Employment & skills

Data Campfire
Data Campfire

Data Campfire is a community-based learning platform that encourages people to learn about data science by sharing accessible stories about data.

Natalie Foo, Chloe Eunsung Kim
@datacampfire
Digital Mums
Digital Mums

70% of women leave the workforce because they find it impossible to combine their career and family life. Three quarters feel there is just not enough flexibility. Digital Mums works to remove these barriers by providing mothers with social media management skills that allow them to set their own hours and work from anywhere. It takes the natural talents and skills of mums, add some innovative social media training and produce high-calibre social media managers.

Nikki Cochrane and Kathryn Tyler
Makers Academy
Makers Academy

Makers Academy is a fully immersive, full-time computer programming course in London, designed to turn people with no knowledge of web development into job-ready junior developers in just 12 weeks. It claims to be Europe’s #1 developer bootcamp, running new classes of 24-28 students every four weeks in London’s Tech City and every 12 weeks from the comfort of your own home.

Evgeny Shadchnev. Chief operating officer: Ruben Kostucki
Osper
Osper

Osper empowers young people to manage their money responsibly, offering a prepaid debit card and mobile banking service. A “completely safe and secure way to spend” managed by a European regulated bank, Osper promises to help children manage their pocket money in the digital age. The company secured $10m in investment in 2014.

osper.com
Alick Varma
@osper
Technology Will Save Us

Technology Will Save Us offers DIY gadget kits, activities, and online resources for children. It combines design innovation and a connected education model to hardware to help kids understand digital. TWSU has six make-it-yourself kits and hundreds of digital tools and projects to support kids in learning through play. Scaling fast and selling to 97 countries.

Bethany Koby, Daniel Hirschmann
TechVelocity
TechVelocity

TechVelocity Norwich is the digital start-up accelerator for the East of England, based from WhiteSpace/Barclays Eagle Lab at St James Mill. Our mission is to be the beacon for the region’s best digital talent, to equip them with the funds, the skills and the eco-system to make their explosively scalable business a huge success.

Neil Garner
Kris Jones
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