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Digital Union is the largest network of Digital businesses across the North East. Now ran by Generator, if you’re a new or established digital business, get in touch to find out how our business support programme can help your business succeed.

  • International Music & Interactive Events Roadshow 2016

    31 Aug

  • Lean Startup Masterclass

    22 Sep

  • Lean Startup Masterclass

    29 Sep

International Music & Interactive Events Roadshow 2016

31-08-2016
17:00
Campus North

Are you interested in developing your business/career by gaining first-hand knowledge & insight into some of the world’s biggest and most influential trade & showcase events?

If so, you should be attending this roadshow…

  • Discover how Department for International Trade (DIT, formerly UKTI) can help develop your Music or Creative/Digital business internationally
  • Find out about conferencing events and which events are right for you
  • Learn how to showcase your business/music/artists
  • Do’s and dont’s – make the most of your time at events
  • Find out about available funding and support
  • Meet industry trade associations and collection societies
  • Learn how the DIT activity at SXSW interactive will differ in 2017

This event will be split into two sections with one focused on Interactive Events and the other focused on Music.

Interactive Briefing (5.00pm – 6.30pm)

The Interactive event will focus on the SXSW, Mipcom, MipTV and Midem plus other opportunities through DIT in North America. Guest speakers include Haileigh Meyers (DIT Texas), Una Johnston (SXSW) and Javier Lopez (Mipcom).

Music Briefing (7.30pm – 9.00pm)

The Music event will provide an overview of some of the major music events, which include Reeperbahn, WOMEX, Eurosonic, SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Sound City, Great Escape and Midem. Guest speakers include Javier Lopez (Midem), Una Johnston (SXSW) and Phil Patterson (DIT Music Specialist) along with guests from trade associations and collection societies.

Timings

  • 5.00 – 6.30 – Interactive Briefing
  • 7.30 – 9.00 – Music Briefing

 

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Prize draw: Everyone who attends the UKTI International Music & Interactive Events Roadshow will be in with a chance to win a complimentary SXSW or Midem registration.

 

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Lean Startup Masterclass

22-09-2016
09:00
Campus North

Lean Startup Masterclass will help early stage innovators become more successful through learned skills, using accessible & readily available tools and approaches which help “entrepreneurs reduce the cost of developing new products and services by ensuring that they do not waste time and money designing features that customers do not want.” (British Library’s ‘Industry Guide’)

It emphasises the importance of getting customer feedback from the earliest stage of the development process. Many believe that application of Lean Startup principles gives entrepreneurs a better chance of success without needing large amounts of outside funding and the need to develop elaborate business plans.

So – although you may be passionate about your product or service idea, what do you prioritise, and how do you turn your insight into a sustainable business? Happily, you can learn from early-adopters customers, create a business model (rather than a plan), and experiment your way to success.

Lean Startup Masterclass is led by Justin Souter, who has been putting these principles into practice in two startups, a startup accelerator programme, and in his own business. He has also been passing on these insights since 2013 to nearly 150 entrepreneurs, and will be happy to use the tools and process of the Lean Startup framework to empower you to realise your business goals, or ‘pivot’ to a different way to achieve your vision. Book yourself on a business masterclass or a one-to-one coaching session today to explore the benefits of the Lean Startup for yourself.

Spaces at this event are valued at £249 per place, or FREE OF CHARGE for SMEs based in the North East of England, thanks to Generator’s ERDF supported Digital Futures programme*

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

Lean Startup Masterclass is delivered over 2 sessions – Thursdays 22nd AND 29th September, please only register if you can commit to BOTH days.

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Lean Startup Masterclass

29-09-2016
09:00
Campus North

Lean Startup Masterclass will help early stage innovators become more successful through learned skills, using accessible & readily available tools and approaches which help “entrepreneurs reduce the cost of developing new products and services by ensuring that they do not waste time and money designing features that customers do not want.” (British Library’s ‘Industry Guide’)

It emphasises the importance of getting customer feedback from the earliest stage of the development process. Many believe that application of Lean Startup principles gives entrepreneurs a better chance of success without needing large amounts of outside funding and the need to develop elaborate business plans.

So – although you may be passionate about your product or service idea, what do you prioritise, and how do you turn your insight into a sustainable business? Happily, you can learn from early-adopters customers, create a business model (rather than a plan), and experiment your way to success.

Lean Startup Masterclass is led by Justin Souter, who has been putting these principles into practice in two startups, a startup accelerator programme, and in his own business. He has also been passing on these insights since 2013 to nearly 150 entrepreneurs, and will be happy to use the tools and process of the Lean Startup framework to empower you to realise your business goals, or ‘pivot’ to a different way to achieve your vision. Book yourself on a business masterclass or a one-to-one coaching session today to explore the benefits of the Lean Startup for yourself.

Spaces at this event are valued at £249 per place, or FREE OF CHARGE for SMEs based in the North East of England, thanks to Generator’s ERDF supported Digital Futures programme*

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

Lean Startup Masterclass is delivered over 2 sessions – Thursdays 22nd AND 29th September, please only register if you can commit to BOTH days.

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Digital Union is the largest network of digital businesses in the North East. Now part of Generator, if you’re a digital start-up, an established SME, or a freelance developer, get in touch to find out how Digital Union can help.

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Our interim director scheme is FREE of charge, and places first class, experienced directors into small to medium growing digital businesses for a period of time. Whether you are an SME that can’t yet afford to employ a finance director, but need help to locate and implement financial systems or efficiency drives, or are growing into a new sector and need specialised direction, our innovative ID Scheme will prove a great intervention for your business.

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Agile Management

As Agile Project Management is becoming more and more relevant for growing digital businesses, we have a rolling programme of FREE Masterclasses, delivered by leading experts ProAgile and aimed at helping businesses adopt a professional Agile consciousness. For more information, please get in touch.

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Learn from inspiring national guests and make new contacts with like-minded regional businesses

Networking and Masterclasses

We have teamed up with leading North East digital network, Digital Union, to provide a series of exciting and useful business networking events and Masterclasses. From the Summer Net Together, to the highly successful UX Day with head of BBC UX, Paul Sissons, we are proud to be bringing first class support to the region. If you have any suggestions for future one off events or masterclasses, please get in touch.

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Business Coaching

As part of our business coaching programme we’ve recruited experts in the fields of film, digital media and music who have all faced the challenges of setting up new businesses within a competitive sector. Their experiences will inform and help you to overcome obstacles and launch your business successfully. Our business coaching programme is bespoke for each beneficiary, providing the support you require, when you need it.

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