Category Archives: Digital

Taking the chance with a female focused tech event in Derry

When Alastair Cameron from Startacus came to Belfast to meet up and said “I want to run a female focused tech event in Derry”, I thought great let’s take a chance and see how  we can help. We offered for Raise to helps sponsor the evening social, because that’s what works for us, the networking, […]

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Machine Learning and Your Venture

(This post was originally sent out to the Digital Circle Mailing List on 26th November but is included here for completeness). Timely to have this in the week of AICon – the inaugural convention on artificial intelligence and machine learning in Northern Ireland. But it’s too late to get a ticket as it’s completely sold […]

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Is it all ideation and innovation buzz?

AI, VR and Blockchain are some of the latest buzz words around. There is a consistent drive from both startups and investors looking for the next big thing to start up or to invest in. But at the core of the latest buzz words is ideation and innovation. Having attended the Women In Business Awards […]

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Digital Circle Update – 5th Nov 2019

Bonfire Night! Last night I was asked by an investor in digital content about what I was doing for bonfire night. Was I spending it with family? Was I going to a community event? And I had to explain that we, in Northern Ireland, don’t really celebrate Bonfire Night. Or, rather, we do, but we […]

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The First Week of Digital Circle …

Just after re-launching Digital Circle as part of the Raise family, we didn’t let the grass grow under our heels as we headed straight into a Roundtable with the Department of the Economy about the excessive disparity between the demand for digital skills and the supply. The consultation, being hosted by the CBI, recognises that […]

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A Diary of UpSkill Enterprise – a NI StartUp Trip to the USA

Following Stephen Rice, Founder of NI Startup UpSkill Enterprise on his trip to Missouri, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Dallas. A real life example of the hard yards made in an effort to take an innovative edutech software solution Stateside. Day 1 Belfast – St Louis, Missouri via Dublin and Chicago Early alarm for a monster […]

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Announcing Digital Circle….

In 2007, industry, academia and government worked together to produce the Northern Ireland Digital Content Strategy – a timely document that paved the way to the Digital Circle collaborative network and several years of rapid growth in our local industry. Timely because it arrived just before a sea change in the market – the advent […]

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