Tag Archives: Developers

Sweat Equity – Blog Series Episode 2

In the world of startups there is literally nothing better than equity. With equity, even a tiny bit, you will literally could one day become a millionaire. Colin Mitchell is the CEO of Sixty 5 Technologies and has expertise in tech, business, sales and marketing. Colin’s new blog series showcases the startup tech journey focusing…

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Filling the Gap Between Industry and Technology Blog Series Episode 1

To succeed in the startup world, industry experts need tech experts and vice versa. Colin Mitchell is the CEO of Sixty 5 Technologies and has expertise in tech, business, sales and marketing. Colin’s new blog series showcases the startup tech journey focusing on the gap that needs filled between industry and technology Episode 1 –…

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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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How to make a corporate (or government) CIO butt pucker!

Rich Segal wrote this in 2006 and I’ve referenced it many times in articles, blog posts and presentations. The essence of the story is how there is world of opportunity around us. There are more tools now to build digital products than there ever have been and their accessibility has never been higher and the…

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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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Announcing DECODE: Tech for non-Tech Founders

For as long as we have been working in this sector, there have always been non-tech founders. People who have an idea, who can pitch, can attract investment and who can sell something that they might not be able to build. Despite my “technology” background, I put myself firmly into that category. While I can…

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Dev: Why won’t a startup CEO take a chance on me?

Somewhere out there, sitting in a café, is a developer who’s thinking “Why won’t a startup CEO take a chance on me?” There’s an entire programme that runs out of Catalyst designed to help CEOs meet CTOs. There are prospective CEOs looking for developers to help build their products, to realise their ideas. And it…

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