Digital Union

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.

  • Ladders Software Development Course

    26 Sep

  • Lean Startup Masterclass

    29 Sep

Ladders Software Development Course

26-09-2016
16:00
Newcastle City Library

Interested in a career in digital media or software development?
Do you have a son, daughter or distant relative who is?

If so, you’re in the right place. Generator are pleased to announce the launch of Ladders, a programme dedicated to helping 18-24 year olds develop enterprise skills and improve their chances of employment in the music, film, TV or digital media industries.

Our 8-week Software Development Course is designed to help you develop your skills, regardless of your ability or experience. You’ll cover everything from Javascript to Python, enhancing your knowledge of coding and web building.

From company visits, to guest speakers, you’ll expand your networks, learn about career paths into the sector and develop your own project throughout the course.

We’re looking for young entrepreneurs too, so take advantage of our FREE enterprise and employability support alongside your course, as well as advice clinics for any extra help you may need.

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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.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

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Digital Union is the largest network of digital businesses in the North East.

Digital Union

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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Get FREE mentoring and business support through our Interim Director Scheme

Interim Director Scheme

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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Forward thinking training programme, increasing profitability and improving product delivery strategies

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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Bespoke one-to-one advice and guidance, turning creative ideas into businesses

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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