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Business Writers: reading round-up 25 February 2024

Google Garage comes to West Norfolk on Tuesday 27 February 2024

Get the skills and knowledge you need to help your business succeed in the digital world. Event organised by the New Anglia Growth Hub. Details and booking here: Google Digital Garage event in West Norfolk (The Warehouse Taproom) Tickets, Tue 27 Feb 2024 at 09:30 | Eventbrite.

New FinTech Hackathon – 8-9 March 2024 – for East Anglia

Excellent opportunity for tech innovators and other business people to explore global challenges, develop possible solutions and pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges. Organised and hosted by the Aviva Foundry in Norwich with support from Tech East, FIG Norwich and New Anglia Connected Innovation, the hackathon will also mark the launch of a local Fintech network. Details and booking here: Hackathon, Norwich: 8 & 9 March 2024 (eventsforce.net).

Norwich startup Glowfrog Games scoops Innovate UK funding award

BAFTA award winning game designer, Kate Killick, has secured funding and business advice to support her new studio and its first project. Find out more about the vibrant, growing games industry cluster that’s developing in Norwich in this post from Akcela Ventures: Akcela member Glowfrog Games land Innovate UK Award.

Geovation Accelerator invites applications from geotech and proptech entrepreneurs

The Geovation Accelerator Programme aims to help startups build their business and solve real world challenges using geospatial and property data. The programme has already supported over 150 startups to deliver innovative products and services. It is backed by Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry. Details and application here: Accelerator Programme | Geovation.

New AgriTech and FoodTech launchpad for East of England 

Do you run a business in Suffolk or Norfolk that operates in the AgriTech, Agri-Biotech or FoodTech sector? The Innovation Grant Mentoring Project aims to help innovative business like yours prepare for Innovate UK funding opportunities. In this webinar – on Thursday 14 March – the team will introduce you to the £7.5m Innovate UK AgriTech and FoodTech Launchpad for Eastern England. Find out more and book now: Preparing for Innovate UK Eastern England: Agri Tech & Food Tech Launchpad Tickets, Thu 14 Mar 2024 at 12:00 | Eventbrite.

Norwich BID invites local businesses to become VisitNorwich investment partners

VisitNorwich promotes the city locally, nationally and internationally through various marketing and PR activities, with themed campaigns online and on the street. Investment Partner Membership offers a “cost-effective way to market your business” in conjunction with these campaigns. Find out more here: Join VisitNorwich Membership – Visit Norwich.

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