News | Round-up August 21

Creative England Launches Game ScaleUp Programme

Guidelines for the upcoming Games ScaleUp programme from the Creative Enterprise have been shared ahead of its launch in September.

The programme, which was developed in partnership with Ukie, aims to support games developers, publishers or support services in their efforts to grow their businesses.  

Running for six months, up to 15 businesses will have the opportunity to attend masterclasses, workshops and networking opportunities with leading industry partners and investors.

To be eligible your company must have successfully made a game, taken one to market or launched a support service in the last two years, must have employed a minimum of 3 people at some point in the last two years and the business must have generated revenue in the last year.

The deadline for applications to this programme is 12pm, on Friday 28 August. For more information click here! 


Middlesbrough Front End Founder Creates Free Teesside Jobs Board 

One half of team that brought you Middlesbrough Front End, Lewis Morris, has been busy during lockdown.

To support his colleagues in the digital sector of our region, Lewis has created a jobs board and website publicising current vacancies in the tech sector across the Tees Valley 

When asked about the jobs board, Lews said: “With Middlesbrough Front End taking a break due to COVID, I spent a little time creating Tees Tech Jobs so that the Teesside tech community can have a go-to trusted source for direct to employer jobs.  

“I wanted to create something that helped support the many great people in the region’s tech sector. I would love to see some of the companies hiring locally using it and building upon it to make it into a network linking local developers to local companies.”  

For more information on the Tees Tech Jobs website or to advertise any current vacancies within your business, click here! 


DigitalCity Accelerator Programme goes virtual 

The DigitalCity Accelerator Programme is for early-stage digital / tech business founders. 

Since 2004, the Programme has helped over 350 businesses, some of which are now among the most successful digital businesses and employers in the Tees Valley. 

Given the current circumstances, the programme will be delivered online and will include: 

  • Seven weekly workshops covering everything that digital/tech entrepreneurs need to know to grow their business 
  • Bespoke mentoring from expert business coaches 
  • Access to a business development grant of up to £5,000 

The application deadline is Monday 14th September at noon. More information and details on how to apply can be found on its website here. 

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