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  • Brighton Digital Festival 2014/15: What Our Bid to Arts Council England Said...

    The last three years of Brighton Digital Festival (BDF) has seen it expand and mature significantly. It has experienced considerable growth in terms of the number of events, exhibitions and conferences, as well as an impressive increase in those engaging with

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    Posted on 5th March, 2014

  • “Our best discovery”: Investors get the Brighton bug

    When I started in this job 5 years ago, I hit on some of my London Venture Capitalist contacts. Then, they said that they would rather get on a plane to Berlin than a train to Brighton. This attitude started changing a year or so ago. Last year, we ran a

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    Posted on 12th February, 2014

  • Good luck Will McInnes, and thanks

    Wired Sussex board member Will McInnes is taking on a new role with Brandwatch in New York. You can see details on the NixonMcInnes blog. Will has been a great friend and supporter of Wired Sussex and of Brighton. We wish him all the best and hope our paths

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    Posted on 7th October, 2013

  • Want to meet one of the UK’s top Venture Capital Businesses?

    Ingenious Ventures are going to be camped out at the FuseBox in Brighton on Friday 5th July. They are interested in meeting local companies who feel they may benefit from Venture Capital investment and support. To find out more and arrange a meeting with

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    Posted on 25th June, 2013

  • Skills and the Digital Sector – Some Thoughts on a Macro Approach

    Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, on whose board I sit, has recently been given an extended remit by the Government. Amongst other areas, we are now responsible for developing a ‘skills strategy’ for the wide corridor between the coastal strip

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    Posted on 12th June, 2013

  • Why the FuseBox is Needed

    The FuseBox is our new support space for the creative and digital industries. It still very much in beta mode, but we recently had a little party for people who have supported it in some way. Those who came brought books as housewarming presents. I spoke at

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    Posted on 16th April, 2013

  • Wired Sussex is proud to announce 'The FuseBox'

    Delivering Different Business Thinking for a Disruptive Sector.      We'd like to tell you about a new initiative that we are launching shortly. Wired Sussex is creating a new learning and support centre for start-ups and existing businesses in the creative

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    Posted on 11th January, 2013

  • Fighting for Better Broadband for Brighton

    Today (17th September) Brighton & Hove Council submitted the city’s bid for government funding to improve our business broadband infrastructure – The Ultra Fast Broadband Bid. Wired Sussex has put a lot of time into supporting and collaborating on the bid –

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    Posted on 17th September, 2012