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SDP 72: Airship & Mina - two of Sheffield’s most exciting startups talk about their journeys so far
Episode 7225th August 2021 • Sheffield Digital Podcast • Sheffield Digital
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In the first half of episode 72 we discuss product development and scalability, working remotely and hiring during national lockdowns, Sheffield as a tech business location, how to encourage people to enter careers in tech, and diversity in the industry.

And here are our guests:

  • Julian Cole, Lead Developer, and Andrew Whiteley, Director, from Airship.
  • Laurie Nicholas, Principal UX Developer, and Ashley Tate, Co-Founder, from Mina.

It was so nice to hear about these exciting startup journeys, how the companies have adapted since COVID-19, and future plans.

In the second half of episode 72, Mel and Chris share some of their usual updates from the city’s digital sector, including:

  • Sheffield Digital is still going strong and keeping people connected
  • Keep up to date by subscribing to the newsletter
  • New workspaces opening in the city and planning approved
  • Growth at Nimble Approach
  • Fountain Precinct becoming a ‘tech hub’
  • Joi Polloi’s project collaboration with Field for Wentworth Woodhouse in Barnsley
  • Endpoint Esports looking for a flexible workspace and a studio space
  • Big announcement at Sumo Digital
  • Sheffield Digital mentoring scheme
  • Interviews with people who work in the digital sector on our YouTube channel
  • UTC Sheffield Multi-Academy Trust 
  • Sheffield Hallam University programmes delivering business support for SMEs
  • Business networking for Sheffield Digital members

Don’t forget, you can always join the Sheffield Digital Slack community or email to get in touch and share your thoughts. 

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Thank you for the music

Thanks to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. 




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