Wired Sussex Blog

FuseBox Residency News

We are now just one month into our newly relaunched residency programme, part of and subsidised by the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton. Our doors reopened in time with the completion of major building works to expand and improve The FuseBox. And during this exciting time, we have launched the Brighton Immersive Lab, a brand-new space to experiment and play with cutting edge virtual and augmented reality hardware, shared the news of an upcoming 5G testbed and held multiple tech themed workshops and meetups. The residency programme has been overwhelmingly popular and we have a growing list of companies and individuals …

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The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton and Redevco launch a call for innovative digital companies to apply to its Retail Innovation project.

      The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton (DCCB) is delighted to announce it is accepting applications from digital companies to become part of its Retail Innovation project. The project will look at developing ideas, products and services that deliver inspiring customer experiences to shoppers, specifically utilising virtual and augmented reality (immersive) technology. Shortlisted companies will gain the access to innovation prizes, insight and feedback from retail experts and to cutting edge immersive hardware – in order to refine their ideas. Additionally, they will have a chance to be showcased in a live retail environment in Brighton, as DCCB has …

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3 Ways to Promote Your Digital Business

One of the many things we love here at Wired Sussex is hearing about what our members have been up to. Whether it’s a recent award, new project, product launch, client win, an announcement or another success story, we want to help you spread the word. So, here are some ways we can help you promote your business’ news, reach a broader audience and make stronger connections within the local digital, media and tech sector. Member News Board It’s super simple to post your news to our site, and it’s free! Items posted will also get featured on our website’s …

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Delivering the Perfect Tech Pitch #WiredBrekkie

Last week we hosted a Breakfast Session with Alick Mighall (MD at miggle), Catrina Baker-Bassett (Digital Business Manager at DabApps) and Dominic Gomez (Founder and MD at Snorkel) who shared their knowledge and expertise on ‘Delivering the Perfect Tech Pitch’ and answered questions from members. In case you couldn’t make it, here are some key points from the discussion. Alick Mighall Evaluate. Improving how you evaluate leads increases your chances of coming first in all those selection processes you choose to compete in. Establish their expectations. If an inbound lead doesn’t come with clear expectations set around scope, budget and …

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Qualifying tenders and sales opportunities #WiredBrekkie

On 19th October, we ran a Breakfast Session on ‘Delivering the Perfect Tech Pitch’ and invited a panel of experts to share their knowledge on pitching and answer questions. One of the speakers was Alick Mighall, Managing Director at miggle; a content management, web development and consultancy agency specialising in Drupal. Below is a guest blog post by Alick, expanding on his #WiredBrekkie presentation. As a small business with no real dedicated sales, marketing or biz dev functions, it’s essential that we don’t waste time chasing the wrong sort of work. So we have to make sure we qualify inbound opportunities effectively. If we …

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Win a ticket to Bytes Conference!

Update: This competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winners! Bytes Conference is a great opportunity for those working (or interested) in the web industry to gain expert insights ranging from development and design, through to marketing and performance tips. Interested? The lovely team at Bytes Conf are giving 4 free tickets away to Wired Sussex members! To enter: Retweet or like this post or Comment on the post about why you would like to attend The closing date is at midnight on 8th November 2017. See Terms & Conditions. A little bit about Bytes Conference: Bytes Conf brings together web industry …

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Digital Catapult Centre Brighton launch an Immersive Lab

The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton supports innovative digital businesses to rapidly develop new products and services around emerging technology, such as immersive technology – Virtual and Augmented Reality. At its latest sell-out Virtual Reality meetup, it announced a new way in which it will support local businesses – an Immersive Lab open to start-ups, creatives and companies innovating around immersive technology. The Immersive Lab will include cutting edge virtual and augmented reality hardware, high end, VR ready PCs, tethered headsets (e.g. HTC Vive/Occulus Rift), VR ready smart phones and cutting-edge kit such as a green screen, a motion capture suit …

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10 reasons you should come to our Big Birthday Bash!

What: The Wired Sussex Big Birthday Bash Where: The Unitarian Church, Brighton When: Friday 6th October, 7:30-10pm Our next Members Meetup is going to be an extra special one, as 10 years ago Wired Sussex became fully independent. The last decade would not have been possible without you – our wonderful members – so we would love you to join us as we celebrate in style. Not only will this special Members Meetup provide some great opportunities for you and your business, but we’ve also got some treats in store. So what can you expect? #1 Catch up with friends …

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Exclusive Eco Gym discount for Wired Sussex members

Alongside the 6 main benefits of Wired Sussex membership, we’ve got a new exclusive offer for members this month! This time the lovely folks at Eco Gym are offering a 20% discount on gym membership. Work out, feel great and give your power back to the grid. Eco Gym is the UK’s only green gym group, challenging the fitness industry by taking the power you make during your workout and turning it into electricity. With two gyms based in Brighton and Lancing, Wired Sussex members can join these gyms, powered by the latest Sports Art equipment, all for just £24.95 …

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5 reasons to attend Open Studios: Talent Week

For five days this October, as part of Brighton Digital Festival, some of Brighton’s best digital companies are opening their doors for Open Studios: Talent Week to showcase what they do, where they do it and how. 5 reasons to attend this year’s Open Studios #1 Connect with recruiting companies Many of the companies taking part are actively recruiting so this is a great opportunity to get to the front of the line. You may even land your dream job! #2 See what goes on behind-the-scenes Open Studios lets you see first-hand what goes on behind closed doors at great …

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