The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has launched a pilot programme to support local entrepreneurs to grow their digital tech businesses.
The programme is one of the building blocks of the Digital Tech Cluster, at Sci-Tech Daresbury in the Liverpool City Region, which seeks to create jobs and economic growth by supporting digital tech companies.
Pilot programme to upskill new businesses in the digital sector
Leader of Halton Borough Council, Cllr Mike Wharton, says: “As part of the Sci-Tech Daresbury Talent & Skills Strategy, and in collaboration with the Digital Cluster, we’re delighted to see the launch of this pilot programme to upskill new businesses in the digital sector. We hope budding entrepreneurs in Halton will sign up to access the expertise on offer.”
The ‘Halton Digital Bootcamp’ is an intensive, week-long programme, and will be based at STFCs Daresbury Laboratory.
Delivered by James Bedford, Digital Cluster Manager, and supported by a vast range of volunteer experts, the programme will include business-growth workshops, interviews with digital tech entrepreneurs, peer network building and action-planning. Topics covered by the programme include building a team, product-market-fit, creating value, scaling digital products, intellectual property and finance.
Digital Tech entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply soon. “We expect to have significant interest in this programme because of its narrow focus on digital tech businesses, but spaces are limited. If your digital tech company is less than four years old and you want to learn how to boost your growth, this is the programme for you.” said James Bedford.