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How our UK startup is tackling the cyber skills shortage

Jonathan Slater

Jonathan Slater, September 18, 2020 — Digital

Founder, CEO, Capslock

Capslock was founded by a team of UK cyber security experts. We are a revolutionary education institution, created to re-skill UK adults, kick-starting their new careers in cyber security.As the UK continues to lead global innovation, the skills we need as an economy are subject to rapid change. For DCMS and Government as a whole,…

My journey from coder to venture capitalist

June Angelides

June Angelides, March 7, 2020 — Digital

Venture Capitalise and Diversity Advocate

One of the things I love the most about International Women’s Day is the stories that surface of everyday inspirational heroes. A lot of them have carved out a career for themselves and turned bumps along the way into trampolines into the next exciting adventure.My journey has been equally “squiggly” and I am grateful for…

Applications open for Go Global Africa 2020

DCMS International Tech Hubs team

DCMS International Tech Hubs team, January 20, 2020 — Digital

The International Tech Hub Network’s Go Global Africa returns in 2020, following the success of the inaugural network-wide programme last year. Some of the most innovative startups working in FinTech, AgriTech, HealthTech and Clean Energy from across Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa will be invited to join in-country masterclasses as well as a UK programme.Africa…

National Coding Week 2019

Alice Bentinck

Alice Bentinck, September 20, 2019 — Digital

Co-founder, Entrepreneur First and CodeFirst:Girls

In today’s economy, coding is consistently listed as one of the most desirable skills by employers. Almost every business in the world, regardless of sector or function, now has a digital component – be it a simple website, a mobile app, or something much more sophisticated.There is a fast growing demand for individuals who can…

Applications open for TeXchange 2020: Healthcare Innovation

International Tech Hub Team

, 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

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,…

Go Global Africa 2019: shaping the future

Our Go Global Africa 2019 programme came to a close on Thursday night with a fantastic pitching event from the entrepreneurs. Go Global is the first programme to launch across our new international Tech hub network, having run successfully in the UK Israel Tech Hub for the past four years. Sharing ideas and innovationFor the…

Go Global Africa 2019: Meet the founders

International Tech Hub Team

, March 25, 2019 — Digital

Twenty tech start ups based in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are in the UK for a fortnight of intensive workshops, helping them to grow their business, networks and ideas. Find out more about the companies involved in Go Global Africa 2019: Ethredah Chao, Afya-Plan Afya-Plan is creating a digital savings platform for the many…

Go Global Africa 2019

International Tech Hub Team

, January 7, 2019 — Digital

Did you know that the UK has produced 1 in 5 of the continent’s billion-dollar tech unicorns and is home to the big European tech investors, with 7 of Europe’s 10 leading unicorn venture capital hunter funds?Did you know it is a magnet for tech talent with 1 in 5 international movers choosing the UK,…

Working together to increase digital skills

Matt Hancock

, November 14, 2017 — Digital

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

When we launched the UK Digital Strategy in March of this year, we announced that we would establish a new Digital Skills Partnership (DSP). We said we would focus on strong collaboration between the public, private and third sector to tackle the digital skills gap in a co-ordinated and coherent way, so the sum is…