. Organisers are looking for early stage, start-up and established companies to join the programme. The deadline for next applications is July 15. Steve Baker, a successful software entrepreneur who now works with QU2, the university’s business support service, will provide expert mentoring. Law firm DWF and accountancy practice WGN will provide professional services and The Yorkshire Post will provide media training.

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The first tenants Immedia, phase90, Snowball Digital, The UK App Company and The Capture Lab moved in yesterday. They pitched to a Dragons’ Den-style panel of entrepreneurs and advisers. Visit Leeds Digital Hub for application details for the next round.