Category Archives: Technology

Second cohort of innovators selected for Oracle’s Bristol Startup Cloud Accelerator

A diverse group of five fledgling firms in areas ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) to video collaboration has been selected to take part in the second Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator programme in Bristol. The six-month programme provides enriching, collaborative partnerships to take high-potential cloud-based innovators to the next stage of growth.  Run by members of Oracle’s research and development team,

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Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees: Channel 4 and Bristol share the vision of an inclusive growing economy where nobody is left behind

Channel 4 executives visited Bristol recently to hear why the city should become the site of its new national HQ. Here Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees reflects on Bristol’s bid – one of seven from across the UK – and how it has galvanized the city. Bristol is a great city, it’s my city. I say that having lived the

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Happiest Workplace Awards give enlightened creative firms reasons to be cheerful

Creative firms that go the extra mile to ensure their staff are cheerful and fulfilled are being invited to enter the annual South West Happiest Workplace Competition.   The brainchild of Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, the contest has successfully championed enlightened businesses since it was launched four years ago.  This year it has the support of mental

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Replay market to underline Bristol’s status as gaming hub by making debut in city

Bristol’s reputation as a centre for the video gaming industry will get a boost later this month when the city’s first gaming market takes place. The event on June 24 is set to draw around 2,500 fans from across the South West and Wales.  It is being staged by Replay, the Milton Keynes-based company behind the PLAY Expo retro shows

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Turn off and tune out for Bristol’s first ‘Disconnect Day’ says digital agency

Bristol digital agency Soto has an unusual message for its contacts – on June 21 switch off your digital devices and go outside or do any other tech-free activity instead. That is the longest day of the year but web development company Soto wants it to be remembered as the first ‘Disconnect Day’.  Founder and owner Zoey O’Neill admits that

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New chapter for Bristol animation software firm as CEO takes control

Bristol-based Sparkol, which makes the leading whiteboard animation software VideoScribe, has been acquired from its founder by its CEO. Zoe Taylor, pictured, takes over the 10-year-old firm, which employs more than 25 people, as it aims to build on the success of VideoScribe with new products, a wider distribution network and additional sharing platforms. Collaboration will also be key for

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The Workshed incubation hub on track to deliver much-needed space for Swindon’s tech innovators

Swindon’s long hoped for business incubation hub opens its doors this week, giving the town’s fast-growing innovative tech and creative firms access to modern and affordable office space. The Workshed will boast mainly open-plan co-working space for 150 workstations, with some serviced offices and hot-desk facilities of the type that have become popular with start-ups and scale-up companies in many

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