Tag Archives: Digital

Crowdfunding Success: Batchbuddy at 83%!

One of our fledgling startups worked their way through product development and into a Kickstarter campaign about three weeks ago. 75% of the way into the campaign they’re at 83% funded – and all authentic pledges which, as most will know from Kickstarter analyses, is pretty awesome. Batchbuddy is certain to get across the line…

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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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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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Have you considered joining up the dots?

Steve Jobs said: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made…

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Digital Forum – the Go Programming Language with GDG, Teamwork

Early morning coding session with the Google Developer Group, sponsored by Teamwork and Raise. Today it’s a developer into to the Go programming language. Raise has its origins in the Digital Circle and we believe strongly that we can’t have a thriving startup community without a thriving developer community. We have a live Zoom room…

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