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Reflections from Week One of the Tech Hubs Go Global Virtual Programme

July 9, 2020 — Digital

Week One of the DCMS International Tech Hubs Network got off to a great start with tech entrepreneurs from around the world discussing the challenges they’re facing, and drawing upon the knowledge of sector experts. The opening session focussed on Scaling and Optimisation, led by Asher Ismail, Co-founder of FinTech startup Uncapped, and a serial founder…

Meet the bright UK-South Africa Tech Hub alumni who have taken the first steps to expanding into the UK market

July 2, 2020 — Digital

UK South Africa Tech Hub – January 2020 programmeAt the UK-South Africa Tech Hub, we look to equip entrepreneurs with the right skills, mentoring and introductions to scale locally and globally – while sharing UK expertise and best practices to stimulate local digital economies​. We build high-end digital skills, and forge innovation partnerships between local tech sectors…

Go Global Webinar Series 2020

June 3, 2020 — Uncategorized

The UK government’s International Tech Hub Network is in search of early stage digital ‘tech for good’ start-ups impacted by COVID-19 to get involved in a virtual Go Global programme.In this unprecedented time of COVID-19 there has never been a more critical moment for the international community to work together and learn from one another…

TeXchange: presenting innovative digital solutions to combat healthcare challenges

February 25, 2020 — Digital

TeXchange, the UK-Israel Tech Hub’s flagship programme co-delivered with the wider International Tech Hub Network, took place in the first week of February, bringing healthtech startups from Israel, Nigeria, India and South Africa to London. The programme supports scale-up tech ventures to expand into the UK market by exposing British businesses to the world’s brightest…

Celebrating a successful Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders programme

January 30, 2020 — Digital

Last week, 20-22 January 2020, the International Tech Hub welcomed 15 enthusiastic and inspiring tech entrepreneurs from across Africa to the UK, to participate in the inaugural Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders programme. The programme Across three days, our Founders discovered the UK’s thriving tech ecosystem through a series of masterclasses, tailored networking opportunities and workshops.The programme…

Applications open for Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders 2020

November 5, 2019 — Digital

Are you a rising female entrepreneur based in Nigeria, Kenya or South Africa using tech to solve a local development challenge? The International Tech Hub Network is today launching Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders 2020. The programme will bring 15 of the continent’s most ambitious development-focused women entrepreneurs to the UK in January. If you’re based in…

UK-South Africa Tech Hub hosts Global EdTech Startup Awards semi-finals

October 30, 2019 — Digital

South African EdTech startups are heading to LondonThe UK-South Africa Tech Hub, in partnership with the GESAwards, has been searching the country for the most promising EdTech startups. The ten best innovators will now go head-to-head in the GESA semi-finals in Cape Town on November 4. The top three South African winners will travel to London…

Go Global India 2019

September 30, 2019 — Digital

Did you know that the UK’s tech sector is growing almost three times faster than the rest of the economy?And that the UK is ranked as one of the best places globally to start and grow a business. UK tech saw the highest venture capital investment in Europe in 2018 – £6.8 billion ($8.7bn) demonstrating the…

Applications open for TeXchange 2020: Healthcare Innovation

September 9, 2019 — Digital

DCMS is building an International Tech Hub Network to support forward-thinking entrepreneurs around the globe; stimulate local digital economies; and facilitate innovation partnerships between local tech sectors and UK and international businesses. We are now calling for applications from healthtech startups in India, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria to participate in an exciting network-wide programme ‘TeXchange…

Go Global Africa 2019: three months on

July 12, 2019 — Digital

Our first International Tech Hub Network programme was a resounding success! Participants returned home armed with new skills, ideas and connections, ready to share their knowledge and positive experience of the UK tech sector with their local business networks. Building global partnershipsGo Global Africa 2019 brought 18 of the most promising tech startups from Kenya,…