BIG CHRISTMAS EVENT - 11th December 2019 - SAVE THE DATE

  

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”Southend #TechCityOnSea – Innovation and Digital Transformation at Christmas”


With Christmas not too far away, our next TechCityOnSea event on 11th December (6pm-9pm at The Hive Enterprise Centre) Southend-on-Sea , will focus on fun ways of using technology to encourage digital transformation and innovation .......as well as  being one heck-of-an-excuse for a party here in Digital Southend !


Tech is changing the way we live, work and play and who doesn’t love a gadget! 


We’ll be showcasing new, fast growing and truly innovative tech companies and other businesses working in and around the VR, AR, AI and gaming tech world that’s fast transforming all our lives. And in particular, we’ll be showcasing new technologies and innovations from our local younger entrepreneurs particularly those in schools, colleges and universities in the 14-25 age range.


We’ll hear from experts on the power of these evolving and easily accessed technologies that can, will or are now turning businesses, institutions and communities across Southend and the Thames Estuary Growth Corridor into a truly digital and connected neighbourhood and we’ll be bringing together what’s probably the fastest growing network of like-minded tech design, development, hardware and software professionals from across South Essex to encourage exciting and valuable new collaborations that we’re sure will change people’s lives.


All this will of course be fuelled by our infamous FREE BEER, WINE & PIZZA …..and some Christmas trimmings and those obligatory ridiculous Christmas jumpers !


This is one of Essex’s foremost business-to-business events and as its Christmas, we expect it to busy - last Christmas we had over 120 attendees! - so please click the  link below NOW to secure your place!


Our Headline Technology Innovation Sponsors for the event are City Fibre, VinTech Immersive, Perfectly Simple IT Solutions, Barrons Accountants and Tolhurst Fisher Solicitors and if you’d like to discuss the benefits of becoming a sponsor too, then we’d be happy to discuss this with you at any time. 


Please contact The Hive's Operations Manager, Nada Vuletic on 01702 41 6003 or 07933 785464 and she’ll happily discuss the range of sponsorship options available for this - and future - TechCityOnSea extravaganza.


And  again, as its nearly Christmas and we’re still feeling very (far too?) generous, if you’re a technology, digital or innovation business and you’d like to exhibit at the forthcoming TechCitySea, we’re selecting relevant enterprises and organisations to take a single table-top space at the event to demo their products and services COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE


If you’re interested in exhibiting, please contact The Hive's Events Team of Emily, Ilenia or Hannah on 01702 416000 for an initial chat about how you can support what is now recognised as one of the leading tech, innovation and digital showcase events in Essex!

....fish and silicon chips, anyone?

southend is officially a tech town

BEATING LONDON FOR DIGITAL DENSITY

  

The UK has digital suburbs and tech towns, not just cities. 


London’s digital density is below the UK average at 0.92, while Southend at 7.3 is one of the most tech specialised local economies in the UK.


SOUTHEND is an ideal spot to launch or grow a tech business, a new report has revealed.


Changing the usual perception as just East London's seaside town ,Southend has been named in the top 16 “silicon suburbs” in the UK where the digital tech sector is growing.


A report by Tech Nation revealed that Southend has higher than average levels of tech employment, and could prove to be a fertile breeding ground for the next generation of tech start ups.


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UK Government Endorses Southend #TechCityOnSea Initiative

A message of support from The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP formerly Minister of State for Digital at Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

SOUTHEND BOROUGH COUNCIL INCLUDES TECHCITYONSEA IN ITS VISION FOR A DIGITAL SOUTHEND


Southend-on-Sea is fast becoming one of the UK's leading "Tech Towns" and an exciting "Silicon Suburb" as London spreads its growth East.


Southend Borough Council recognises this as a key part of it roadmap to achieve its vision of becoming reknowned for its digital capabilities, infrastructure and its joined-up community approach to digital transformation by 2050 and we're proud that they have endorsed TechCityOnSea as a significant initiative to help move their vision forward!


YOU VOTED FOR US!

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WE MADE IT ONTO THE UK's DIGITAL LEADERS TOP 100 LIST !

Southend #TechCityOnSea is now firmly recognised by the UK Government for its technology innovation and continues to be listed in the UK DIGITAL LEADERS TOP 100 Top Ten for digital collaboration.


Bringing togther public, private and voluntary sectors alongside locally resident tech and innovation entrepreneurs, we encourage tech companies to start-up and grow in Southend, ensuring Southend headlines tech news by putting this Gigabit City firmly on the UK's digital transformation map by leading on innovation, entrepreneurship and digital skills.

Our Work is not done.........

Just because the awards are over and we've been recognised, our work continues and we'll continue to strive to really put Southend on the map as a place of innvoation, technological and entrepreneurial significance!

About Us

Our team

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Brought together by Enterprise4Good Group and The Hive Enterprise Centre (Southend Victoria)


Supported by a network of like-minded individuals, businesses, organisations and sponsoring partners

Our History

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Launched April 2015 


Evolving every hour of every day......


with regular showcases, conferences,  training courses, Masterclasses and networking events.


Our Mission

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To connect all-things technological, innovation and digital in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.


Created in the London Thames Estuary to showcase joined-up Tech, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Skills & Community.


To share a new Southend #TechCityOnSea brand/mindset for use by all enterprises and organisations in the region keen to showcase this exciting part of the Thames Gateway / Thames Estuary Growth Corridor as THE place to live, work and play in the 21st Century.....and beyond!

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